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The week ahead: Get wrapped up in quilt show

Old roses are among many plants at Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery, shown in 2008.
Old roses are among many plants at Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery, shown in 2008. Sacramento Bee file

▪ RIVER CITY QUILTERS’ GUILD QUILT SHOW

Where: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $7; children age 12 and under admitted free

Details: www.rivercityquilters.org, (916) 452-5881

See hundreds of handmade quilts and wearable art, created by local quilters. Also, shop for handmade gifts and learn quilting techniques. Find lots of vendors, too.

▪ WORKSHOP: WINTER PREP

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to get your garden ready for winter with frost-protection and irrigation tips. And, in case you missed it, Green Acres’ popular fruit tree pruning workshop will be back at 10 a.m. next Saturday at all locations.

▪ GO GREEN DROP-IN DAY

Where: Trellis in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden, UC Davis Arboretum (behind the Davis Commons shopping center)

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

The whole family can have fun learning how to be more “green” at this hands-on sustainability demonstration.

▪ MOUNTAIN MANDARIN FESTIVAL

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

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23

Admission: $3 Friday, $8 next Saturday and Nov. 23; $5 weekend admission for seniors (age 60 and up); children age 11 and under admitted free

Details: www.mandarinfestival.com

This citrus-filled food fest has become a mecca for anyone who loves satsuma mandarins. Many mandarin products (such as mandarin oil and mandarin marmalade) will be available along with fresh fruit. Master gardeners also will be out in force to offer advice.

▪ FALL COLOR IN THE ROSE GARDEN

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday (rain cancels)

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Tour the cemetery’s world famous collection of old garden roses and see not only late blooms but colorful (and unusual) hips, the fruit of these rare roses.

Debbie Arrington

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