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Unwrapped toys for children through age 17 will be accepted for donation at Green Acres Nursery & Supply locations.

The week ahead: Home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• TOY DRIVE FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 8 a.m. to dusk, through Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com, (916) 381-1625

At all three locations, Green Acres is collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls up to age 17. The goal: 5,000 toys and a brighter holiday for military families.


• ARBORETUM VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Where: Room 146, Environmental Horticulture, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 12

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

To join one of the arboretum's regular teams, new volunteers must sign up in advance and complete a half-day general orientation class. Additional specialized training will take place after completion of this introductory course. The arboretum is recruiting for gardening, nursery propagator, nursery caretaker and curatorial volunteers. For more information, contact Roxanne Reynolds at (530) 752-4880 or rgloe@ucdavis.edu.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• TREE RECYCLING

Where: Gold River and Rancho Cordova neighborhoods

When: Starting 10 a.m. next Saturday; also Jan. 1, 5 and 12

Admission: $15-$25 suggested donation

Details: www.troop281.net; (916) 668-9281

Gold River's Boy Scout Troop 281 will help recycle your Christmas tree. The kids (with adult supervision) come to your home to pick up your tree, then take it to be turned into mulch. Pickups will be accepted from Gold River, Anatolia, Sundridge Park, Kavala Ranch and Stone Creek areas. Call or go online for a reservation.

– Debbie Arrington

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