Apple Hill Festival
High Hill Ranch in Placerville is among the early openers for the Apple Hill Festival. The ranch opens at 8 a.m. and will offer apples, apple products, cider, apple doughnuts, pies. There will be craft vendors and a pond stocked with catfish. For information, visit the website at www.highhillranch1.net. Opening day of most Apple Hill growers will occur Sept. 4-7, the Labor Day weekend.
Zombies on parade
If you’ve been pining for the annual Sacramento Zombie Walk and the Carnival of the Dead, you’re in luck. It starts Saturday at 4 p.m. in Roosevelt Park, 1615 Ninth St., Sacramento. The event will include professional makeup artists, food trucks, carnival games and more. A walk along the R Street Corridor, zombie style, will precede a 9 p.m., showing in the park of the 1968 Zombie movie classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” Bring your own blankets and chairs. For information, check the website at www.trashfilmorgy.com.
The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Florin Road near 24th Street starting at 7:30 p.m. The checkpoint will run for five to seven hours. Officers will look for signs of impairment and check for proper licensing.
Things to do
- World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi is hosting Solar Day, where visitors can drive a solar-powered cart, cook with a solar oven and make solar bottle light bulbs. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi.
- Capital Health + Fitness Expo will start at 10 a.m. under the W/X freeway near Southside Park in Sacramento. The event at 2316 Eighth St. features classes, competitions and vendors. Individual tickets are $10.
- Effie Yeaw Nature Center will offer a presentation called “Those Wacky Woodpeckers.” The event starts at 10:30 a.m., 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael.
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 8 p.m., Bonney Field.