Bee Picks: Fun things to do this week


Quilt show

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;


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

Cost: $8-$30

Information:; (916) 929-6655


5k Run & Walk

Lip service

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:; (916) 442-6802