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

Westbound I-80 closures

Highway construction crews plan to close all but one lane on westbound Interstate 80 through north Sacramento this weekend, and officials warn of the potential for hourlong delays for drivers who fail to avoid that freeway stretch. The state Department of Transportation officials say they will close much of that side of the freeway for a 10-mile stretch to allow crews to paint new striping, roughly between Watt Avenue and the Yolo County line. The closures would be postponed if heavy rains fall. The work is part of a $133 million freeway overhaul and widening underway since 2011. Caltrans says it will finish the project in December. The latest closures will take place from 10 p.m. Friday through noon Sunday. On Friday and part of Saturday , only one westbound lane will be open. Later Saturday and on Sunday, two or three lanes will be open at times. All westbound on- and offramps will be closed on that stretch through midday Sunday. Go to sacb.ee/7PdN for more information.

Holiday ice rink debuts

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is open through Jan. 16. The rink at Seventh and K streets is next to Golden 1 Center. There will be $2 off admission, attractions and more during Friday’s grand opening. Regular hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Go to godowntownsac.com for more information.

Yolo-Davis group meets

The Yolo County/city of Davis 2x2 committee meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Davis City Hall Conference Room, 23 Russell Blvd. Among the topics scheduled to be discussed are South Davis library planning and city development plans.

Arts festival at convention center

The 19th annual Sacramento Arts Festival begins a three-day run at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. The festival features more than 225 contemporary craftspeople and artists offering more than 15,000 original works. Attendees can observe and interact with artists. There will be continuous live entertainment, including jazz and blues groups and comedy jugglers. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.sacartsfest.com for more information.

Book sale raises funds

The Friends of Arden-Dimick Library holds a two-day book sale beginning Friday in the Community Room at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Sale funds will be used for local library programs. Go to www.saclibrary.org and click on Events for more information.

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