Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016:
Possible wet start to weekend
The National Weather Service reports there is a 50 percent chance of showers before 4 p.m. in Sacramento. The day will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 56 degrees. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible, the weather service reports.
Chinese Year of the Monkey to be celebrated
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The Year of the Monkey – believed to produce people able to influence others with their charm and wisdom – gets off to an early start from noon to 5 p.m. at Hiram Johnson High School, 6879 14th Ave., Sacramento. Chinese New Year – the 4,714th year in the Chinese calendar – officially begins Feb. 8, but the nonprofit Chinese New Year Cultural Association is launching a full day of dragon dances, martial arts, singing, food and cultural exhibits to kick off the holiday shared by several Asian cultures, said Vicki Beaton, event co-organizer. Tickets are $6 for adults and $1 for children. For more information, go to www.CNYCA.net.
Guns-Hoses football game benefits charities
The 42nd annual Charity Guns and Hoses football game pitting area law enforcers vs. firefighters is scheduled at 1 p.m. at Hornet Field at Sacramento State, 6000 J St. The game has raised more than $1.4 million for local charities, according to event organizers. There will be a safety fair before the game. Go to www.pigbowl.com for more information.
Things to do
- The Sacramento Drowning Accident Rescue Team is hosting its 13th annual crab feed and silent auction. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. Go to www.dartsac.com for more information.
- A benefit for spinal cord injury victims, Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento. Participants are invited to jump in the center’s cold pool to raise funds.