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The Week Ahead: ‘Medical Bag’ tour gives glimpse of Sacramento past

Tillandsia juncea takes center stage in a terrarium. Learn how to nurture such plants July 9.
Tillandsia juncea takes center stage in a terrarium. Learn how to nurture such plants July 9. Timber Press

‘Medical Bag’ tour

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2

Admission: Free

Details: oldcitycemetery.com

This popular guided tour of the historic cemetery and its world-famous gardens concentrates on Sacramento’s medical pioneers, who battled disease and calamities while helping to grow a healthy community.

Terrarium workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon July 9

Admission: Free

Details: 916-922-4769, exoticplantsltd.com

Beat the heat and learn how to create your own indoor garden under glass or plastic. Call in advance to reserve a seat for this popular workshop.

California State Fair

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: July 8-24; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 pm. Fridays-Sundays

Admission: $12; senior discount Fridays (age 62 and up), $10; youths (5-16), $8; children age 4 and under admitted free

Details: www.castatefair.org

Sacramento’s big fun is back with hundreds of vendors, special exhibits and events. Among the new gardener-oriented highlights is a large walk-through exhibit demonstrating how to convert to a water-wise landscape.

Debbie Arrington

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