Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015:
Cooler, possibly wet weather
Cooler weather is forecast for Sacramento on Saturday, as increasing clouds are expected with a high near 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. By nightfall, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 11 p.m, the weather service reports.
A look at California history at archives
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The Sacramento Archives Crawl returns for a fifth peek at California history through state and local special collections. Themed this year around power generation, displays include material from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, a photo exhibit on the evolution of electric power in Sacramento, and artifacts from the former Mather and McClellan air force bases. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the California State Archives on O Street, the California State Library on N Street, the Sacramento Public Library on I Street and the Center for Sacramento History on Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
Citizenship, immigration event at library
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hosts a free information session at 2 p.m. at the South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants with such tasks as finding classes to learn English, petitioning family members, maintaining their status as legal immigrants, qualifying and applying for citizenship, and avoiding immigration scams.
Giant pumpkins weighed in Elk Grove
Pumpkin growers are vying for the top prize of $7 per pound – and perhaps a world record – as each of their gourds hit the scales at the 21st annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Elk Grove Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road. According to festival officials, the growers hope to surpass the year’s leader, whose giant pumpkin weighed in at 2,145.5 pounds in Illinois. The event also includes children’s zone, pumpkin patch, live entertainment and more.
Airshow continues at Mather Airport
The 10th annual California Capital Airshow continues at Mather Airport. The show features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with flying performances scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets at the gate are $25 for individuals 13 and older and $15 for kids ages 6-12. Standard parking is $10.
Things to do
- The 22nd annual Roseville Bikefest features obstacle courses, riding demonstrations, helmet fittings, safety inspections and more. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St.
- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation hosts the sixth annual Salmon Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McBean Park, 65 McBean Park Drive in Lincoln. The event provides an opportunity for the community to learn about the ecosystem and the significance of the Auburn Ravine.
Local college football
- UC Davis vs. Montana, 1 p.m., Aggie Stadium
- Sacramento State vs. Northern Colorado, 6:05 p.m., Hornet Stadium