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The Week Ahead: Shop for natives, take a tour

Learn about historic figures at the Bosses of the Boneyard tour Saturday.
Learn about historic figures at the Bosses of the Boneyard tour Saturday. lsterling@sacbee.com

Native plant sale

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27

Admission: Free

Details: SacValleyCNPS.org

Hosted by the Sacramento Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, this large sale features hundreds of California native plants that were grown locally and are ideally suited for water-wise gardens. Also find books and expert advice on choosing the right natives for your garden.

Bosses of the Boneyard

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Admission: Free

Details: oldcitycemetery.com

This guided tour of the historic cemetery and its famous gardens focuses on the cemetery’s history and the leaders who made it happen.

Urban Renaissance Home Tour

Where: Start at 1425 46th St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission: $25 in advance (via website); $30 day of tour (cash or check only)

Details: 916-452-8011, sacurbanhometour.com

On this bike-able tour hosted by the Friends of East Sacramento, five remodeled or new homes show how modern technology and family life can fit into an older neighborhood. Learn about energy-efficient advances in home design.

Debbie Arrington