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Citrus for sale

Hidden Villa is offering citrus trees for sale to those seeking a little more zest in their lives. Gardeners can choose from five varieties that perform well in the region – variegated Eureka Lemon, Nagami Kumquat, Meiwa Kumquat, Satsuma Mandarin and Meyer Lemon.

The 2-year-old trees come in 3 gallon pots and cost $15 each, or four for $55, while supplies last.

To arrange pickup, call Pliny Keep at 949-8656.

Celebrate solstice on the farm

Hidden Villa has scheduled a winter solstice crafts afternoon 1-3 p.m. Dec. 22 at 26870 Moody Road in Los Altos Hills.

Families are invited to gather and celebrate the Longest Night, and the promise of spring days ahead.

Learn about solstice through stories, games, music and crafts of the season. Participants can make a beeswax candle, a Hopi “snake chaser,” an Icelandic troll charm and more.

Cost is $10 per person, free for children 2 and under. Activities suit children ages 4 and up.

For reservations and more information, visit

MV toasts new beer garden

A beer garden is slated to open next month at 895 Villa St. in downtown Mountain View. Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant salutes the traditional European beer hall and garden, with a focus on high-quality beer and comfort food.

Custom-made tables crafted from reclaimed barn wood line the beer hall, with a keg room nearby to showcase the central product. Steins will feature 30 taps of import and craft beers from around the world.

Bay Area native Ted Kim has a background running the area’s Paris Baguette stores. Steins’ hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. weekends.

For more information, visit

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