• MOUNTAIN MANDARIN ORCHARD DAYS
Where: Sierra foothills farms
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday
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Several mandarin growers open their orchards and farm stands to the public this weekend for a taste of this wonderful local citrus. See how mandarins grow while getting fruit direct from farmers. Most locations also offer crafts and fun activities to go with their fruit. For locations and directions, visit the website.
• ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today; rain cancels
Volunteers from the cemetery’s world-famous heritage rose gardens share their tips for taming thorny bushes, particularly old garden and large shrub roses.
Bring gloves and clippers.
• WALK WITH WARREN
Where: Gazebo, UC Dabis Arboretum
When: Noon Wednesday
Join arboretum superintendent emeritus and well-known storyteller Warren Roberts for a visit to see the winter wonders of the arboretum’s west-end gardens.
– Debbie Arrington