45th annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
Where: Bristol’s Ranch House Cafe, 961 Highway 4, Arnold
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2
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Details: 925-372-8961, http://www.gocalaveras.com/
This popular Independence Day-inspired fest features more than 60 vendors and all sorts of crafts from kitchen to garden plus plenty of family fun including a Saturday morning parade.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon Saturday, July 1
Learn how to make your own indoor garden under glass and create a perfect space for exotic plants.
Saturdays with Barry
Where: Sherwood Demonstration Garden, behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville.
When: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 8
Admission: Free; parking, $2
Details: 530-621-5512, http://mgeldorado.ucanr.edu
Join Barry Wold and the UC master gardeners of El Dorado County for expert advice on growing summer vegetables. Find out what’s wrong – and right – with your crops.
Tour: Cigars and Spitoons
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8
Details: 916-448-0811, www.oldcitycemetery.com
This guided history tour of the cemetery and its world famous gardens focuses on Sacramento’s tobacco ties – including a spittoon convention.