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

Tracie Olsen, Yolo County public defender stands with Samantha Green the mother of three-week-old Justice Rees as she is arraigned on the child's death on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Woodland. Green plead not guilty to felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.
Tracie Olsen, Yolo County public defender stands with Samantha Green the mother of three-week-old Justice Rees as she is arraigned on the child's death on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Woodland. Green plead not guilty to felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Court appearance for mother accused of murder

Samantha Green, the Woodland mother jailed on suspicion of murder in the death of her infant son Justice Rees in February, is scheduled to appear for a prehearing conference in Yolo Superior Court in Woodland. Justice’s body was found by searchers Feb. 25, near Rough Cut Slough outside Knights Landing, 20 days after he was born.

Hottest day of the week

A third consecutive day of 100-degree weather is forecast for Thursday in Sacramento. The high today is expected to reach 106 degrees. It’s a good day to take advantage of air conditioning, swimming pools and a tall, cool drink.

Food bank celebration in Sacramento

River City Food Bank celebrates the harvest season with an evening of food trucks, music, an auction, games and raffles, and a beer and wine garden. The event, scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., takes place at a temporary streetside setup outside the food bank, 1800 28th St., Sacramento.

Aging to be discussed in Davis

The Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle is hosting a discussion of the conscious aging movement, mining the wisdom of long lives and finding effective ways to share and pass on legacies at 11 a.m. at Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller’s book, “From Age-ing to Sage-ing,” will serve as guides for the discussion.

Energy efficiency advice

Learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your home and save money on energy bills at the Woodland Step Up and Power Down workshop. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 707 Main St., Woodland. Go to woodland.stepupandpowerdown.com for registration information.

Things to do

▪ Circus Vargas, a traveling big-top circus, begins a five-day engagement with a 7:30 p.m. performance, “ArleQuin,” at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights. There are nine additional shows scheduled through Monday. Go to www.circusvargas.com for a complete schedule.

▪ The Sacramento Film and Music Festival continues its run at Jean Runyon Little Theater at Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. The all-genre festival showcases films from around the world and also fosters the creative works of local filmmakers. Go to www.sacfilm.com for more information.

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