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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015:

Cooler weather to stay today

The recent spate of temperate weather will continue today in the Sacramento area. The high temperature is expected to hit near 81 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a south southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Apple Hill farms begin to open

The opening of most Apple Hill farms begins and continues through the holiday weekend. Go to www.applehill.com for details.

Greek Festival begins at convention center

The 52nd annual Greek Festival begins a three-day run at the Sacramento Convention Center. There is free admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Complete hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to http://sacramentogreekfestival.com for more information.

Learn composting during class

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County are scheduled to teach residents to turn yard waste into “gardener’s gold” during a composting class from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd. The class focuses on the basics of composting and includes setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins and tips for success.

Attention, drivers in midtown

The Sacramento Police Department will be conducting a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on 21st Street near Capitol Avenue. It is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and run for five to seven hours. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

Things to do

  • The 1966 movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is being screened at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento.
  • The free Friday Night Concerts series in Rancho Cordova concludes with an event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive.

Local sports

  • Sacramento River Cats vs. Albuquerque Isotopes, 7:05 p.m.