Sacramento Kings dance team performs at St. Patrick’s Day festival

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The Rocklin Kiwanis Club’s second annual community festival opened its five-day run Wednesday at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. With a carnival offering 14 rides, the festival is expected to build momenturm as the weekend approaches. Entertainment will be non-stop on stage starting Friday at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shows will start at 11 a.m. Entertainment includes music by local talents, demonstrations of youth tumbling, dance and martial arts. The Sacramento Kings dance team will do a half-hour performance at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Routines by American Powerhouse youth tumblers will open the Friday show at 5 p.m., followed by Brad Pilot, three-time champion Guitar Center’s “Guitar Player of the Year,” strumming at 7 p.m. Other top music enetetainment will feature “Rump Shaker,” doing funk and blues; “Maximillian,” performing beat music; and “Visiting Terra,” an Auburn group. Staged in the parking lot of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville at the corner of Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway, the festival will open food stands and a Kiwanis-hosted beer booth each day. On Saturday, there will be business booths open to share their offerings. Just outside the festival’s fenced-in area, an on-site shredding service by Red Dog Shred and a disposal station for old electronics equipment hosted by Erase Your E-Waste will provide services on Saturday only The shredding and electronics disposal services will be free, but donations to Kiwanis are encouraged. Sierra College students, all members of the Kiwanis-sponsored Circle K Club, will staff the services. In the conjunction with the festival, the St. Baldrick’s event to raise funds to conquer kids’ cancer will take place at the Galleria from noon to 4 p.m. People who made and received money pledges will have their heads shaved. The local goal is to raise $150,000 in the fight against children’s cancer. Following the shaveathon, the Baldy Bash will feature live music outside the Galleria Promenade form 5 -10 p.m. Rocklin Kiwanis has served the local area since 1994. They raise money to spend it on charitable groups, concentrating on services for children. There will be more than 60 volunteers working the Galleria event. Donations from more than 25 organizations made the event economically feasible for Kiwanis. The major sponsors are Nationwide Insurance, Coca Cola Bottling Company of Sacramento, Umpqua Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Festival events are being staged in the same area where World Team Tennis action has taken place the last few years. Other than tennis, this is the first major outside activity to be held at the Galleria location. ~ Staff report