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Home front: Craft Share Faire, toilet installation workshop

Also: A tree walk highlighting some of East Palo Alto’s diverse trees

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a chance to re-home extra craft supplies and pick up a new skill at the Craft Share Faire and a workshop on how to install a toilet.

SHARE FAIRE ... Got an overflowing yarn or scrapbooking stash? A hoard of wood or fabric, buttons or beads? Find new homes for your craft items, meet your neighbors and learn a new skill at the Craft Share Faire hosted by Transition Palo Alto on Saturday, Aug. 10, noon to 2 p.m. at Opal'z in Mountain View. Bring unwanted items to the event and take home stuff you need. You can also bring things such as garden produce, books, toys, clothes, magazines, gardening tools and working household items. The event typically features music, skill sharing, bike repair and other demos. Opal'z is located at 897 Independence Ave., Building 3, Suite C, Mountain View. For more information, visit

TOILET INSTALLATION ... Learn how to install a new toilet or replace an old one at a free workshop held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. at Home Depot in East Palo Alto. The workshop, led by a store associate, will offer an overview of each step of the installation process, plus tips for choosing the best bowl shape, style and height for your space, and cover the benefits of water-saving toilets. Home Depot is located at 1781 E. Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto. For more information, call 650-462-6800 or register at

TREE WALK ... Spend the morning getting to know the variety of trees growing at East Palo Alto's Bell Street Park when arborist Uriel Hernandez leads a tree walk for Canopy at the park on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. The park is home to many species, including dawn redwood, coast live oak, Chinese elm and a number of palm tree varieties. Learn about these trees and find out about Canopy's work in helping to expand the urban forest. This walk will be led in English with Spanish translation. Bell Street Park is located at 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto. Register at

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