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Runners race for the arts in Land Park

The 18th Annual Race for the Arts will be held in Sacramento’s William Land Park with registration starting at 7 a.m. A kids fun run begins at 8:10 a.m., and a 5K run-walk starts at 8:35 a.m. The race raises funds for the arts and includes live entertainment along with booths allowing attendees to experience the arts firsthand. All pledges raised through the race benefit schools’ literary, drama, art and music programs, as well as California nonprofit literary, visual, performing and cultural arts organizations. The entry fee for adults is $35; youths 15 and under are $15. Teams of 10 or more receive a 20 percent discount. Entry fees include a T-shirt and socks. The park is at 3800 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. For additional information go to www.raceforthearts.org.

South Natomas fire station holds open house

Sacramento’s Fire Station 15 will hold an open house from 2 p.m to 4 p.m for visitors of all ages. Meet the firefighters and medics who protect South Natomas. Tour the station. And take an up-close look at the trucks, engines, ambulances, equipment, and gear that firefighters use every day. The event is part of the city’s Fire Station Open House series, with a different fire house open nearly every weekend through Oct. 22. Admission is free. Fire Station 15 is at 1591 Newborough Drive, Sacramento. The next open house is Sept. 10 at Fire Station 19 in the Arden area.

Veteran blues band plays free concert at Carmichael Park

The Carmichael Concerts in the Park series features The Hucklebucks at Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Hucklebucks have been playing blues in Northern California for 20 years and won the SAMMIE award for best blues band in Sacramento. The band plays a mixture of blues, roots and New Orleans-style rock ’n’ roll. Admission is free.

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