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GHOULISH GARDEN ... Bring your kids to Gamble Garden's Halloween Treasure Hunt on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come dressed as pirates or in your favorite costume and explore for treasures in the gardens. X marks the spot at the final treasure hunt stop with a magic show. Tickets are $20 for members (adult/child entrance) and $30 for non-members. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St. in Palo Alto. For more information, go to or call 650-329-1356 ext. 201.

STEPS AND STONES ... Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos will offer a workshop on hardscaping on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Catherine Fraley from the Lyngso staff will present a palette of ideas for incorporating stone in your garden from pathways and walls to water features. The clinic will conclude with a tour of the Lyngso yard and display garden to demonstrate the applications of the different materials and show the range of available products. Lyngso is located at 345 Shoreway Road in San Carlos. Register at or call 650-364-1730.

NEW HOME FOR TARLTON ... Last week Tarlton Properties, Inc. announced the opening of its renovated offices at 1530 O'Brien Drive in Menlo Park. Tarlton Properties was founded in 1980 and provides commercial property development, asset management, construction management and property management services. Its largest project is the 50-acre, 900,000-square-foot Menlo Park Labs.

HOLIDAY HOME DECORATING? ... Do you decorate the outside of your home for the holidays? Blow-up figures, lights, snowmen and Santas? If so, and you think it might be worth mentioning in an article about home decorating for the holidays, email Home and Real Estate Editor Elizabeth Lorenz at Your home might be featured in a story in early December.

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