Free cancer symposium
Cancer doctors from across Sacramento will discuss the challenges and successes of the “dreaded disease” during a free Community Cancer Symposium in Elk Grove. Open to medical professionals as well as patients, the symposium is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at Creekside Christian Church, 8939 E. Stockton Blvd. Nine oncology specialists from Sutter Health, UC Davis, Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente will cover new research, immunotherapy, clinical trials and screenings across a range of cancers, including lung, brain, breast and prostate cancer. Several cancer survivors will also share their stories. Walk-ins are welcome or individuals can preregister online at https://community-cancer-symposium.ticketleap.com/community-cancer-symposium-2016/.
Locals honored at wall
The Carmichael Recreation and Park District hosts the Wall of Honor, an annual event honoring local heroes. The event, scheduled at 10 a.m. at Patriots Park, 6825 Palm Ave., recognizes members of the community who have given their lives in the line of duty. Members are represented from all areas of service, including the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and the U.S. military. Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Go to http://carmichaelpark.com for more information.
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“Masons in Sacramento: Past and Present” includes a discussion about the various orders and contributions their members have made to Sacramento. The event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sacramento Historic Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Free. Call 916-448-0811 for more information.
Things to do
▪ A docent-led tour of the Davis Wetlands is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. at 45400 County Road 28H. Visitors can learn about the plants and animals that live in the open space and habitat areas. No dogs allowed. Call 530-758-1018 for more information.
▪ The Sacramento Philatelic Society hosts a postage stamp show this weekend at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Event times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show features stamp exhibits, dealers and free appraisals. Free. Go to www.sacramentophilatelicsociety.org for more information.