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February 11, 2013
Learning activities in Sacramento this week

Program focuses on birds and reptiles

owl.JPGThe Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library celebrates National Science Literacy Month at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday with a program that helps families learn to classify birds and reptiles by their special characteristics. The free program is led by Effie Yeaw Nature Center representatives.

Info: Call (916) 264-2920 or visit

Biographer to discuss S.I. Hayakawa book

Gerald Haslam will discuss his book, "In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Hayakawa," on Wednesday at California State University, Sacramento. Hayakawa was a semanticist, U.S. senator, and controversial president of San Francisco State. Haslam is a professor emeritus at Sonoma State. The book is co-authored by his wife, Jan. The free discussion, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., is part of the Friends of the University Library's Author Lecture Series. Info: (916) 278-5954.

Class separates fat fact from fat fiction

The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op's Community Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., is offering a class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on "Demystifying Fat," led by naturopathic doctor Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz.

Aguilera-Ruiz will help participants make sense of good fats, bad fats, trans fats and omegas. She will also discuss misconceptions about fat and help clarify facts about fat from fiction. Recipes incorporating healthy fats will be tasted. Cost is $15; Co-op owners, $10.


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