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Classes/WorkshopsCreate a Container Garden with Sarah Easley
Sarah Easley will give a demonstration and talk about the elements of design she uses to create eye-catching container gardens. Then students will create their own designs using materials provided. March 7, 9 a.m.- noon. $45 member; $55 non-member. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsOrganic Matter Gardening Class
This class provides information about organic matter, a finite resource that is crucial to healthy microbial life in a garden's soil, effective nutrient retention, water retention and more. March 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsCompost for the Home Gardener
In this class, learn how to build a compost pile that most efficiently converts the nutrients and soil organic matter in the starting materials into nutrients and organic matter. March 8, 2-4 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsHow to Ditch Your Car and Shop by Bike
This class will discuss ways to shop more frequently by bike, as well as offer assistance in building grocery bag panniers. March 8, 3-5 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsUforia Studios: Bliss at Whole Foods
Matt, an instructor at Uforia Studios, will offer a 45-minute bliss class, followed by a complimentary brunch and refreshments. Space is limited. March 8, 9-9:45 a.m. Free. Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'Bloom into Blossom' Open House
Blossom is holding its Spring Open House to get the word out about its the latest classes and resources at Blossom. The event will include free demo classes, specials on classes and membership, great deals on gently used maternity and baby clothes and gear at its Beanstalk Boutique and more. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Atto.
Classes/WorkshopsSustainable Home Vegetable Gardening
Learn from UCCE Master Gardeners how to establish a successful and environmentally responsible food garden that provides vegetables and herbs every month of the year. Emphasis on sustainable gardening. Meets every Tuesday from Feb. 4 to March 11, 7-9 p.m. Register online at www.paadultschool.org or by calling 650-329-3752. $84. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'Losing Your Lawn'
Learn about water-saving gardening strategies in this drought year, including replacing lawns with low-water landscape (annuals, perennials and shrubs) or low-water low-mow turf of native grasses or hedges. March 14, 1-2 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsGrowing Great Tomatoes Class
This class will inform students on which tomatoes have great flavor, produce reliably and can hold up under regular garden conditions. It also covers trellising methods and soil preparation, as well as what not to do and how to avoid the brown crispy foliage. March 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $31. Palo Alto Christian Reform Church, 687 Arastadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsiPad Drawing Class
Learn to paint, draw, sketch and animate on an iPad or mobile device in this City of Menlo Park art class. Jan. 6-March 17, Mondays, 4-5 p.m. $130/$174. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsMake Your Own Beads Class
Christie's Creative Cupboard is hosting a craft program on creating beads for adults. Space is limited; sign-up is required. March 19, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsZoom In - Video Production Workshop
Zoom In is a 15-hour intensive video workshop that covers how to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to Youtube and produce a DVD. Class includes all software, equipment plus a booklet. March 10-19; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsBaby Boomers Fitness Class
This City of Palo Alto fitness class offers a full-body workout using balls, gliders, bands and weights. Bring a thick exercise mat. Jan. 15-March 19, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $180 resident; $207 non-resident. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsHe Said, She Said: Strengthening Your Relationship Through Appreciation
In this session, Jenn and David from Great Relating will share strategies on how to improve relationships through gratitude. March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsIrrigation Basics for Homeowners
This class teaches residents how to install and maintain a water-efficient home irrigation system. Topics include the components and layout of irrigation systems, common problems, basic maintenance and water-conserving tips for trees. The event is sponsored by Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). March 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsFamily History Day
Thirty classes will be held for enthusiasts of all levels who want to learn more about family history. Keynote speakers will be DNA specialist, Steve Morse and author, speaker and innovator Greg McKeown; a computer lab and consultation will also be available. March 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsCompanion Planting & Rotation
In this class, learn about companion planting, individual plant and family relationships, inter-planting, and crop rotation for effective nutrient management and disease control. March 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'A Generous Inheritance: Growing to Seed'
Common Ground Garden hosts a class on the loss of genetic diversity in food crops. The teacher will also introduce basic methods for planning and planting for seed saving as well as techniques for gathering and processing seeds from common garden plants. March 22, 2-4 p.m. $31. Palo Alto Chrsitian Reform Church, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsMindfulness for Children and Adults
This class will provide an opportunity for parents to practice meditation and yoga while their children, ages 4 to 8, meditate and do art and yoga activities in an adjacent room. March 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsLandscape Painting with Jenny Wantuch
This indoor class will teach how to create beautiful landscapes and how to successfully use photography and other reference materials to create artwork. Any medium is welcome. It will also cover composition and color theory. March 11-25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $80. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsMeet the iPhone
Taught by Curtis Golden of Seniors Savvy, this class informs students on basic functionality, app explanation, settings management, helpful features and more. Wednesdays, March 5-26, 6:30-6:30 p.m. $60. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFeldenkrais Class Series
Avenidas is offering a series of Feldenkrais classes, in which participants can learn how to be aware of and improve their movement patterns in order to improve physical function and general health. Jan. 9-March 26, Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. $65 Avenidas members; $75 non-members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsReiki 1 Healing Class
This class teaches how to direct healing energy through gentle touch to help bring peace of mind and a healing balance. Reiki 1 class will be held on two Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 1-5 p.m. $175, includes manual. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive, #121, Los Altos.
