Community Club flower show
The old Graton Community Club will be steeped in autumnal sights and smells for “Bringing in the Harvest”, the club’s annual Fall Flower Show on Oct. 13 and 14.
More than a flower show, the two-day event will feature a plant sale, crafts and homemade gifts, white elephant treasures, a drawing and live music. A lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $10; dessert, coffee and wine will be available for purchase all day. Free admission. Proceeds from the sales help support clubhouse maintenance as well as a scholarship fund for Santa Rosa Junior College students transferring to four-year colleges. For information call 707-829-5314 or gratoncommunityclub.org.
Tech expo for disabled
Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will be filled with assistive technology for veterans, seniors and people with disabilities on Oct. 13 for the Tech Expo & More.
New and state-of-the-art ways to modify the home and vehicles, as well as helpful assistive technology devices will be on display at the annual expo. More than 100 exhibitors featuring products and services to assist people with physical, and mental challenges, will be on hand, along with information about alternative health and funding resources.
The event is put on by Disability Services & Legal Center, which provides information, resources, legal assistance and more for people with disabilities. The non-profit is based in Santa Rosa. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. For more information call 707-636-3063.
Historian Wulf at Quarryhill
Historian Andrea Wulf, author of a best-selling biography of geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, as well as other works exploring botanical and gardening history, will appear at Quarryhill Botanical Garden on Oct. 13 as part of its second annual lecture series.
Wulf studied design at the Royal College of Art in London and has written for major publications from The Guardian and the Sunday Times to the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She is a three-time fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello in Virginia, as well as an International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, The Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society.
Her other works include “The Brother Gardeners,” “Chasing Venus,” and “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She co-authored “This Other Eden,” and has lectured around the world from the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society in London to the New York Public Library.
Cost for the lecture is $45, $35 for members. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available, as well as wine and beer for sale. 12841 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen. For information call 707-996-3166.
Worshop on fungi
Fungi are neither plants nor animals, but what they do can make a big difference in the health of your garden. How bad can they get? How helpful can they be? What are their unexpected uses? The Sonoma County Master Gardeners will answer these questions and more during a free workshop Saturday Oct. 7 playfully titled “Are We Having Fungi Yet?” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Windsor Library, 1020 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg 100, Windsor. sonomamg.ucanr.edu.