• VINTAGE HARVEST
Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Newcastle
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday
Admission: $10; advance tickets available at High Hand Nursery in Loomis or online
The spectacular Maple Rock Gardens hosts this fall festival, featuring food, live music and lots of neat stuff – antiques, vintage finds, primitive pieces, garden decorations and supplies, jewelry, furniture, artwork and more. Tour the Japanese maple-studded gardens at the height of fall color. See the model railroad in action, too.
• BEAUTIFY CARMICHAEL
Where: Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael
When: 8-11 a.m. next Saturday
Details: (916) 481-1002
Coordinated by the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce, this event brings together business and home owners and volunteers to tackle all sorts of projects: painting, weeding, planting, removing unwanted items and more. Groups will meet at Carmichael Park, then get to work.
– Debbie Arrington