Northern California Art By Fire
Seconds Sale, a sale of less-than-perfect pottery, glass, metal and clay work. 10 a.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Sacramento. Free. 530-878-8034. www.artbyfire.org.
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Winter orchid care workshop
A free workshop focusing on the care of orchids. Noon. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-922-4769.
Jan. 9-Feb. 13
Fused Glass class
Learn to make glass jewelry in a six-week class from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 9. Techniques taught in cutting and designing the glass. Cordova Senior Activity Center, 3480 Routier Road. Sacramento. $75 members, $77 non-members. (916) 961-7770.
Composting, Mulching and Organic Fertilizers for Healthy Trees and Gardens
Learn how compost, mulch and organic fertilizers can enhance your garden. Each participating family will go home with a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport). Advanced registration deadline is Jan. 7. 8:30 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6 Roseville residents, $8 non-residents. (916) 746-1550. www.roseville.ca.us/explore/workshops.
Gardening Workshop — Winter Is for Pruning
Will focus on safe pruning and will help identify the need for professional help with pruning. Information will be provided on water-friendly trees for our region. Advanced registration deadline is Jan. 7. 11 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6 Roseville residents, $8 non-residents. (916) 746-1550. www.roseville.ca.us/explore/workshops .
Carmichael cactus and succulent society
In the monthly meeting, Ernesto Sandoval, Director of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory presents, “Growing and Propagating South African bulbs.” 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. 916-729-3475.