Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016:
Sunny back in forecast
It is expected to be mostly sunny Saturday in Sacramento, the National Weather Service reports. There may be patchy fog before 11 a.m., but temperatures should rise to near 63 degrees, with a north northwest wind around 9 mph, according to the weather service.
Forum on Zika virus
The UC Davis Health System is hosting a community forum about the Zika virus from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. The event features a panel of experts on the transmission, treatment and prevention of the disease. Information on how to protect yourself when traveling to areas where Zika is prevalent will be provided. The moderator is Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Speakers are Chris Barker, an epidemiologist specializing in the surveillance and control of mosquito-borne viruses, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County health officer; David Schrimmer, chief of obstetrics, UC Davis Health System; and Véronique Taché, maternal-fetal medicine physician, UC Davis Health System. Go to www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu for more information.
African American History Tour
A free African American history tour is planned at 10 a.m. at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Many African American soldiers returned from the Civil War to California. Learn about their families buried at the cemetery, and learn how their community was strengthened by bonds of church, school, work, family and activism. Go to http://oldcitycemetery.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ The Effie Yeaw Nature Center will host its Birding for Families program at 10:30 a.m. at 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael. The event for birdwatchers of all levels is led by a naturalist and guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. No reservations are required, though staff suggests arriving early, as tours cannot exceed 20 people. The program is free (there is a $5 entrance fee per vehicle into Ancil Hoffman park). Go to www.sacnaturecenter.net for more information.
▪ A Senior Ball for those 50 and older takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Laguna Town Hall, 3020 Renwick Ave., Elk Grove. Hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District Parks and Recreation Department, the dance features the seven-piece John Skinner Band, which performs jazz and swing tunes. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Go to www.yourcsd.com for more information.
▪ Soccer friendly: Sacramento Republic FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 5 p.m., Bonney Field.