Fall Plant Sale, including perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses, vegetable transplants, succulents and more. 9 a.m.-noon. Nevada County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.
Guided tree tours with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. 10 a.m.-noon. North steps of the state Capitol, 10th and L streets, Sacramento. Free. RSVP required. (916) 924-8733.
Martinez Historical Society tour of eight private homes representing late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts at Shell Club House, 1635 Pacheco Drive, Martinez. $25. (925) 864-8457.
Ruth Bancroft Garden Plant Sale. Includes perennials, iris rhizomes, and California natives. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. (925) 944-9352.
Green Acres Fall Festival event, including pumpkin patch, face painting, games, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Held at all three Green Acres locations: 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom. Free. (916) 673-9290.
Fall in Fun Vendor Market, hosted by This n That Thrift and Gift, includes 18 art, artisan, and product vendors. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2590 21st St., Sacramento. (916) 457-1877.
Make use of planting plans and ideas at the Arboretum plant sale, and ask experts about design opportunities and how to find easy-care, sustainable plants. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, Davis. (530) 752-4880.
Digging Dog Nursery's Dog-Gone Super Fall Plant Sale with easy-to- grow, water-wise and specialty plants. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 31101 Middle Ridge Road, Albion. Free. (707) 937-1130.
"Orchid Mardi Gras," plant show and sale presented by Orchid Forum of Sacramento. Includes exhibits, seminars, how-to classes, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 207-1428.
Fall Planting Plant Sale with a selection of hard-to-find and unusual perennials, hosted by Sunburst Projects. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3072 24th St., Curtis Park, Sacramento.
Open garden with fall-blooming plants, bulbs for spring blooms, succulents and more. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Hope United Methodist Church pancake breakfast fundraiser, with baked goods, food, craft items, and handmade items. 8-10 a.m. pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. fundraiser. 6161 Valley Hi Drive, Sacramento. (916) 429-8388.
Heart of the Home Tour featuring six homes in Davis, Woodland and Winters areas. Proceeds benefit Elderly Nutritions/Meals on Wheels programs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Tickets and locations available by calling: (530) 662-7035, ext. 207.
Fruit Tasting Tour including palm, dragon and other unique cactus fruits. 10-11:30 a.m. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $18 general, $15 seniors and students. (925) 944-9352.
Carmelia City Rug Hookers Guild meeting. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall, 890 57th St., Sacramento. (916) 208-0019. Second Saturday of each month
A talk on the San Joaquin River restoration is the program at the Sacramento Audubon meeting. 7 p.m. Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Ancil Hoffman County Park, 2850 San Lorenzo way, Carmichael. (916) 739-6465.
Classes and workshops
Learn the basics of worm composting with Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners worm workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. Colonial Heights Library, 4900 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Attend a basic introduction to safe pressure-canning techniques at the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers workshop: "Food Preservation Public Demonstration: The Pressure's On!" 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into natural garden compost with the Placer County Master Gardeners composting workshop. 9-11 a.m. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.
"A" is for apple, "O" is for olive: a food preservation public demonstration by the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3. (916) 875-6913.
"How Plants and Animals Use Chemicals for Survival and Defense," presented by professor Chris Jeffrey of the University of Nevada. 5:15 p.m. Wyatt Deck, UC Davis. (530) 752-4880.
Bare Root Planting class. Learn the cardinal rules of bare-root planting, explore plant selection, timing and soil preparation. Also learn about ongoing care for continued success. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden, NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.
Ornamental Grasses guided public tour. Learn about the design and habitat contributions they make to a landscape. 10-11:30 a.m. Arboretum West End Gardens, UC Davis, Garrod Drive, Davis. (530) 752-4880.
Holiday craft fairs
Craft fair with ornaments, baked goods, gifts, and Christmas arrangements. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Phoenix School, 7335 Park City Drive, Sacramento. (916) 429-8388.
Sacramento Antique Faire with hundreds of vendors selling art, jewelry, furniture, and more. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 21st and W streets, Sacramento. $3. (916) 600-9770.
Arts and Crafts Faire at Sacramento City College. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. SCC Quad, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 558-2111.
Artisan Art Fair. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Whitney High School, Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin. Free. (916) 650-6332.
Fall Faire handmade only boutique-style craft show. 3-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday. Historic Blue Goose Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free admission. (916) 726-1672.