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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 52 Also online at Home Front YOGA FOR GARDENERS ... Common Ground Center Manager Patricia Becker, who is also a certified Anusara-inspired yoga teacher, will offer a class on “Yoga for Gardeners” on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Focus is on practicing gentle poses to strengthen one’s core, proper bending and lifting techniques and stretches. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or CONTAINER GARDENING ... Master gardeners Lise Varner and Laramie Trevino will talk about “Gardening in Containers: Ornamentals and Vegetables” on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo alto, followed by a tour of the garden. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or LOVE THOSE NATIVES ... Peigi Duvall of Indig Design will teach a class on “Creating a Habitat Garden Using Water Efficient Native Plants” on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The class will focus on identifying which plants can attract birds and butterflies. Information (and required pre-registration): www. or 650329-2241 NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT by Casey Moore I photographs by Veronica Weber ADVANCED FLORAL DESIGN ... Anne Patrick will teach a course on “Advanced Floral Design” on Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The course will cover free-standing bouquets, dried arrangements, tropical flowers and working with wire netting, plus how to use accessories to interpret themes and make larger arrangements. Cost is $475 for nonmembers, $395 for members, which includes all classroom plant materials and containers. (Students are responsible for purchasing materials needed for homework assignments.) Information: 650-364-8300 or www. N amed for the Stanford professors who originally congregated there in the 1890s, Professorville is known for its 100-year-old late Victorian homes, arching oak trees and proximity to downtown. As Palo Alto’s oldest residential neighborhood, the area even boasts national recognition as an official Historic District. “We just liked the feel of the neighborhood,” said longtime resident Ruth Letts of her family’s thoughts upon moving into their Lincoln Avenue home 39 years ago. “It was very unpretentious. ... The warmth of the neighborhood just felt right, and it continues to feel right.” Bordered by Kingsley and Addison avenues and Cowper and Ramona streets, Professorville features a variety of turn-ofthe-century architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Craftsman Bungalows and Wood Shingle. The neighborhood enjoys residential seclusion while sitting (continued on page 47) SUSHI, ANYONE? ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a handson workshop on “Sushi” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class will cover how to make maki rolls; ahi, salmon and crab rolls; California rolls; shiitake rolls; and cucumber rolls. Cost is $50, which includes leftovers (bring containers). Information: 650-329-3752 or www. N Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or e-mail cblitzer@paweekly. com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. >@=43AA=@D7::3 HISTORIC HOMES IN A WALKABLE, BIKEABLE NEIGHBORHOOD Older homes, such as those above on Lincoln Avenue and below on Kingsley Avenue, are the norm in Professorville. *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ-i«Ìi“LiÀÊÓ]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 45

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