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Beat the heat, shop for arts and crafts on Tahoe’s North Shore

Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Where: Boatworks Shopping Mall, 760 N. Lake Blvd. No. 2, Tahoe City

When: 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20

Admission: Free

Details: 530-583-1488, www.pacificfinearts.com

Time for a road trip! Enjoy handmade creations by more than 30 local artists and craftspeople at this open air fest. Festival continues Aug. 25-27.

Workshop: Year-round Vegetable Gardening

Where: Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, DeWitt Center, 11477 E Ave., Auburn

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19

Admission: Free

Details: 530-889-7388, http://pcmg.ucanr.org/

Why stop gardening in summer? Extend your edible production through fall and winter. Learn the differences between summer and winter gardening success including which vegetable varieties grow best in our area.

Workshop: Converting Thirsty Lawns

Where: South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

When: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Aug. 26

Admission: Free

Details: 916-945-0336, www.ecolandscape.org

Thinking of removing your lawn in favor of water-wise landscaping? This three-hour workshop covers all the basics from how to remove the grass, choose and plant drought-tolerant alternatives, set up drip irrigation and year-round care.

Tour: What’s Blooming?

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Aug. 26

Admission: Free

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

This guided tour of the famous City Cemetery focuses on the Hamilton Square garden featuring more than 800 varieties of Mediterranean perennials.

Workshop: Bonsai for Beginners

Where: The Plant Foundry, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Aug. 26

Admission: $45

Details: 916-917-5787, www.plantfoundry.com

Local bonsai expert Matt Born leads this informative class on how to get started growing little trees in pots. Call store to register.

Debbie Arrington