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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Saturday

Navy Blue Angels and Army Golden Knights to perform at Mather airshow

Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for the California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport. Flying begins at noon and includes performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet Demo, the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo, a B-29 Superfortress and the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Performances last until 4 p.m. Displays will honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in a tribute to World War II heroism. Opening ceremonies are planned by the Golden Knights. Tickets for visitors 13 and older start at $30. Parking is $10; cash only. Mather Airport is at 10425 Norden Ave., Mather.

Black Parallel school board hosts candidate hour

The Black Parallel school board will host a “meet the candidates” hour for trustee contenders in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The event starts at 11:30 a.m., 4625 44th St., Suite 5, Sacramento. None of the candidates faces opposition. Those about to enter four-year terms are community organizer Mai Vang and Sacramento City College adjunct instructor Michael Minnick. Incumbents in line for new four-year terms are Christina Pritchett, this year’s president who is finishing her first term in office, and Jessie Ryan, elected in 2014 to fill a midterm vacancy.

Things to do

▪ Check out the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire, a gathering of engineers, artists, scientists, educators, tinkerers and crafters. Visitors will see experiments, projects and show-and-tell featuring invention, creativity and hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sierra College. Scheduled presentations include “Mad Science” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and music demonstrations throughout the day.

▪ Don’t forget the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, including the annual giant pumpkin weigh-off, pie-eating championship, kids zone, contests, jugglers and stilt walkers. The fun sponsored by the Cosumnes Community Services District starts at 10 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m. The free event will be at Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove. Paid parking is available.

▪ Station 57 of the Sacramento Fire Department will host a free open house for residents from 2 to 4 p.m. at 7927 East P​arkway in south Sacramento​. Visitors can meet firefighters and medics, tour the station, and take a close look at the trucks, engines, ambulances, equipment and gear. The event is part of the Fire Station Open House series.

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