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The Week Ahead: Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend

Brian Witherel’s Old West Show & Sale wraps up today in Grass Valley.
Brian Witherel’s Old West Show & Sale wraps up today in Grass Valley. Sacramento Bee file

▪  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

Details: http://davidlubingardentour.com/

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

Admission: $7

Details: www.witherells.com

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

Admission: Free.

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

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

Admission: $3

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

Admission: Free.

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

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

Admission: Free

Details: http://www.ccandss.com/

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.

Debbie Arrington

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