The sponsoring California Garden Project is dedicated to the development of the California Garden, a world-class botanical garden in the capital city metropolitan area. The garden will tell the story of the state through the ages. Visit www.thecaliforniagarden.org for envisioned plans of the garden.Fairytale Town.
Victorian carolers from Sacramento Theatre Company’s School of the Arts will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 20; author Erin Dealey will read from her new book “Deck the Walls” at 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 19; and characters from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will wander through the park in full costume. Admission is $5; members and children 1 year old and younger are free. Call (916) 808-7462.Fair Oaks Library.
The challenge for Cross came when his wife, Carol, was diagnosed with cancer. “I want to share what I have learned,” Cross said, “hopefully before someone is neck-deep in life’s hardest experience or when they are trying to make sense of it after it is over.”Sacramento Zoo.
Feasts will continue each half-hour with the ground hornbills receiving a holiday pinata with crickets inside at 3 p.m. Zoo visitors are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy or nonperishable food and receive $1 off admission. Toys will go to Toys for Tots, food to River City Food Bank. Visit saczoo.org.Women’s Wisdom Art. www.womenswisdomart.org
Navidades y Tradiciones themes the concert beginning at 3 p.m. in the Crest Theatre (doors open at 2 p.m.). Concert tickets are $22 adults, $12 children 12 and under; visit www.tickets.com.