Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

October 18, 2011
Home & Garden events to fill the weekend

Whether you're working in the garden or on the house, there's lots to do this weekend. Here's a handful of events; check out Saturday's Home & Garden section for more.


Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 622-8048 or

This fall showcase features the best examples of bonsai from all four local clubs: Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, Sacramento Bonsai Club, American Bonsai Club of Sacramento and Satsuki Aikokai Bonsai Association. In addition to precious little trees, this event also presents suiseki (viewing stones). Each morning, members will work on trees that will be

raffled in the afternoons. Step-by-step demonstrations for beginners at 1:30 p.m. each day.


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

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; crop party, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday

Admission: $9; workshops, $16-$48; crop party, $30

Details: (888) 252-3976 or

Go from overwhelmed to organized. Packed with classes and demonstrations, this inspirational event is designed for both novice and experienced scrapbookers. Scores of vendors offer the latest products and ideas. Exhibitor discount coupons and workshop schedule available online at event's website. A Roaring '20s-themed crop party runs until midnight.


Where: 21st Street between X and Y streets, Sacramento

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $3 general; free for ages 15 and younger. Free parking.


Find unusual gifts and home goods at this huge marketplace, held under the freeway rain or shine. Featuring hundreds of vendors, this monthly event offers hand-crafted jewelry, art, textiles, linens, furniture, home accessories, kitchen wares, toys, cosmetics, body oils, soaps and more.

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