Great Backyard Bird Count
Where: Anywhere you’d like to observe birds, including your own backyard (front yards, too), parks, schools or open spaces
When: Through Monday, Feb. 15; the minimum counting time is 15 minutes.
Coordinated by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this international volunteer census of bird populations is a fun activity for the whole family. No prior birding experience necessary. See BirdCount.org website for instructions and checklists.
Gold Country Antique Show and Sale
Where: Gold County Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14
Details: (530) 241-4063, tbcashows.info
Coordinated by Twin Bridges Antique Productions, this huge show features vendors from throughout the Western states. Expert evaluations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; $5 per item. Proceeds benefit the Placer County Library.
Sacramento Antique Faire
Where: 21st and X streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14
Admission: $3; youths 16 and under admitted free; no pets
Find the perfect vintage Valentine’s Day gift at this gigantic marketplace with more than 300 vendors under the freeway.