Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016:
Rain, rain, rain
Most of Friday should be fairly dry but rain is forecast to begin again around the evening commute. The National Weather Service is predicting that the Martin Luther King Jr. three-day weekend will be a wet one – especially Sunday when about three-quarters of an inch of rain is expected.
50-and-older tech classes
Classes for the winter session of TechConnections, a technology literacy program designed for Sacramento residents 50 and older, is scheduled to begin Jan. 25. Registration for all offerings at the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., begins Friday. Prospective students can arrive at 12:30 p.m., and orientation begins at 1 p.m. Continuing registrations will be taken weekdays at the Hart Senior Center until all classes are filled. Registration for offerings at the South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Road, will take place during the community center’s regular business hours beginning Saturday. Go to www.cityofsacramento.org/techconnections for more information.
Home, garden show at Convention Center
The California State Home and Garden Show begins a three-day run Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center. The event features products, craftsmen, workshops, landscaping ideas and more. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.calstateshows.com for more information.
Fundraiser for youth fitness
Winterfest, a fundraiser for youth fitness in the Sacramento area, features wine and beer tastings and bites from several area restaurants. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento. The event, for those 21 and older, is sponsored by Runnin’ for Rhett, which has established its program in area schools to teach youths proper nutrition and train them to run their first 5K. Go to http://sacwinterfest.org for more information.
Film noir at Crest Theatre
Sacramento’s Crest Theatre hosts a two-day Noir Nights Film Festival beginning Friday. Films scheduled Friday are Orson Welles’ “Touch of Evil” (7 p.m.) and “Mildred Pierce” (9:15 p.m.). The theater is at 1013 K St. Go to www.crestsacramento.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ Learn how to write your Japanese name at a Japanese Culture Lesson from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Sponsored by the Japanese National Honor Society, the event is a free program for teens and tweens.