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Koi swim into garden spotlight

• CAMELLIA KOI CLUB POND AND GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at 1030 Appollo Way, Sacramento, or 218 Orange Blossom Circle, Folsom.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m today

Admission: $10 per person or $15 per carload

Details: www.camelliakoi.org, (916) 428-7640, (916) 826-9709

This tour features 10 gardens with koi ponds, both large and small. Pond size ranges from 500 gallons to more than 10,000. Learn how to create your own backyard oasis.

•  DIY ORCHID WORKSHOPS

Where: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today

When: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 441-1478

Instructor Raymond Prothero of the Sacramento Orchid Society covers the basics of orchid care including how to get them to re-bloom.

• FALL FAIRE AND PLANT SALE

Where: Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.secretgarden-online.com

Find a wide variety of unique garden arts and crafts from local artisans as well as unusual plants from local growers.

•  AUBURN HOME SHOW

Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28

Admission: $7; ages 5-12, $1; ages 4 and younger admitted free; senior special (age 60 and up) Friday only, $2

Details: www.auburnhomeshows.com/

This large show features more than 1,000 exhibits and vendors. Find something for every project on your list.

•  FRIENDS OF WINTERS LIBRARY IRIS SALE

Where: Rotary Park, Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Winters

When: 8 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 795-0851

This sale features more than 115 named varieties of bearded irises. More than 1,000 rhizomes are divided up into nine basic colors with more than 80 color variations available. Prices are $2 to $5 per rhizome with discounts for volume.

• SIXTH ANNUAL DAVIS RANCH GOURD FESTIVAL

Where: Davis Ranch, 13211 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and Sept. 28

Admission: Free

Details: www.davisranchgourdfestival.com, (530) 503-9292

Lots of hands-on arts and crafts. Enjoy plenty of music and food, too.

• URBAN RENAISSANCE HOME TOUR

Where: Start at 1323 41st St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28

Admission: $25 in advance at East Sacramento Hardware (4800 Folsom Blvd.) or online; $30 day of tour.

Details: sacurbanhometour.com, (916) 452-8011

Five renovated or remodeled homes that still reflect the essence of East Sacramento.

Debbie Arrington

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