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
“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.