BENEFIT IRIS SALE
Where: Rotary Park, Railroad and Main streets, Winters
When: 8 a.m. today
Details: (530) 795-0851
Hosted by the Winters Friends of the Library, this third annual sale benefits the community library. The Yolo-grown rhizome sale features more than 70 varieties of bearded iris donated by former Yolo County Supervisor Frank Seiferman and his family. With rhizomes priced at $2 each, the sale ends when they're all gone. Bring your own bags and marking pen.
SONOMA COUNTY FAIR FLOWER SHOW PLANT SALE
Where: Sonoma County fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
When: Starts at 7 a.m. Monday
Details: www.sonomacountyfair.com, (707) 545-4200
Take home the makings of blue-ribbon displays. The Sonoma County Fair, which wraps up this weekend, features one of the prettiest flower shows on the fair circuit. On Monday morning after the fair closes, the show's plants are up for sale. Arrive early for best selection.
(SO COOL) REDWOODS
Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at the Wyatt Deck
When: 9 a.m. next Saturday
Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
This guided tour explores the cathedral-like cool and quiet of the arboretum's mature redwood grove. Learn about the redwood forest and the plants that love to share its shade.
Where: Flower Hut Nursery, 603 Fourth St. at Highway 65, Wheatland
When: 10 a.m. deadline next Saturday
Details: www.flowerhutnursery.com, (530) 633-4526
Drop off your salsa by 10 a.m. Catergories will be hottest, tastiest and best overall. Anyone who drops by the nursery will serve as taste testers and judges. Winners will be notified in the afternoon.
FIFTH ANNUAL WOODLAND TOMATO FESTIVAL
Where: Freeman Park, 1001 Main St., Woodland
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Yolo County celebrates its famous harvest with a day devoted to all things tomato, including a salsa contest, tomato tasting, farmers market, chefs competition, children's activities plus much more.
SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
Where: 21st Street between X and Y streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger admitted free; free parking.
Details: (916) 600-9770 or www.sacantiquefaire.com.
Find hundreds of vendors and a wealth of vintage merchandise at this huge monthly event.