Manny Crisostomo / Bee file, 2010

The 23rd annual Camellia Show is set for 1-4 p.m. today in Napa. It's sponsored by the Napa and Northern California camellia societies.

Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today-Sunday

• The Sacramento International Depression Glass Club presents the 42nd anniversary Glass, China and Pottery show and sale. Some proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Alzheimer's Association and Sacramento Public Library branches. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., today; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $6. (916) 456-2280.

Today

• The Secret Garden hosts "Winter Garden Party" featuring hand-fired ceramic buttons, pottery, gardening planters and more by local artisans. 3-7 p.m. 8450 West Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. (916) 682-6839.

• The 23rd annual Camellia Show, sponsored by Napa and Northern California camellia societies, offers presentations from 2 to 4 p.m.: Bradford King on camellia bonsai; Lauren Coodley and Paula Amen Judah, "Napa Valley Farming and Transformation of an American Town"; Dan Charvet on "Camellia Genetics and Petal Blight." 1-4 p.m. Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St., Napa. Free. (707) 226-7075.

Thursday

• 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.

Friday-Feb. 10.

• The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild 28th annual show will feature more than 200 quilts, fiber and wearable art, a vendor mall and a daily fashion show at 2:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-next Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $7; free for children ages 12 and younger. (916) 355-7299.

Next Saturday-Sunday

• The Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild presents "Weavers Gone Wild," an open house with spinning and weaving demonstrations, item exhibits and sales. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

Next Saturday

• Natomas Rose Garden Benefit Dance, raffle, dance performances and music. American Legion Post 447, 720 Santiago Ave., Sacramento. $15 general; $5 children; $200 for sponsorships, which include four tickets. (916) 359-7411.

Feb. 16-17

• Pot plants and make plant lanterns from magnolia petals (Feb. 16) as part of the Family Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebration: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 16, 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. San Francisco Botanical Garden, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Free. (415) 661-1316.

Feb. 16

• Tour of San Francisco Botanical Garden with curator Don Mahoney. 1-3 p.m. Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. $15. (415) 661-1316.

Meetings

Thursday

• Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society hosts a slide show by Nicki Larson, "Springtime in South Africa." 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.

Feb. 11

• The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Camellia Chapter meeting; program is a small bargello shamrock pin on gold perforated paper. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.

Classes and workshops

Today

• Learn how to prune fruit trees, citrus and table grapes, and how to take care of them throughout the year. 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Elk Grove Community Garden, 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove. Free Registration required. (916) 479-3825.

• Learn about growing and re-blooming orchids with Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler. Noon-1:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Suite 165, Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769.

• The El Dorado County Master Gardeners host a class about critical climate factors that affect gardens. Microclimates and frost dates will be discussed. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans' Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Learn proper pruning techniques for a variety of shrubs and trees, including Japanese maples. 10-11 a.m. High Hand Nursery, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free. Registration required. (916) 652-2065.

Next Saturday

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers present a class on food preservation freezing tips. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Roseville Utility Exploration Center hosts a container and indoor gardens mini- series. These three workshops will teach you how to use vermicomposting inside or outside, create indoor or outdoor container gardens, and how to provide the proper balance of light, moisture and nutrients to indoor plants. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per workshop. Registration required. (916) 746-1550.

• El Dorado Master Gardeners discuss how, when and under what conditions seeds should be germinated, perennials divided and cuttings taken. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans' Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

Feb. 16

• El Dorado County master gardeners will host a master class on beekeeping, including how to raise and handle them safely. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Learn how irrigation systems work and how to make them more efficient in a workshop presented by San Juan Water District. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663.

Feb. 20

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension master food preservers present a class on sauerkraut and winter vegetables. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 materials fee. (916) 875-6913.

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