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 Power Elementary School, 3296 Humphrey Road, Loomis. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of tour. Lunch is $15 additional. 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.
Barbara Coelho, member of the Stockton Cactus & Succulent Society, and water-wise chairwoman for the Valley Lode District of California Garden Clubs, will discuss water-wise gardening with hardy succulents and cactus. 10-11:30 a.m. Delta Tree Farms, 12900 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Free. (209) 369-6797.
Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour features six historic homes displaying collections of holiday artifacts and family traditions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pleasant Hill Christian School, 1782 Pleasant Hill, Sebastopol. $30 general; $10 children. (707) 829-1729.
Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum, will lead a walk through the west end gardens. Noon-1 p.m. Meet at the Gazebo, UC Davis. (530) 752-4880.
Explore evergreens of the University of California, Davis, Arboretum in the Arboretum conifer collection during a guided tour. 2-3:30 p.m. Tour leaves from Arboretum headquarters on La Rue Road, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.
Eight decorated homes will participate in the Vacaville Museum Guild's Holiday Home and Hearth Tour's fundraiser. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. (707) 447-4513.
Classes and workshops
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.
San Juan irrigation experts and guest speaker Jim Robertson with Fine Garden and Ornamental Pruning will provide information on how to prune and irrigate Japanese maples during a free Japanese maple care workshop. 9 a.m.-noon, with a presentation by Jim Robertson, 9-10:30 a.m.; irrigation demonstrations and Water Efficient Landscape Garden Tour (weather permitting), 10:30 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. (916) 791-2663 (reservations suggested).
Jensen Garden workday volunteers needed, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today. All skill levels welcome. Bring work gloves. Lunch will be provided. 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. (916) 485-5322.
The deadline for the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer training course is Jan. 9. Classes will be held at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 23-May 4, at the Sacramento County Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Course fee is $75. (916) 875-6913.
Camellia Waldorf School's 24th annual Winter Faire features a children's-only gift shop, crafts, candle-dipping, gingerbread workshop, a soup competition, local artists and craftspeople. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5701 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 427-8287.
Einstein Center's holiday bazaar to include handmade items such as afghans, ruffled scarves, silver jewelry, ceramics; cookies and chocolate treats; black and white photography; collectibles, including figurines, dolls, Israeli coins and medals, Olympic souvenirs; jazz and Yiddish phonograph records; vintage hats, purses, shoes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1935 Wright St., Sacramento. (916) 484-1724.
Gifts, exotic plants, art and jewelry will be offered at the Exotic Plants Holiday Boutique and Open House. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. (916) 922-4769.
Square Tomatoes Craft Fair featuring handmade items, including jewelry, paper crafts, hand-spun yarns. Live music and dancers. Gangnam-style spoof. Hands-on instruction booth for guests to make gift boxes and holiday cards. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Park, Fourth and C streets, Davis. Free. (530) 758-4903.