Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events.
LEARN TO CROCHET ... This new class at the Palo Alto Adult School will start Wednesday Jan. 11 and go through March 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Paola Trombetta will teach everyone including beginners, how to chain, single and double crochet, create tri-dimensional forms, and read patterns. The class will be held in Palo Alto High School Room 1706, and the cost is $72. To register, go to paadultschool.org. Students should bring one ball of worsted-weight yarn as well as a size "H" crochet hook.
CHINESE NEW YEAR COOKING CLASS ... Gamble Garden in Palo Alto will host a cooking class on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The class, called "Learn to Make Chinese Wontons for Lunar New Year -- A Cooking Class for the Entire Family," will be a hands-on class. Participants will prepare the broth for the wonton soup, mix the meat and vegetable ingredients for the filling, master wrapping wontons, and cook them. At the end, everyone will sit down and celebrate the Year of the Rooster and sample the freshly made wontons and other delicious Chinese treats.
The instructor, Joe Zhang, is a tech entrepreneur and a wonton expert. Note: the class will not be able to accommodate dietary requests and will be using meat, dairy, eggs, soy sauce, nuts and gluten. The cost of the class is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members. Children ages 8 to 12 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. To register go to gamblegarden.org.
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