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Week Ahead: Get into the holiday spirit around Sacramento

Learn how to prune fruit trees (a peach tree is pictured above) today at Green Acres Nursery.
Learn how to prune fruit trees (a peach tree is pictured above) today at Green Acres Nursery. Modesto Bee file

▪ FALL COLOR IN THE ROSE GARDEN

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. 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.

▪ WORKSHOP: PRUNING FRUIT TREES

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to shape your backyard orchard with some careful pruning – just in time for pruning season. This clinic will show how to make good “edits” while boosting fruit tree production. Different approaches to various types of fruit trees will be covered, too.

▪ NOEL – A VINTAGE HOLIDAY MARKET

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $5

Details: (916) 786-2023, http://theoliveandrose.com/

Presented by the Olive and Rose, this third annual holiday fair features many favorite vintage/antique vendors and artisans of handcrafted items from throughout California.

▪  INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR

Where: State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and next Saturday

Admission: $3, $2 youths (ages 6-17); children ages 5 and younger admitted free

Details: (916) 324-0971, www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486

Native American artisans from throughout California offer their handcrafted items. Find artwork, jewelry, soapstone, ornaments, dolls, textiles, gourds and more. Also, select from one of the best assortments of books on California Indians available anywhere.

▪  40TH ANNUAL SONORA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Where: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and next Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30

Admission: $7; youths age 13-18, $5; children ages 6-12, $2; children ages 5 and younger admitted free

Details: (209) 533-3473, http://fireonthemountain.com

This huge event features more than 150 vendors of unique holiday gifts plus lots of music, food, street performers and seasonal fun. In addition, holiday parade through downtown Sonora starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Debbie Arrington

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