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

Town hall to discuss Cordova pool

The Cordova Recreation and Park District will hold a two-hour town hall meeting to share project plans, timeline and funding to renovate the Cordova Community Pool, in use for nearly 50 years. The $2.7 million project would restore the state-of-the-art training and competition at a three-pool facility and add elements to increase aquatic center use. The district has $1.2 million dedicated to the effort and plans a campaign to raise the remaining funds. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Hagan Community Center Building 1, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova.

Region’s early transportation

For a history-rich lecture and photographic insight into travel linking Sacramento and Reno, make tracks for the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. Speaker Shirley Burman will share reflections on the first steamboat on the Sacramento River, horse and wagon rides over emigrant trails and dirt roads, the first automobiles on the transcontinental Lincoln Highway and train trips over the first Transcontinental Railroad route. The presentation, “Makin' Tracks: Sacramento to Reno,” starts at 6 p.m. in the East Theater at the museum, 125 I St., Sacramento.

Elk Grove meets on crime, fires

The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce is hosting a crime and fire prevention town hall meeting, offering information on how to be proactive to business owners and community members. The meeting will include presentations from the Elk Grove Police Department and the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department with follow-up questions and answers. The two-hour discussion starts at 6 p.m. in the ballroom at the Barbara Morse Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove.

Insights about public art

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the Crocker Art Museum are coordinating a community discussion on public art, starting with an exploration of the museum’s outdoor sculpture collection. The program will include insights about large-scale works, artists’ approaches to public art, and the city of Sacramento’s philosophy on public art. Two-hour session starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of Third and O streets, Sacramento.

Things to do

  • Joseph in the Well, a Sacramento band and original music project led by violinist-looper Joe Kye, will perform at the Hot Lunch Concert Series at Fremont Park, 16th St & Q streets, Sacramento, starting at 11:30 a.m. The band features violin, lush string loops, upright bass and percussion. For information, check out the Hot Lunch Concert Series on Facebook.