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Real Estate - March 20, 2015

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HOUSING CONFERENCE ... Avenidas will offer a one-day housing conference — themed "A Home for All Ages" — from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto, the conference will include nine workshops focusing on living better in homes as one ages; tips on downsizing, decluttering and moving; finding resources for aging in place; financing options; repurposing homes; and using technology to help live independently. Cost, which covers lunch, is $50 at the door. Info: 650-289-5445 or avenidas.org

UPCOMING CLASSES ... Palo Alto Adult School will be offering classes in Upholstery: Basic Techniques (Tuesdays, March 24-May 26, or Thursdays, March 26-May 28, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Palo Alto High School, $215); Floral Design with Ikebana (Tuesdays, March 24-May 26, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; Greendell, $86); Gardening in Spring (Wednesdays, March 25-May 27, 10 a.m.-noon; Cubberley, $65); Sewing Basics (Wednesdays, March 25-May 27, 7-10 p.m.; JLS, $100); and Managing Your Remodeling Project Like a Pro (Tuesdays, March 31-May 5; 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Palo Alto High School, $91). Info: 650-329-3752 or paadultschool.org

INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING ... Harrell Remodeling is offering a workshop on "Trends in Design, Finishes, & Products" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, at 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. The free workshop includes a light breakfast. Info: 650-230-2900 or visit harrell-remodeling.com

MANAGE PESTS ... Teresa Lavell, a certified Integrated Pest Management advocate, will offer a class on "Integrated Pest & Disease Management" from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. A partnership of City of Palo Alto Water Protection and the Our Water, Our World Program, the class will deal with safe ways to manage ants, snails, slugs, other pests and disease in the summer garden. Lavell will also talk about lesser-known beneficial insects. Cost is $5. Info: commongroundgarden.org

START WITH SEEDS ... UC Master Gardener Heather Dooley will teach "Successful Seed Starting" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Dooley's free talk will focus on how to plant seeds for warm-season vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, corn and more. Info: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org


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