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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015:

Warm day for ghoulish activity

Parents of area trick-or-treaters should know that the weather tonight won’t be cold or wet. The high temperature in Sacramento is forecast to be about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday’s high in the Sacramento-area is expected to be about 80 degrees – and the night won’t be chilly, forecasters predict.

Sample of area Halloween activities

▪ Old Sacramento invites children to a free trick-or-treating event from noon to 4 p.m. Youngsters are asked to pick up a map at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, 1200 Front St., then begin trick-or-treating.

▪ The Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights sponsors a free Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Johnston Community Center, 231 Eleanor Ave., Sacramento. There will be trick-or-treating, prizes for best costume, carnival games, a hay maze, pumpkin patch and more.

▪ Midtown Sacramento celebrates Halloween with a free festival and Pooch Parade from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park, 915 27th St. There will be a variety of crafts and activities, including squash bowling, face painting, balloon animals, trick-or-treat bag making and a bounce house.

▪ For a scarier time for the older set, the Rancho Cordova Community Council presents a Heartstoppers Haunted House from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Mine Shaft, 2300 Mine Shaft Lane, Rancho Cordova. Event proceeds will benefit community events through a partnership with the Community Council. For more information, go to www.scaredyou.com.

For a detailed list of area Halloween events, go to sacb.ee/4znK.

Local sports

The Clubhouse at Cal Expo’s Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand hosts a Breeders’ Cup party. For $38 per person, horse racing fans can purchase a ticket to the event, which includes admission to the Clubhouse, an official racing program, and a breakfast and lunch buffet. The Clubhouse is open to those 18 and older. General admission to the Satellite Wagering Center at Cal Expo’s racetrack grandstand is $4 and admission is free after 4:30 p.m. The first race is 8 a.m. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is scheduled at 2:35 p.m. For more information, go to www.calexpo.com.

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