Aftershock to rock Discovery Park
This weekend’s Monster Energy Aftershock rock concert is expected to draw more than 20,000 people to Discovery Park, 1000 Garden Highway, Sacramento. Bands scheduled to perform Saturday include Tool, Slayer, Primus, Anthrax and Deafheaven. Event times are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to http://sacb.ee/7Jz3 for more information.
National drug drop-off day
Got unwanted painkillers or other prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet or nightstand? The DEA wants to take them off your hands, no questions asked. On Saturday, as part of its nationwide campaign to curb opiate addiction and prescription drug overdoses, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is urging the public to drop off unneeded prescription drugs – anonymously – at 4,700 collection spots nationwide, including more than 15 in the greater Sacramento region. The dropoff sites, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., include Del Oro High School in Loomis, the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library and North Natomas Library branches in Sacramento, as well as police and sheriff’s offices in Citrus Heights, Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Galt and Sacramento. To find the nearest collection site, call 800-882-9529 or go to www.dea.govand click on the “Got Drugs?” icon to search by ZIP code.
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Open house at Fire Station 60
Station 60 of the Sacramento Fire Department will host a free open house for residents from 2 to 4 p.m. at 3301 Julliard Drive in the College/Glen area. 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.
Parade, fest in Citrus Heights
The Citrus Heights Marching Band Howl O’Ween Parade and Harvest Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Between 8 and 10 a.m., there will be a road closure for the parade on Auburn Boulevard between Twin Oaks Avenue and Antelope Road. The Halloween-themed festival follows at Rusch Park, 7801 Auburn Blvd.
Public plant sale at nursery
For those converting lawns to low-water landscapes or seeking easy-care plants, the UC Davis Arboretum Public Plant Sale features Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and drought-tolerant plants. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, 1046 Garrod Drive, Davis. Free entry.
Things to do
▪ St. James Armenian Apostolic Church hosts its Armenian Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. Featured will be Armenian food, pastry, dancing and more. Call 916-443-3633 for more information.
▪ The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove hosts its second Masquerade Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. at Laguna Town Hall, 3020 Renwick Ave. The ball, for those 21 and older, features the glamour of 1930s Hollywood. Semi-formal or formal attire is encouraged. Go to https://straussfestival.com for more information.
▪ Treat your pooch to a leisurely swim outing from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rec Center Aquatic Facility, 2801 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento. The pool has a beach entry where dogs can enter and exit. Owners are welcome to wade in the beach entry, but are not allowed to swim with their dogs. All dogs are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 and older. Fee is $5 per dog (no fee for owners or bystanders). Call 916-617-4770 for more information.