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SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Fall Home Show returns at fairgrounds

Troll for ideas, inspiration, contractors and products for your next home improvement project at the Sonoma County Fall Home Show today and tomorrow.

The home improvement marketplace takes over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for three days with everything from building supples, designers, landscapers and flooring to furniture, windows, window treatments, roofing, decks and gutter systems.

Twelve seminars will be held in Grace Pavilion covering topics like landscape design, solar energy, organic farming, rain harvesting and remodeling.

The Redwood Empire Masonic Officers Association will offer free child identification. Going on at the same time at the fairgrounds is the Redwood Empire Train Show, with model trains, steam train rides and food.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $7 with children under 12 free. Seniors 60 and up get in for $4 on Friday. Bring in a can or box of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank for $2 off your admission. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. scsshows.com.

SONOMA: Free seminar on winter gardens

Make the most of California's mild climate by planting a winter garden. Garlic, onions, kale, chard and peas are among the edible crops that can be planted now.

Horticulturist Dawn Smith will give a free one hour talk at 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma on planting a winter garden that includes hands-on training. 23570 Arnold Drive Sonoma. For information rsvp to events@cornerstonesonoma.com or call 933-3010.

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