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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday, Sept. 14

Cooling down

Much cooler temperatures are forecast for Sacramento, with highs dipping into the upper 70s.

Farm-to-fork week

Farm-to-fork festivities continue as New Helvetia Brewing Co. hosts an evening of craft beer, urban farming tips and food trucks at the demonstration garden of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, 3333 Third Ave.

The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds go to the food bank.

More information is available at 916-456-1980.

Sacramento abstraction

These are the last days to catch “Driven to Abstraction,” a show of abstract artwork by seven Sacramento-area artists. The exhibit showcases work by Joseph Bellacera, Charlotte Cooper, Taylor Gutermute, Kira Juliusson, Vinay Sharma, Jill Allyn Stafford and Diane Richey-Ward.

The exhibit ends at the SMUD Art Gallery, 6301 S St., on Thursday. Call 831-624-3072 for more information.

Smoky skies

The Butte, Rough and Valley fires are projected to continue burning, which will bring more smoke to the Sacramento Valley. People with respiratory problems should avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Check regional air-quality agencies for the most updated information on the state of our skies.

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