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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 32 Also online at Home Front SPRING TOUR TICKETS ... Volunteers are needed to help out with the Gamble Garden Spring Tour, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, beginning at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto, and including nearby gardens. By working a two- to three-hour shift, volunteers may purchase a ticket for $25 (instead of $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers advance purchase); same-day tickets will be $45. Information: 650-329-1356 or MAKING GOOD DIRT ... UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will offer a free class on “Building Healthy Soil” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Focus will be on preparing beds and how to start composting at home. Participants are encouraged to tour the demonstration gardens after class. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-2823105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or go to SALAD U ... Bill Taylor, operator of Floodgate Farm, and Jaye Moscariello will teach a class on “Salad University” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover identifying cultivated and wild plants to create a 40-ingredient salad with flowers, herbs and other greens. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or BASIC SUSHI ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a class on “Sushi 101” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. On the menu is Asian cabbage slaw with radishes, scallions and other crunchy ingredients; miso soup with tofu and seaweed; and a variety of maki rolls. Cost is $50, which includes sampling. Information: 650-329-3752 or www. COOKING CLASSES ... Hands-on cooking classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include: “Date Night: Brazilian Steakhouse Feast” (Gale Tan, Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., $85); and “Easter Cupcake Workshop” (Deanna Gin, Saturday, April 7, 6 p.m., $69). Information: 650289-0438 or email Cooking073@ 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 email Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. 1920s: A very fine era for Stanford historical homes House and garden tour features Lower San Juan neighborhood by Carol Blitzer / photos by Sunny Scott F our homes in Stanford University’s Lower San Juan neighborhood will be open for the eighth annual Stanford Historic House & Garden Tour on April 22, but true history buffs might want to pick up the book that includes another 22 homes. The eclectic tour is based on the Stanford Historical Society’s latest volume, “Historic Houses VI: Lower San Juan Neighborhood, Continued.” The tour offers a taste of the riches in the book, including who designed and built the homes, and the generations of Stanford professors who have lived there. (continued on next page) Top: This 1926 Spanish eclectic home in the Lower San Juan neighborhood on Stanford campus will be featured on the Stanford Historical House & Garden Tour on April 22. Details of the Charles Sumnerdesigned home include wroughtiron lanterns, above, and gentle arches, vaulted ceiling and wrought-iron curtain rods, left. *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ«ÀˆÊÈ]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 29

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