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Tomatoes and dogs liven up summer days

The ninth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, including tomato tasting, is Saturday, Aug. 13, in downtown Woodland.
The ninth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, including tomato tasting, is Saturday, Aug. 13, in downtown Woodland. Sacramento Bee file

Ninth annual Woodland Tomato Festival

Where: Main Street, between First and Third streets, Woodland

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13

Admission: Free

Details: http://woodlandtomatofestival.com.

All things tomato will be celebrated in historic downtown Woodland as Yolo County salutes its signature crop. Vendors offer local arts and crafts, tomato-based foods and lots of fresh tomatoes. Taste varieties from 9 a.m.-noon., then bring some home.

Dog Days of Summer

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Celebrate summer with your pooch. Bring your dog to the nursery and get special discounts. Learn about pet-safe plants and gardening products. Meet volunteers from local animal-loving organizations. Enter the pet photo contest and win prizes.

California State Home & Garden Show

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

When: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday, Aug. 20; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21

Admission: $6; youths age 16 and under admitted free; seniors $2 (Friday only)

Details: www.calstateshows.com

Beat the heat while getting new ideas and expert solutions for projects indoors and out. Hundreds of vendors are expected.

Debbie Arrington

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