FOOD AND CAMPING ON THE FARM
Heirloom, a word once associated primarily with treasured family possessions, now conjures up visions of plump, juicy tomatoes.
The heirloom tomato will share the stage with its smaller cousin, the cherry tomato, at Capay Tomato, a celebration of all things tomato from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Capay Organic, 23800 Highway 16, Capay.
In addition to tomato tastings, visitors will enjoy children's activities, music and dancing under the stars and food booths.
Guests are invited to camp overnight in the peach, fig and mandarin orchards at the farm. Campsites may be reserved for $35 in advance or $40 at the door. There is a one-car limit per campsite.
Festival tickets are $20 per person through Monday and $25 after that. Children ages 12 and younger are free.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://capaytomato.eventbrite.com or call (800) 796-6009.
LEND A HAND
Living History volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help with Living History Day at Pine Lodge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at Sugar Pine Point State Park at Lake Tahoe.
The event will feature tours of the Ehrman mansion, children's activities, a car show and a wooden boat display. Admission and events are free and parking costs $10.
Volunteers, who are needed to serve as parking attendants, greeters, boathouse docents, crafters and more, may attend an orientation at noon July 15 or 5 p.m. July 23 at the Sugar Pine Point State Park Nature Center.
More information can be found at http://laketahoe livinghistory.com or by calling (530) 583-3074.
Tom Ward, author of "Zombies on Kilimanjaro: A Father-Son Journey Above the Clouds," will share his adventures this week during talks at REI stores in Sacramento and Roseville.
Ward, who climbed Africa's highest peak with his 20-year-old son, Josh, will discuss what it takes to prepare for the climb and the risks that climbers face.
The free talks are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roseville REI, 1148 Galleria Blvd., and Wednesday at Sacramento REI, 1790 Expo Parkway.
To register for the Sacramento talk, go to www.rei.com/stores/21 or call (916) 924-8900. For the Roseville event, visit www.rei.com/stores/74 or call (916) 724-6750.
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