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Count birds, shop for vintage finds

A goldfinch picks seeds out of a bird feeder.
A goldfinch picks seeds out of a bird feeder. Sacramento Bee file

Great Backyard Bird Count

Where: Anywhere you’d like to observe birds, including your own backyard (front yards, too), parks, schools or open spaces

When: Through Monday, Feb. 15; the minimum counting time is 15 minutes.

Admission: Free

Details: birdcount.org, sacramentoaudubon.org

Coordinated by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this international volunteer census of bird populations is a fun activity for the whole family. No prior birding experience necessary. See BirdCount.org website for instructions and checklists.

Gold Country Antique Show and Sale

Where: Gold County Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14

Admission: $6

Details: (530) 241-4063, tbcashows.info

Coordinated by Twin Bridges Antique Productions, this huge show features vendors from throughout the Western states. Expert evaluations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; $5 per item. Proceeds benefit the Placer County Library.

Sacramento Antique Faire

Where: 21st and X streets, Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14

Admission: $3; youths 16 and under admitted free; no pets

Details: 916-600-9770, sacantiquefaire.com

Find the perfect vintage Valentine’s Day gift at this gigantic marketplace with more than 300 vendors under the freeway.

Debbie Arrington