Morning parade in Citrus Heights
Citrus Heights’ 16th annual Red, White and Blue Parade will launch at 9 a.m. on Sunrise Boulevard near Madison Avenue and will conclude at the Sunrise Mall parking lot near Greenback Lane. The Summer Carnival at Sunrise Mall continues from 1 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot along Sunrise Boulevard.
Special Olympics competition begins
The first day of the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at various venues at UC Davis. The event, which will culminate Sunday, features more than 650 athletes. Go to www.sonc.org/sports/summer-games for details.
24-hour Relay for Life in West Sacramento
The American Cancer Society sponsors the Relay for Life of West Sacramento, a 24-hour fundraiser that begins at 9 a.m. at the Our Lady of Grace School, 1990 Linden Road. The relay also features entertainment, booths, raffles, a children’s area and a live DJ. All proceeds will go to American Cancer Society to help with cancer research and provide aid to those who are diagnosed.
U.S. citizenship workshop in Folsom
A U.S. citizenship workshop, taught by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St. Topics covered in the free session include the naturalization process, the new naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.
Taste of Soul fest in downtown Sacramento
The Sacramento Taste of Soul celebration will feature live music, starring The Legacy of The Temptations, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza. Also scheduled to perform are the World Praise Choir and many blues, jazz and gospel performers. Other event attractions are soul food, barbecue, a health fair and more.
Things to do
▪ Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris hosts Pops in the Park, which will feature The Count at 6 p.m. at Glenn Hall Park, 5415 Sandburg Drive.
▪ As part of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be screened with a live shadow cast at 9:30 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd. Costumes are strongly encouraged. The show is for all ages, but event organizers said parental discretion is advised.
▪ The third round of the U.S. Senior Open takes place at the Del Paso Country Club, 3333 Marconi Ave., Sacramento. Free general parking at Cal Expo, shuttle to course. See www.sacbee.com/golf for complete details.
▪ The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run starts at 5 a.m. at Squaw Valley, where runners will begin their journey toward the finish line in Auburn. More than 360 competitors are expected, including defending champions Rob Krar and Stephanie Howe and other professional ultrarunners. Top finishers are expected to reach Placer High School about 8 p.m.