DOGGONE SUMMER CELEBRATION
Where: Digging Dog Nursery, 31101 Middle Ridge Road, Albion
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: www.diggingdog.com, (707) 937-1130
This destination nursery, in a 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.
SACRAMENTO IRIS SOCIETY ANNUAL SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday and July 21
Details: (916) 264-8800
Find rhizomes (roots) of hundreds of colorful bearded irises including dwarfs, intermediates, tall and repeat bloomers at just the perfect time to plant them. Lots of different colors and varieties will be available, as well as advice on how to plant and get the most flowers.
FUNDRAISER: LAW AND DISORDER TOUR
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 6:30 and 8 p.m. next Saturday
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (800) 838-3006
Sacramento's bad and bawdy past comes to life during these special guided twilight and moonlight tours to raise funds for the cemetery's gardens and programs. The evening includes a hot dog, an ice-cold glass of sarsaparilla and memorable entertainment. Call in advance for reservations.
160TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: Through July 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Admission: $12; $10 seniors age 62 and up; $8 ages 5-12; children 4 and younger admitted free. Parking, $10.
The granddaddy of California fairs continues its 160th run with hundreds of exhibits and vendors, live horse racing, livestock and culinary competitions, concerts and much more. Full schedule available online.
43RD CLASSIC WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $5; children under age 12 admitted free
Presented by the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association, this large show is for the birds and bird lovers with lots of hands-on demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family.