Classes/WorkshopsMemoir Classes at Deborah's Palm
Using place, space, time and biography, writers can discover their own voice in the "Life stories, memoir, family history" class taught by Phyllis Butler, local author, feature writer and columnist. March 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $50 for 4 weeks Deborah's Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsPre-Ballet and Tap Dance Class
This City of Menlo Park dance class combines pre-ballet and tap basics for children and teens. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Parents are welcome to join the last class. Jan. 9-March 27, Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. $148/$198. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsDesigning Floral Art Quilts
Quilter and Portola Valley local Sylvia Gegaregian will share some simple techniques for creating floral designs in this workshop (for adults). Registration required. Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. March 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsPersian & Central Asian Dance Class
This Persian and Central Asian dance class (for ages 16+) will feature classical miniature and regional folkloric Persian dances fused with the instructor’s background in yoga, flamenco, whirling and Odissi Indian styles. Jan. 6-March 29, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. $159 residents; $213 non-residents; $15 drop-in. Arrillaga Family Rec Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsBoomer Fitness Blast Class
This fitness class offers a low-impact, full-body workout that aims to increase muscle strength and flexibility as well as improve posture and agility. By registration only. Jan. 13-March 31, Mondays, 7-8 p.m. $150. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsCalifornia Native Gardening
Discover how to create a sustainable, low-maintenance and water-conserving garden using California native plants. Learn about the Bay Area’s water cycle and the use of native plants to reduce water use and garden waste. Sponsored by Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). April 3, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; registration required Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsBoomer Stability Ball Blast Class
This fitness class aims to will strengthen core muscles, improve posture and alignment and burn fat using stability balls. By registration only. Jan. 14-April 4, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $165 one time weekly; $265 bi-weekly. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Spring Quarter Registration
Spring Quarter classes run from April 7 to June 27. Continuing students should register online between March 10 and April 6. New or former students should register between March 14 and April 6. Review the class schedule and important registration deadlines at www.foothill.edu. March 10-April 6, 12:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsYouth Studio Production Camp
Students will use KMVT’s industry-standard professional studio equipment to gain basic skills in screenwriting, story boarding, camera work, lighting, directing, sound design, acting and editing. Students will produce an entire production, which will be broadcast on Cable Channel 15. April 7-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $349. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsBrushstrokes of Chinese Painting Workshop
The San Mateo County History Museum is hosting this workshop, led by artist Amy Da-Peng King. She will demonstrate the “Four Classics” of expressing feelings through brushstrokes - plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum. Reservations are required by April 4. April 12, 1-4 p.m. $15. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Classes/WorkshopsZoom In - Video Production Workshop
Zoom In is a 15-hour intensive video workshop that covers how to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to Youtube and produce a DVD. Class includes all software, equipment plus a booklet. April 5-12, Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsWatercolor with Alisan Andrews
In this class on watercolor painting, students will the basic techniques of this medium and how to control water, as well as gain an understanding of paint, water color paper and the use of brushes. Wednesdays, March 12-April 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $120. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/Workshops'Awesome Asparagus' Cooking Class
Learn how to cook creatively with asparagus in this Palo Alto Adult School class. Participants will also learn about different types of asparagus in a taste test. The class will make gratin, soup and asparagus with sesame mayo. April 17, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Adult School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsCreating Healthy Soil
Learn how to restore soil health naturally in your garden. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency. Sponsored by Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). April 19, 2-5 p.m. Free; registration required Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsAdult Studio Production
This workshop will give hands on experience with operating the cameras, teleprompter, audio, switcher and character graphics. Learn practical skills on how all the equipment works and functions during a production. You will work with your group to do a "program piece" rotating crew positions. Class is for ages 16+. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $99. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsWatercolor painting for beginners
A nine-week watercolor class with artist, Leslie Mueller, will cover texture, abstraction, creating black and preserving white. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $180 Accent Arts, 392 S California Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsMaintaining Your Native Garden
Learn how maintenance of water-conserving gardens differs from that of traditional landscapes. Topics will include the care of California native and drought-tolerant plants, soil and irrigation equipment. Sponsored by Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). May 1, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; registration required Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/Workshops'Serious Salads' Cooking Class
Learn how to make a wealth of salads in this Palo Alto Adult School class. The class will begin with a balsamic vinegar taste test them move on to cooking. May 1, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Adult School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsSpring Garden Watercolor Class with Peg Conley
Peg Conley of Words and Watercolors returns for a morning of painting with watercolors on the Patio and among the flowers at Gamble Garden. May 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 members/$50 non-members. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College One-Stop Enrollment Workshop
To receive priority fall registration, new Foothill College students can participate in a one-stop enrollment workshop. May 3 and 10, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsSummer Desserts Cooking Class
Learn how to make desserts made from summer produce in this Palo Alto Adult School class. The class will make apricot souffle, raspberry brownie cake and sour cream peach pie. May 15, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Adult School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsBeginning Clothing Construction Class
Learn a new skill or update sewing skills with professional sewing teachers in this Canada College Fashion Department class. Class participants will work with knits and wovens to create a variety of garments. Open to all skill levels. Jan. 14-May 20, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. $138 and up. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
Classes/WorkshopsZoom In - Digital Video (Weeknights)
Zoom In is a 15-hour intensive video workshop that covers how to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to Youtube and produce a DVD. Class includes all software, equipment plus a booklet. May 12-21, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'Adding All-Star Plants to Your Garden'
Master Gardener Marianne Mueller will give a talk about the UC Davis Arboretum All-Star plants, 100-plus water-wise plants recommended for this climate that are easy to grow and maintain, are low-water, attractive year-round and beneficial for wildlife. Many are California native plants. June 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library, Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsClasses at For the Love of Dance
For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit the website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.
Classes/Workshops'Salad Lover’s Dream' Garden Class
Local organic gardening guru 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.