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Arnold hosts popular Sierra Nevada crafts festival

The entrance at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden in Placerville. Created by El Dorado County master gardeners, this new facility offers 16 unique gardens, each dedicated to specific skill or plant group.
The entrance at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden in Placerville. Created by El Dorado County master gardeners, this new facility offers 16 unique gardens, each dedicated to specific skill or plant group. rbenton@sacbee.com

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

Admission: Free

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.

Terrarium workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon Saturday, July 1

Admission: Free

Details: 916-922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com

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

Admission: Free

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.

Debbie Arrington

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