Check it out: Greyhounds, Trickster the coyote, more

Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Today

Midtown Farmers Market

What: The Midtown Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, prepared food and arts and crafts. Presented by the Midtown Business Association, the family-friendly event provides a fun gathering spot where residents and business owners can shop and discover area agriculture and artisans. The market accepts WIC and SNAP (EBT/CalFresh).

Where: 2020 J St., Sacramento

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Details: www.midtownfarmersmarketsac.com

Today

Yoga for tots

What: Sacramento Children’s Museum offers a yoga class for children 3 and under. Adults will be able to breathe, play and connect with their little ones, who will practice yoga through guided movement, songs, story and play. The museum is a nonprofit organization that seeks to create a learning environment through hands-on activities in a 7,000-square-foot building in Rancho Cordova.

Where: 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Cost: Yoga class is free, but admission to the museum is $7

Info: (916) 638-7225 and www.sackids.org

Sunday

Greyhound meet & greet

What: Retired racing greyhounds will be available for adoption at the Greyhound Friends for Life Meet & Greet. The nonprofit greyhound rescue adoption agency looks for homes to place former racing dogs. Most are 2 to 4 years old. The dogs are very quiet, don’t require a large yard or house, are well mannered, and are leash- and house-trained. The majority of the dogs the agency offers are kept at a foster kennel in Auburn.

Where: Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free, but adopting a greyhound costs $300

Info: www.greyhoundfriendsforlife.org

Sunday

Coyote Tales

What: Learn about coyotes and why some people call them the “Trickster” during a program at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Learn about the animal, hear some coyote stories and examine a coyote pelt, skull and a mounted specimen. After the talk, take a walk around the trails with a naturalist, searching for coyote tracks and scat.

Where: Effie Yeaw Nature Center, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael

When: 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free, but parking is $5

Info: (916) 489-4918



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