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May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

Want to expand your knowledge of gardening?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is holding four free gardening classes in May and June.  Hosted by the Yolo County Master Gardeners and Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures Program, these events will be held at the community garden adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

On Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m., join Master Gardener Barbara Ohlendorf for a presentation on Integrated Pest Management. Barbara will cover the basic principles, importance of beneficial insects and how to preserve them, least toxic insecticides, top 10 garden pests and nontoxic controls, and pests to be on the lookout for in the garden.

Old City Cemetery Event - "What's Blooming?"

Old City Cemetery Event - "What's Blooming?"

Come to the Old City Cemetery to see what's blooming on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Visit the Hamilton Square Garden in the Old City Cemetery for a look at early perennials, which thrive in the Sacramento Valley. Rain cancels.

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. Assemble in the cemetery in the front parking lot. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation projects. For more information call, 916 455-8166.

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event on Monday, May 5th @ 6:30 pm. 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.

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Costumed docents will tell romantic tales about the roses, love found in the wagon trains and early pioneer days, and love lost on Saturday, April 19th at 6:30pm - 8:00,

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.  Admission is $5.00 which benefits cemetery preservation projects. For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit our website at www.cemeteryrose.org

The mission of the OCCC is to join hands with the community to restore, beautify, preserve, and protect the Historic City Cemetery, while maintaining access by descendants of the deceased, and to provide educational services to all visitors to the Historic City Cemetery of Sacramento.

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

The dice were not the only thing loaded in the old west.  From pharmacies to opium dens, many California pioneers were under the influence.  Join us on April 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for an uncut dose of history.

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.

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.  

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.