1. Roger’s Gardens’ annual Pumpkin Carving Seminar with Gene Granata will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Granata, who has more than 20 years’ experience in carving thousands of pumpkins around the world, will demonstrate his skills and offer tips that cover everything from the first incision to the lighting of the candle. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road. Call (949) 640-5800 for more information.
2. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting a Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.The annual fundraising event includes live music, food, crafts, games, an opportunity drawing and a chance to explore the grounds on a scavenger hunt. There also will of course be pumpkins. No reservations are necessary; for more information call (949) 645-8489. The ENC is located at 1601 16th Street.
3. The Corona del Mar Library will host a kids’ event called “Who Was Tikki Tikki Tembo?” at 3 p.m. Saturday. The event explores the world of folk tales with stories, games and crafts. The library is located at 420 Marigold Ave. You also can attend Family Storytime at the Central Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Family Storytime is geared to children from 3 to 7 years old, accompanied by a grownup, and includes stories, songs and a craft. The Central Library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave.
4. Sherman Library and Gardens is offering a class called “Drawing and Printing for Children” at 9 a.m. Saturday. Children will learn techniques for drawing plans and flowers using the gardens as inspiration, and they each will take home a print and card created from their artwork. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $40 for one child and $30 for two children. For more information, call (949) 673-2261.
5. The Orange County Museum of Art’s 11th Annual Art & Architecture Home Tour 2011 will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with a wrap-up party following until 7 p.m. Tickets cost $60 apiece, or $110 a pair, and proceeds help fund the museum’s K-12 educational programs. The self-guided tour includes five homes that represent “stellar examples of Gaudi-inspired design, California Craftsman, Midcentury Modern, and Contemporary Design; with added elements that include environmentally-friendly design, outstanding views of the coast, and great art,” according to the museum’s website. Tickets may be purchased online until 4 p.m. Saturday, or you can call (949) 759-1122 ext. 203 or visit the Museum Store after 11 a.m. Sunday. Children under 12 are not permitted, and you should wear flat shoes (one home is on a secluded beach cove with a 90-step walk).