Where: Soil Born Farms, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Presented by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, this family event makes nature-watching fun for all. Take guided walks along the American River parkway while learning about creek life and more. A plant sale will feature California natives.
ARBORETUM PLANT SALE: THE THREE B'S
Where: Arboretum teaching nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today
Details: (530) 752-4880 or http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu
This sale emphasizes plants that attract pollinators bees, birds and beneficial insects.
53RD ANNUAL AMERICAN BONSAI SHOW
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. each day by John Thompson. Supplies and trees offered for sale.
SPRING BENEFIT PERENNIAL PLANT SALE
Where: Parking lot behind The Gifted Gardener, 18th and J streets, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: (916) 617-7516
Bob Hamm hosts this benefit plant sale for the Sunburst Projects, which helps children and families living with AIDS. Expected to be Hamm's only midtown sale this spring, the event features a wide assortment of unusual perennials.
ASK AN EXPERT DAY
Where: Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Details: (916) 746-1550.
Have a question about landscaping, energy efficiency, rebate programs, water conservation or recycling? Meet with experts and get answers.
ANTIQUES EVALUATION DAY
Where: Unitarian Universalist Society, 2524 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday
Admission: $8 for one item; $35 for five
Details: (530) 666-0202 or www.welcomehomehousing.org.
Learn more about your treasures at this fund-raiser to benefit Welcome Home Housing, a nonprofit that houses adults with mental illness. Appraisers Gary Cox, Gary Schiff, Sylvia Fitzgerald, Daniel Smith and John Wibberly will evaluate books, toys, guns, paintings, jewelry, collectibles, sports memorabilia and more. For furniture appraisals, contact Lynn Smith in advance at (916) 505-5232.