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Healdsburg Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair

The historic Healdsburg Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace sponsored by the Healdsburg Museum. Visitors will find more than 90 participating vendors. 9 a.m. Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Plaza Street, Healdsburg. Free. (707) 431-3325.

Sept. 1

Historic City Cemetery Event “Deadheading at Dusk”

Remove spent blooms from rosebushes and tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming in the treasured Historic Rose Garden. 6 p.m. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 715-7294.

Sept. 6

Antiques Evaluation Day

An informal antiques evaluation by volunteer appraisers. Evaluation will be verbal. Evaluation cost is a donation of $8 per item, $35 for five items. Proceeds benefit museum programs. 10 a.m. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom. (916) 985-2707.

Folsom Senior Center Open House & Handmade Craft Fair

Art class demos, handmade craft booths and vendors, refreshments and raffle. 10 a.m. Folsom Senior Center & Arts Center, Conference Room, 48 Natoma St., Folsom. Free. (916) 355-7285.



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.

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.

Nuno Felted Scarf Class

The class will explore making a felted fabric with natural fibers including wool, mohair, silk and angora. Learn to felt fibers into a base of silk gauze, silk ribbon, net and other woven fabrics cut into strips. A materials list will be available upon registration. No prior felting experience necessary. 11 a.m. The Tin Thimble, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis. $60 plus materials. (916) 652-2134.

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 and Highway 49, Sutter Creek. Free. (209) 418-7591.