• WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $5; children under age 12 admitted free
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Hosted by the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association, this family event features plenty of fine feathers – and carvings – as dozens of decoy makers show off their craft. Other wildlife artists also will present their work (much of it for sale) in this showcase devoted to birds of the Pacific flyway. Kids activities are offered, too.
• SPIRITUALISM AND SUFFRAGE
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811
This guided tour of the historic cemetery and its famed gardens in summer bloom highlights spiritualists (including a fake medium) and early supporters of women’s suffrage in Sacramento.
• WATER-WISE GARDENING
Where: Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville
When: 10 a.m. today
Admission: $8; $6 Roseville residents
Details: www.roseville.ca.us/explore/, (916) 746-1550
With drought restrictions now in effect in many cities (including Roseville), this workshop covers the basics of how to save the plants you can’t replace (such as mature trees and shrubs) as well as squeeze the most out of every drop.
• TERRARIUM DIY
Where: Exotic Plants,1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon today
Details: www.exoticplantsltd.com, (916) 922-4769
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make your own terrarium garden.
• SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
Where: 2300 Front St., Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $3; free for youths and children ages 16 and younger
Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com, (916) 600-9770
This huge outdoor marketplace has a new location, just south of Old Sacramento. It features more than 300 vendors selling antiques and collectibles including art, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, lighting, military items and toys.
• IRIS SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday
Details: (916) 264-8800
In this one-day sale hosted by the Sacramento Iris Society, find rhizomes (roots) for hundreds of colorful (and drought-resistant) bearded iris including dwarfs, intermediates, tall and repeat bloomers – at just the perfect time to plant them. Lots of different colors and varieties will be available as well as advice on how to plant and get the most flowers. New this year is a labeling station that will allow buyers to prepare a permanent garden label for each iris purchased before they leave (and forget what they got).
– Debbie Arrington