Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, May. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Continuing through May 19

• The Folsom History Museum presents an exhibit on textile construction from the 18th century to the present. Displays show the history of yarn production, weaving, and knitting. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom. $4 general; $2 children ages 13-17; free for children ages 12 and younger. (916) 985-2707.


• The Capital Woodcarvers host "Discover the Art of Woodcarving – Let Us Show You How." Carvings will be on display all weekend, and learn how to carve by attending workshops. Soap-carving workshops available for children. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $5 general, free for students and children. (916) 783-5477.

• The Sacramento Bonsai Club's 67th annual show will feature plant and tree sales, benefit drawings, and demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. Noon-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. (916) 622-8048.

• Woodlake Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Woodlake Elementary School, 700 Southgate Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4203.

• Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale features plant collections and displays by professionals and members. A plant will be given each day to the first 100 guests. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. exhibition today; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. plant sale and exhibition Sunday. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinely Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

• Craft Guild of Nevada County hosts its Spring Fling Craft Fair to benefit local nonprofits. Event will feature handcrafted goods. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City. $1. (530) 742-4995.

• The Sierra Foothills Iris Society presents its annual iris show. 1-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Auburn Community Civic Center, Rose Room, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Free. (530) 477-2811.

• The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents the fourth annual Garden of the Hills Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. Sunday. California Welcome Center, 2085 Vine St., Suite 105, El Dorado Hills. $20 general; $10 children ages 12 and younger. (916) 549-3869.


• The El Dorado County Master Gardeners will host their fourth annual spring plant sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building Parking Lot, 130 Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Tour residential neighborhoods at the 15th annual Land Park Garden and Tea Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; noon luncheon. Tickets can be purchased at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. $20-$25 garden tour only; $45 garden tea luncheon and tour. (916) 446-7605.

• Gibson House Museum hosts a plant sale and festival with crafts and tours. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. Free. (530) 666-1045.

• Learn how to make a Mother's Day orchid arrangement with Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler. Noon-1:30 p.m. 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769. Registration required.

• Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, tomato planting and strawberry harvesting. Yolo Mambo and Mariachi Los Gallos will perform 5-9:45 p.m. Capay Organic Farm, 23800 State Highway 16, Capay. $15-$20; free for children ages 12 and younger. (800) 796-6009.

• Shop for antique and vintage furniture, home and garden decor, collectables, art, and more at the Loomis Peddler's Faire. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Horse and Buggy Consignment Store, 3793 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free. (916) 652-8800.

• Spring Antique, Craft, and Garden Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Free. (530) 677-2231.


• AAUW Healdsburg Home Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 221 Matheson, Healdsburg. $35 advance; $40 day off. (707) 974-8403. Tour map and registration at

• Enjoy seven Davis gardens with sculpture collections by local artists at the 22nd annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour. Speak to vendors and master gardeners. Noon-5 p.m. Host garden, 27050 Country Club Circle, Davis. $20 Pence members; $20 general. (530) 758-3370. On the day of tour, tickets are available in person at the host garden or Pence Gallery at 212 D St., Davis.

• Yolo County Historical Museum hosts an annual May Festival and Plant Sale with crafts and tours. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. Free. (530) 666-1045.

May 8

• Tour the West End Gardens with Warren Roberts. Free one-hour parking available along Garrod Drive. Noon. UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

Next Saturday-May 12

• The East Sacramento Garden Tour will feature seven gardens in Sacramento's Fabulous 40s and benefit the David Lubin Elementary School. A luncheon will be held at the Tea Garden at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. David Lubin School, 3535 M St., Sacramento. $25. (916) 277-6271.

Next Saturday

• The Nevada County Master Gardeners will host their Spring Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• The Sacramento Geranium Club will host their annual show and plant sale with a variety of species, Ivy Pelargoniums, and Hardy geraniums. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 419-0130.



• The Sacramento Geranium Club meeting will feature speaker Jennifer Kaal from the Secret Garden who will discuss using and reusing home and garden items interchangeably. 10 a.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 419-0130.


• Entomologist and master rosarian Baldo Villegas presents "Attracting Beneficials to the Home Landscape" during the regular meeting of the Sacramento Rose Society. Public welcome. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 799-6199.

Classes and workshops


• The Placer County Master Gardeners present a series of demonstrations on composting and vermicomposting. 9-10 a.m. basic composting; 10-11 a.m. vermicomposting. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., Dewitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.

• Learn about effective, organic methods to manage pests and disease with the Nevada County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, NID Annex Room, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.


• The Sacramento Public Library presents a workshop for children ages 6-12. Children will learn how to weave a potholder. 3:30 p.m. Rio Linda Library, 902 Oak Lane, Rio Linda. Free. (916) 264-2920.

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