Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016:
Sunny start to holiday weekend
A mostly sunny sunny day is forecast for Sacramento as the three-day Presidents Day weekend begins. High temperatures expected to reach near 71 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. North northwest wind 7 mph to 13 mph, the weather service reports.
Work will shut ramps on I-80
The state Department of Transportation advises motorists that these westbound Interstate 80 ramps will be temporarily closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday: Northgate Boulevard, Truxel Road, the I-80-Interstate 5 connector ramp and West El Camino Avenue. The work is part of the the $133.3 million I-80 “Across the Top” project. For more information, including detours, go to www.80AcrossTheTop.com.
Orientation for green card holders
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers host an orientation for new green card holders from 5 to 7 p.m. at Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Go to USCIS.gov for more information.
Carnaval in Sacramento
The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento hosts the sixth annual Brazilian Carnaval 2016. The event is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. at the E. Claire Raley Studio for the Performing Arts, 2420 N St., Sacramento. Brazilian food and drinks will be available for purchase. Go to www.braziliancentersac.org for more information.
Things to do
▪ The Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival is an all-day event sponsored by the Sacramento State Department of Music and Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. The festival, from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., features Dixieland and traditional jazz. It takes place at the Sacramento State Capistrano Hall, 6000 J St. After the festival, there will be a public concert with trombone and trumpet player Wycliffe Gordon at 7 p.m. Go to www.sacjazz.org for more information.
- Soccer friendly: Sacramento Republic FC vs. Colorado Rapids, 5 p.m., Bonney Field.