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Volunteers sharpen shears, attack rose garden – plus where to recycle Christmas trees

Volunteers Carolyn Shadinger, left, and Marilyn Hawes prune roses in the McKinley Park memorial rose garden.
Volunteers Carolyn Shadinger, left, and Marilyn Hawes prune roses in the McKinley Park memorial rose garden.

McKinley Park prune-a-thon

Where: McKinley Park memorial rose garden, H and 33rd streets, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 6

Admission: Free

Details: 916-452-8011, email friendsofeastsac@aol.com

Join dozens of rose-loving volunteers and the Friends of East Sacramento as they prune the popular garden’s 1,200 rose bushes – mostly in one morning. Get shears sharpened, starting at 8:45 a.m. Hot soup offered at 1 p.m. Bring gloves and pruners; RSVP in advance.

Recycle Christmas trees

Where: Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-next Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

When: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands

When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7

Where:Kiefer Landfill, 12701 Kiefer Blvd., Sloughhouse

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7

Where:Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento

When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 6

Admission: Free

Details: sacrecycling.wm.com, www.cityofsacramento.org

Drop off your Christmas tree (with the stand, nails, tinsel and ornaments removed) so it can be recycled into mulch.

Debbie Arrington

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