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Antique Evaluation Day

Informal evaluation and identification at the Folsom Historical Society’s annual Antique Evaluation Day by volunteer appraisers, who will offer an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. All proceeds benefit programs of the Museum. 10 a.m. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom. $8 per item, $35 for five items. 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.

Rose Festival Extraordinaire

Roses for sale, consulting rosarians, and contests. 1 p.m. today, noon Sunday. Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Free. (209) 223-0452.

Tomato Tasting

Over 30 varieties of tomatoes to test. UC master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. 9 a.m. Elk Grove Community Garden, 10025 Hampton Oaks Drive, Elk Grove. Free. 916-479-3825.


Begonia Royalty: Judged Show and Plant Sale

Aside from a show and plant sale, there will be seminars focusing on begonias. 1 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Sunday. American Begonia Society, 1601 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento. Free. 916-486-9505.


Mulch Madness! at McKinley Park

Volunteers are needed to help care for the park by applying mulch rings around the park trees. 6 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. 916-924-8733.


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.

Next Saturday

Arden Park Garden Tour

Arden Park gardens consist of one third to one quarter of an acre. These gardens were lovingly created by people who love to be in the garden. They are full of creativity, gorgeous plants and artistic ideas. 10 a.m. Arden Park Recreational Center, 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento. $10 advanced $15 day of event. 916-383-8988.

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bears Show & Sale - Roseville

A show and sale for enthusiasts of all ages, with a sales floor offering dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, from antique to modern and the hand crafted. Door prizes. 10 a.m. Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. $7 general, $4 children ages 12 and younger. 775-348-7713.

Fall Antique Fair

Folsom Historic District’s 47th Fall Antique Fair to be held on Historic Sutter Street, featuring more than 150 booths with a wide range of antique and collectible merchandise; food and live entertainment. 8 a.m. Historic Sutter Street, 801 Sutter St., Folsom. Free admission. 916-985-7452.

Sept. 20

Sausalito Floating Homes Tour

The 29th annual self-guided tour, sponsored by the Floating Homes Association, takes visitors inside about 15 waterfront homes. Docents also will be on-board to answer questions. $40 advance, $45 day of tour. 11 a.m. Floating Homes, Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, Sausalito. $40. 415-332-1916.

Open Garden at the Horticulture Center

Learn about cover crops, seed saving and the new pests living in gardens. Get ideas on water-efficient lawn conversions. 9 a.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. 916-875-6913.

Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour

Features Sutter’s Fort, private residences, the Kennedy Gallery, and the Amber House. Limited free parking will be available at the two-story structure on 20th Street, between K and L streets. 10 a.m. 2020 J St., Sacramento. $30 (tour day); $25 (advance tickets). 916-202-4815.



Bonsai Workshop

Exotic Plants owner and founder Kifumi Keppler leads a bonsai workshop. Noon. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-922-4769.

Greywater Laundry-to-Landscape Installation Workshop

Learn how to reuse water from bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines in a hands-on workshop. Learn about common greywater systems, soap and product considerations, codes, design and installation considerations. Wear comfortable shoes and gloves and weather-appropriate clothing. 10 a.m. Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. $60, $50 Co-op Owners. 916-363-9685.

Let Worms Do the Work

Learn worm composting from Sacramento County Master Gardeners. Learn about red wigglers – feeding them, making a bin, and harvesting the castings for your garden. 2 p.m. Southgate Library, 6132 66th Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-875-6913.

Making Garden Chocolate!

Learn basic composting from Sacramento County Master Gardeners. Learn how to turn kitchen and yard waste into the ideal soil amendment for the garden. 1 p.m. Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-875-6913.

Master Gardener Tomato Tasting Event & Workshops

Taste more than 50 varieties of tomatoes; learn about composting with worms in the vermicomposting workshop (10:30 a.m.); discover how to keep tools their best in the cleaning, maintaining, & sharpening garden tools workshop (11:30 a.m.); tour the demonstration garden. 9:30 a.m. Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. 530-273-0919.

Rose Propagation Class

Learn how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them. Learn how to grow the rooted cuttings into plants ready to be planted in the garden. 10 a.m. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. 916-715-7294.

Worm Composting

Learn worm composting basics, including building a home, harvesting the castings for use in the garden. UC master gardeners will have live worms in a homemade worm bin for demonstration. 2 p.m. Southgate Library, 6132 66th Ave., Sacramento. Free. 916-264-2920.


Grow Your Groceries Home Gardener Course

Designed for beginning gardeners, the Grow Your Groceries Home Gardener Course will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden. Combining indoor presentations and interactive demonstrations. 6 p.m. Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. $225. 916-252-6695.


Fused Glass Jewelry Making

Learn how to make handmade custom jewelry-earrings, pendants, necklaces, and watches out of fused glass during a six-week class. 9 a.m. Neil Orchard Senior Activity Center, 3480 Routier Road, Sacramento. $90 for six-week class. 916-961-7770.

Next Saturday

Master Gardener Workshop – Planting Perennials for Sun and Shade

Get the inside scoop on perennials including deer-resistant and drought-tolerant varieties; explore perennial plant selection for perennial borders including plant height, color, texture, shape, soil, sun and water requirements;learn how and when to plant perennials for optimum performance and success from the start. 10 a.m. Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. 530-273-0919.

Nuno Felted Scarf Class at The Tin Thimble

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.

UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado Public Class: Planting Your Soup

How to choose, grow and harvest your soup vegetables, how to store, freeze or dry your ingredients; and an actual cooking demo of the dried, stored and frozen products in order to make a great soup in less than 15 minutes. 9 a.m. Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. 530-621-5512.

Sept. 20

Master Gardener Workshop - What to Grow Under Native Oaks

Learn how to incorporate landscaping around California oaks without jeopardizing their health;discover how to identify oaks; learn where to plant around oaks to avoid root damage; identify landscape plants that are compatible with the light and water requirements of oaks; the do’s and don’ts of planning planting under oaks. Bring acorns and leaves for in-class identification help. 10 a.m. Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. 530-273-0919.

River City Bee

Open sewing time for quilters, sewers, and embroiderers. Get together with fellow needlework enthusiasts to sew, work on projects, and share ideas. Bring own equipment and supplies. Irons, ironing boards and extension cords provided. The program is offered in collaboration with the River City Quilters Guild. 9 a.m. Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Free. 916-264-2920.


Sister’s Quilting Collective

SQC (Sister’s Quilting Collective) meet every second Thursday to bring awareness of the historic value of African-American quilts, and to celebrate and continue the tradition of quilting. 6 p.m. The Brickhouse Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. 916-475-1240.