Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, May 28, 2016:
Warm weekend begins
The Memorial Day weekend begins with with a sunny, warm day in the Sacramento area. The high temperature is expected to hit near 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Holiday weekend begins
Memorial Day weekend – the de facto summer season kickoff – offers plenty of opportunities for recreation, hanging out and honoring Americans who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. For a roundup of area holiday activities, go to http://sacb.ee/6q8z.
Ride leads to bike fair
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates take part in the Sacramento Rides! bike fair. A community ride to the fair begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Mill Coffee Shop, 1827 I St., Sacramento. The ride leads to the free fair, part of May Is Bike Month, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown railyard, Fifth and H streets. The event centers around biking, safety, repair, maintenance and local bike resources. People are encouraged to bike to the event and use the on-site bike valet.
Holiday music festival continues
The annual Sacramento Music Festival continues at various venues in Old Sacramento. Featured acts include Pablo Cruise, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Mumbo Gumbo, Lee Rocker, and dozens of other acts. Cost is $55 Saturday and Sunday, $25 Monday; a pass for all days is $125. Call 916-444-2004 or go to www.sacmusicfest.com for more information.
County Fair continues at Cal Expo
The Sacramento County Fair continues through Monday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. The fair features live entertainment, rides, food, shopping and more. There will be carnival rides on the midway and a kids carnival for youngsters age 3 to 7. Event times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Go to www.sacfair.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ Families are invited to take part in a birding and nature walk from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael. A naturalist and guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society lead the walk. Birdwatchers of all levels are welcome. Visitors can bring their binoculars or borrow a pair from the center. Recommended arrival time is 10 a.m. Admission is free. Parking at Ancil Hoffman County Park is $5. Go to www.sacnaturecenter.net for more information.
▪ Sacramento River Cats vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field
▪ Sacramento Republic FC vs. Swope Park Rangers, 7:30 p.m., Bonney Field