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Find handmade gifts at weavers’ open house

The annual Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild open house and sale is this weekend.
The annual Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild open house and sale is this weekend. Sacramento Bee file

▪  SACRAMENTO WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD OPEN HOUSE & SALE

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacweavespin.org

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for your valentine? Find something unique and handmade at this two-day open house, featuring works by local weavers and spinners. Watch demonstrations and learn about all sorts of weaving (including Navajo weaving) plus spinning, basketry, dyeing and felting. Craftspeople can find supplies as well as wool and yarns.

▪ WORKSHOP: BAREROOT ROSES 101

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This is rose planting season. Learn about different kinds of roses and how to keep them happy as well as how to choose the right rose for your own garden.

▪  VALENTINE’S SHOW AND CRAFTING DAYS

Where: Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., Sacramento

When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.womenswisdomart.org

Spend your Valentine’s Day afternoon, creating art and crafts while celebrating artwork made by local women.

▪  PACIFIC ORCHID EXPO

Where: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, off Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday ; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22. Gala benefit, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday.

Admission: $14 online/$15 at the door; seniors, $11 online/$12 at the door; gala, $43 online/$50 at the door; weekend pass with gala, $60; three-day pass without gala, $25.

Details: (650) 548-6700, www.orchidsanfrancisco.org

Experience “The Thrill of Discovery,” the theme of the 63rd annual Pacific Orchid Exposition. Hosted by the San Francisco Orchid Society, this huge floral event ranks as the nation’s biggest orchid show with more than 150,000 exotic plants on display and for sale. Docent-led tours, orchid potting demonstrations and special lectures are planned throughout the weekend.

▪  TREE-PRUNING CLINIC

Where: San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay

When: 9 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactree.com

Learn how to prune young shade trees for healthy structure and a longer life. Sacramento Tree Foundation experts teach when and how to make pruning cuts as well as overall pruning strategies. Learn about tools and their uses. Wear comfortable shoes for an optional walkabout to look at trees.

▪  AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TOUR

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

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

This guided tour of Sacramento’s oldest cemetery spotlights the stories behind the city’s black pioneers.

Debbie Arrington

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