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A recirculating fountain creates a new focal point where there used to be lawn in this water-wise landscape.
A recirculating fountain creates a new focal point where there used to be lawn in this water-wise landscape. acruz@sacbee.com

Workshop: Converting Thirsty Lawns

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

When: 9:30 a.m. 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. 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. 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.

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. 26-27

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.

Debbie Arrington

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