Automobile museum car cruise Saturday
Whether you like lowriders, muscle cars, vintage coupes or European sports cars, there will be eye candy for everyone Saturday at the fifth annual California Automobile Museum Car Cruise.
About 350 gleaming automotive specimens are scheduled to leave Lot 1 of California State University, Sacramento, at 4 p.m.
They will head east on Fair Oaks Boulevard and turn left onto Fulton Avenue, Sacramento's car dealership row.
By 5 p.m., the cruisers will park in a closed-off section of Fulton Avenue between Marconi and El Camino avenues.
The car show will last until 8:30 p.m. and will include food trucks, a beer garden and live music by Sacramento-area band Todd Morgan & the Emblems.
More than 20 car show awards will be handed out around 7:30 p.m.
A sampling of the winners, listed on the museum website: a 1929 Ford Tudor, a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, a 1967 Chevy Caprice lowrider, a 1956 Nash Ambassador, a 1958 Chevy Corvette and a 1950 Jaguar Mark V.
There is no charge for spectators.
The cruise is a partnership of the museum and the Fulton Avenue Association. Proceeds benefit the museum. Mary Lynne Vellinga
Festival spotlights Italian culture, food
The Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento's Festa Italiana takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Croatian Park, 3730 Auburn Blvd. in Sacramento. Admission is $12. Children under 15 get in free. The annual event features dancers, authentic Italian cuisine and a children's piazza.
Behind the news: Proceeds from the event go to Italian Cultural Society programs, including language classes and grants to area schools for Italian language and heritage courses. The group is taking reservations for a guided Thanksgiving tour of Tuscany.
Saloons of yesteryear on city cemetery tour
Docents at the Old City Cemetery at 10th Street and Broadway will offer the free Saloons and Eateries tour of the Victorian-era graveyard at 10 a.m. Saturday. The tour is billed as a "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" of historic Sacramento.
Behind the news: Established in 1849 with a 10-acre donation from Capt. John Sutter, the Sacramento City Cemetery continued expanding through 1880 to reach nearly 60 acres. Today, the cemetery covers about 44 acres and is the final resting place of more than 25,000 individuals. Notables include John Sutter Jr., art collector E.B. Crocker and railroad tycoon Mark Hopkins.
Music class for kids at ArtBeast studio
ArtBeast Children's Studio at 2226 K St. in Sacramento is offering its Baby Sing, Dance, Create! class from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday for children age 2 and younger. The class is highly participatory for child and parent as the world of music is explored through dance, song and movement. Admission is $8.
Three-mile run will feature McKinley Park
Fleet Feet Sacramento, 2311 J St., will host its weekly three-mile fun run at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The route begins at Fleet Feet and loops around McKinley Park before returning to the store. Runners and joggers of all levels are encouraged to attend.
Westminster offers Wednesday concert
Violinist Dagenais Smiley and friends will give a free performance for an hour at noon Wednesday in the Byzantine-Romanesque sanctuary of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. in Sacramento.
The church has provided free weekly concerts classics, pop, jazz and Broadway tunes since 2002. The concerts are free, though donations are welcome.
Info: www.westminsac.org/ music-noon
Crocker to stage teen takeover on Thursday
Teenagers will rule the roost at the Crocker Art Museum's "The Takeover Music & Art Festival" from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Teens get in free at the museum, 216 O St., for a night of live music, dance, a graffiti competition, a poetry slam and other events. The event is for teens only, with separate activities for parents.
Info: www.crockerartmuseum .org
Safetyville to offer two free Bike Nights
Safetyville USA is hosting two more Free Family Bike Nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at its campus at 3903 Bradshaw Road in Sacramento. Families can enjoy bike riding in an enclosed 3 1/2-acre area. Hot dogs, sodas and other snacks will be available for purchase, and bike vendors will be on hand for bike assistance and advice. The event includes a California Highway Patrol presentation.
See a free movie at South Natomas park
"How to Train Your Dragon," is the next free movie offering from Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn and Pops in the Park's "Screen on the Green" series. The movie will be shown about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at South Natomas Community Park, 2901 Truxel Road. Free popcorn will be provided by the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Info: www.sacscreenonthegreen. com
Figs are on the menu at co-op cooking class
The Sacramento Natural Food Co-op's Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd. in Sacramento, is offering a class on the use of summer figs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Instructor Janet McDonald takes students through the steps of making items such as fig cookies and preserves. The class, which is $25 for co-op members and $35 for non-members, is limited to 16 people.
Info: Call (916) 455-2667 or www.sacfoodcoop.com