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Orchids take center stage

Fall orchid show and sale

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

When: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18

Admission: Free

Details: 916-264-8800, sgaac.org

Sacramento Orchid Forum presents this beautiful show featuring scores of unusual orchids. Take some home, too, from the event’s sale, which features orchids and supplies from Gold Country Orchids and Paph Paradise as well as expert advice.

Fall festival

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

Details: idiggreenacres.com

Celebrate the season with carnival games, face painting, raffles, pumpkin patches, live music and more.

Tour: Among the oaks

Where: Arboretum gazebo, UC Davis

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

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

During acorn season, explore oaks from around the world in the arboretum’s Peter J. Shields Oak Grove.

Debbie Arrington