▪ SACRAMENTO WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD OPEN HOUSE & SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Never miss a local story.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for your valentine? Find something unique and handmade at this two-day open house, featuring works by local weavers and spinners. Watch demonstrations and learn about all sorts of weaving (including Navajo weaving) plus spinning, basketry, dyeing and felting. Craftspeople can find supplies as well as wool and yarns.
▪ WORKSHOP: BAREROOT ROSES 101
Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; and 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
This is rose planting season. Learn about different kinds of roses and how to keep them happy as well as how to choose the right rose for your own garden.
▪ VALENTINE’S SHOW AND CRAFTING DAYS
Where: Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., Sacramento
When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday
Spend your Valentine’s Day afternoon, creating art and crafts while celebrating artwork made by local women.
▪ PACIFIC ORCHID EXPO
Where: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, off Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday ; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22. Gala benefit, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday.
Admission: $14 online/$15 at the door; seniors, $11 online/$12 at the door; gala, $43 online/$50 at the door; weekend pass with gala, $60; three-day pass without gala, $25.
Details: (650) 548-6700, www.orchidsanfrancisco.org
Experience “The Thrill of Discovery,” the theme of the 63rd annual Pacific Orchid Exposition. Hosted by the San Francisco Orchid Society, this huge floral event ranks as the nation’s biggest orchid show with more than 150,000 exotic plants on display and for sale. Docent-led tours, orchid potting demonstrations and special lectures are planned throughout the weekend.
▪ TREE-PRUNING CLINIC
Where: San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay
When: 9 a.m. next Saturday
Learn how to prune young shade trees for healthy structure and a longer life. Sacramento Tree Foundation experts teach when and how to make pruning cuts as well as overall pruning strategies. Learn about tools and their uses. Wear comfortable shoes for an optional walkabout to look at trees.
▪ AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TOUR
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. next Saturday
Details: (916) 448-0811, www.oldcitycemetery.com
This guided tour of Sacramento’s oldest cemetery spotlights the stories behind the city’s black pioneers.