▪ 17TH ANNUAL EAST SACRAMENTO GARDEN TOUR
Where: Start at David Lubin School, 3535 M St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 and 10
Admission: $25; children age 12 and under admitted free; $15 optional tea luncheon
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This charming garden tour has become a Mother’s Day weekend tradition. See seven lovely gardens while supporting programs at Lubin School. Treat mom to a tea luncheon, too.
▪ WITHERELL’S OLD WEST SHOW & SALE
Where: Nevada County fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9
Collectors flock to this huge show, which wraps up today. Find all sorts of rare museum-quality antiques and artifacts from the Gold Rush and frontier days.
▪ SACRAMENTO GERANIUM CLUB SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9
Details: (916) 969-9731
Find hundreds of beautiful, unusual and water-wise geraniums and related plants at this huge sale.
▪ WORKSHOP: CLEVER CONTAINER GARDENING
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations.
When: 9 a.m. May 9
Learn how to plant a picture-perfect container garden – just in time for Mother’s Day.
▪ SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
Where: X and 21st streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.May 10
Details: (916) 600-9770, www.sacantiquefaire.com
Make mom’s day with a visit to Sacramento’s famous antiques faire. Find more than 300 vendors of mostly vintage finds as well as a large selection of food trucks.
▪ WALK WITH WARREN
Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis
When: Noon May 13
Details: (530) 752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu
Join popular storyteller Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus, on a lunchtime exploration of the arboretum’s gardens.
▪ DEADHEADING AT DAYBREAK
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 7:30 a.m. May 16
Learn how to care for old garden roses with cemetery volunteers as they trim off spent blooms. Late risers welcome, too.
▪ 39TH ANNUAL CARMICHAEL CACTUS & SUCCULENT SHOW
Where: Carmichael Park clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17
See spectacular specimens and learn how to grow these low-water wonders. Sale includes plenty of plants, handmade pottery, books and drawings. First 100 guests each day get a free plant.