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The week ahead: Rose pruning, antique bottles and holiday fun on tap

Experts will advise on rose pruning techniques today at the Historic City Cemetery.
Experts will advise on rose pruning techniques today at the Historic City Cemetery. The Sacramento Bee

▪ ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today (rain cancels)

Admission: Free

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

The experts from the cemetery’s Heritage Rose group will lead this informative hands-on workshop, using the cemetery’s world-class collection of old garden roses as examples. Bring gloves and pruning shears. Participants may take home some cuttings.

▪  37TH ANNUAL 49ER BOTTLE AND ANTIQUE SHOW

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All-America City Blvd., Roseville

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

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 367-1829, www.fohbc.org/shows/

Presented by the 49er Historical Bottle Association, this “Best of the West” antique show is devoted to Gold Rush-era bottles, glass, books, photos, pottery, advertising and more.

▪  CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

Where: Plaza Park, 10219 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: Noon-6 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 966-1036, www.fairoakspark.org

Fair Oaks Village hosts old-fashioned holiday fun with Santa, carolers, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Parade starts at 4 p.m. with tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

▪ MEET AUTHOR MONTALVAN AND HIS CANINE INSPIRATION

Where: Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.rruffdogpark.org

Presented by the RRUFF (Rocklin Residents Unite For Fido), retired U.S. Army captain Luis Montalvan shares his inspirational story of post-Iraq recovery, with the help of his service dog Tuesday. Author of the best-seller “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,” Montalvan – accompanied by Tuesday – will discuss his life and book, followed by a Q&A session, book signing and photos. Books will be available for sale at the event.

▪  WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Meet at the Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Join arboretum superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts for a story-filled lunchtime stroll through the arboretum’s west end gardens in this exploration of winter wonders.

▪  HISTORIC FOLSOM HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Where: Start at Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Dec. 13

Admission: $20

Details: (916) 985-2707, www.folsomhistorymuseum.org

Seven charming historic homes and buildings dating from the 1850s to the 1920s will be turned out in vintage holiday style for this popular walking tour, which emphasizes architecture as well as seasonal decorations. Get tickets early via website; this event tends to sell out.

Debbie Arrington

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