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Old City Cemetery Tour - "Capitol Connection"

Old City Cemetery Tour - "Capitol Connection"

Every building has its stories and secrets and California’s Capitol Building is no exception.  On this tour, we uncover the tales of the movers and shakers, craftsmen and common folks buried under our feet.  Mix in a scandal or two and you have a tour the walls just might give, if they could talk.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

"Deadheading at Dusk" - Old City Cemetery - August 5 @ 6:30 pm

"Deadheading at Dusk" - Old City Cemetery - August 5 @ 6:30 pm

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden on August 5, 2013 @ 6:30 pm for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839, or 916 715-7294.

Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Learn about Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, court artist to Marie Antoinette and the Empress Josephine, with author and rose expert Ingrid Verdegem.  She will discuss Redouté’s most famous botanical volume, ‘Les Roses,’ and his many other works produced during his career in the heady days of the French Revolution, the Reign of Terror and Napoleon.  Verdegem will describe techniques used by Redouté and share examples of his works. Verdegem has produced articles, books, and exhibitions and has been a featured speaker at the International Heritage Rose Conference in Sakura, Japan. 

This free program is presented by the Historic Rose Garden in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery and will be held at  2:00 p.m. on August 4th at the Central Library West Meeting Room, 828 I St. Sacramento.

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

La-Z-Boy Hosts Free "7 Layers of Design" Seminars

Learn why the number seven is the magic number in interior design!  Don’t miss a special -- and complimentary -- Design Seminar “The 7 Layers of Design” on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. to learn from talented local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries designers who can demonstrate how to use the concept to transform the shell of any room into the haven of your dreams.  

The Design Seminar is happening at two locations simultaneously -- in Sacramento at 2248 Watt Avenue and in Roseville at 396 N. Sunrise. This fun and inspiring seminar will explore wall and floor options, room planning and furniture selection, color and fabric choices and how to add the finishing touches with lamps, artwork and accessories!

For more information, visit http://www.la-z-boy.com/sacramento.

 

Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 to 12:30

Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, Ca 95624