ORCHID CARE WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon today
Details: (916) 922-4769
Learn simple secrets to growing and re-blooming orchids with orchid expert Kifumi Keppler. Seating is limited; call to reserve a space.
BEERS, BABES AND BRAWLS
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Admission: $25, available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/252964
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839
On Friday the 13th, see the historic cemetery and gardens during twilight tours devoted to some of Sacramento's colorful early residents. Limited to 30 people each, tours start at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Each participant will receive two beverage tickets, good toward wine, beer or sodas at the event's "saloon." Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward preservation and repair of cemetery artifacts.
BENEFIT PLANT SALE
Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and July 15.
Details: (916) 617-7516
Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts this summer sale to benefit the Sunburst Projects for children and families living with AIDS and HIV. Find 2,000 4-inch pots of hard-to-find and unusual perennials priced at $2 each, plus perennials in gallon cans at $3.50.
GOLDEN THREADS QUILT SHOW
Where: Sutter Creek Auditorium and Community Center, 18 Main St., Sutter Creek
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $6, children under age 5 admitted free
Details: www. MLQGSutterCreek.org, (209) 296-7059
Presented by the Mother Lode Quilt Guild, this semiannual show features scores of handmade quilts plus vendors, country store, raffle and more. For a fee, get an expert appraisal of antique quilts.
THE PRESSURE'S ON
Where: Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-noon next Saturday
Details: http://cesacramento.ucdavis. edu, (916) 875-6913
UC master food preservers show how to preserve a bountiful harvest (and save time, too) through this introduction to safe pressure-canning techniques. No preregistration necessary.