• PLANTING SEEDS WORKSHOPS
Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 10 a.m. today
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
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
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