Art, culture to be discussed
The Crocker Art Museum holds a community discussion about using art and culture to address community needs or priorities in Sacramento City Council District 8 (south Sacramento). The event is scheduled from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the museum, 216 O St., and is part of Block by Block, an arts engagement initiative. Go to www.crockerart.org/calendar/1/17 for more details.
Coffee with councilman
Roseville City Councilman Scott Alvord hosts a coffee with community members to discuss city-related topics from 2 to 3 p.m. at Starbucks, 4001 Woodcreek Blvd.
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Vegan living celebrated
The Sacramento Vegetarian Society sponsors the second SacTown VegFest, a celebration of vegan/plant-based living, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacramento Charter High School, 2315 34th St. The festival will include speakers, exhibitors, vendors, samples, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and children’s activities. Free entry. Go to http://sactownvegfest.org for more information.
Guns-Hoses charity game at CSUS
The 43rd annual Guns and Hoses charity football game pitting area firefighters and law enforcement officers takes place at 1 p.m. at Hornet Stadium at California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St. The event benefits charities, including the Firefighter Burn Institute, Sacramento Sheriff’s Toy Project and Families for Early Autism Treatment. Go to www.pigbowl.com for more information.
Tet Parade on Florin Road
The Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento and the Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor the Little Saigon Tet Parade from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Little Saigon District, 6525 Florin Road, Sacramento. The parade kicks off a two-weekend celebration of Lunar New Year. Go to www.lunarflowerfest.org for more information.
Jazzy day at two venues
The 28th annual Folsom Jazz Festival features events all day at Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road, and Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills. Participating guest artists include the Sacramento State Jazz Orchestra and the American River College Jazz Choir and more than 140 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs and jazz combos. The event culminates with a performance by the Dave Pietro Group at 6:15 p.m. at the church. Go to www.folsommusic.org for more information.
Author to speak at library
Local author H. Schussman (Heidi Gilbert) will discuss her book “El Tiburon,” set in Guatemala amid a drug and sex trafficking cartel, at 3 p.m. at Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. Schussman will talk about Guatemala, the process of writing a novel and tips on getting published. Free. Go to www.saclibrary.org/events for more information.
Tree workshop in Woodland
A free interactive Tree Workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to noon at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. The UC Master Gardeners – Yolo County, Woodland Tree Foundation and city of Woodland are sponsoring the event. No reservation needed. Go to www.woodlandtree.org/events/ for more information.