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 Drive, 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.
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.
Crochet and knitting projects
All ages and skills are welcome to work on projects. This is not an instructional class but assistance will be provided. 6 p.m. Fair Oaks Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Anyone interested in teaching and learning crochet, knitting or needlework is welcome to attend. 11 a.m. Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Hosted by the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Care for McKinley Park trees by applying mulch around them. Meet near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Burlap and Bees Interiors Market Days
Event will feature furniture, home decor and garden goods. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 360 Riley St., Folsom. Free. (916) 790-2337.
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.
Orchid Forum of Sacramento
Speaker Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids in Lincoln will do a hands-on demonstration of de-flasking orchid seedlings and dividing community pots of orchid seedlings. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free.
Mother Lode Rose Society
A presentation of the Rose Gardens of France by Linda Knowles. 1:30 p.m. Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Free. (530) 626-1722.
Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society
The program is “A Tourist in Cuba Part 2,” by Jo Ellen Arnold. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.
Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County
“Planting and Caring for a Fall Garden,” will be presented by Marsha Pruitt, Master Gardener. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael. Free. (916) 635-6724.
Sacramento Geranium Club
The Bee’s Debbie Arrington will share her experiences interviewing gardeners and visiting their gardens. The club will also celebrate its 65th anniversary. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-8800.
Embroiders’ Guild of America
Lois Kershner will lecture on designing a “threadscape.” 7 p.m. SMUD, 6201 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.
Foothills Horticulture Society
Eric Trygg will speak on bromeliads and carnivorous plants. 6-8 p.m. Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. First meeting is free; $15 annual membership. (916) 269-3444.
Classes and workshops
El Dorado County master gardeners will explain the benefits of raised-bed gardening, how to build the beds, what materials to use and how to maintain them. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512. Call to confirm location.
Composting, mulching and more
Discover the benefits of composting for your garden, explore methods of composting, learn how mulching reduces weeds and how to use the materials you have, with the Nevada County master gardeners. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada County master gardeners’ demonstration garden, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.
Oaks of the Central Sierra: Care and preservation
The UC Cooperative Extension Office will host a workshop on oak ecology, landscape values and practices. 7-9 p.m. Tuolumne County Ambulance Building, training room, 18440 Striker Court, Sonora. Free. (209) 533-6993.
Discover the benefits of saving seeds, explore the differences between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties, and learn about harvesting and proper storage techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.
Sept. 7 and 10
The master food preservers of El Dorado County will host a meat-preservation workshop. 10 a.m.-Noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds boardroom, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.
Sept. 14 and 17
Vinegars, condiments and chutneys
The master food preservers of El Dorado County will host a workshop on preserving vinegars, condiments, and chutneys. 10 a.m.-Noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.