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November 2, 2013

The week ahead: Garden activities

Free workshop offers lessons on how to turn plants into a living, vertical display that lasts for years.

• SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP

Where: Big Oak Nursery, 10071 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.bigoaknursery.com, (916) 686-1180

Learn how to make a living succulent wreath with expert Merlyn Lenear. Bring your camera and any questions about succulents.

• LAST CHANCE PERENNIALS BENEFIT SALE

Where: 3072 24th St. (Curtis Park), Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sunburstprojects.org

Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts one last sale this year to benefit the Sunburst Projects for children and families living with HIV and AIDS. This sale features hundreds of unusual and rare perennials for fall planting.

• STORY TIME THROUGH THE SEASONS

Where: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

This family event goes “under the redwood tree” to explore the world of native Californians. Learn traditional stories, games and arts in this program for all ages.

• PATRIOTISM AND SACRAMENTO’S VETERANS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

In honor of area veterans, this special Veterans’ Day weekend tour of the cemetery and its gardens focuses on Sacramento’s patriots, dating back to the War of 1812.

– Debbie Arrington

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