SIERRA FOOTHILLS IRIS SALE
Where: Eisley's Nursery, 380 Nevada St., Auburn
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Details: (530) 477-2811
The Sierra Foothills Iris Society offers hundreds of bare-root iris rhizomes during its annual fundraiser just in time for planting.
POLLINATORS: MASON BEES & OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply (all locations)
When: 9 a.m. today
Learn how to attract more beneficial insects to your garden and keep busy mason bees happy.
CITRUS GRAFTING SEMINAR
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today
The Sacramento chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers demonstrate how to graft citrus to increase the diversity in your own backyard orchard.
EVENING TREE TOUR
Where: Meet at Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Details: www.sactree.org, (916) 974-4333
The Sacramento Tree Foundation hosts tree tours of McKinley Park 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.
TIRED OF MOWING?
Where: Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum
When: 10 a.m. next Saturday
Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
During a guided tour, see turf-free, water-wise landscape options that also have great curb appeal. Get tips on how to replace or reduce your lawn.
39TH ANNUAL TRUCKEE ANTIQUES SHOW
Where: Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (see website for directions)
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Organized by Twin Bridges Antique Productions, this event ranks as the largest antiques and collectible show in the Cal-Neva area, featuring thousands of items from more than 50 exhibitors. Find furnishings, lighting fixtures, kitchen and country primitives, Victorian colored and art glass, American art pottery, sterling silver and silverplate flatware and holloware, estate and costume jewelry, watches, fine porcelains and china, toys and dolls, American folk art, paper collectibles and vintage slot machines and gambling- related items.
Continuing through Sunday
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, Kasten and Ukiah streets, Mendocino. Free. (707) 937-2486.
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. Grant High School, 1400 Grand Ave., Sacramento. (916) 974-4322. Sign up to volunteer at www.sactree.com/events.
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.
The Sierra Foothills Iris Society iris rhizomes plant sale fundraiser. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Eisley's Nursery, 380 Nevada St., Auburn. (530) 477-2811.
American and European furniture, Victorian colored and art glass, sterling silver and silverplate flatware, and fine porcelains and china will be among the items on exhibit at the 39th annual Truckee Antiques Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. $5. (530) 241-4063.
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 Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Share your skills and pick up new ones at the Knitting and Crochet Circle. All skill levels welcome. 7 p.m. North Natomas Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Harvest Day 2013 will include demonstrations by speakers Fred Hoffman, chef Adam Pechal and landscape designer Cheryl Buckwalter; melons from the demonstration vegetable garden; a plant clinic; vendors and educational booths. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.
Friday and Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
Anyone interested in teaching and learning crochet, knitting or needlework is welcome to attend Knitwits. 11 a.m. Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 264-2920.
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 advance; $45 day of event. (530) 550-7984. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ExinEd.org.
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.
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.
A program on "South Sacramento Quilts for Kids" will be presented at the Society of Military Widows meeting. 11:30 a.m. Lions Gate, McClellan Park, 3410 Westover St., North Highlands. Reservations are required for lunch. To register, call (916) 635-6724.
Master gardener Shelley Berlant will discuss drip line systems for container gardening at the Sacramento Geranium club meeting. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 991-0442.
Classes and workshops
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. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.
Learn how to grow a successful winter vegetable garden with the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512. Call to confirm location prior to attending.
Free orchid workshop presented by Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. To register, call (916) 922-4769.
Next Saturday, Aug. 6
The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County will host a workshop on tomatoes. 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.