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

Turkey donations for food bank

Turkey donations to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services will be accepted from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can drop off turkeys at the food bank, 3333 Third Ave., Sacramento. Go to www.sacramentofoodbank.org for more information.

Vice mayor meets with residents

Roseville Vice Mayor Susan Rohan is hosting a coffee gathering with community members to discuss city-related issued. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at La Bou Bakery, 1730 Santa Clara Drive.

Rockin’ auction at CSUS

California State University, Sacramento, holds its 13th annual Rock Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center on campus, 6000 J St. The auction, sponsored by the university’s Geology Club, features more than 150 rocks, minerals, fossils and pieces of petrified wood in silent and live auctions. Go to www.csus.edu/geology for more information.

Things to do

▪ The Sacramento Kings take on the Los Angeles Clippers at 7:30 p.m. at Golden 1 Center.

▪ Local author and ex-park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith will read from and sign copies of his new book, “Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature.” The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road. The book details the trial prompted by a fatal 1972 grizzly bear encounter in Yellowstone National Park. Call 916-624-3333 for more details.

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