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The week ahead: home and garden activities

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

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• FRUITS AND FLOWERS

Where: Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville

When: Today; composting basics, 8:30 a.m.; Arranging cut flowers, 10:30 a.m.; pruning basics and selecting bare-root berries and trees, 12:30 p.m.

Admission: $6-$8

Details: http://www.roseville.ca.us/explore (916) 746-1550

The Exploration Center kicks off its series of monthly gardening workshops with three in one day, all devoted to fruits and flowers.


• WINTER BIRDS IN DAVIS

Where: Room 146 Environmental Horticulture, UC Davis

When: 1 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

On the Pacific flyway, Davis annually is winter home to thousands of feathered visitors. During this presentation, see photos of some of these winter birds and learn more about them. Then, take a guided walk while looking for birds in the arboretum.


• WINTER CARE WORKSHOP

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: cesacramento.ucdavis.edu, (916) 875-6913

Sacramento County master gardeners will demonstrate pruning techniques, tool care and selection, composting and other winter tasks. Have a garden dilemma? Bring a sample in a sealed plastic bag for identification and diagnosis.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE

Where: New location: 2300 Front St., Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger admitted free; free parking

Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com, (916) 600-9770

A favorite for treasure hunters, this event starts the new year in a new location on Front Street (just south of Old Sacramento) near the California Automobile Museum. Find more than 300 vendors and a wealth of vintage merchandise.


• CITRUS: SUNSHINE OF WINTER

Where: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Admission: $3

Details: (916) 875-6913

The UC Master Food Preservers show how to make the most of oranges, lemons, grapefruit and other citrus as well as how to preserve it for enjoyment year round.

– Debbie Arrington

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