• SHEPARD CENTER FALL SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: (916) 264-8800, www.sgaac.org
From begonias and bromeliads to perennials and roses, local clubs devoted to all sorts of plants will have representatives on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Find great deals on a wide variety of plants and garden goods.
• SYMBOLISM AND VICTORIAN CUSTOMS
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. today
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.
• OPEN HOUSE AND
Where: Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland
When: 9 a.m.-noon today
Details: (530) 666-8143
Seasonal ornamentals and drought-tolerant plants. Yolo County master gardeners will present workshops on seed saving (9:30 a.m.) and water-wise gardening techniques (10:30 a.m.).
• WALK WITH WARREN
Where: Meet at the Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
When: Noon Wednesday
Details: (530) 752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu
Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus and beloved guide, shares stories and favorite plants in this tour of the arboretum’s east end gardens.
• SACRAMENTO FALL HOME SHOW
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12
Admission: $6; children ages 12 and younger admitted free
This large show fills Cal Expo’s Pavilion Building with ideas for fall and winter renovations.
• FALL DOOR PIECE WORKSHOP
Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. next Saturday
Admission: $27.50 (includes materials)
Details: (916) 441-1478
Make your front door memorable this fall. Learn how to create a long-lasting botanical door piece or wall hanging in this hands-on workshop. Take home your creation to decorate your home. Space is limited; call to reserve a seat in advanced.