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Check it out: Oktoberfest, parade, more

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B


Pups on parade

What: The Sacramento Kennel Club will host the Sacramento Puppy Show at Cal Expo, featuring American Kennel Club breed and puppy competitions. Pet lovers can bring a dog to run an agility course, plan their pet's birthday party or adopt a pet from area rescue groups.

Where: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $10 general; $8.50 seniors and ages 13-18; free for children 12 and younger and leashed dogs



Parkway benefit

What: Music and mobile food will be featured during a "Truckin' on the River" event to benefit the American River Parkway. More than a dozen food trucks are expected to be selling their wares. A portion of the proceeds from each food truck will be donated to the American River Parkway Foundation. Among the participating trucks scheduled to be selling: OMG Burger, Squeeze Inn, Leila's Lumpia, Off the Mapp Mobile Espresso, Wicked 'Wich and Willie's Burgers.

Where: William B. Pond Recreation Area

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $8 admission; food costs vary



Oktoberfest in east Sac

What: The Sacramento Turn Verein's 45th annual Oktoberfest continues with traditional German music, food, dancing and drink modeled after the famous event in Munich. Authentic Oktoberfest beer, shipped directly from Munich, will be available.

Where: Turner Hall, 3349 J St., Sacramento

When: 3 to 11 p.m.

Cost: $20 general; $5 for children 6 to 12; no charge for children 5 and younger.



Election 1906

What: Election Day Living History will be on display at the state Capitol. Costumed docents dressed as California's four 1906 gubernatorial candidates, Theodore Bell (Democrat), James Gillett (Republican), William Langdon (Independence League) and Austin Lewis (Socialist), will give campaign speeches in 15-minute vignettes repeated throughout the day. Visitors can vote for the candidate of their choice. (Spoiler alert: Gillett edged Bell in the real election).

Where: California State Capitol Museum, 10th and L streets, Sacramento.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 324-2088 or (click on Calendar of Events).


Parade on Franklin Blvd.

What: The seventh annual Hispanic/Latino Parade will travel south down Franklin Boulevard. Aztec, folklorico and samba dancers and bandas will take part, along with classic cars, charro horses and Dinger of the River Cats.

Where: Parade begins at 12th Avenue and ends at 38th Avenue

When: Noon to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 455-2124

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