WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP
Where: Capital Nursery Elk Grove, 8423 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove
When: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today
Details: (916) 684-2100
Learn how to grow a winter vegetable crop in your backyard. Got leaves? Turn them into compost for spring gardening. This daylong event offers tips and expert advice for gardeners of all ages and levels of experience.
Clinic times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Bring the kids, too. They can learn how to make a turkey or a bird feeder out of a pine cone.
FALL COLOR IN THE ROSE GARDEN
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839
Take a guided tour of the Historic City Cemetery's world-renowned rose garden with an eye out for interesting rose hips, foliage and late-season flowers.
PLANTS OF THE SOUTHWEST
Where: Start at arboretum headquarters, La Rue Road on the UC Davis campus
When: 2 p.m. today
Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu (530) 752-4880
Explore the autumn sages blooming in the arboretum's Southwest USA Collection and take a peek at progress on the newest "GATEways Garden Project: Animal Science."
19TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN MANDARIN FESTIVAL
Where: Gold County Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $7 general; $5 for seniors 65 and up; free for children 12 and under; $5 for parking
Details: www.mandarinfestival.com, (916) 663-1918
Celebrate all things mandarin in this salute to the little oranges and Placer County's beloved Satsumas. This popular food festival features lots to eat (plus a cooking contest and demonstrations), and also includes dozens of vendors with home and holiday goods.