Where: Nature's Gallery Court, Garrod Drive, UC Davis
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
On this guided tour, check out the autumn drama of ornamental grasses in the arboretum's Storer, Oak Grove, White Flower and All-Star gardens.
WHAT'S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839
Perennials expert Sharon Patrician leads this tour through the cemetery's renowned gardens, focusing on fall color and bloom.
LET IT ROT, WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?
Where: El Dorado Nursery, 3931 Durock Road, Shingle Springs
When: Noon and 1 p.m. Sunday
Details: www.eldoradonursery.com, (530) 676-6555
These back-to-back free workshops cover composting (at noon) and pest control (1 p.m.) as well as diagnosis of plant disease and common problems.
SOIL: NOT A DIRTY WORD
Where: Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
When: 9 a.m. next Saturday
Soil expert Steven Zien leads this workshop that tackles the mysteries of managing soil biology for a low-maintenance, healthy, pest-free garden and landscape.
POLITICAL COLLECTIBLES SHOW AND SALE
Where: Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Admission: $3; children and students with ID admitted free
Hosted by the American Political Items Collectors, this annual show features thousands of campaign buttons, political posters, advertising pinback buttons and other types of pop culture memorabilia. Discover the value of your political treasures with free appraisals. Special displays include "Race for the White House 2012" and the 1912 presidential campaign, won by Woodrow Wilson over Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft.
HEART OF THE HOME TOUR
Where: Davis, Woodland and Winters
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Admission: $25, available at the Gifted Penguin, 716 Main St. Suite A, Woodland; the Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis; and other locations
Details: www.elderlynutrition.org, (530) 662-7035, ext. 207
In support of Yolo County's Meals on Wheels nutrition program, this unusual tour features six kitchens in action. This year has a twist: Chefs will compete in a cookoff, with patrons voting for "Top Chef."