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) today
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 about library grounds to look at tree structure.
ORCHID CARE WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon today
Details: (916) 922-4769
Got an orchid for the holidays? Join orchid expert Kifumi Keppler for this free clinic and learn how to make your plant last and rebloom for years to come.
ARBORETUM VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Where: Room 146, Environmental Horticulture, UC Davis
When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday
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.
CALIFORNIA STATE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $7; youths age 16 and under admitted free
Start the new year with fresh ideas for home and garden. Find hundreds of vendors under one roof.
DEPRESSION GLASS WORKSHOP
Where: Central Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento
When: 1 p.m. today
Details: www.idgc.org, (916) 264-2920
Presented by the International Depression Glass Club, this free workshop offers tips on how to identify various glassware made during the 1920s and '30s and how to care for these collectibles.