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6-8: City Wide Garage Sale. Lodi, CA. Contact: 209-333-1111 | http://www.lodinews.com
6: Mushrooms of New Melones Lake Speaker Series. 6 pm. Discover some of the fungi around us. Learn about their importance, identification, habitats, life cycles and dangers. Arts and crafts begin at 6 pm followed by a presentation at 7 pm. New Melones Visitor Center and Museum. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
7: Mushrooms of New Melones Lake Hike. Hike the base of Table Mountain to identify the different species of fungi we find along this easy 2-mile trail. Participants will have the option of returning on their own or participating in a climb to the top to enjoy the grand view of New Melones Lake. Meet at the corner of Rawhide Road and Shell Road at 10 am. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
7: FREE Symbolism and Victorian Mourning Practices Tour. 10am. Parking is located across the street from the 10th Street gate. Donations are appreciated and go for restoration and preservation of cemetery artifacts. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA. Contact: 916.264.7839 | 916.448.0811 | 916.548.9268 | firstname.lastname@example.org
8: Easter Brunch, Ironstone Vineyards. Join the Easter Bunny & Ironstone Vineyards for a delightful brunch to celebrate Easter. Feast on a wide variety of fabulous treats. Easter Egg Hunt and many other surprises. Call reservations: 209-728-1251 ext: 11 or visit ironstonevineyards.com
13: Wildflowers of the Mother Lode Speaker Series. 6 pm. Arts and crafts begin at 6 pm followed by a presentation at 7 pm. Discover many of the wildflower species that are in full bloom this time of year around the Mother Lode. Learn their life cycles, importance and where the viewing hot spots are around New Melones Lake. New Melones Visitor Center and Museum. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
14: FREE Fishing Seminar. 8am-4pm. Hosted by Glory Hole Sports. Guides will have their boats and tackle on hand, and will demonstrate their favorite rigs and share their secrets on fishing our local waters. Vendors will be on hand too! Angels Camp, CA. Contact: 209-736-4333 | gloryholesports.com
14: FREE Public Education Workshop: Color in the Garden (annuals, perennials, cut flowers, and bulbs.) 9:00am – 12noon. Presented by Amador County Master Gardeners. Learn how to create a colorful landscape around your home; how to plant hanging baskets and window boxes and keep them lush and vibrant throughout the seasons. See what kinds of colorful perennials are available right now. Learn which bulbs grow happily in foothill settings. Learn about the best annuals and perennials to grow for cutting, how to stake plants and how to get larger flowers. Cut flower plugs will be available for purchase. FREE parking/admission. GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson CA. Contact: 223-6838/10am to noon, Tuesday or Thursday | e-mail: email@example.com
14-15: FREE Home & Garden Show. Saturday 10am – 6pm /Sunday 11am – 4pm. 100 vendors with products for home building, remodeling, gardening, solar, kitchen, and water. Come visit the show to see the latest in products for your Home, Yard and Life! Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp. Contact: 209-736-2580
15: Wildflowers of the Mother Lode Hike. 10 am.Learn how to identify some of the wildflowers that blanket the Mother Lode this time of year on this moderate 2.5-mile hike. Meet at the Glory Hole Entrance Station at 10 am then caravan down to the Angels Creek trailhead. Angels Creek, Glory Hole Recreation Area. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
20: Invasive Species Speaker Series. 7 pm. A discussion about many of the species that have infested New Melones Lake. Learn how to identify them, their damaging impact they have on our resources and what you can do to help stop their spread. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
21: Ranger Led Hike. 10 am. Take a ranger led hike in the Peoria Wildlife Area then drive up to the Dam Overlook to experience a close-up view of the dam and river canyon. Rangers on site from 10 am to 5 pm to answer any questions you have about New Melones Lake. The day use fee will be waived in both Tuttletown and Glory Hole Recreation Areas. Peoria Wildlife and Tuttletown Recreation Area. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones
21: FREE Open Garden – Historic Rose Garden and Sale. 9:30 am – 2 pm. Join one of the free tours of the beautiful roses, and visit the perennial and California native plant gardens, all within the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. Sale of historic roses and rose-related merchandise, and a silent auction will raise funds for maintenance of the rose garden. Donations are appreciated and go for restoration and preservation of cemetery artifacts. Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA. Contact: Barbara Oliva 916-443-214 | firstname.lastname@example.org
21: 40th Annual Home Tour. 11am – 4pm Three of the homes are turn of the century masterpieces, while the other two homes are modern luxurious golf course gems. Advance Sales/$22; Friday, March 16-day of the Tour/$25. Ione, CA. Contact: Call Lani Chapman 209-245-6052 | aauwamador.org
21: What’s Bugging You Workshop? 10:30-12:00. Common garden pests and how to deal with them in an environmentally friend way. Sponsored by San Joaquin County Master Gardeners. Manteca Library, Manteca, CA. Please call 953-6100 to register.
21: Spring Expo Plant Sale. 9:00 am – noon. This popular event is sponsored by Amador County Master Gardeners who grow and donate the vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees, to support FREE public education through a variety of programs. Demos on demand. FREE parking/admission. GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson CA. Contact: 223-6838/10am to noon/Tuesday or Thursday | e-mail: email@example.com
21: FREE Trees and Shrubs Workshop. 9am – 12noon. Sponsored by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667. Contact: 530-621-5502 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.cecentralsierra.ucanr.org
21: Spring Garden Tour. 9am – 5pm. The “Castles to Cottages” tour includes eight gardens, plus a bonus garden at the Modesto Garden Club office. The gardens promise old-world lushness, a look at where Rupunzel might hang out in Modesto, the clucking of hens (the latest urban trend), and touches of garden art, a variety of architectural styles and of course flowers and other landscaping. $20/adults; $10/ children under 10 (no strollers allowed). Purchase your tickets at one of these locations starting on March 10th or on April 21 at the Modesto Garden Club Office, 622 14th Street, Modesto CA. Contact: 209-529-7360.
22: Earth Day Celebration. 10 am. Join the discussion of the impact invasive species have had in the Mother Lode. Show your stewardship for your public lands and assist with invasive species abatement. Meet at the Equestrian Staging Area off of Peoria Flat Road. Contact: 209-536-9094 ext: 233
25: Afternoon Tea at Filoli continues the fourth Wednesday of the month through August and Wednesdays, September 19 and October 17. Reserve by calling 650-364-8300, ext. 288 and leave a message.
27: Trees and Shrubs of California Speaker Series. 7 pm. In celebration of Arbor Day learn how to identify many of the trees found at New Melones Lake. Join the discussion of how the use of trees plays an important role in our past, present and future. Come plant trees and take a hike in celebration of Arbor Day on Sunday. New Melones Visitor Center and Museum. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones for more details.
29: Arbor Day Oak Tree Planting and Hike. 10am. Assist the Ranger in planting 20 Oak Tree seedlings in the Manzanita Campground then join in for a hike to discuss the many trees that grow at New Melones Lake. We will meet at the Tuttletown Entrance Station and then caravan down to the planting sites. Participants will receive a parking pass. Tuttletown Recreation Area. Contact: 209-536‐9094 | usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones for more details.