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Learn to identify and care for Depression glass during a free program Jan. 5 at the Central Sacramento Library.

Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 10CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Next Saturday, and Jan. 1, 5, 12

• Gold River's Boy Scout Troop 281 will help you recycle your Christmas tree. Pickups will be accepted from the Gold River, Anatolia, Sundridge Park, Kavala Ranch and Stone Creek areas. $15-$25 suggested donation. (916) 668-9281 to register.


Jan. 3

• Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society. Program includes a slide show of cacti and succulent flowers presented by Donn Reiners. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 729-3475.

Classes and workshops

Jan. 5

• Tree pruning clinics will teach you 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 trees' structure. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove; 2-3:30 p.m. Arden- Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.

• The International Depression Glass Club presents a program on how to care for and identify various forms of glassware. 1-3 p.m. Central Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Jan. 7

• Members of the Gold Country Rose Society will give a pruning clinic. Members will begin pruning roses at 9 a.m. and you can bring your own pruning shears to join in. Pruning seminar begins at 10 a.m. Bell Road Memorial Rose Garden, 707 Bell Road, Auburn. Free. (916) 276-0170.

• 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.

Craft fairs

Dec. 30 and Jan. 27

• 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. Register to attend at (916) 538-4008.

Feb. 9

• The Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild presents an open house. Spinning and weaving demonstrations, item exhibits and item sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

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