Fantastic views await hikers this weekend

May 10, 2013 by  

This weekend, there’s a chance enjoy a visually stimulating hike at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, in Palo Alto, just under an hour from Fremont.

The hike will start at the Waterwheel Creek Trail and travel on aged ranch style roads, eventually ending on Black Mountain. There are many great sites to see along the five-mile hike, with wildflowers in the terraces dating back to the 19th Century, and orchards which still serve as hunting grounds for animals such as the bobcat.

At the end of the trail atop Black Mountain, amazing sights such as limestone outcroppings and a very noticeable branch of the San Andrea Fault are bound to amaze from the elevated view.

Participants of the hike will meet just off of Page Mill Road at 10:00 am this Sunday, May 12. For more information or to make reservations, call (650) 691-2150, although callers are asked to leave reservation information for no more than four people.

The following day, there is a chance to learn how to manage pictures and any other types of files on a computer or storage device at the Introduction to Computers class, which is geared towards artists. Just under 30 minutes from Fremont, the workshop will be held from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda.

Students of this course will learn tools and solutions for organizing files on their computers. Along with the storage instruction, students will discover how to use Microsoft Office products to create artistic work. Microsoft Word will be used to create formatted documents and Microsoft Excel for cataloging artwork and spreadsheets. Catalog printing is also a great way to keep track of artwork for sale or loan.