Home and garden events calendar

Published: Saturday, Jul. 6, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

Where: Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: cesacremento. ucdavis.edu, (916) 875-6913

UC master gardeners will present worm composting basics including how to set up a worm bin, feed and care for worms and harvest the nutrient-rich castings.

• TOUR: FRATERNAL ORDERS, SECRET SOCIETIES & SYMBOLISM

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

This guided tour focuses on the brotherhoods and societies that united and divided early immigrants now buried in the cemetery and its gardens.

• ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Tropical plants expert Kifumi Keppler will share secrets to orchid success.

• DEADHEADING AT DUSK

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Learn about old garden roses while lending a helping hand. Help heritage rose experts and other volunteers remove spent blooms and tidy up the garden. Bring gloves and pruners.

• DOGGONE SUMMER CELEBRATION

Where: Digging Dog Nursery, 31101 Middle Ridge Road, Albion

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, next Saturday and July 14

Admission: Free

Details: www.diggingdog.com, (707) 937-1130

This destination nursery, in the redwood forest near the Mendocino coast, has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House and Garden and other national publications. Many plants will be discounted during this special event.

– Debbie Arrington

HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• 160TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Friday-July 28.

Admission: $12; $10 seniors (age 62 and up); $8 youths (ages 5-12); children age 4 and younger admitted free. Parking $10.

Details: www.bigfun.org

The granddaddy of California fairs opens its 160th exposition Friday with hundreds of exhibits and vendors, live horse racing, livestock and culinary competitions, concerts and much more. Full schedule available online.

– Debbie Arrington

Special events

Continuing through July 28

• The Mendocino Furniture Makers host their 15th annual fine wood- working show. A group member will be on hand to discuss the work each day. Reception 5-8 p.m. next Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, Corner of Kasten and Ukiah streets, Mendocino. Free. (707) 937-2486.

Next Saturday

• Burlap and Bees Interiors Market Days will feature furniture, home décor and garden merchandise. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 360 Riley St., Folsom. Free. (916) 790-2337.

• The Capay Tomato Festival will feature tastings, farm tours and live music. Guests are invited to camp overnight in the farm orchards. 3-11 p.m. Live music at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. 23800 Highway 16, Capay. $20-$25, free for children ages 12 and younger. (800) 796-6009.

July 15

• The Sacramento Tree Foundation will conduct "Mulch Madness." Care for the trees of McKinley Park by applying a mulch ring around their bases. Meet near the pond, 3700 H St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.

July 16

• Bring projects, needles and supplies for knitting and crocheting. This is not an instructional class, but some assistance will be available. For adults and teens. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sacramento Public Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2700.

July 27

• Tour seven gardens at the Lake of the Sky Garden Club's 25th annual garden tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Incline Village, Nev. $25. Tickets and tour map information available by calling (408) 568-8553.

July 30

• The Sacramento Tree Foundation will hold evening tree tours and tree-care sessions with a certified arborist. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone. Learn how to identify trees, edit data and a lot more using GreenprintMaps. 6:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center at McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.

Aug. 18

• The Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and Excellence in Education present the fifth annual Luxury Home Tour to benefit education. Explore six custom homes in Truckee's Martis Camp. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 in advance; $45 day of event. (530) 550-7984. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ExinEd.org.

Meetings

Friday

• Learn gardening tips at the Sacramento Public Library Monthly Garden Club Meeting. 1-2:30 p.m. Rancho Cordova library branch, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

July 18

• Pam Bone presents, "Effective Watering: Success and Slipups," at the Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.

Classes and workshops

Today

• Learn the basics of worm composting with the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Orchid workshop presented by Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769. Registration required.

Tuesday, next Saturday

• Learn about food safety and basic water-bath canning with the Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County. 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

Next Saturday

• Learn how to convert a turf lawn into a low-water, low-maintenance space with the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10-11:30 a.m. City of Stockton Delta Water Supply Project Building, 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Free. (209) 953-6100. Registration required.

• Learn what plants thrive in shade and how to add texture, color and flowers to your garden with the El Dorado County Master Gar- deners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512. Call to verify location prior to attending.

July 16

• Learn about jams and jellies with the Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County. 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

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