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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.