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Locals head for national rowing championships Norcal Crew is sending Makayla Karr-Warner and Katie Kelly, gold medal winners in the western regional doubles rowing championship, to the U.S. national championships in Oakridge, Tennessee, the first week of June. Makayla and Katie won their gold medal at Lake Natoma in Sacramento during this year’s U.S. Rowing Regatta on May 4. The national championships are the precursor for rowers taking
part in the world championships, which take place in Lithuania later this summer. Makayla, a senior and hon-
Sunset magazine holds Celebration Weekend Thousands of visitors are expected for Sunset Celebration Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, at the magazine’s seven-acre campus in Menlo Park. The two-day event will feature celebrity chefs, wine seminars, and talks with Sunset editors, as well as garden, home and travel experts. A special feature this year will be “Reimagining the Sunset Home.” Five young designers will create trendsetting spaces in a 4,000 square-foot home exhibit. Thirteen chefs will present more than 20 seminars on two stages. Fabio Viviani of Bravo’s Top Chef will prepare fresh egg pasta and “lazy meatballs” on Saturday and Sunday. Restaurateur Susan Feniger of Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales” will whip up Malaysian black pepper clams and Burmese melon salad. Wine Seminars sell out early, so visitors should register when they arrive. Wine editor Sara Schneider will take a journey through the Santa Cruz, Washington and Lodi wine regions. Cost per seminar is $15 per per-
son. There also will be a seminar on western craft beers. Garden and outdoor living. From aquaponics to “the new citrus” and designing succulents, Sunset has dedicated two days of programs to the garden. Visitors can stroll the test garden, where editors display favorite plants, projects, garden gadgets, even their own chickens. Home stage. Designing an outdoor space for entertaining and how to make the most of a small space are among topics to be discussed on the home stage. Travel stage. Travel experts will show new ways to travel in style and comfort, and how to discover the best wine while on the road, take great photos on a smart phone, and prepare satisfying campsite recipes. Sunset Celebration Weekend takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, at Sunset headquarters, 80 Willow Road, in Menlo Park. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors 60 and over. Go to sunset.com/cw for more information.
ors student at Woodside High School, began rowing in the eighth grade. She was chosen to take part in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston for the past two years. She will attend Boston University this September and will be rowing in the university’s program. Katie Kelly, a junior and honors student at Menlo-Atherton High School, has rowed for Norcal for three years. Katie was also chosen to row in the Head