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Volunteers work at the UC Davis Arboretum. Would you like to volunteer? Mandatory classes will be held next Saturday.

The week ahead: Home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• 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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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 rgloe@ucdavis.edu.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• 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

Details: www.calstatehomeshow.com

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

Admission: Free

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.

– Debbie Arrington

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