BULLS, BREWS AND 'MUSHING' IN FOLSOM
What: As a walk-up to the rodeo, the annual Folsom Cattle Drive is adding a new component to the fun this year with an event called the Bulls and Brews Urban Iditarod (formerly a fun run). So what is it? It's a race, a costume contest, a charity food drive and, well, wackiness! Teams (with theme-decorated shopping carts) will "mush" up and down Sutter Street gathering food for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Teams will be honored for the best look and the most food collected. The event is sponsored by the Folsom Young Professionals of the Chamber of Commerce.
When: 2 p.m. registration (for teams), 6 p.m. competition Thursday followed by the annual cattle drive
Where: Find a spot anywhere on Sutter Street and bring a food donation
FREE AND FUN
Summertime is fun time at Belle Cooledge Library
What: Belle Cooledge Library has a variety of free, family-friendly events scheduled over the summer, including a teen cartooning workshop (2 p.m. July 6), a Dream Big vacation planner for adults (3:30 p.m. July 14), family movie in the park (8 p.m. July 21), Kid Olympics with jump-roping and hula-hooping (3 p.m. July 26) and shadow puppets with the Magical Moonshine Theater (2 p.m. July 28).
Information: Sacramento Public Library at (916) 264-2920 or www.saclibrary.org
LINE UP FOR LAUGHS
Be a podcast person with Greg Proops
What: Comedian Greg Proops of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" fame will present a double dip of comedy Saturday at the Sacramento Punch Line Comedy Club. Proops will perform a stand-up routine for the 8 p.m. show, then a live recording of his "The Smartest Man in the World" podcast will happen at 10 p.m. The comedian will free-associate his way from pop music to politics to a baseball player in three minutes. And he'll take questions!
When: First show at 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento
Tickets: $22.50 plus $5.40 handling for individual tickets to the stand-up show only or the podcast only; $35 plus $8.55 handling for a multi-show ticket at www.ticketmaster.com