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The week ahead: Rose pruning, tree and e-waste recycling

The annual pruning in the McKinley Park Rose Garden will take place Saturday. Novices at rose-pruning can get instructions and advice. Lunch will be provided.
The annual pruning in the McKinley Park Rose Garden will take place Saturday. Novices at rose-pruning can get instructions and advice. Lunch will be provided. Sacramento Bee staff photo

▪ McKinley Park rose pruning

Where: McKinley Park Rose Garden, corner of 33rd and H streets, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: The McKinley Park Volunteer Corps will join the Sacramento Rose Society for an annual “prune-a-thon” in which society members will teach novices. East Sacramento Hardware is sponsoring a professional knife sharpener for clippers at the garden at 9 a.m. There will be coffee, and Evan’s Kitchen will provide a hot soup lunch afterward. Volunteers may collect rose petals, although no cuttings will be released. RSVPs are requested, though drop-in help will also be appreciated. (916) 452-8011 or email friendsofeastsac.org.

▪ E-waste drive

Where: Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: Clear your house or business of e-waste at a free recycling events. Electronic items such as tvs, monitors, computers, computer components, fax machines, printers, cameras/ camcorders, cellphones, servers, and network devices will be accepted. The drive will also take toner cartridges if they are in plastic bags, as well as servers, VCRs and DVD players. For those businesses that require hard drive destruction, LEED documentation, assistance with labor or other inquiries, call B’Nai Israel’s partner in this drive, Neuwaste at 310-734-6700; info@neuwaste.com

▪ California State Home & Garden Show

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $2-$6

Details: Product exhibits, cooking demonstrations, tastings from 10 local wineries, wine-tasting classes and vintners’ sale. (559) 322-2211, www.calstateshows.com

▪  Sacramento city tree recycling

Where: Residences throughout the city of Sacramento

When: Weekly curbside pick-up through Jan. 31

Admission: Covered by monthly city utility fee

Details: City of Sacramento residential yard waste customers can place Christmas trees and other holiday greenery on the curb as part of leaf season.

▪ Sacramento County tree recycling

Where: Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through Jan. 31

Admission: Free

Details: Accepting trees without any ornaments, tinsel, lights, stand or nails. Trees will be mulched and kept out of the landfill. (916) 875-5555, holidayrecycling.com.

▪  Fruit tree workshop

Where: Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden

When:10 a.m.- noon Jan. 10

Admission: Free

Details: A Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees will help participants choose bare-root trees for their gardens, and then will show proper planting techniques for training and trimming the trees for best results. Preregistration deadline is Jan. 9 with Robin Rocksvold, Yolo County Health Services Department, (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org. Heavy rain will cancel the outdoor class.

Janet Vitt

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