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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Thursday

New health clinic to be unveiled

Local elected officials, along with Sacramento community health care advocates, are scheduled to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. to unveil a new health clinic named in honor of longtime Land Park health care advocate Steven M. Thompson, who died in 2004. The program will take place in the Community Center of the Alder Grove housing community, across from the health clinic, at 752B Revere St., Sacramento. Scheduled speakers include Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen and Chuck Wiesen, CEO of Health For All, the clinic’s operator.

Award nominations considered

A special meeting of the panel reviewing nominations for the 2016 mayor’s volunteer awards takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Elk Grove City Hall, 8401 Laguna Palms Way. Go to sacb.ee/7QwI for more information.

Day of the Dead exhibit at museum

The Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos exhibit continues through the end of the year at the California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. The Mexican cultural tradition honors deceased loved ones each year by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead), and ofrendas (offerings). The exhibit includes original works by Francisco Franco of San Francisco, John S. Huerta of Sacramento, Melissa Jazulin of Stockton, David Lozeau of San Diego and Rob-O of Sacramento. Members of the public are invited to celebrate their friends, family and ancestors by leaving a memento in the exhibit’s Community Altar in the museum lobby. Go to www.californiamuseum.org/dia-de-los-muertos-2016 for more information.

Zoo accepts food donations

Visitors who bring a nonperishable food item through Dec. 24 to the Sacramento Zoo will receive $1 off zoo admission. The zoo is collecting donations for River City Food Bank. Go to www.saczoo.org for more information.

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