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

Western Festival in Elk Grove

The 60th annual Elk Grove Western Festival begins a three-day celebration Friday at Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road. “Diamonds and Denims” is the theme of this year’s event, which features a barbecue championship, carnival and parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Go to www.elkgrovewesternfestival.org for more information.

Coins star of two-day show

A variety of U.S., world and ancient coins will be shown and sold Friday and Saturday at the Four Points Sheraton, 4900 Duckhorn Drive, in Sacramento’s North Natomas area. More than 40 dealers are expected to take part displaying more than 11,000 coins. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited. Go to www.sacvalcc.org for more information.

Scams to be discussed

Lane Taglio of Humana will speak about funeral scams, identity theft, fake charities, lottery tricks and other topics at noon in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. The Friends of the Auburn Library is sponsoring the free event.

Author speaks in Davis

Author Amy Block Joy will read from her latest book, “Blowback: The Unintended Consequences of Exposing a Fraud” at 7:30 p.m. at the Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis. The book is a prequel to her memoir, “Whistleblower.” Go to www.avidreaderbooks.com for more information.

Chorale celebrates 40 years

The River City Chorale presents the concert “Celebrating 40 Years” at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks, 4001 San Juan Ave. The Cowan Elementary School choir will join the chorale at the concert. Go to www.rivercitychorale.org for more information.