• WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL
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.
• SPIRITUALISM AND SUFFRAGE
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.
• WATER-WISE GARDENING
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.
• TERRARIUM DIY
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make your own terrarium garden.
• SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
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.
• IRIS SALE
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).