• KIDS HOLIDAY PLANTING EXPERIENCE
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 9 a.m.-noon today
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Details: www.idiggreenacres.com, (916) 381-1625, (916) 782-2273 or (916) 358-9099
Let children make a living gift for someone special. Kids of all ages get to plant fun winter annuals in a terra cotta pot that they can decorate. In addition to supervision, Green Acres provides art supplies, container, plants, potting soil and fertilizer.
• LAVENDER CHRISTMAS FAIR
Where: Charleston Lavender Farm, 625 Yankee Jim’s Road, Colfax
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Details: (530) 637-4190 (call ahead in case of snow)
This holiday craft fair features all things lavender, including bouquets, sachets, plants, soap and more.
• MOUNTAIN MANDARIN ORCHARD DAYS
Where: Sierra foothills farms
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and Dec. 22
If you missed this tour earlier this month, now is your chance to grab some mandarins before they’re all gone – and meet the farmers, too. Several mandarin growers open their orchards and farm stands to the public again next weekend for a taste of this wonderful local citrus. See how mandarins grow while getting fruit direct from farmers. Most locations also offer crafts, mandarin-laced treats and fun activities to go with their fruit. For locations and directions, visit the website.
– Debbie Arrington