Check it out: Scottish Games, Spring Carnival, more

Published: Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 - 12:00 am


Swap at Sleep Train

What: The Sacramento Classic Car and Parts Swap Meet, featuring 11,000 spaces, will fill the parking lots at Sleep Train Arena. It is presented by the locally published Northern & Central California Cruisin’ News.

Where: 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento.

When: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Swap spaces are $20, and car corral spots start at $30. General admission is $10. Parking is free.

Info: www. or (916) 955-8777.


Scotland in Woodland

What: The Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival will fill the Yolo County Fairgrounds with Highland athletic events, bagpipe and drum bands, Celtic harps and more. The athletic events will include the caber toss, hammer throw and other feats of strength.

Where: 1125 East St., Woodland.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Cost: $6 to $20; $5 parking.



Carnival on the boulevard

What: The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership’s Spring Carnival continues in North Sacramento with games, rides and food. There are rides for all ages, including bumper cars and a giant Ferris wheel.

Where: The Rite Aid-O’Reilly parking lot, El Camino Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard, North Sacramento.

When: Noon to 11 p.m. both days.

Cost: Admission is free; ride tickets are $10 for a set of 12 or $25 for an all-day wristband.

Info: (916) 923-6200.


Fighting cancer

What: Can food help fight cancer? Pam Braun, a late-stage cancer survivor, thinks so. Ten years since her Stage 3 diagnosis of fallopian tube cancer, Braun not only survived but thrived. She credits diet and exercise as key to her fight against the disease. She will share her story at the Avid Reader at The Tower in Sacramento. Pulling from her own ordeal, Braun, a former restaurant owner and chef, wrote “The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook” (Vireo, $19.95) featuring 225 recipes and cancer-fighting food tips. Braun will sign copies of the book and discuss how she believes healthy eating helped save her life.

Where: 1600 Broadway, Sacramento.

When: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Info: or (916) 441-4400.


Fair in Folsom

What: The Folsom Historic District Association’s 48th Spring Antique Fair will fill a four-block area. The event will feature more than 150 booths, food and live entertainment.

Where: Historic Sutter Street, Folsom.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free admission.


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