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The week ahead: Make a bid for fun

Brian Witherell, shown last year in Witherell’s warehouse, will host a live auction of antiques and collectibles Saturday morning in midtown. Items include a chair owned by George Washington.
Brian Witherell, shown last year in Witherell’s warehouse, will host a live auction of antiques and collectibles Saturday morning in midtown. Items include a chair owned by George Washington. Sacramento Bee file

▪  LIVE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES AUCTION

Where: Witherell’s, 1925 C St., Sacramento

When: Saturday, 8-10 a.m. preview; auction begins at 10 a.m.

Admission: Free

Details: www.witherells.com or Witherell’s Facebook page

Brian Witherell, of “Antiques Road Show” fame, hosts this live auction of rare and fragile antiques and collectibles, mostly from the Greater Sacramento area. Among the highlights: A chair that belonged to George Washington, rare Civil War photos, a pair of silver Tiffany candelabras, Asian vases and Waterford crystal. There will be a wide range of items in all price ranges. Checks and cash only. Come early to sign in.

▪ WORKSHOP: IRRIGATION TUNE-UP

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to get the most out of your irrigation system including how to convert sprinklers to drip.

▪ DELIGHTS FROM DOWN UNDER

Where: Arboretum GATEway Garden behind Davis Commons Shopping Center (meet at Shovel Gateway Sculpture)

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

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

Explore the arboretum’s Australian and New Zealand collections.

▪ DIG INTO SPRING IDEAS FAIR

Where: Green Acres, 9220 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21-22

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Green Acres celebrates the grand opening of its fourth local nursery with a garden party, packed with ideas for your own landscape.

▪ MEET THE HANDBOOK EDITOR

Where: Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley

When: 7:30 p.m. March 20

Admission: Free

Details: wwww.mrsdalloways.com

Dennis Pittenger, co-author of the “California Master Gardener Handbook,” will talk about the just-updated gardening guide, focusing on the drought.

▪ WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. March 21

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

Get a guided tour of the cemetery’s world famous gardens just as they begin to bloom. See hundreds of old garden roses including breathtaking (and gigantic) Lady Banks roses, including one that climbs to the top of a 60-foot tree.

▪ 30th SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

Where: San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18-21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 22

Admission: $17.50 early bird via online; $22 at door; children ages 15 and younger admitted free; parking $12

Details: (415) 684-7278, sfgardenshow.com/

Northern California’s top gardening event always draw a crowd as well as top garden designers and new product vendors. Don’t miss the orchid market with thousands of exotic plants.

Debbie Arrington

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