In the news: Roseville starts fall leaf pickup program

Roseville's fall leaf pickup program begins today and continues through mid-January. Residents in some areas of the city can pile their leaves unbagged in their front yards, while residents in other areas will need to bag the leaves for pickup. The program helps to keep leaves and yard debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into creeks and streams. For maps detailing the pickup format, go to www.roseville.ca.us or call (916)774-5790.

Info: www.roseville.ca.us


Auto museum benefit to feature 'Life in Fast Lane'

"Life in the Fast Lane" is the theme of the California Automobile Museum's 2013 benefit and auction, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. Tickets are $75 each or $525 for a table of eight. Cocktails, appetizers and a dinner are included. The list of regional motor sports greats and guests includes Gary Pitts, regional manager of the Sports Car Club of America; Thunderhill Raceway CEO David Vodden; 24 Hours of LeMons founder Jay Lamm; Concours d'LeMons creator and Billetproof owner Alan Galbraith; Norman Racing Group CEO Jon Norman; and Larry Oka Racing Services CEO Larry Oka. A live silent auction on site includes an extensive list of automotive, entertainment, dining and recreational items. See www.calautomuseum.org or call (916)442-6802.


Amnesty International screens 'Dirty Wars'

Amnesty International Sacramento is hosting a free screening of the recent documentary "Dirty Wars," which follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," as he reports on covert American wars from Yemen to Somalia. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Luna's Cafe and Juice Bar, 1414 16th St., Sacramento.

Info: www.amnestysacramento.org

Talk highlights medical files of the famous

In a "Magical Medical History" tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, 5380 Elvas Ave. in Sacramento, Dr. Faith Fitzgerald presents the medical cases of famous people - their illnesses, accomplishments and other notes of interest. The cases are designed to illustrate the access that doctors have through their patients to history, literature, art, philosophy and more. Early registration for the talk is encouraged.

Info: www.ssvms.org/Events or call (916)452-2671.

Learn how to fix a flat bike tire at Sac State

Peak Adventures, the student outdoor recreation program at Sacramento State, is offering a free 45-minute class on how to fix a flat on both the front and rear tires of a bicycle, as well as what to pack in a repair kit. The Thursday class on campus, 6000 J St., starts at 6 p.m.

Info: www.peakadventures.org

Authors convene for Native American literature showcase

Celebration of Native American month continues at the California State Indian Museum with a literature showcase featuring signings and lectures by authors from throughout the United States from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. John O'Hagan ("Lands Never Trodden"), Clifford Trafzer ("The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue") and Michelle Raheja ("Reservation Reelism") are among the authors scheduled to appear at the museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento.

Info: www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Patriotism and war vets focus of Old City Cemetery tour

Docents will give a tour of Sacramento's Old City Cemetery that focuses on patriotism and Sacramentans involved in U.S. wars. One of the bodies interred at the cemetery at 1000 Broadway can be dated back to the War of 1812. Parking for the 10 a.m. tour Saturday is available at 10th and Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free, though donations are accepted to benefit cemetery preservation.

Info: (916)448-0811 or (916)264-7839.

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