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Deadheading @ Daybreak

Help remove spent blooms from the many rosebushes in the Historic Rose Garden. Tools and training will be provided. Coffee and pastries will be served. 7:30 a.m. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. 916-715-7294.

Sacramento Antique Faire

The outdoor marketplace offers 300 vendors selling antiques and collectibles including art, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, lighting, toys, military, and more. 6:30 a.m. Sacramento Antique Faire, 2300 Front St., Sacramento. $3 admission, free for children ages 16 and younger. 916-600-9770.


Tour the Trees at McKinley Park

Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone and will be shown how to identify trees, edit data, and a lot more using Greenprint Maps. Digital technology is not required to enjoy the trees and the tour. 6:30 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. 916-924-8733.

Friday-Aug. 17

Sacramento Gold Rush Paper Show

Free evaluations; items for sale such as antique paper of California Gold Rush, maps, manuscripts and printed California history, U.S and world stamps, Old West documents, post cards; Civil War diaries, trip scrapbooks, vintage photo albums. 1 p.m. La Quinta Inn & Suites Rancho Cordova, 11131 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova. Free. 530-647-9025.

Next Saturday

Party in the Garden

Music, food and nature to benefit the May Arboretum Endowment Fund. 5:30 p.m. Burke Garden, 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno. $50. (775) 785-4153.

Aug. 23

Melon Mania

Taste a variety of melons, attend Farmer Fred’s University, take a self-guided farm and garden tour, live music, and food. 9 a.m. Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Penryn. $10. 916-652-2065.

Tomato Tasting Contest

Presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County. To participate, bring at least one washed tomato for each category (biggest, best red, best non-red, or five for best cherry tomato). 8:45 a.m. at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market, Eureka Street & Highway 49, Sutter Creek. Free. (209) 418-7591.


Next Saturday

Reduce Landscape Water Use

Learn to find problems and fix irrigation system, develop the best irrigation schedule and how to incorporate new water saving technologies into your landscape. 9 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6 Roseville residents, $8 non-residents. 916-746-1550.

Identifying and Solving Tree Problems

Learn how to identify different trees as well as diseases and pests. 9 a.m. Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson. Free. (209) 223-6838.

Irrigation Controller Management Workshop

Learn how to program your irrigation timer to save water, money and to help keep landscapes healthy. 9 a.m. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. 916-791-2663.

Let Worms Do the Work

Learn about feeding worms, making a bin, and harvesting the castings for your garden. 1 p.m. Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-875-6913.

Save Energy Now

Learn from the experts during a free energy-efficiency and solar discussion. Find out ways to reduce energy usage and electric bill, learn energy saving tips, residential rebate programs and solar electricity. 11 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. Free. 916-746-1550.

Tips on Planting Your Winter Veggie Garden

Learn how to plant and nurture an organic winter vegetable garden. 10 a.m. 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis. $25. (916) 652-5650.

Fall and Winter Vegetables

Learn how to grow a successful winter vegetable garden from UC master gardener Zach Dowell. 9 a.m. Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. 530-621-5502.

Aug. 17

Yolo County Master Gardeners

Water wise gardening, including edibles and ornamentals.Master gardeners on hand to answer plant related questions. Rain or shine. 2 p.m. Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St., Davis. Free. UC Cooperative Extension 530-666-8143.

Aug. 21

Cooking from the Garden

Put homegrown herbs and vegetable bounty to good use this summer with these inspired fresh-from-the-garden recipes: panzanella (Italian bread salad with tomatoes and cucumbers); roasted bell pepper and goat cheese bruschetta; homemade heirloom tomato soup; fresh green bean salad with a simple vinaigrette, and blackberry soda. 6 p.m. Sacramento Natural Food Coop Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento. $45, $35 Co-op owners. 916-868-6399.

Aug. 23

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening is Cool

Discover cool-season crops and how to grow them; learn the importance of soil temperature for germination; discover the varieties and benefits of cover crops; learn about seed starting, direct seeding vs. starting seed in containers. 10 a.m. Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. 530-273-0919.