Today, Tuesday, next Saturday
Gold River's Boy Scout Troop 281 will help you recycle your Christmas tree. Pickups will be accepted from Gold River, Anatolia, Sunridge Park, Kavala Ranch and Stone Creek areas. $15-$25 suggested donation. (916) 668-9281 to register.
The Sierra Foothills Rose Society is sponsoring a rose auction. Varieties auctioned are not available in retail markets. 7 p.m. Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. (916) 961-5286.
Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society. Program includes a slide show presented by Donn Reiners. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 729-3475.
Classes and workshops
Pruning clinics will teach you how to help your trees develop good structure and form. Pruning tools will be presented and there will be walkabouts on library grounds to look at tree 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.
Members of the Gold Country Rose Society will give a rose pruning clinic. Members will begin pruning roses at 9 a.m.; you can bring your own pruning shears to join. Pruning seminar begins at 10 a.m. Bell Road Memorial Rose Garden, 707 Bell Road, Auburn. Free. (916) 276-0170.
Basic introduction to safe pressure-canning techniques offered through the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.
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.
A Master Gardeners workshop will cover the basics of worm composting. 1-2:30 p.m. Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Sunday and Jan. 27
Fusion Artisan Expo with handmade jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 501 Arden Way, Sacramento. $5. Register to attend at http://fusioniac.com. (916) 538-4008.