Thursday-Friday, next Saturday-Dec. 2
Smyers Glassblowers Studio Open House and Sale. Glassblowers will explain their techniques as they work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Smyers Glass Studio, 675 East H St., Benicia. Free. (707) 745-2614.
Five decorated homes in east Sacramento's historic Fabulous Forties neighborhood will be open for the 39th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tours. The walking tour includes a holiday boutique and cafe at Sacred Heart Parish School, 39th and H streets. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. next Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets are $25 advance; $30 day of event. (916) 556-5050.
Garden plant sale benefiting the Yolo County Historical Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. (530) 666-1045.
Next Saturday-Dec. 2
The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents Homes for the Holidays Tour, a charity event benefiting people in need in El Dorado county, featuring six homes dressed up for the holidays. Three homes and one model home are within the gates of the Serrano Country Club. Two businesses, Pottery World in El Dorado HIlls and Grapes and Ivy in Old Town Folsom will offer holiday decorating demonstrations on both days. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. next Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 2. $20 general, $10 children. (916) 358-3700.
Lodi's Omega Nu annual Holiday Home Tour offers visitors the opportunity to tour five Lodi homes; a visit to Oak Farm Vineyards (23627 N. DeVries Road, Lodi) for a glass of Lodi's award-winning wine, sampling of gourmet cheeses, artisan breads, desserts, a holiday boutique showcasing local vendors and products; and a stop at Voila, a gift and home décor store. All proceeds from the Omega Nu Holiday Home Tour will benefit Lodi area nonprofits. Tickets are $25. Noon-5 p.m. (559) 269-9559.
The Historic Folsom Holiday Home 2012 Tour features seven historic sites decorated for the holidays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom. $15 . (916) 985-2707.
The eighth annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour will feature six homes decorated for the holidays, a free holiday boutique, and gourmet buffet luncheon (held at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School, 3296 Humphrey Road, Loomis, $15). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of tour. Tickets available at www.lbef.net. (916) 806-2115.
The Camellia City Rug Hookers Guild Hook In. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Traditional Rug Hooking Exhibit, 890 57th St., Sacramento. (916) 208-0019.
Roseville Green Thumb Garden Club presents holiday wreaths with Rene Rebel. 6:30 p.m. Raley's Event Center, Douglas and Rocky Ridge, Roseville. (916) 723-2508.
The Sacramento Valley Cymbidium (Orchid) Society's meeting will include the annual member plant sale. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 372-0231.
Classes and workshops
Tree-pruning clinics, discussions on various pruning tools and a walk on library grounds to look at tree structure, presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Sacramento Municipal Utility District. 10:30-noon. Carmichael Library, 5606 Marconi Ave., Sacramento. Free . (916) 974-4333 (registration suggested).
The Placer County master gardeners will be on hand for Ask An Expert Day, a gardening workshop offered through the Utility Exploration Center. 10 a.m.-noon. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 746-1550 to register.
Historic Rose Garden volunteers and propagators will conduct a hands-on rose-pruning class. Learn the art of rose pruning using techniques for various types of roses, with information on tools, gloves, fertilizer and more. 10 a.m. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-7839.
Food Preservation Public Demonstration: Step by Step Basic introduction to safe water bath canning techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Fusion Artisan Expo with handmade jewelry, feng shui intuitives, creative foods, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fusion International Arts Center, 501 Arden Way, Sacramento. $5. (916) 538-4008.
Shrine Ladies Holiday Bazaar, a craft bazaar for Shriners Transportation Fund featuring more than 100 tables of crafts, holiday decorations, home baked goodies, fresh crop fruits and nuts, Christmas tree silent auction and photos with Santa. 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 682-7089.
Holiday Faire benefiting Re-Open Galt School Libraries and The Galt Historical Society featuring local artisans' decorations and gifts; collectible Santas; arts and crafts; refreshments; light parade. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Rae House Museum, 204 Oak Ave., Galt. Free. (209) 744-9530.
Hand-made crafts as well as baked goods offered by the Florin United Methodist Church women. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Florin United Methodist Church, 7560 Florin Road, Florin. (916) 421-1876.
East Parkway Church Holiday Craft Boutique. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. East Parkway Bible Church, 4700 E. Roseville Parkway, Granite Bay. (916) 967-9295.
Specialty vendors, door prizes, hot cider, cookies all at the third annual Chateau on Capitol Avenue Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chateau on Capitol Avenue, 2701 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. (916) 447-4444.
Friday is the deadline to submit applications for the Master Food Preservers 2013 Volunteer Training Program in Amador and Calaveras counties. Amador and Calaveras county resident applicants must be able to attend nine classes from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14- March 18 in Jackson. The course fee is $125. Sign up at ucanr.edu/be_mfp, or call (530) 621-5528 for more information.