Holiday events blast off
The Fourth of July is Monday, but festivities stretch through the weekend. Go to http://sacb.ee/6IM8 for a roundup of area holiday weekend activities.
Here are three happening Saturday:
▪ The Folsom Pro Rodeo continues its nightly fireworks tradition at Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. Gates open at 6 p.m. Saturday. The event continues through Monday. Go to www.folsomrodeo.com.
▪ The Old Sacramento Living History Program re-creates Independence Day 1850s style with an old fashioned picnic and croquet. Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St., Old Sacramento. Go to sachistorymuseum.org/programs-events/living-history for more information.
▪ Arnold’s annual Independence Parade steps off at 10 a.m. It runs adjacent to the Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Highway 4. Call 925-372-8961 for more information.
No fishing licenses required Saturday
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites all Californians to fish Saturday with no fishing license required. If anglers want to fish the rest of the year, they can purchase a license at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing. A basic annual resident sport fishing license in California costs $47.01. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures, remain in effect, according to the CDFW. Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for steelhead or sturgeon anywhere in the state, or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity river systems. Anglers can review the sport fishing regulations at www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations or use CDFW’s mobile website, https://map.dfg.ca.gov/sportfishingregs, to view limits and regulations specific to a body of water.
Free fishing at Howe Park Pond
The Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District and Fishing in the City is loaning rods, bait and tackle for up to 50 people and offering a free instructional clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Howe Park Pond, 2201 Cottage Way. The pond will be stocked with catfish, and no fishing license is required. An orientation is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., followed by the rod loan. No registration is required, but the event is first come, first served. Go to www.fecrecpark.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ Showers of Blessings Church of God In Christ presents Summer Gospel Fest 2016 featuring Charles Jenkins, Tamela Mann and Tasha Page-Lockhart at 7 p.m. at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. 1515 J St. Go to www.showersofblessingscogic.org/Upcomingevents.html for more information.
- Sacramento River Cats vs. Albuquerque Isotopes, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2, 8 p.m., Bonney Field