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SPECIAL EVENTS

Today

Arden Park Garden Tour

These large 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

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.

Next Saturday

Garden Faire & Plant Sale

The third annual Secret Garden’s Fall Garden Faire and Plant Sale. Vendors include Mad Man Bamboo, Doyle’s Gardens, All Things Wild, The Organic Gardener, Pretty Pots, Pumpkin Mayhem, Bearheart Jewels, among others. 9 a.m. The Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.

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.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

Today

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.

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.

Winter Vegetable Gardening

Learn what crops to grow in cold weather, what strategies to use to start your seeds for cool-weather vegetables. 9 a.m. Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson. Free. 209-223-6838.

Tuesday

Grow Your Groceries Home Gardener Course

Designed for beginning gardeners, the 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. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. $225. 916-252-6695.

Wednesday

Jewelry for Teens

Design and create your own fashionable jewelry. 3:30 p.m. Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. 916-264-2700.

Thursday

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

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. 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.

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.

River City Bee

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

MEETINGS

Sept. 23

Sacramento Spinners’ and Weavers’ Guild

Jennifer Moore, author of “The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave,” will speak on the ancient technique of weaving two layers of cloth simultaneously. 10 a.m. Shepherd Art & Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. $3 donation. 916-504-0039.

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