ROSE PRUNING CLASS
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-noon today
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839
During this hands-on workshop, join the cemetery's volunteers in the historic rose garden as they tackle the annual task of taming overgrown bushes. Bring gloves and pruning shears.
TREE PRUNING CLINIC
Where: Carmichael Library, 5606 Marconi Ave., Sacramento
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon today
Details: http://www.sactree.com/events; (916) 974-4333
Get your trees in tiptop shape with this free workshop offered by the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form. Various pruning tools will be presented and there will be walkabouts on library grounds to look at what makes a beautiful, healthy tree.
HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN
Where: Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road, Woodland
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today
Details: (530) 666-1045
Find garden gifts and gifts for gardeners (including plants) at this sale, which benefits the Yolo County Historical Museum.
GARDEN PREP FOR WINTER
Where: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum, Garrod Drive
When: 2 p.m. today
Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
Are your garden beds ready for winter weather? Find out how the arboretum's expert gardeners prepare California natives and other plants for the cold, wet season ahead.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Where: Fusion International Arts Center, 501 Arden Way, Sacramento
When: 6:30 p.m. today
Details: http://fusioniac.com (916) 538-4008
This fundraising event features fully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, created by local organizations and raffled off to patrons. Refreshments and live music, too.
Where: High Hand Fruit Shed, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; also Dec. 15-16
Details: www.highhand.com, (916) 652-2065
Celebrate the local mandarin harvest. Meet the farmers, taste fruit (and take some home) while learning about this flavorful citrus.