Celebration of history
What: Carmichael presents its Founder's Day celebration 103 years after Daniel Webster Carmichael purchased 2,000 acres in 1909. Back then, he named the area Carmichael Colony No. 1. Today's celebration in Carmichael Park will include a pancake breakfast, classic car show, music, vendor booths and children's activities.
Where: 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael.
When: Breakfast: 8 to 11:30 a.m.; car show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; music, vendors, activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free entry; pancake breakfast: $5 general, $3 for children 12 and younger.
Information: (916) 485-5322 or www.carmichaelpark.com.
Pagan harvest fest
What: The Sacramento Pagan Pride and Harvest Festival will take place at the Fair Oaks VFW Hall. Donations of nonperishable items will be collected for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
Where: 8990 Kruithof Way, Fair Oaks.
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Ride the rails
What: Celebrate the 150th birthday of the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad at the third annual Folsom Railroad Festival. Take train and tractor rides and enjoy food, music and model trains at the event at Hampton Station. There will also be handcar demonstrations.
Where: 155 Old Placerville Road, Folsom.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Train rides cost between $5 and $10; free for children 5 and younger.
Information: (916) 365-4743 or www.psvrr.org (click on "Events").
Author at mansion
What: Historian and author Catherine Millard will speak and sign books at the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park. Millard, a scholar and researcher at the Library of Congress the past 22 years, will speak about the challenges facing many state parks and will sign copies of her new book, "The Dismantling of America's History."
Where: 1526 H St., Sacramento.
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Information: (916) 323-5916.
Culture at the mall
What: The annual Chinatown Mall Culture Fair in Sacramento will showcase Chinese songs, dance and music for the whole family. There will also be arts and crafts, children's activities, community exhibits, free lectures and food vendors.
Where: Historic Chinatown Mall, 400 J St., Sacramento.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information: (916) 392-4829.