The week ahead: Home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, May. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• ASSISTANCE LEAGUE GARDENS OF THE HILLS TOUR

Where: Start at Pottery World, 1006 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $20

Details: http://sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org
Tour inspiring gardens in El Dorado Hills and enjoy presentations by designers Michael Glassman and Bob Langan, champagne tasting at Cielo Estate Winery and miniature gardens at Green Acres.


• 53rd ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacramentocss.org

See hundreds of interesting specimens. Free plant each day to first 100 guests.


• 67th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO BONSAI CLUB SHOW

Where: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details:http://www.sacramentobonsaiclub.com

This large show and sale features many "little trees." Demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days by bonsai master Boon Manakitivipart.


• 30th ANNUAL ST. JOHN'S GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at the church, 2341 Floral Ave., Chico

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: $30

Details: www.stjohnschico.org

This benefit tour includes five gardens in Chico and Paradise, plus lunch.


• AAUW GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council, 624 E St., Marysville

When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today

Admission: $15

Details: (530) 743-0306

Artists are featured in each garden on this tour, hosted by the American Association of University Women's Marysville-Yuba City chapter.


• ORCHID ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Learn how to make flower arrangements with orchids – just in time for Mother's Day.


• PENCE GALLERY GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $25 in advance, $28 day of tour

Details: www.pencegallery.org, (530) 758-3370

See artists at work during this benefit supporting the gallery's education program.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• CAPITAL WOODCARVERS SHOW

Where: Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $5; children admitted free

Details:http://capitalwoodcarvers.com, (916) 783-5477

Discover woodcarving and much more with workshops and beautiful displays. Kids can learn soap carving

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