Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016:
A wet three-day weekend is forecast, with a series of storms lined up to bring rain to the Sacramento region and snow to the Sierra. A strong system moving in late Sunday and continuing into Monday will likely bring heavier rain, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasts for the three-day weekend indicate the Sacramento area could receive 1 to 2 inches of rain through Monday. In the Sierra, areas such as Kingvale are expected to receive 2 to 3 inches of snow, while higher elevations could see 8 to 12 inches through Monday, the weather service reports.
Avalanche education in Truckee
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“Know Before You Go” is an avalanche education series that seeks to equip snow enthusiasts with the necessary tools to travel safely in the backcountry. The program is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Chief Ski and Mountain Shop, 1168 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Avalanche Center, the event features a short film, a presentation by one of center’s forecasters and an audience Q&A. Go to www.GraniteChief.com for more information.
‘Italian’ performance at Community Center
Conductor and violin soloist Andres Cárdenas leads the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera in Mozart and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” performance at 8 p.m. at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. Scheduled works include Mozart’s overture to “The Marriage of Figaro,” Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 3” and two from Mendelssohn: “The Hebrides” and “Symphony No. 4, the Italian.” Go to http://sacphilopera.org for more information.
Film noir concludes at Crest
Sacramento’s Crest Theatre’s Noir Nights Film Festival concludes Saturday with three films: 1956’s “The Killing” (5 p.m.), 1947’s “Out of the Past” (7 p.m.) and 1945’s “Leave Her to Heaven (9:15 p.m.) The theater is at 1013 K St. Go to www.crestsacramento.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ Families are invited to take part in a birding and nature walk led by a Effie Yeaw Nature Center naturalist and guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels are welcome. Make sure to bring binoculars or borrow a pair from from the center. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon (recommended arrival time is 10 a.m.) at the nature center, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael. Go to www.sacnaturecenter.net for more information.