LOVE OF LAVENDER
Where: Veterans' Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville
When: 9 a.m.-noon today
Details: cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5512
El Dorado County's master gardeners tell how to grow lavender, including the best varieties for our area.
WALK WITH WARREN
Where: Meet at Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum
When: Noon Wednesday
Details:arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
Enjoy amazing botanical tales during a leisurely garden stroll with the man who knows the gardens best Warren Roberts, arboretum superintendent emeritus.
OPEN GARDEN DAY
Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center (in Fair Oaks Park), 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday
Details: cesacramento.ucdavis.edu (916) 875-6913
Sacramento County UC master gardeners open up their garden to the public while demonstrating early-summer tasks. Watch fruit tree pruning and grafting demonstrations, learn how to grow herbs in containers, see methods for pruning and training grapes, and more. Got a mystery pest or weed? Bring an example (in a sealed plastic bag) for identification and possible remedies.
DELTA HOME TOUR
Where: Start at the Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Road, Walnut Grove
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Details: www.wgcpc.com, (916) 776-1106
See four distinctive river homes including Carr Jones' whimsical storybook house in the round and the Orchard Gables mansion.
SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
Where: 21st Street between X and Y streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger free; free parking
Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com, (916) 600-9770
Thousands flock to this huge outdoor marketplace in the shade of the Capital City free- way. Find more than 300 vendors and a wealth of merchandise.
A QUILTED AFFAIR
Where: Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday
Details: (530) 677-5542
Hosted by the just-opened Antique Depot, this textile show features quilts from past and present plus notions, rag rugs, vintage buttons, fabrics and more.