Here comes the sun

If sky-rocketing utility bills have forced you to keep your living room colder than your refrigerator, it’s time to explore your options. You could start burning the furniture, you could move to the equator or you could attend “Solar Energy and You”—a symposium on alternate energy for the home. Learn how to harness solar, water and wind energy to generate electricity, cook, heat water and power your home. The education begins at 1p.m. Saturday and will be followed by a vendor fair and exhibits. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. SMUD Energy and Technology Center, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Call 447-6527 or visit for more information.