Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, July 16, 2015:
A hot day ahead
The National Weather Service predicts that Thursday will be the hottest day of the week. But, then, this is summer in Sacramento. Hot weather is to be expected. The weather service says that the high temperature will top out at 99 degrees.
School board considers building pact
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The Sacramento City Unified School District board will consider an agreement allowing La Familia Counseling Center to use the former Maple Elementary School campus in south Sacramento starting in August. La Familia had proposed offering mental and behavioral health counseling, parent classes, a writers workshop and recreational programs. The district board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.
Military-Veteran Appreciation Day at State Fair
It’s Military and Veteran Appreciation Day at the California State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Free admission for all military personnel with identification. Other highlights are the National Drone Racing Championships at noon, horse racing beginning at 1:15 p.m. and Ashanti in concert at 8 p.m. Go to sacbee.com/state-fair more more details.
Bee Book Club features novelist Rollins
Novelist James Rollins of El Dorado Hills will appear for the Bee Book Club at 6 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento (doors open at 5:15 p.m.). It’s a free event, but tickets are required. They are available (limited to two per person) at www.beebuzzpoints.com.
Things to do
- Volunteers are needed to help clean and beautify Seymour Park, 845 Florin Road, in the Greenhaven area. Supplies, including gloves, will be distributed. The cleanup is 9:30- 12:30 p.m. Volunteers must sign a waiver and code-of-conduct agreement. Those 18 and under must have a guardian’s signature to participate. For information, call 916-803-2904.
- The Count and Babzmatazz are scheduled to perform as part of the Sacramento Zoo’s Twilight Thursday series. The event, free with zoo admission, is planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
- The free Fair Oaks Concerts in the Park series continues with Amboy Rambler scheduled to perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at Village Park, 4238 Main St.