Thousands to rally at Capitol for mental health day
A sizable crowd is expected to gather at the state Capitol for Mental Health Matters Day, an event meant to help destigmatize mental illness and to encourage sufferers to seek help. Many participants will wear lime green clothing to mark the occasion. The event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. on the Capitol’s west steps, is open to the public and features live entertainment, food trucks and keynote speakers, including former NFL great Herschel Walker. For more information, go to www.MentalHealthMattersDay.org.
State debuts bike-sharing program for workers
The California Department of General Services plans to announce the start of its State Employee BikeShare Program. The program will allow state employees in the Sacramento area to borrow bikes to go to meetings and run errands without hurting air quality. It’s part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental initiatives. Department director Daniel Kim will kick off the program at 10 a.m. at the state garage, 1416 10th St., Sacramento.
Roseville police offer neighborhood watch training
Roseville residents interested in forming a neighborhood watch group can get an introduction from noon to 1 p.m. at the Roseville Police Department’s Mark White Community Room, 1051 Junction Blvd. Bring a lunch and learn about community crime fighting. To RSVP or for more information, email PDcommunityservices@roseville.ca.us.