Model train fest
What: The Great Train Expo rolls into Cal Expo featuring 200 to 500 tables of goodies for model railroad enthusiasts. Among the offerings will be O Scale, N Scale, Lionel (O Gauge), G Gauge, Z Scale, American Flyer (S Gauge), hobby tools, die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, T-shirts, videos, railroad gift items, books, photos and more.
Where: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Cost: General, $7; children 12 and younger, free.
Ukrainian New Year
What: Ukrainian New Year's celebration will feature traditional folk dancing, singing and performances with traditional instruments at the Davis Senior Center. A banquet-style Ukrainian dinner will be served and public dancing to Ukrainian pop music with a live band.
Where: 646 A St., Davis.
When: 4 to 11 p.m.
Cost: $20 to $45.
Information: (916) 771-2402.
Mustard Seed fundraiser
What: Local musician and schoolteacher Cary Farley will perform a melodic mixture of alternative and contemporary rock with a five-piece band in a benefit for the Mustard Seed School at 7 p.m. Saturday at Three Stages Performing Arts Center at Folsom Lake College. Tickets are $10 to $15.
Info: (916) 608-6888 or www.threestages.net.
Where: 10 College Parkway, Folsom.
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 to $15.
Information: (916) 608-6888 or www.threestages.net
Portuguese book lauded
What: The Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society celebrates the book "The Power of the Spirit A Portuguese Journey of Building Faith and Churches in California" at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Sacramento. The book documents the history of the Portuguese in California, narrating the spiritual journey of the Portuguese immigrants in California who built many churches in their communities and of the clergy who lead them for more than a century.
Where: 1817 12th St., Sacramento.
When: 1 p.m.
New rules for 'Trotters
What: The Harlem Globetrotters' "You Write the Rules" World Tour, playing at Sleep Train Arena, has a new twist for the first time, fans will decide the rules for the game. Vote at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, then see the winning rules implemented live. After the game, Globetrotter players will remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.
Where: 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento.
When: 2 p.m.
Cost: $19.50 to $89.