Check it out: Microcars, Valentines, more

Published: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B


Wee wheels displayed

What: An exhibit on microcars will debut today at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. A nearly three-month exhibit, "Pint-Size: Microcars on the Road," kicks off with models from Zundapp, BMW, Peel, Crosley, Heinkel and Vespa.

Where: 2200 Front St., Sacramento.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day; open until 9 p.m. third Thursdays of the month.

Cost: $8 general, $4 student, free for children 5 and younger.

Information: (916) 442-6802 or


Sweet fundraiser

What: Looking for a Valentine's Day treat? The Davis Musical Theatre Company is sponsoring its third annual Dessert Auction fundraiser. Guests are invited to bring a dessert, cake or anything sweet, or bid on a wide variety of desserts. All proceeds will go to the theater company's various programs.

Where: 607 Pena Drive, Davis.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free admission; desserts for purchase.

Information: (530) 756-3682.


Valentines for animals

What: Sacramento Zoo teen volunteers are organizing a special "I Heart Sacramento Zoo" day. The event features Valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables. Schedule of animal treats: 9:15 a.m, African lion; 9:30 a.m., Sumatran orangutan; 10 a.m., chimpanzee; 10:30 a.m., Sumatran tiger; 11 a.m., giraffe; 11:30 a.m., black and white ruffed lemur; noon, bongo/red river hogs; 12:30 p.m., reptile house; 1:30 p.m., river otter; 2 p.m., white-handed gibbon; 2:30 p.m., giant anteater; 3 p.m., kangaroo and emu; 3:30 p.m., ground hornbill.

Where: Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: General, $11.25; youths (age 2 to 11), $7.25; children 1 and younger, free.

Information: (916) 808-5885 or


Polar plunge

Take an early-morning dip into the pool at the Fruitridge Aquatic Center in Sacramento and help raise funds for the Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund.

Where: 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento.

When: Doors open at 8 a.m., jump at 9 a.m.

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Information: (916) 599-0873 or

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