No kitten mitten swapping

That leaning stack of magazines has long been an eyesore on the end table, but they need not be laid to rest in the recycling bin. Those old issues of Cat Fancy can find a second life in the hands of the other attendees at the Vegan Swap Party—along with any other items in good condition you're willing to part with, as long as they aren't made with any animal products. So bring clothes and household items, but maybe leave those kitten mittens you made when you were really into that Crafting With Cat Hair book at home. This pro-community swap hosted by the Sacramento Vegetarian Society is on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California State Grange (3830 U Street). There'll be food, drinks and a raffle, because it’s a party, after all, and swap items left over will be donated to the Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store.