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Home front: vintage collectibles sale; tree talk

Also, free workshop on how to add a secondary unit

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including an upcoming vintage and memorabilia sale; a talk about trees with Canopy's first program director; and a workshop on accessory dwelling units.

VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES SALE ... The Friends of the Palo Alto Library is holding its Vintage Ephemera and Memorabilia Sale on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room A7, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The event will feature a variety of unique items, including vintage magazines and periodicals that date back as far as the late 1800s, fiction and poetry chapbooks, pamphlets and small books as well as collectible and non-paper oddities. For more information, go to

TREE TALK BY APPLE'S VISIONARY ARBORIST ... Dave Muffly, the visionary arborist responsible for selecting, locating, and planting 9,000 trees within the 175-acre Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino and bringing to life Steve Jobs' vision of a tree-rich park resembling the Stanford hills, will share his passion for trees during a benefit event for the nonprofit environmental group Canopy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2, at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. Muffly, a Stanford University graduate and Canopy's first program director, has been growing, planting, researching and stewarding nearly 100,000 trees in numerous cities and communities over the past 30 years. For information about tickets and sponsorship, contact Canopy Development Director Judy Sissener at

'GRANNY' FLAT WORKSHOP... Terri Brown, broker associate at Keller Willams in Palo Alto, is hosting a free educational workshop about accessory dwelling units, or Granny flats, on Sunday, May 26, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park Community Center. Residents interested in adding a secondary unit to their property will learn how to navigate the permit process, which construction methods are available, how much units cost and what type of financing is common for such projects. To register, email

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