Turkey donations, distribution
A day for donating and distributing:
▪ Anyone can drive by and drop off a fresh or frozen turkey at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services until 7 p.m. at 3333 Third Ave., near 34th Street and Broadway in the Oak Park area. The donations will help thousands of families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
▪ Nearly 80 North Area Community School students and their families will receive donated turkeys, traditional side dishes and pies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, a Sacramento County Office of Education program, 4000 Pinell St., Sacramento. School staff organized the holiday food drive, with the help of area businesses.
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Warmest day of week
The weather Friday is expected to be downright balmy with 70 degrees forecast for Sacramento. The weekend also looks sunny and warm before a fall storm starts raining on Tuesday in Sacramento.
Interactive exhibit at railroad museum
The California State Railroad Museum’s new interactive exhibit, Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail, opens at 10 a.m. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train. The museum is at 125 I St., Old Sacramento. Go to www.csrmf.org for more information.
Things to do
- Sacramento State’s geology students host a free rock auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the university’s Alumni Center, 6000 J St. Rock enthusiasts can make silent bids on items for home decor, landscaping, jewelry and more. A live auction will be held for about a dozen special items. Go to www.csus.edu/geology for more information.
- The Environmental Council of Sacramento holds the sixth annual Sacramento Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at 24th Street Theatre at Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento. The event features a program of short films from California and around the world that address environmental issues affecting the region. Go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org for more information.
- The Sacramento Bee features a live chat at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the night’s area prep playoff games before and as they are played. Go to sacbee.com/sports.