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Fundamentals of Water-Wise Gardening
This BAWSCA class will discuss basic water-saving gardening techniques including plant selection and placement, proper irrigation, soil preparation and design. It will also cover the benefits of drought-tolerant plants as an alternative to a lawn. Registration is required. March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. BAWSCA Landscape Classes, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Exercise workshop with clubs
Steven Rice will hold an exercise workshop with weighted clubs, during which participants will build strength and mobility in the their shoulders, arms and hands. The workshop is ideal for office workers who want to improve posture and athletes who reach overhead frequently. March 7, 9:30-11 p.m. $45 (with $15 advance deposit); $55 at the event. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Soil Management for Vegetable Gardens
UC Master Gardeners will offer a workshop on improving soil structure, including how to use amendments and fertilizers correctly, as well as grow and cut in cover crops. March 7, 10-11 a.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Planting for Privacy
Gamble Garden will hold a class entitled "Planting for Privacy: Successful Hedges, Screens, Espaliers, and Vines," which will focus on using plants to create private outdoor living spaces. The class will finish with a tour showing examples. March 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25 member; $35 nonmember. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Elevator Pitch Workshop: Getting to Wow!
Offered by VC Taskforce, this event will help entrepreneurs in understanding how to best articulate their business proposition to others. Feb. 23, 6-8:30 p.m. $45-$75. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto.
 

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Simple Sewing: Zip-up pencil case
This Simple Sewing event for sewers of all levels will instruct participants in how to put a zipper in a small pouch. Space is limited, and registration is required. March 9, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Succulents workshop
UC Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will share info on how to grow and care for all types of succulents, including how to propagate them from cuttings. The event will include a demonstration on planting a small container with succulents. March 13, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

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Yoga with Surfer Mike
Surfer Mike will lead a weekly course in yoga and meditation with the goal of fostering inner peace and well-being. All ages and levels are welcome. Jan. 5-March 13, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $90-$99. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Found Sounds with Herb Moore
For this Mountain View Public Library event, Herb Moore will lead participants in experimenting with ordinary objects to create sound and music. March 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Lawn replacement class with Kim Raftery
Kim Raftery will lead a Gamble Garden class on how to replace a front lawn with a garden of flowering and edible plants that changes with the seasons and saves water. March 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25 member; $35 nonmember. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Tree Care in a Drought class
This Bay Area Water Supply Conservation Agency class will address proper care, maintenance and irrigation techniques for promoting the long-term health of trees in while trying to conserve water. Registration is required. March 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Intro to Urban Bicycling
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will host a workshop on bicycling in urban environments, which will cover the rules of the road and using Bay Area Bike Share. No bicycle is required. March 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Meditation and yoga with Surfer Mike
Surfer Mike will teach a monthly class at Rinconada Library on mindfulness meditation and yoga movement. Attendees should bring a mat or beach towel. March 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

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Field work in Ireland info sessions
These events will provide information on the Foothill College Ireland Field Study Program, a four-week archaeology and anthropology project taking place this July at Ballintober Castle. See the website for more details. Jan 21, Feb. 18 and March 18, noon and 6 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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One on One Tech Help
Community members can sign up for a 20-minute appointment to receive help from librarian John Savercool in using various technology, including the Internet, laptops, tablets, cellphones, e-books and more. Basic and advanced assistance are available. March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Parenting Teens and Young Adults series: 'Who's in Charge?'
For the last installment of the Parenting Teens and Young Adults series, Dr. Martha Cravens will offer practical tools in an interactive workshop called "Moving Forward: Who's in Charge? How to Handle Responsibility and Accountability with a Teen/Young Adult." March 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Write Your Life memoir classes
Local author Phyllis Butler will offer weekly classes at Deborah's Palm on writing memoirs, providing prompts and guidance. Thursdays, March 5-26, noon-1 p.m. $50 series; $15 drop in. Deborah's Palm Women's Center, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Foothill College Spring Registration
Registration for spring classes at Foothill College -- through which students can improve current job skills or earn a specialized career certificate or associate degree -- begins on March 6. Classes last from April through June. Contact the school's admissions office for more info. March 6-April 5. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Sustainable Edibles class
This BAWSCA class will share how to reduce the amount of water used for seasonal vegetable gardening by growing "warm-season" vegetables throughout the summer. The course will also discuss organic maintenance techniques. Registration is required. April 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. BAWSCA Landscape Classes, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Laundry to Landscape Graywater
This BAWSCA class will teach students about residential graywater systems, which allow residents to safely reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants. Registration is required. May 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. BAWSCA Landscape Classes, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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Joyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest
Drew Harwell, manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change Garden, will teach a class over five Saturdays covering garden design and planning, composting, soil testing and preparation, seed propagation and transplanting, and watering, among other topics. Saturdays, March 7 and 28, April 18, May 9, June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $325. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.