Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

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

November 1, 2011
Some sure signs of fall this weekend: Chrysanthemums, seasonal gardening classes, holiday craft fairs


Where: UC Davis arboretum; meet at gazebo

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: or (530) 752-4880

With the arboretum's drought-tolerant collections as examples, learn how to create a garden with beauty and interest for every time of year.


Where: Bell Road Baptist Church, 707 Bell Road, Auburn.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 885-8230

The Donner Garden Club of Auburn presents its best mums along with a fall plant sale.


Where: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $7

Details: (916) 771-2527 or

The Pioneer Quilters Guild presents scores of handmade quilts plus quilted clothing. The event also features a boutique of hand-crafted items and special quilts for sale.


Where: Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 972-0336

More than 90 vendors will participate in this huge pre-holiday boutique, presented by the Mission Oaks Community Center.


Where: Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: or (916) 967-4784

This large pre-holiday fair features homemade crafts, quilts, pillows, gifts, scarves, accessories, vintage and collectible items and baked goods. Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari's Berries, will autograph her book, "Berried in Chocolate"; free chocolate-dipped strawberry with each book purchase.

PHOTO CREDIT: Fireflash chrysanthemums. Florence Low/Sacramento Beemums.JPG

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