▪ FALL COLOR IN THE ROSE GARDEN
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday (rain cancels)
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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
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
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.