• 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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.