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Bonsai take Capital City stage

McKinley Park hosts a bonsai show this weekend.
McKinley Park hosts a bonsai show this weekend. Contra Costa Times

15th annual Capital City bonsai show and sale

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

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24-25

Admission: Free

Details: http://sacramentobonsaiclub.com/

All four Sacramento-based bonsai clubs participate in this large show, featuring the best of the best bonsai. Learn about the art of “little trees” with 1:30 p.m. demonstrations both days. Vendors and club members offer trees and supplies for sale, too.

Vintage Harvest Festival at Maple Rock

Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Lincoln

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Admission: $10

Details: http://www.highhandnursery.com/

Dozens of antiques and collectible dealers will gather in a 30-acre spectacular garden setting. Also enjoy Maple Rock’s farm-stand produce, self-guided garden tours, garden railroad, live music, food and more.

Arboretum Fall Plant Sale

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Admission: Free

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

This public sale focuses on Arboretum All-Stars, tough and beautiful choices for water-wise gardens. Find thousands of drought-tolerant plants, proven for the Sacramento area.

Debbie Arrington