Party for the Planet at the Zoo
What: The Sacramento Zoo is throwing a party for the planet. At Earth Fest, visitors will learn from environmental, wildlife and conservation organizations how to protect and preserve the earth. And they'll explore animal bio-artifacts and activities in the Discovery Room. Visitors can also get face-to-face with the outreach animals and listen to keepers present enrichment talks.
Where: Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
Cost: Free with zoo admission, $7.25 - $11.25
Information: 916-808-5888; www.saczoo.org
Free services for pit bulls
What: Pit bull owners can get free vaccines, identification microchips and vouchers for dog training and spay-and-neuter surgeries at three "Celebrate Your Pit Bull" events.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today
Where: Capehart Youth Center, 7916 Aztec Way, Antelope; the Robertson Community Center, 3525 Norwood Ave., Sacramento; and Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road.
Information: (916)-808-7387; www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care
Honoring Cesar Chavez
What: The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is holding its 13th annual march to honor Cesar Chavez, the late farm labor leader. The event includes speakers, food and dancing. Chavez, who died in 1993, was born March 31, 1927.
Where: Starts at Southside Park, Sixth and T streets, Sacramento.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Ken Cooley open house
What: Assemblyman Ken Cooley will meet constituents during an open house at his district office to offer help or discuss issues. The Democrat represents the 8th Assembly District, which includes Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Wilton and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County.
Where: 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 130, in Rancho Cordova
When: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today
Eat spaghetti, and check out the cars
To honor the late Butch Gardner, a prominent figure in numerous Sacramento-area car clubs and automotive events, the California Automobile Museum is offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, provided by Sacramento's Taste of Tuscany. Live music will be provided.
Where: 2200 Front St., Sacramento
When: 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Info: www.calautomuseum.org or call (916) 442-6802