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AAA survey checks gas prices Tuesday
Gasoline prices in the Sacramento area have been moving up in recent weeks and could pass the $4-a-gallon threshold before the Memorial Day weekend in May. On Tuesday, AAA will release its monthly statewide gasoline prices survey, breaking down at-the-pump costs in jurisdictions throughout the state.
Info: Check www.sacbee.com for details.
Old Sac hosts St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday
Sacramento’s 18th annual St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off from Second and L streets Saturday in Old Sacramento. More than 60 units and 1,000 marchers will be featured, including Irish dancers, bagpipers, bands and military regiments. A Family Fun Zone, open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on K Street between Front and Second streets, has been added to the event.
Co-op offers class on how to eat healthy on a budget
The Sacramento Natural Food Coop Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., is offering a course, “Eating Healthy on a Budget,” that focuses on menu planning, food budgeting and money-saving shopping tips. A taste of simple, low-cost and healthy meals will also be available. The class at 7 p.m. Wednesday is $10, or $5 for students with a Community Discount Program card.
Info: www.sacfoodcoop.com or call (916) 868-6399
Guild Theater screens animal rescue film
Filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and staff members of Animal Place will be present for a question-and-answer session at a 7 p.m. screening Thursday of their documentary “Turlock!” at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St. in Sacramento. The movie chronicles the rescue of 50,000 hens that had been abandoned without food and water at a factory farm in the Stanislaus County town of Turlock. Admittance is $10.
Capitol Pops season debuts at auto museum
The Capitol Pops Concert Band kicks off its 17th season with a free 7 p.m. concert Friday at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. in Sacramento. Auto-themed music will be part of the two-hour show. The museum is offering free admission to all visitors at 6 p.m.
Roles of women pioneers featured at Sutter’s Fort
Historian Cheryl Stapp, author of the book “Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past,” will give three presentations Saturday at Sutter’s Fort about the roles of frontier women in California. The presentations at 27th and L streets are part of the fort’s “Hands on History: Hard Working Women of the Frontier” event, which includes activities demonstrating the contributions of pioneering women to the economic well-being of their families. Admission is $7; $5 for youths (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and younger.
Info: www.suttersfort.org or call (916) 445-4422