The week ahead: Home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

• FALL FESTIVAL AND ART, PLANT, CRAFT SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sgaac.org

Learn about dozens of local clubs that call the center home while shopping for unusual garden-related items or hand-made arts and crafts.


• FALL VEGETABLE WORKSHOP

Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to be successful in your veggie garden this fall, including what to plant when and where.


• TAKE A WALK ON THE WEST SIDE

Where: UC Davis arboretum; meet at Nature's Gallery on Garrod Drive

When: 9 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

This guided tour on Home- coming Saturday celebrates the arboretum's recent work on the west end of campus.


• ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Suite 165, Sacramento

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Orchid expert Kifumi Keppler shares simple secrets about growing and reblooming orchids.


• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: UC Davis arboretum; meet at the gazebo

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts will lead his own midweek tour of the arboretum's west-end gardens.


• ORCHID MARDI GRAS

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 207-1428

The Orchid Forum of Sacramento presents this fall show and sale featuring exhibits, seminars, how-to classes and hundreds of orchids.


• 18TH ANNUAL ELK GROVE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Where: Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free; parking, $5

Details: www.yourcsd.com/pumpkinfestival

More than 40,000 pumpkin fans turned out for this family fest in 2011. This weekend's crowd – and pumpkins – may be even larger. See gigantic pumpkins compete for scale-breaking honors. Eat lots of pumpkin goodies and shop for fall-inspired arts and crafts. Also enjoy the fest's scarecrow contest, pumpkin boat race, kids activities and two stages of family entertainment.

– Debbie Arrington

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