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Get inspired by these Homes for the Holidays

Take a look at this El Dorado Hills couple's nativity scenes from around the world

Peggy Davenport and her husband, Bob, put nearly 60 nativity scenes on display for the Home for the Holidays charity tour in the Sierra foothills, many of which are from Peggy's extensive collection.
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Peggy Davenport and her husband, Bob, put nearly 60 nativity scenes on display for the Home for the Holidays charity tour in the Sierra foothills, many of which are from Peggy's extensive collection.

Eighth annual Homes for the Holidays tour

Where: Start at William Brooks Elementary School, 3610 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dec. 10

Admission: $25; children age 12 and younger, $10

Details: www.sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org

This popular tour features six spectacularly decorated homes while supporting efforts of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. In addition, enjoy a free holiday boutique at Brooks School and a huge raffle of designer Christmas trees, 100-bottle instant wine collection and an Oregon getaway.

DIY wreath workshop

Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9

Admission: $50; register in advance

Details: 916-441-1478, www.rellesflorist.com

Learn how to make and decorate a wreath with foliage from your own backyard. Bring in your greenery or use the 24-inch evergreen base provided. Find secrets to creating bows and other trimmings, then take home your results. Tools provided; bring your own work apron.

Holiday terrarium workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon, Saturday, Dec. 9

Admission: $50; registration required

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

This make it and take it workshop will help you create a living gift to give (or keep). Registration includes soil, building materials and instruction; plants and container extra. Participants may bring a container from home.

Sacramento Antique Faire

Where: Under freeway at X and 21st streets, Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10

Admission: $3; age 16 and younger admitted free

Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com

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Debbie Arrington

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