Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 8CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

• Longarm Quilters studio tour and outdoor quilt show. Visit six workshops of quilt top finishers with quilts on display at each location. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Tickets and locations available by calling (916) 487-8764.

• 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.

• Community Harvest Festival at Orangevale Church of Christ with games, prizes, music, and food. 3-6 p.m. 5915 Main Ave., Orangevale. Free. (916) 988-2011.

• Harvest Festival at Colonial Heights Library. Enjoy goodies, art projects, activities, and visit the Read and Feed garden. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Thursday

• Farms of Amador dinner event with speaker Tom Wade, who will speak on permaculture techniques and how to maximize production on farms, ranches, or gardens. 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. lecture. Amador City Community Hall, 14531 East School St., Amador City. $10 general, $5 with a dish to share. (209) 402-7801.

Next Saturday

• Guided tree tours with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. 10 a.m.-noon. River Park Community Shopping Center, Carlson Drive, Sacramento. Free. RSVP required. (916) 924-8733.

• "Mangia Italiano," Italian dinner fundraiser for the Senior Center Rose Garden, presented by the Mother Lode Rose Society. 6 p.m. Amadar Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. $20 general, $10 children younger than 12, free children under 5. (209) 245-5072.

Friday-Sunday

• Art and antiques show and sale benefiting Crocker Art Museum. Includes jewelry, furniture, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-next Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $7. (916) 807-0158.


Meetings

Monday

• "Fall Chores, Pruning, Cutting Back, and Dividing," presented by Melosy Dailey at the Roseville Green Thumb Garden Club meeting. 6:30 p.m. Raley's Event Center, Douglas and Rocky Ridge, Roseville. (916) 723-2508.

Tuesday

• At the Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting: Rebecca Burgess, an expert on the art of natural dyeing, will speak; Carol Shu will present her project, "Soulcraft Clothing: Linking Indian Handicrafts with Sustainable Design." 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 508-8984.

Wednesday

• Cool growing paphiopedilums and cymbidium companion plants by Dennis Olivas will be the focus of the Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society meeting. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 989-1650.


Classes and workshops

Today

• "Composting." Learn how to be productive at composting with master gardener Thorne Barrager. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Bare-root planting class including 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.

Next Saturday

• "Soil: Not Just a Dirty Word." Learn how to manage your soil's biology for a low-maintenance, healthy, pest-free garden and landscape. 9-11 a.m. Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. (916) 726-5377.

• Learn how to plant and care for many varieties of African violets with master gardener Julianne Melchor. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.


Holiday craft fairs

Today

• 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. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Historic Blue Goose Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free admission. (916) 726-1672.

Next Saturday

• River's Edge Senior Community annual craft and boutique fair with jewelry, artwork, candles, soaps, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. River's Edge, 601 Feature Drive, Sacramento. (916) 921-5131.

• Craft sale with Christmas items, garden art and plants, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Free. (916) 983-4841.

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