Alex Brandon Associated Press A free orchid workshop is set noon-1:30 p.m. today at Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento.

Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today and next Saturday

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


• The Art Service Group sponsors an art and antique evaluation focusing on paintings, prints, lithographs and antique maps with Charles Gray; and general antiques, glass, pottery, memorabilia, collectibles, decorative arts, fine art and furniture with Gary Cox. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. $10 per item, $45 for five items. (916) 808-7752 (appointments required).

Next Saturday

• Learn about local birds during a free slide show and tour of the UC Davis Arboretum. 1 p.m. Room 146 of the Environmental Horticulture building, UC Davis. (530) 752-4880.

Jan. 19

• "A Sandwich Generation Event: Downsizing Your Home," presented by River's Edge Senior Community. Learn how to downsize contents of your home while keeping items you love and letting go of the clutter. Hosted by Lee Mahla and Joy Zgola. 2-3 p.m. 601 Feature Drive, Sacramento. Registration deadline is next Saturday. Free. (916) 921-5131.

Jan. 26

• "Audacious Aussies and Curious Kiwis," featuring the plants from Australia and New Zealand, during a tour of the UC Davis Arboretum. 1 p.m. Wyatt Deck, Arboretum Drive, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

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. 7

• 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.

Classes and workshops


• Luanne Leineke of the Sacramento Tree Foundation will discuss pruning 2- to 8-year-old trees to develop good structure and form during free tree pruning clinics. 11 a.m. at Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove; 2 p.m. Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento; 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento. (916) 264-2920.

• 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.

• Orchid workshop presented by Exotic Plants owner and founder Kifumi Keppler. Noon-1:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769. Registration is suggested.


• Members of the Gold Country Rose Society will give a rose pruning clinic. Members will begin at 9 a.m. 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. Rain date is Jan. 14. (916) 276-0170.

• Basic introduction and 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.


• A worm workshop will cover the basics of worm composting, offered through the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension master gardeners. 1-2:30 p.m. Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Next Saturday

• Fruits and flowers-themed gardening mini-series offered through the Utility Exploration Center will include composting basics to improve soil health, 8:30-10 a.m.; Cut flower arrange- ments, 10:30 a.m.-noon; pruning basics and selecting bare-root berries and trees, 12:30-2 p.m. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8. (916) 746-1550 to register.

• Learn how to care for roses at this annual winter workshop. Discussions include pruning principles and pest control in the garden. Sponsored by the Sierra Foothills Rose Society. 9 a.m.-noon. Chili cook-off contest and door prizes from noon-1 p.m. Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. Free. (916) 735-9098.

• The Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association's beginning beekeeping class. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $35 for SABA members, $45 nonmembers. Call (916) 370-2271 or email at to register.

Helping others

• The deadline for the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver Volunteer training course is Wednesday. 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.

• The UC Davis Arboretum Volunteer Training recruiting program in gardening, nursery propagation, nursery caretaking and plant curation. 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday. Advance registration required: (530) 752-4880.

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