Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016:
Stormy weather is expected to continue in Sacramento, as there is a chance of showers before 10 a.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10 a.m and 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Winter Bird Festival returns to Galt
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The ninth annual Winter Bird Festival in Galt is an all-day celebration that showcases the Cosumnes River Preserve. Visitors can catch sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife in their winter habitat. Events begin at 6 a.m. and continue until sunset. Festival headquarters is at McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive, provides a starting point for preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, food, free children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, wine walk and hands-on activities and workshops. Go to www.ci.galt.ca.us for a complete schedule and more information.
Norwood Avenue onramp to close for project
The Norwood Avenue onramp to westbound Interstate 80 is scheduled to be closed for 22 days beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, the state Department of Transportation announced. The work is part of the scheduled 80 Across The Top project, a $133 million undertaking in which 10 miles of bus/carpool lanes are being built and the freeway is being repaved from West El Camino to Watt avenues.
Folsom Jazz Festival at two venues
The 27th annual Folsom Jazz Festival takes place from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. simultaneously at Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road, and Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills. More than 140 middle and high school jazz bands, choirs, and jazz combos from California and Nevada will compete. Event guests include the Ron Cunha Big Band and the Sacramento State Jazz Choir. The John Daversa Group will perform at 6:15 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at the Rolling Hills Christian Church. Go to www.folsommusic.org/folsomjazzfestival for a complete schedule and more information.
Heads up, Sacramento drivers
The Sacramento Police Department is conducting a five- to seven-hour sobriety and driver license checkpoint beginning at 7:30 p.m. on 65th Street near Broadway. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:30 p.m., Sleep Train Arena.