Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events


• The Sacramento Weavers' and 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 and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

• The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild's 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. today; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $7; free for children ages 12 and younger. (916) 355-7299.


• 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.

• The UC Davis Arboretum hosts a guided tour of the Native American Contemplative Garden. Learn about traditional uses of native plants. 2 p.m. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.


• The UC Davis Arboretum hosts a tour of the West End Gardens with Warren Roberts, super- intendent emeritus of the Arboretum. Noon. UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, Davis. Free (visitor parking $7). (530) 752-4880.

• "Comfort Covers: African American History and Quilting." Marcia Fuller will share her collection of hand-crafted quilts and discuss the history and family stories behind them. 11 a.m. Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2700.

Next Saturday-Feb. 17

• Pot plants and make plant lanterns from magnolia petals (next Saturday) as part of the Family Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebration: noon-3 p.m. next Saturday, 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.

Next Saturday

• 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.



• 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.

Feb. 18

• The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club meeting. 10 a.m. Telefunken Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 434-6666.

Feb. 19

• The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club will meet for a 1 1/2-hour walking tour. 10 a.m. Maidu Indian Museum, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. $3.50 (reservations required by Feb. 1). (916) 771-9579.

Classes and workshops


• 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 three workshops on container and indoor gardens. These three workshops will teach 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.

• El Dorado Nursery and Garden will host pruning clinics with an emphasis on Japanese maples and roses. Learn pruning, shaping, care and selection of maples or participate in a hands-on rose clinic and learn how to keep roses insect- and disease-free. 10 a.m. for Japanese maples; noon for roses. 3931-C Durock Road, Shingle Springs. Free (reservation required). (530) 676-6555.

• High-Hand Nursery will hold a succulent symposium. Learn about each of the succulent families, their growth habits, maintenance, and more. 10-11 a.m. High-Hand Nursery, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free (register at (916) 652-2065.

• Master Gardener Richard Huntley will provide information and demonstration on composting and vermiculture. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn. $3, free for Placer Nature Center members. (530) 878-6053.

Next Saturday

• 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.

• Remodeling seminars presented by DreamBuilders Home Remodeling. Learn remodeling strategies for budgets, how to select the right products, design, and more. Planning Your Kitchen Remodel, 9-10:30 a.m.; Planning Your Bathroom Remodel, 11 a.m.- noon. 893 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 103, El Dorado Hills. Free (register online at www.dreambuildershomeremodeling .com). (916) 933-7371.

• Sacramento Area Beekeepers will hold a beginning beekeeping class. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $35 for members, $45 nonmembers. (916) 370-2271.

• Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension master gardeners will hold a grape pruning workshop. Spur and cane grape pruning techniques will be presented in the college vineyard. Learn how to start your own grapevines from cuttings, and winter and spring growing tips. 10 a.m.-noon. Woodland Community College Greenhouse Orchard Area, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland. Free. (530) 666-8143.

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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