Check it out: Fundraisers, festivals, more

Published: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm


2-cent stamps

What: Sponsored by the Sacramento Philatelic Society, the annual Easter Seals Society Benefit Show will feature a plethora of stamps for people to sort through and purchase for 2 cents apiece. Collectors and can sit together and visit while trying to find a special stamp. Hourly door prizes will be offered. All sale proceeds will go to the Easter Seals Society.

Where: Easter Seals Society, 3205 Hurley Way, Sacramento.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Admission is free.


A growing trend

What: Contestants will vie in 15 categories at the third annual Northern California Moustache and Beard competition at the California State Railroad Museum. Featured will be mustaches, beards of all sizes and sideburns. Women’s and children can create their own fake/most creative beard or mustache.

Where: 111 I St., Old Sacramento.

When: 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 compeitors, $15 spectators and $8 children.


Bockbierfest in east Sacramento

What: The 46th annual Bockbierfest concludes at Sacramento Turn Verein with a feast of authentic German food, bock bier, traditional German folk dancing and live polka music. Scheduled to perform are the Gruber Family Band, AK Alive Band, Alpentanzer Band and the Traditional German Choir Turner Harmonie.

Where: 3349 J St., Sacramento.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight.

Cost: Adults, $20, children 12 and younger, $5.

Info: (916) 442-7360


Barking fundraiser

What: Bark for Life Is a Relay for Life fundraiser at the Arden Park Community Center supporting the American Cancer Society. The event will include activities, games and prizes for dogs. There will be food trucks and vendors, an adoption event featuring the Placer SPCA Pet Mobile, and music and prizes.

Where: 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento.

When: 9 a.m.

Cost: $25 if registering online; $30 day-of-event registration.

Info: (916) 792-8866


Presenting railroads

What: Interested in California railroads? Families and children are invited to view a short film and interactive California Railroads presentation at Sacramento’s Central Library. Attendees can view abandoned granite tunnels, trestles, gigantic cuts and railroad scenery from Sacramento to Donner Summit in the Sierra.

Where: 828 I St., Sacramento.

When: 1 to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Info: (916) 264-2920

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