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.
12TH ANNUAL CAPITOL CITY BONSAI AND SUISEKI SHOW
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
Details: (916) 622-8048 or www.abasbonsai.org
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 www.scrapbookexpo.com/
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.
SACRAMENTO CRAFT AND FLEA OUTDOOR MARKETPLACE
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.