Community Night at the Farm
What: Pack a picnic and head to Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch for family hands-on gardening. All ages can help by digging in the dirt, touring the farm and donating to support the organization’s education program.
When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. today
Where: Soil Born Farm American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
Cost: Free admission
Information: (916) 363-9685; www.soilborn.org
Grape Days of Summer
What: The fifth annual Grape Days of Summer event of the Placer County Vintners Association features tastings and interactive, self-guided vineyard tours at more than 19 wineries, live music and appetizers.
When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Where: Across wine-growing areas of Placer County
Cost: $45 at the door; designated driver $10-$25
Information: (916) 663-4486, www.placerwine.com
Sample the Sierra
What: Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual Sample the Sierra event sponsored by the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Local growers and chefs team up to make dishes that are paired with wines and beer as part of many food-focused events Labor Day weekend.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 31
Where: Bijou Community Park, 1201 Al Tahoe Drive, South Lake Tahoe
Cost: $30, $40 after Friday
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