Apple Hill Festival
High Hill Ranch in Placerville is among the early openers for the Apple Hill Festival. The ranch opens at 8 a.m. and will offer apples, apple products, cider, apple doughnuts, pies. There will be craft vendors and a pond stocked with catfish. For information, visit the website at www.highhillranch1.net. Opening day of most Apple Hill growers will occur Sept. 4-7, the Labor Day weekend.
Zombies on parade
If you’ve been pining for the annual Sacramento Zombie Walk and the Carnival of the Dead, you’re in luck. It starts Saturday at 4 p.m. in Roosevelt Park, 1615 Ninth St., Sacramento. The event will include professional makeup artists, food trucks, carnival games and more. A walk along the R Street Corridor, zombie style, will precede a 9 p.m., showing in the park of the 1968 Zombie movie classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” Bring your own blankets and chairs. For information, check the website at www.trashfilmorgy.com.
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The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Florin Road near 24th Street starting at 7:30 p.m. The checkpoint will run for five to seven hours. Officers will look for signs of impairment and check for proper licensing.
Things to do
- World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi is hosting Solar Day, where visitors can drive a solar-powered cart, cook with a solar oven and make solar bottle light bulbs. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi.
- Capital Health + Fitness Expo will start at 10 a.m. under the W/X freeway near Southside Park in Sacramento. The event at 2316 Eighth St. features classes, competitions and vendors. Individual tickets are $10.
- Effie Yeaw Nature Center will offer a presentation called “Those Wacky Woodpeckers.” The event starts at 10:30 a.m., 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael.
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 8 p.m., Bonney Field.