Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

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

• Northern California Art by Fire will hold its 29th annual Seconds Sale, featuring functional and decorative art from more than 25 clay, glass and metal artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 264-8800.

Thursday

• Cathie Hoover presents a retrospective trunk show. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Quilting Guild. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Elk Grove. 8939 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free to members. Nonmembers $3. (916) 685-2090.

Next Saturday

• "A Sandwich Generation Event: Downsizing Your Home," presented by the River's Edge Senior Community. Learn how to downsize the 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. Must RSVP by today. Free. (916) 921-5131.


Classes and workshops

Today

• 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 arrangements, 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 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 sabaclassbees@gmail.com to register.

Wednesday

• Food preservation demonstration on citrus. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 material fee at the door. (916) 875-6913.

Thursday-March 21

• A 10-week "Green Gardening at Home" series offered through the Utility Exploration Center will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $55-$65. (916) 746-1550 to register.

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