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Historic City Cemetery Event: “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 Gold Rush Paper Show

Sacramento Gold Rush Paper Show presented by Mark Baker Enterprises. 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. 10:15 a.m. La Quinta Inn & Suites, 11131 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova. Free. (530) 647-9025.

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

To participate, bring at least one washed tomato for each category (biggest, best red, best non-red, and best cherry tomato). 8:45 a.m. Eureka Street & Highway 49, Sutter Creek. Free. (209) 418-7591.

Aug. 24

Healdsburg Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair

The historic Healdsburg Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace when the Healdsburg Museum sponsors the Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will find more than 90 participating vendors. 9 a.m. Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Plaza Street, Healdsburg. Free. (707) 431-3325.



3 Ways to 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 nonresidents. (916) 746-1550.

DIY Succulent Garden Class

Learn how to make a succulent garden and succulent care. Fee includes container and plants for the finished garden to take home. 10 a.m. Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento. $25. (916) 441-1478.

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: Use Less Energy and Lower Your Bill

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.


Yolo County Master Gardeners at the Davis Library

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. (530) 666-8143.


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. The class is led by instructor Mayumi Tavalero. 6 p.m. Sacramento Natural Foods Coop Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $45, $35 co-op members. (916) 868-6399.

Next Saturday

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.

Aug. 30

All About Composting

Discover the benefits of compost both to your garden and to our environment; explore different methods of composting from the sophisticated to the lazy man’s method; learn how mulching reduces weeds and insulates the soil; get creative in using the materials that you have on hand. 10 a.m. Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.



Embroiderers’ Guild of America

Hands-on program teaching finishing techniques for name tags. Can be used for other projects. 7 p.m. SMUD Building, 6201 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 961-3558.