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

Pooch parade in midtown

The Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade takes place at Marshall Park in Sacramento. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m., with the parade set for 2 p.m. at the park, 915 27th St. Pooches will compete in a costume contest that will include prizes. There will also be a mobile off-leash “Pop-Up Dog Park” for dogs 30 pounds or less, face paintings, a bounce house, hands-on crafts and live music.

Prep marching bands compete

The 13th annual Folsom Fall Festival High School Marching Band Competition takes place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road. The event features marching bands and color guards from Northern California and Nevada. Go to www.folsommusic.org for more information.

Composting workshop planned

Brit Schneider hosts a free composting workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. at Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. Participants can learn how to build, maintain, harvest and troubleshoot a compost pile. Those interested are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Baseball book author speaks

Granite Bay author Clay Sigg talks about his new baseball book, “Hometown Heroes,” about players who spent their careers on one major-league team. The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Joe Marty’s Bar and Grille, 1500 Broadway, Sacramento.

Kings vs. T-Wolves

The Sacramento Kings host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. at Golden 1 Center.

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