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

Patrick Mulvaney, owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, will give a chef demonstration at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday.
Patrick Mulvaney, owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, will give a chef demonstration at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday. Sacramento Bee file

Chef to appear at farmers market

A chef demonstration by Patrick Mulvaney, owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, is a highlight of the Midtown Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Midtown Association and Sutter Health, the market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley and will feature up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths offering fresh fruit, produce and gourmet or locally made goods. Go to www.midtownfarmersmarketsac.com for more information.

Road closures for parade

The city of Elk Grove will implement temporary traffic controls Saturday morning for the 60th annual Elk Grove Western Festival Parade. Road closures and detours will be in effect for parade staging beginning at 7 a.m. Roads used for the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the parade has reached its end point at Elk Grove Regional Park, where the festival is held. Go to www.elkgrovewesternfestival.org to view the parade route and for more information about the festival, which runs through Sunday.

Bockbier at Turn Verein

The Sacramento Turn Verein presents Bockbierfest, which celebrates the arrival of the traditional Bavarian beer that is dark in color and relatively high in alcohol content. The event, which features German music, food and folk dancing, is planned from 3 p.m. to midnight at 3349 J St., Sacramento. Go to http://sacramentoturnverein.com for more information.

Tour at honey fest

The sixth annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour takes place during the California Honey Festival, highlighting bee-friendly gardens at First and Main streets in Woodland. Free guided tours will leave from and return to the Garden Stage at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Go to www.WaterWiseWoodland.weebly.com for more information.

Derby featured at Cal Expo

Horse racing fans can watch the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Cal Expo Sports and Wagering Center, 1600 Exposition Blvd. The festivities begin at 7 a.m., and the race is scheduled to begin at 3:46 p.m. Go to calexpo.com or http://sacb.ee/9Je7 for more information.

River Cats host Aces

The Sacramento River Cats play the Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

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