New pet adoption center
The Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter has teamed with the Petco Foundation for a new dog and cat adoption center at Fair Oaks Petco, 8840 Madison Ave. The Bradshaw Shelter and Petco will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the adoption center at noon. The on-site adoption center will showcase as many as a dozen shelter cats and dogs. All available pets will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. The new adoption center is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
See ‘Elf’ outside in Elk Grove
The film “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown at a special outdoor screening at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Old Town Plaza, 9615 Railroad St., Elk Grove. Pre-movie fun begins at 5 p.m., with a holiday sing-along and a “sELFie” station. Admission is free, but donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted to benefit local charity Go to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holiday music at Memorial Auditorium
The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra joins forces with the Sacramento Children’s Chorus to perform “Home for the Holidays,” new and familiar choral orchestral holiday music, at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento. The event features a candlelit procession, an audience singalong and lobby entertainment by the Vibrance Barbershop Quartet. Attendees can support the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Foundation by bringing a new unwrapped toy to the concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is at 7:30 p.m. Go to http://sacramentochoral.com/ for more information.
Things to do
▪ Old Sacramento Living History and the Sacramento History Museum hosts its annual Holiday Ball from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stanford Gallery, next to the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St. The free event is a traditional Victorian holiday celebration, complete with song , dance and a visit from Father Christmas After the ball, greet the California Division of the National Pony Express Association as they complete the historical Pony Express Trail from Folsom to Old Sacramento. Go to http://sachistorymuseum.org/ for more information.