Piecing it together
What: From the practical to the artistic, examine up close the piece work and stitching of traditional and contemporary quilts at the annual three-day show of the River City Quilters’ Guild. After viewing the quilts on display, cast your vote for the Viewers’ Choice award. Demonstrations and a silent auction are part of the event.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday
Where: Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento
Cost: $7 per day; children 12 and under free
Hands on History
Party like it’s 1847
What: Sutter Fort was the destination for pioneers headed west during the winter of 1846-47. “Hands on History: The Donners and Other Emigrant Wagon Parties” visitors can see firsthand the challenges those families faced, hear the mysterious and haunting stories, pack a wagon, write in a journals with a quill pen and make a corn husk, rag doll or other pioneer souvenirs.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park 2701 L St., Sacramento
Cost: $5-$7; children 5 and under free
Information: (916) 445-4422; www.suttersfort.org
Ode to Joy!
Ninth time was a charm
What: The Camellia Symphony Orchestra presents Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a work that music director and conductor Christian Baldini says “has remained relevant because of the beauty and power of its music.”
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday
Where: Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento
Information: www.camelliasymphony.org; (916) 929-6655
5k Run & Walk
What: The Sacramento Moustache Run hopes to raise awareness about prostate cancer, the second-leading cause in cancer death among men in the United States and how early detection can lead to life-saving treatment options. There will be a Mo for Your Bro after-party.
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sutter’s Landing, 20 28th St., Sacramento
Cost: $45 day-of registration
Evening with the cars
Wheel away the evening
What: Ogle the Oldsmobiles and pore over the Packards late into the evening every third Thursday of the month at the California Automobile Museum. As you admire that Shelby Cobra, you can sip on free coffee and hot chocolate. Docents can fill you in on the details of the vintage vehicles on display.
When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday
Where: California Automobile Museum
Cost: $1-$8; children 5 and under free; half-off admission after 5 p.m.
Information: calautomuseum.org; (916) 442-6802