Marni Leger

A benefit for the Natomas Rose Garden is 6:30 p.m. today.

Week ahead: Get growing with seed planting tips

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am

• PLANTING SEEDS WORKSHOPS

Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to grow your own vegetables and flowers from seed. Best practices including organic methods will be demonstrated. Get help planning your garden.

• BENEFIT DANCE FOR NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN

Where: American Legion Post 447, 720 Santiago Ave., Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. today

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.

• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Meet at the arboretum gazebo, UC Davis campus

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Explore the arboretum’s west end gardens with renowned storyteller Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus.

• ROSE AUCTION

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactorose.org, (916) 799-6199

The Sacramento Rose Society hosts its annual fundraising auction featuring dozens of new bare-root roses. Public invited; cash or check only.

– Debbie Arrington



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