Get Out: Adopt a Pet, Train for a Marathon and More

Welcome to our weekend planner, giving you the best weekend activities for Palo Alto and surrounding cities.

It’s Friday, and if you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend, Patch is coming to the rescue.

We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.


Where/When:  at 700 Welch Rd. in Palo Alto, Friday, 6-8 p.m.

Why Go: Chef Mark will prepare a delectable selection of five appetizers paired with wines and other delicious morsels. Enjoy the mild weather on the patio and Dan Nieckarz's Latin and classical jazz live music. 

Pricing: $20


Where/When:  3921 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Attend this free landscaping class with The Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) with your kids! Learn about the concepts of sustainable landscaping, focusing on creating beautiful, water-efficient gardens.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Love small dogs? Join Humane Society Silicon Valley for a small dog adoption extravaganza featuring a variety of Chihuahuas and small-breed dogs from Bay Area animal shelters and specialty breed rescue groups.

Pricing: Free admission


Where/When: , 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022, Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Go: Join The Culinary Dude Scott Davis for another fun, hands-on cooking class--this time it's Citrus! Since we're following the flavors of Lemons, Oranges & Grapefruit, nothing is more fresh and tangy than these three flavors. 

Pricing: $30


Where/When: , 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why Go: Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training® (TNT), the world's largest sports training program and receive professional coaching to successfully complete a full or half marathon, cycling event or triathlon.

Pricing: Free


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