THE (SO COOL) REDWOOD GROVE
Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at the Wyatt Deck
When: 9 a.m. today
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.-2 p.m. today
Details: www.flowerhutnursery.com, (530) 633-4526
Drop off your salsa by 10 a.m. Catergories include hottest, tastiest and best overall. Anyone who drops by the nursery will serve as taste testers and judges. Winners will be notified this afternoon.
PLANT PROPAGATION FOR THE HOME GARDENER
Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today
Details: (916) 617-7516
This course can sprout your green thumb and save you money, too. Learn how to propagate plants from cuttings, division and seed without a greenhouse or special equipment.
17TH ANNUAL GRAPE & GOURMET
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 3-6 p.m. today
Taste the winners of the 2012 State Fair wine competition and take some home, too. Medal-winning wines will be available for sale by the bottle or case with proceeds benefitting the Friends of the California State Fair's scholarship program. Also available for tasting are top beers from the fair's craft brew judging, winners of the fair's cheese competition and samples from area restaurants.
SIXTH ANNUAL CURTIS FEST
Where: Curtis Park, Curtis Way at East Curtis Drive, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26
Details: www.sierra2.org, (916) 452-3005
The Curtis Park Neighborhood Association celebrates in style with a day full of local art, music and family fun. This festival features dozens of artists and artisans, live music, food and children's activities including a petting zoo. Organizers are accepting vendor sign-ups through Monday. Stick around after the festival for Music in the Park, starting at 6 p.m.