CASTRO ST EXTRAVAGANZA ... The 40th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in downtown Mountain View. About 600 arts and crafts folks will display works in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, jewelry and more, plus there'll be live music, food and alcoholic beverages, and kids' activities. Information: 650-968-8378 or www.miramarevents.com
FALL GARDENING ... Drew Harwell, manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change garden and former Common Ground garden manager, will teach a class on how to "Start Your Fall Garden" on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Topics include year-round harvest, growing veggies in containers, coordinating the garden and kitchen and veggies that will grow in the shade. Cost is $35. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
REPLACE THIRSTY LAWNS ... Bart O'Brien, special projects director at Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Santa Ana, Calif., will talk about "Reimagining the California Lawn" at the Western Horticultural Society meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The group meets at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. O'Brien is the co-author of three books on gardening with California native plants, including his new "Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices and Design." Information: http://westernhort.org
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! ... Classes this fall offered through Palo Alto Adult School include: Upholstering, Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, or Thursdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $195; Floral Design with Ikebana, Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 1-4 p.m., $70; Garden Design for Homeowners, Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., $72; Woodworking (intermediate), Tuesday, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $195; Gardening in Fall, Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, $50; Knitting, Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $120; Woodworking (mixed levels), Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $195; Sewing, Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 7-10 p.m., $70; Woodworking (beginning), Thursday, Sept. 17-Nov. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $195; and How to Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel!, Mondays, Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 6:30-9 p.m., $75. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
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