Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015:
Temperatures remain in the 90s
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90-degree range in Sacramento this first weekend of fall. The high is forecast to reach 93 degrees today, then taper off to 91 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The normal high temperature on Sept. 26 for Sacramento is 86 degrees, the weather service reports.
Farm-to-fork fest on Capitol Mall
Sacramento’s farm-to-fork festivities continue with a free festival on the Capitol Mall. The “F2F Fest” features locally grown food, wine and craft beer, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Capitol Mall Greens, Third to Seventh streets, Sacramento. Go to www.farmtofork.com for more information.
Dispose of prescription drugs safely
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe way to dispose prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. People can take prescriptions drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to one of many area locations. Go to www.dea.gov for a complete list of drop-off sites.
Reduced fees for animal adoptions
Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter holds an emergency adoption event this weekend in an attempt to reduce the number of animals in its care. The shelter has more than 500 animals, exceeding its capacity, officials said. In an effort to find homes for the animals, the shelter will offer reduced adoption fees through Sunday. Cats, kittens and rabbits will be available for $15, or $20 for two. The adoption fee for dogs and puppies will be $30 for one, or $50 for two. The shelter, at 3839 Bradshaw Road, will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adoptions will end a half-hour before closing.
Attention, Elk Grove drivers
The Elk Grove Police Department conducts a sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location within the city limits. The checkpoint will focus on removing impaired drivers, as well as unlicensed drivers, from the roadways.
Happy 106th birthday, Carmichael
Carmichael celebrates its 106th birthday at Carmichael Park with activities including a mascot parade, live music by the John Skinner Band, a children’s zone, vendors, face paintings, food trucks, car show and more. There is also a pancake breakfast in the Community Clubhouse. Activity times: breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 10 a.m.; music, 11 a.m.; mascot parade, 12:30 p.m. The event ends at 3 p.m. at the park, 5750 Grant Ave.
Things to do
▪ The Romanian Festival is planned from noon to 7 p.m. at Royer Park, 190 Park Drive, Roseville. Sponsored by the Romanian Community Center of Sacramento, the celebration includes authentic food, folk dancing, music, singers, instrumentalists, art displays and more.
▪ The Roseville Family Fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St. Highlights include a truck exploration zone, food trucks, a children’s zone, stage performances by local youth groups and more than 50 vendors.
▪ Yolo County’s literacy program, Yolo Reads, is having its annual celebration from noon to 3 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 14th St., Davis. The event celebrates the accomplishments of adult learners who have reached their literacy goals or improved skills through the assistance of volunteer tutors.
- College football: Sacramento State vs. Eastern Washington, 6:05 p.m., Hornet Stadium, Sacramento.
- USL playoffs: Sacramento FC Republic vs. L.A. Galaxy II, 7:30 p.m., Bonney Field, Sacramento.