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Home&Real Estate Home Front Treve Johnson MANAGING Carol Blitzer NEW YEAR, NEW RULES ... Christine Palen will teach a class called “Organize Your Office: From Chaos to Controlâ€? from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Palo Alto High School, Room 305, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $35 plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or www. A REMODEL 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 email cblitzer@paweekly. com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. Designer Mollyanne Sherman teaches how to deal with spaces that don’t work LIKE A PRO Treve Johnson Treve Johnson COOKIE WORKSHOP ... Cindy Roberts will offer a “Cookie Workshop,â€? with such delectables as Spicy Chocolate Morsels, Chocolate Macaroons and Cream Cheese Jammers, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Palo Alto High School, Room 305, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cookie recipes can be adapted for a party, giveaways or cookie exchanges. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or COOKING CLASSES ... Seats are still available for cooking classes at Sur La Table, 57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Terrina Wong will offer “Ultimate Bacon Menuâ€? ($69); Wong will offer “Saveur Cooks: Classic and Contemporary Saucesâ€? at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 ($69); Gale Tan will offer a “Pasta Workshopâ€? at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 ($79) and a “Risotto Workshopâ€? at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 ($79). Information: N Also online at Left: Kitchen and bath designer Mollyanne Sherman will offer her years of expertise when teaching a class through Palo Alto Adult School on how to manage a remodel project beginning Jan. 31. Below: Sherman designed these kitchens and a bathroom through MAC Design. FRUIT TREE PRUNING ... Certified Arborist Kevin Raftery, who teaches horticulture at Foothill College, will teach a class on “Fruit Tree Pruningâ€? from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover how to maximize tree health and identify dead wood, and how to care for espalier. The class meets at Common Ground then proceeds to a local orchard. Bring pruning shears, a bag lunch and a notebook. Cost is $42. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. CUT IT RIGHT ... Steve Cortez will be teaching “Knife Skills - Veggies & Chickenâ€? from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Bring your own knife set and an apron. Cost is $66 for nonresidents, $49 for Menlo Park residents, plus $10 materials fee due to instructor in class. Information: Menlo Park Community Services Dept., Noreen Bickel at 650-330-2209 or OPEN HOME GUIDE 64 by Carol Blitzer lanning and communication — those are the keys to any successful remodeling project, according to Mollyanne Sherman, of MAC Design, Palo Alto and Newark. Sherman will be sharing what she’s learned in her 20-plus-year career as a certified kitchen and bath designer in a fiveweek class through Palo Alto Adult School beginning Jan. 31. She says the class is ap- P propriate for anyone thinking about tackling a remodel — whether it’s one room or the whole house. “I’ll talk about how to start, where to go, what resources are out there,â€? she said, including how to find a contractor. For the do-it-yourselfers, she’ll guide them toward finding the products they want. She’ll also deal with common design errors and will review each student’s proposed projects. A typical kitchen remodel could be completed in four to six weeks, she said, but will more likely be done in 10 to 12 weeks — if you’re working within an existing area. That means no bashed-out walls. She pointed to a recent Palo Alto project in which the kitchen was relocated to the back (continued on page 55) *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊÓä]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 53

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