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A blow torch puts the final touches on a glass vase.
A blow torch puts the final touches on a glass vase. File photo

Art by Fire holiday show and sale

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Admission: Free

Details: www.artbyfire.org

Get your holiday shopping off to a hot start at this show and sale, featuring arts and crafts made with fire by local artisans. That includes ceramics, jewelry, glasswork and more.

Tour: What’s Blooming in the Cemetery

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Admission: Free

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

Take a guided pre-Halloween stroll through the cemetery’s Hamilton Square perennial garden to enjoy the autumn display.

Workshop: Fall is for Planting

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

In this weekly series, discover why fall is such a a great time to plant shrubs, trees and other landscaping – plus tips for success.

Workshop: Orchids Made Easy

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon next Saturday, Nov. 4

Admission: Free

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

Learn the basics of orchid care at this popular workshop. Call ahead to reserve a seat.

Debbie Arrington

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