Get your ducks in a row at wildlife art fest

07/12/2014 12:00 AM

07/11/2014 11:12 AM


Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $5; children under age 12 admitted free


Hosted by the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association, this family event features plenty of fine feathers – and carvings – as dozens of decoy makers show off their craft. Other wildlife artists also will present their work (much of it for sale) in this showcase devoted to birds of the Pacific flyway. Kids activities are offered, too.


Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details:, (916) 448-0811

This guided tour of the historic cemetery and its famed gardens in summer bloom highlights spiritualists (including a fake medium) and early supporters of women’s suffrage in Sacramento.


Where: Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: $8; $6 Roseville residents

Details:, (916) 746-1550

With drought restrictions now in effect in many cities (including Roseville), this workshop covers the basics of how to save the plants you can’t replace (such as mature trees and shrubs) as well as squeeze the most out of every drop.


Where: Exotic Plants,1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details:, (916) 922-4769

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make your own terrarium garden.


Where: 2300 Front St., Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $3; free for youths and children ages 16 and younger

Details:, (916) 600-9770

This huge outdoor marketplace has a new location, just south of Old Sacramento. It features more than 300 vendors selling antiques and collectibles including art, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, lighting, military items and toys.


Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 264-8800

In this one-day sale hosted by the Sacramento Iris Society, find rhizomes (roots) for hundreds of colorful (and drought-resistant) bearded iris including dwarfs, intermediates, tall and repeat bloomers – at just the perfect time to plant them. Lots of different colors and varieties will be available as well as advice on how to plant and get the most flowers. New this year is a labeling station that will allow buyers to prepare a permanent garden label for each iris purchased before they leave (and forget what they got).

– Debbie Arrington

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