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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, July 23:

Enjoy the cool temps while they last

The weather should be mild on Thursday thanks to the Delta breeze. The maximum temperature is only expected to reach 86 degrees in Sacramento. The cooler-than-normal weather should continue through the weekend before sizzling temperatures next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Ex-Raider opens teen center

Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver and Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will be in Loomis along with former Raiders, current Raiderette cheerleaders and local leaders to break ground on a new residential facility to help teenage girls overcome substance abuse problems. The Koinonia Homes for Teens facility, Tracey’s Place of Hope, will be named after Biletnikoff’s daughter, who was murdered in 1999 by a former boyfriend at a Bay Area treatment center.

Natomas summer meals event

The Natomas Unified School District is celebrating its summer meals program with a free farmers market, cooking demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. One highlighted activity allows children to make a smoothie using power from pedaling a bike. Lunch, which includes sausage and mushroom burgers, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event takes place at the South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento.

LEDs light K Street tunnel

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Old Sacramento Business Association will host a block party to celebrate new LED lighting in the K Street pedestrian tunnel between Second and Third streets under Interstate 5. It marks the first of the city’s “Bright Ideas” events intended to recognize public spaces in the urban core. The celebration runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the tunnel.

Things to do

  • The Sacramento Zoo holds its penultimate Twilight Thursday event featuring rockabilly band Nickel Slots and jazz group Reggie Graham Project. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and the zoo remains open until 8 p.m. The zoo entrance is located at Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue in Sacramento.
  • The California State Railroad Museum will feature the talk “How the Railroad Saved River City” by museum director Paul Hammond as part of its ongoing Thursday Night at the Museums series. The 45-minute presentation starts at 6 p.m. in the museum’s East Theater, 125 I St., Sacramento.
  • The Crocker Art Museum hosts a “Twisted Sacratomato Salon” with pub trivia, live music, parlor games, a docent-guided tour and a cash bar. 6 to 9 p.m., 216 O St., Sacramento.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.
  • Califoria Dream vs. San Diego Aviators, 7:30 p.m., Dream Stadium, Sunrise MarketPlace.
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