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Find fabric at FabMo, pick up sandbags, receive sandbag help, share through Transition Palo Alto and sew with others

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes a FabMo selection event; a sandbag pickup day; a sandbag installation adviser pilot program; an opportunity to share garden produce, art, books, toys and more; and SewMo sewing sessions.

FABMO FINDS ... Browse and gather designer fabric, tiles and more on Friday, Dec. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at FabMo, 970 Terra Bella Ave., Suite 8, Mountain View. FabMo's monthly selection event is open to the public, and shoppers can donate to the organization as they shop. If interested in scheduling an appointment or volunteering, visit FabMo's website. Info: FabMo

SANDBAG DAY ... Pick up sandbags on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Municipal Service Center, 3201 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Anyone picking up sandbags needs to have a current ID card to prove residency in Palo Alto. Volunteers and City of Palo Alto staff will be available to help load sandbags into vehicles. Info: City of Palo Alto Public Safety

SANDBAG ASSISTANCE ... Participate in the City of Palo Alto's sandbag installation adviser pilot program, which aims to educate residents on sandbag placement around homes. Residents can contact the Public Works/Public Services Division at 650-496-6974 on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to schedule an appointment or learn more about the program. Adviser appointments will be available from Monday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Jan. 10. Info: 650-496-6974

SHARE FAIRE ... Share garden produce, art, crafts, books, toys and more on Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m., at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Transition Palo Alto presents the quarterly Share Faire to connect residents and their stories, skills and stuff. Attendees can bring garden vegetables, flowers, seeds, arts and crafts supplies, seasonal decor and more. Transition Palo Alto staff asks that items be in good condition. Info: Share Faire

SEWING PARTY ... Sew with FabMo volunteers during one of two sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at FabMo, 970 Terra Bella Ave., Suite 8, Mountain View. The first session runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second is 4-7 p.m. SewMo participants should bring their machine, ideas and projects to enjoy time with other sewing enthusiasts. Sewers should sign up online to participate. Info: SewMo

Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email Deadline is one week before publication.

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