TREE PRUNING CLINICS
Where: Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove; and Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento
When: 11 a.m. (Elk Grove) and 2 p.m. (Sacramento) next Saturday
Details: www.sactree.com, (916) 974-4333
In conjunction with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Sacramento Tree Foundation presents these free pruning clinics. Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form. See several pruning tools in action and learn which tools are best for which jobs. As part of the workshop, participants will walk library grounds to look at tree structure.
Where: McKinley Park Memorial Rose Garden, H Street between Alhambra Boulevard and 33rd Street, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday
Details: www.sactorose.org, (916) 799-6199
Help the Sacramento Rose Society renew the recently renovated public rose garden and prune more than 1,000 rose bushes in one morning. Learn from experts how to prune roses. Beginners welcome. Bring gloves and pruning shears.
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.
DEPRESSION GLASS WORKSHOP
Where: Central Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento
When: 1 p.m. next Saturday
Details: www.idgc.org, (916) 264-2920
Presented by the International Depression Glass Club, this free workshop offers tips on how to identify glassware made during the 1920s and '30s, and how to care for these collectibles.
Where: Gold River and Rancho Cordova neighborhoods
When: Starting 10 a.m. today; also Tuesday, next Saturday and Jan. 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. Pick-ups will be accepted from Gold River, Anatolia, Sunridge Park, Kavala Ranch and Stone Creek areas. Call or go online for a reservation.