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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015:

Tower Bridge festival heat

Bring the sunscreen today and over the weekend if attending the TBD music festival in West Sacramento along the banks of the river. It’s going to be hot, especially on the weekend when high temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s.

Senior computer offerings

In-person registration for all offerings of computer classes begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., Sacramento. Orientation begins at 1 p.m. Continuing registrations will be taken weekdays at the senior center until all classes are full. TechConnections is a technology literacy program designed for Sacramento’s residents age 50 and older.

Blog a book or book a blog?

Nina Amir, an Amazon best-selling author, is leading a talk on “How to Blog a Book or Book a Blog.” Presented by California Lawyers for the Arts, the event will detail how to write a book from scratch post by post on your blog or repurpose previously published posts into a manuscript. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Avid Reader at Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Checkpoint planned in Del Paso Heights

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Norwood Avenue near Silver Eagle Road in the Del Paso Heights area. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. The checkpoint begins at 7:30 p.m. and will run for five to seven hours, police said.

Things to do

▪ The Natomas Farmers Market is open 4:30 to 8 p.m. at North Natomas Regional Park, 2501 New Market Drive, Sacramento. The free event features fresh food and live music.

Local sports

  • Top water skiers compete through Sunday at the California Water Ski Pro Am Tournament at Bel Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda. The event begins at 8 a.m. today, at 8 a.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. Sunday. The weekend includes activities such as face paintings, bounce houses, food trucks, slides, vendors, demos and more. Free entry, but there is a $5 parking fee.
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