• WINTER BIRDS IN DAVIS
Where: Environmental Horticulture Room 146, UC Davis
When: 10:30 a.m. today
Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
View an indoor slide show presentation about the many kinds of birds that visit the UC Davis Arboretum and Yolo County, then take a guided tour of the arboretum gardens to see who’s around.
• BARE-ROOT FRUIT TREES WORKSHOPS
Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 10 a.m. today
This is bare-root planting season for fruit trees, too. How do you choose which is right for your garden? In these workshops, learn about different varieties along with tips on care and planting.
• VALENTINE ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon today
Details: (916) 922-4769
Thinking about giving an orchid for Valentine’s Day? Learn about this popular gift plant and how to make it thrive.
• BENEFIT DANCE FOR NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN
Where: American Legion Post 447, 720 Santiago Ave., Sacramento
When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8
Admission: $15; children, $5
Details: www.natomasrosegarden.org, (916) 359-7411
This pre-Valentine’s Day dance is the major fundraiser to support Natomas’ community rose garden. Evening includes tango, salsa and bachata performances as well as deejay dance music, appetizers and raffle.
– Debbie Arrington