Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jun. 15, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Through next Saturday

• The annual Focus on Fiber Arts Open Show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Free. (916) 971-3713.


• The Placer Nature Center hosts a summer camp for children ages 6 to 12 years. Kids will learn about green gardening and how to start vegetables and flowers for a home garden. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn. $85. Registration required. (530) 878-6053.

Thursday-June 23

• The Roseville Quilters Guild pre- sents its 2013 quilt show, "Quilting Harvest." The show features a boutique, quilt raffle and viewer voting. 3-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. next Saturday-June 23. Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville. $4 general; $2 seniors, children. (916) 749-4439.

Next Saturday

• Enjoy gardens, live music and art at the 11th annual Art in the Garden event in Calaveras County. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Garden, 174 Sprink Road, West Point. Free. (209) 293-4259.

June 30

• Natomas Rose Garden fountain dedication. Tango dance follows. 6-9 p.m. 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 359-7411.



• Join the Embroiders' Guild of America, Camellia Chapter, for a beaded amulet bag program. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.


• The Elk Grove Quilt Guild will host a membership meeting with installation of new officers and potluck dinner. 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, 8939 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free to members; $3 guests. (916) 685-2090.

Classes and workshops


• Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners host an open garden. Watch fruit tree pruning and grafting demonstrations, learn how to grow herbs in containers, see methods for pruning and training grapes, and more. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• The Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association hosts beginners' classes. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacramento County Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Registration required at (916) 370-2271.


• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers present a preservation demonstration on early summer fruit. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 fee at door. (916) 875-6913.

Next Saturday

• Learn basics of composting for a home garden, starting and maintaining it and more, from the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope. (916) 875-6913.

• Learn when and how much water to give plants, and which irrigation techniques are appropriate, with the El Dorado County Master Garden- ers. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Learn about forest management, state and federal programs to help defer the cost of developing management plans, and forest ecology with the UC Cooperative Extension forestry staff. The workshop complements the e-learning module available at 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Placer County UCCE Office, Dewitt Center, Room 306, 11477 E Ave., Auburn. $25. Registration required. (510) 643-5428.

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