Dogs have their days at Green Acres

08/01/2014 11:10 AM

08/01/2014 9:42 PM

•  FIFTH ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: Through Thursday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today, Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com, (916) 782-2273

Patrons who bring their dogs receive special discounts on plants and other merchandise. Learn about pet-safe plants and landscaping. A doggy lounge at each location offers shade, play area, treats and water. Local animal shelters and rescue groups will offer pet adoptions today and Sunday.

•  SUCCULENTS THAT SIZZLE

Where: UC Davis Arboretum, UC Davis campus; meet at the Gazebo

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free; free parking available in Lot 55

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

See several specimens that can succeed in your water-wise garden.

•  CEMETERY FAMILIES — LOVING OR LETHAL?

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

This guided tour of the famed cemetery and its gardens focuses on family plots and tales from yesteryear when relatives weren’t always loving.

• A HOME GARDENER’S GUIDE TO SEED SAVING

Where: Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 273-0919

Master gardeners lead this hands-on workshop that will help you stretch your garden dollars. Discover the benefits of seed saving and how to preserve heirloom varieties for generations to come.

• DEADHEADING AT DUSK

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Join volunteers in the cemetery’s world famous rose garden to remove spent flowers (deadhead) while learning about old garden roses. No experience necessary. Bring gloves and pruning shears.

•  78TH ANNUAL SONOMA COUNTY FAIR

Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa

When: Through Aug. 10; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; closed Monday.

Admission: $11; children ages 7-12, $5; children age 6 and younger admitted free; seniors, age 60 and up, free of Thursday; children 12 and under admitted free on Friday; parking, $6-8

Details: www.sonomacountyfair.com

— Debbie Arrington

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