Autumn Payne / Bee file

Placer County Fair

The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Jun. 22, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• COMPOSTING BASICS

Where: Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu (916) 875-6913

Sacramento County master gardeners share their advice for turning waste into garden gold.


• ORCHID AUCTION

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday; potluck dinner, 6 p.m.

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 421-9615

The Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society hosts its annual auction of cymbidium orchids, which can thrive outdoors in Sacramento. Many unusual varieties will be available. Public welcome.


• ROSE GARDEN TOUR

Where: 8180 Mt. Aukum Road, Mt. Aukum

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: $15

Details: (209) 245-4164

Ben and Elsina Dean open to the public their huge Amador County rose garden featuring hundreds of unusual varieties in this fundraiser to support the St. Katharine Drexel Youth Ministry. Their garden is located near Plymouth off Shenandoah Road in the heart of Amador wine country.


• NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN PARTY

Where: Natomas Rose Garden (next to South Natomas Library), 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

When: 6-9 p.m. June 30

Admission: Free

Details: www.natomasrosegarden.org, (916) 359-7411

Public is invited to this special event, including a twilight tango dance and (hopefully) the dedication of the garden's new fountain. The garden centerpiece was heavily damaged by vandals in early June, but organizers hope to have its replacement ready in time for the party.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• QUILTING HARVEST

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free with fair entrance: $5 general; $3 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and up

Details: (916) 749-4439

The Roseville Quilters Guild presents this huge annual show including boutique and raffle.


• PLACER COUNTY FAIR

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: $5; $3 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and up; free admission for kids on Sunday.

Details: www.placercountyfair.org, (916) 786-2023

"Country Days and Racin' Ways" is the theme of this summer's fair, featuring a large assortment of attractions. For full schedule, see website.

– Debbie Arrington

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