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Classes/WorkshopsOverDrive eBooks/eAudiobooks help
Community members can make appointments to speak with staff of the Portola Valley Library one-on-one for assistance in accessing the library's free online books. Contact the library to sign up. Wednesdays, Oct. 1-29, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsAccent Arts classes
Accent Arts will offer handful of classes covering a variety of art mediums in its loft above the store. Visit the website or call to register. Sept. 7-Oct. 30, 10 p.m. Prices vary. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsDividing Perennials and Prepping Garden for Winter
UC Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to divide perennials at this ideal time of the year, as well as give tips on preparing home gardens for winter. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden , 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsReducing energy use workshop
This Energy Upgrade Mountain View workshop will include hands-on instruction on ways to save energy and money at home. Registration is required. Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View City Hall, Council Chambers, Floor 2, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsCreative writing class
Professional writer Phyllis Butler will teach this weekly class on writing creatively for publication or personal satisfaction. Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1-2 p.m. $50 member; $55 non-member; $15 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsGerman Language Class
This class, taught by a college-credentialed teacher who lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, will focus on speaking, reading and writing German. Basic grammar and culture will also be covered. Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $116. Palo Alto High School, Room 406, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsGarden Soil Basics
UC Master Gardener David Peterson will lead a class on home garden soils, covering their properties, problematic soils and how to water them effectively during a drought. Nov. 8, 9-11 a.m. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and LinkedIn will hold an event designed to educate local small businesses and entrepreneurs on how to use the online professional network to further their business. Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-noon. $25-$35. Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel, 1100 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale.
Classes/WorkshopsGoogle Documents and Drive class
This course at Atherton Library will lead students in making the most of Google's free, Web-based office suite, which features online data storage and real-time collaboration. Nov. 15, 2-3 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Classes/WorkshopsWomen's Financial Revolution workshop
Teresa Dentino, CEO and founder of The Financial 411, will lead a workshop providing critical financial information for women to use in personal finances and professional development, or during widowhood or divorce. The event will provide motivation, fun and empowerment. Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Free. Address provided upon registration, , Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsOverdrive eBooks assistance
At these events, Portola Valley Library staff can assist community members in accessing the library's free online books and audiobooks. Students should bring a device and questions. Those interested should contact the library to sign up for a one-on-one appointment. Nov. 19, 4-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsEarth-based spiritual arts course
This 12-session course for women aims to help students deepen their relationship with the self, elements and the spirit. Saturdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. email for pricing. Private residence, address will be provided upon registration, Palo Alto .
Classes/WorkshopsHoliday Centerpiece Workshop
The Atherton Dames will celebrate the season with a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop led by event planner Kathleen Deery. Info about joining Atherton Dames and purchasing tickets can be purchased on the website. Those interested should register before Dec. 1. Dec. 4, 10-12:30 p.m. $100. Private residence, , .
Classes/WorkshopsGingerbread house class
This class will provide all the materials and direction in making a gingerbread house. Fee pays for one adult and one child to participate. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-noon. $30 resident; $39 non-residnet (plus $20 materials fee). Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsLiving Healthy Class
This 7-week workshop will offer practical tips and support for improving health and well-being. Weekly sessions will address nutrition, physical activity, stress and pain management, memory and more. Mondays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/Workshops'King Henry VIII and His Legacy"
Michael Svanevik will teach a Little House course called "King Henry VIII and His Legacy - Tudor England, 1485-1603," discussing the intellectual, treacherous and lusty monarch and his children who ruled England. Wednesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Foothill College will have open registration for Winter Quarter 2015 from Nov. 20 until Jan. 4, the day before classes begin. A free application can be completed on the school's website. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. $31 per unit for California resident, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsJoyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'Salad Loverís Dream' Garden Class
Local organic gardener Jody Main will lead this class on basic veggie gardening skills, soil preparation easy planting and harvesting. March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto.