Delights from Down Under
Learn about plants from Australia and New Zealand that thrive in Mediterranean climate while touring the collections. Park at Visitor Parking Lot 5. 9:30 a.m. UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.
Talini’s Nursery Urban Homesteading Fair
Vendors will answer questions about raising backyard chickens, safer gardening practices and using organic composts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Talini’s Nursery, 5601 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 451-8150.
Luxury Home Tour
The Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and Excellence in Education present a 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.
Community Outreach Meeting
Learn how low-income families can benefit from the Davis Housing Improvement and Solar Program and find out if you qualify. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Valente Room, Senior Center, 646 A. St., Davis. Free. (530) 217-6115.
Those interested in knitting and crocheting, even beginners, are welcome to join. This is not an instructional class, but assistance is available. 1:30 p.m. Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
McKinley Park Tree Tours
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 more using GreenprintMaps. 6:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Learn knitting and share your knowledge. All ages and skill levels welcome. 1 p.m. Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Open Sewing Class
Open sewing time for all quilters with help from the River City Quilters Guild. Bring your own equipment and supplies. Irons and ironing boards will be provided. 2 p.m. Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Dr., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Succulents, Nolinas, Agaves
Learn origins and cultivations of succulents, nolinas, and agaves. Park in visitor parking Lot 55. 10 a.m. Ruth Ridson Storer Garden, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.
High Hand’s Tomato Festival
Tomato tasting, tomato classes, walking tours of private gardens and the miniature garden railroad. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark-Tunnel Road, Newcastle. $10. (916) 652-2065.
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
The Camellia Chapter will meet to learn finishing techniques. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.
Classes and workshops
Learn how to grow culinary herbs with Yolo County master gardeners. 10 a.m.-noon. Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento. Free. (916) 376-6465.
Growing Healthy Lawns
Learn smart irrigation, fertilization and aeration tricks to help maintain a healthy lawn with less water. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663.
Dehydrating and Freezing
The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County will host a dehydrating and freezing workshop. 10 a.m.-Noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.