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Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Celebrate harvest with River City Food Bank

The River City Food Bank’s “Harvest for Hunger” fundraiser will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 28th and R streets in midtown. For $25, participants can celebrate the harvest season amid food trucks, beer and wine, live music and tours of the food bank. Proceeds go to the organization’s food and education efforts in the Sacramento area.

Info: www.rivercityfoodbank.org/events/harvest-for-hunger

IN THE NEWS

State gas and export numbers due Tuesday

Tuesday is gas and goods day. The monthly AAA California gas prices survey, showing gasoline prices at jurisdictions throughout the state compared with Sept. 10, is due out. And Beacon Economics is scheduled to report on the value of California exports that shipped in August. However, Beacon warns that the trade report number might be delayed as a result of the federal government shutdown.

Info: Check details at www.sacbee.com.

AROUND TOWN

Speakers on tap for anti-bullying conference Saturday

The second annual “Be BRAVE – Say Something; Do Something Peer Abuse Prevention and Intervention Conference” will be held Saturday at Capital Christian Center, 9470 Micron Ave. in Sacramento. Registration for the free, anti-bullying event begins at 9 a.m. The conference opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Keynote speakers will include Pastor Rick Cole of the Capital Christian Center; Lisa Ford Berry, founder of B.R.A.V.E. Society; Benjamin Wagner, U.S. attorney in Sacramento; and John McGinnis, KFBK radio host and former Sacramento County sheriff.

Info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/367457

Art group to host Evaluation Day at Crocker

The Art Service Group is hosting another Evaluation Day on Tuesday at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. The focus will be on paintings, art glass, pottery sculpture and old costume jewelry. The event starts at 10 a.m. Registration is required. The cost of an evaluation is $10 for per item; $45 for five items.

Registration and info: (916) 808-7752

Music, food and beer to flow at Oktoberfest

Turn Verein’s 46th annual Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday at 33rd and J streets in east Sacramento. In addition to German food and an outdoor beer garden, Gruber Family Band, a traditional German band, will play in the main hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. The festivities end at 11 p.m. on both nights. Admission is $20; children 6 to 12, $5; no charge for children under 6.

Info: www.sacramentoturnverein.com

Roseville Electric to sponsor Family Fest

Roseville Electric will host its inaugural Family Fest – featuring a “truck exploration zone,” food trucks and a kids zone – Saturday at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St. in Roseville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radio Disney provides a live stage performance.

Info: www.roseville.ca.us/events/family_fest.asp

Freethought Day coming to Land Park

The Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason is hosting its 12th annual Freethought Day at William Land Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The festival promotes secularist ideals speakers such as Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation; Sean Faircloth of the Richard Dawkins Foundation and Neil Wehneman of the Secular Student Alliance. Attendance is free.

Info: www.freethoughtday.org



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