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POP-UP PLANT SALE ... UC Master Gardeners are planning a Pop-up Plant Sale from 9 to 10 a.m. and 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive. Tomatoes, peppers, salvias and amaranth are among the plants for sale, at $3 for a 3-inch container or six-pack. Cash or check only. Two free workshops will be nestled between the sale times: "Superstars of the Summer Veggie Garden: How to Grow the Best Ever Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans and Cucumbers" from 10 to 11 a.m. and "Getting Started with Espalier — A Technique for Growing Fruit Trees" from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

WALKING TOURS ... In honor of Preservation Month, Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) will be offering walking tours of Palo Alto neighborhoods: Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. (Homer Avenue history, meet at 475 Homer Ave.); Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. (Downtown, meet at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.); Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. (Crescent Park, meet at southeast corner of University Avenue at Guinda Street); and Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. (Professorville, meet at corner of Addison Avenue and Bryant Street). Information: www.pastheritage.org

EXPAND COOKING REPERTOIRE ... with cooking classes through Palo Alto Adult School, including "Tasty Thai!" (Tuesday, May 7, Yannette Fichou Edwards); "Greek, Turkish and Egyptian Cuisine" (Wednesday, May 8, Yannette Fichou Edwards); and "Taste of Paris" (Thursday, May 9, Cindy Roberts). Each class is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, and costs $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE ... Deadline for registering to participate in the city of Palo Alto's biennial yard sale, which is set for Saturday, June 8, is Friday, May 10. Registered sellers will receive a fact sheet with tips for a successful sale and a list of places to donate the leftovers. The sale is coordinated by Zero Waste Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Weekly, and sellers will have their addresses featured on a yard-sale map in the Weekly and online before the sale. Information: 650-496-5910 or www.PaloAltoOnline.com/yardsale

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT ... Filoli, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will hold a new volunteer recruitment meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The meeting will cover how people can volunteer, from serving as house and garden self-guided docents, to working in the Garden & Gift shop or cafe. Information: Go to www.filoli.org and click on Volunteer or email volunteer@filoli.org by 4 p.m. on May 10.

TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, through the University South neighborhood, meeting at Palo Alto Civic Center Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Expect to spot southern magnolia, flowering pear, purple beech, dawn redwood, cockspur coral, English yew and more. Information: www.canopy.org

FINE ARTS EVENT ... Instead of its usual fabric giveaway, FabMo will be offering a variety of fine art posters and prints, mirrors, mats and frames for sale from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. No appointments are necessary. The sale takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Next month's fabric giveaway is June 6-8. Information: www.fabmo.org


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