Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015:
Cool, windy start to holiday weekend
The forecast stays cool and windy for late summer in Sacramento. The high is expected to reach near 84 degrees, six below the average for Sept. 5. North northwest winds from 5 to 14 mph are expected, with gusts as high as 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service
Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento
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Gold Rush Days are being celebrated this weekend in Old Sacramento. The free event features historic characters, steam trains, street dramas, period musicians and saloons. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. See www.sacramentogoldrushdays.com for details.
Chalk art, music at Fremont Park
The 25th annual Chalk it Up! Festival features local artists and musicians this weekend at Fremont Park, 1515 Q St., Sacramento. For complete schedule, go to www.chalkitup.org.
Citizenship workshop at Folsom library
A U.S. Citizenship Workshop is planned from 9 a.m. to noon at the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St. Topics for the free session include the naturalization process, the new naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. The class is taught by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
Apple Hill farms opening
The opening of most Apple Hill farms continues through the holiday weekend. Go to www.applehill.com for details.
Greek Festival begins at convention center
The 52nd annual Greek Festival continues its run at the Sacramento Convention Center. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. today and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to http://sacramentogreekfestival.com for more information.
Things to do
- SactoMoFo and Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris host Food Truck Mania! from 4 to 7 p.m. at Northgate Park, 2825 Mendel Way.
- Brazilian Independence Day Sacramento Street Festival celebrates diverse Brazilian folkloric arts and music performances. The event is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. outside the MARRS Building, 1050 20th St.
- Sacramento River Cats vs. Albuquerque Isotopes, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.
- College football – Sacramento State vs. Eastern Oregon, 6:05 p.m., Hornet Field.