• FARM-TO-FORK FESTIVAL
Where: Capitol Mall between Third and Seventh streets, downtown Sacramento
When: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. today
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Get into the farm-to-fork spirit at this large community festival celebrating Sacramento’s close relationship with food and agriculture. Lots of food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. Meet farmers and growers. Enjoy beer and wine gardens. Watch cooking demonstrations. There’s plenty of fun for kids, too. UC master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening-related questions.
• AUBURN HOME SHOW
Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $7 general; children ages 5-12, $1; children age 4 and younger admitted free
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. today
Details: (530) 795-0851
Hosted by the Friends of the Winters Library, 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. Sale ends when all are sold.
• SIXTH ANNUAL DAVIS RANCH GOURD FESTIVAL
Where: Davis Ranch, 13211 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: www.davisranchgourdfestival.com, (530) 503-9292
A family fest with lots of hands-on crafts. Learn how to turn an ordinary hollow squash into a work of art. Enjoy plenty of music and food, too.
• HONEY BEE HAVEN OPEN HOUSE
Where: Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday
Learn all about bees, including our native species, during this special event. At 6 p.m., a guided tour of the half-acre garden will focus on fall- and winter-blooming bee plants. Want more bees in your garden? Several styles of “bee houses” will be available for purchase. Proceeds support this bee haven.
• SYMBOLISM AND VICTORIAN CUSTOMS
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. next Saturday
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811
Why do we wear black at funerals? Why do some tombs feature obelisks and others have domes? Unlock the secrets of cemetery symbolism during this guided tour.