SACRAMENTO IRIS SOCIETY ANNUAL SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: (916) 264-8800
Find rhizomes (roots) for hundreds of colorful bearded iris 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. today
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.
43RD ANNUAL SACRAMENTO BROMELIAD & CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and July 28
Details: (530) 273-9161
This large and interesting show features hundreds of unusual plants plus demonstrations and expert advice. Many rare plants offered for sale. On Saturday, meet author Peter D'Amato, who will sign copies of his updated and award-winning "The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants" (Ten Speed Press).
THE PRESSURE'S ON
Where: Auditorium, UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-noon today
Details: cesacramento.ucdavis.edu, (916) 875-6913
UC master food preservers demonstrate basic techniques for using a pressure cooker for canning.
COLFAX GARDEN AND ART TOUR
Where: Heather Glen, 18925 Applegate Road, Colfax
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Admission: $18; children age 12 and younger admitted free.
Details: (530) 346-8149
Hosted by the Colfax Garden Club, tour six Sierra gardens of all sizes including the historic Heather Glen while enjoying the work of local artists and craftspeople.
Continuing through July 28
Mendocino Furniture Makers host their 15th annual fine woodworking show. A group member will be on hand to discuss the work each day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, Corner of Kasten and Ukiah streets, Mendocino. Free. (707) 937-2486.
Tour six gardens including a small meticulous garden, a parklike estate and more, at the Colfax Garden Club Garden and Art Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heather Glen, 18925 Applegate Road, Colfax. $18; free for children ages 12 and younger. (530) 346-8149.
Plant sale to benefit the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden, featuring hollyhocks, daylilies, Shasta daisies, and more. 8 a.m.-noon. 7450 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights. (916)-384-6215.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for volunteers to participate in a large planting event. The project was planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy in partnership with UC Davis landscape architecture students. 7:30-11 a.m. Thursday-next Saturday; 5:45-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday. Grant High School, 1400 Grand Ave., Sacramento. (916) 974-4322. Sign up to volunteer at www.sactree.com/events.
Next Saturday-July 28
Support the Sierra Foothills Iris Society at fundraising plant sale of iris rhizomes. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28. Eisley's Nursery, 380 Nevada St., Auburn. (530) 477-2811.
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.
Tour nine gardens plus the new Healing Garden at the Barton Memorial Hospital at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society's 10th Annual Garden Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour begins at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. $25. Purchase tickets at (530) 541-5458.
Enjoy live music, a classic car show, wine garden, and kids zone with a petting zoo, circus and more at the 41st annual Delta Pear Fair. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; parade at 1 p.m. Primasing and Washington streets, Courtland. Free; parking $10. (916) 775-2000.
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, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Harvest Day 2013 will include demonstrations by speakers Fred Hoffman, chef Adam Pechal and landscape designer Cheryl Buckwalter. Popular food trucks, vendors, educational booths and a plant clinic will be on site. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation will be conducting "Mulch Madness." Care for the trees of McKinley Park by applying a mulch ring around their bases. Meet near the basketball court, 3700 H St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
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.
The Orchard Forum of Sacramento will meet for its annual bingo and ice cream social. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.
Annual fundraising auction of cymbidiums at the Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society meeting. Potluck dinner 6 p.m.; auction 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 421-9615.
The Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society will meet for the program "A tourist in Cuba" by Jo Ellen Arnold. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.
Learn what you can be doing in your garden or share tips and information with other gardeners at the Garden Club meeting. 1 p.m. Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Classes and workshops
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.
The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers host a basic introduction to safe pressure canning techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Learn how to provide food, water and shelter for animals in the Gardening for Wildlife workshop offered through the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502. Call to verify location prior to attending.
The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County present Christmas in July: Gifts from the Kitchen. 10 a.m.-noon. Marshall Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.
Learn how to protect and maintain oak trees with the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veteran's Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502. Call to verify location prior to attending.
Learn about pickles, relishes and sauerkraut with the Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County. 10 a.m.-noon. Class repeats July 30. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.