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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015:

Not too hot, not too cold

The weather is expected to be conducive to outdoor activities on Thursday. Skies are forecast to be mostly sunny. The National Weather Service predicts the temperature will reach 87 degrees, which is five degrees above normal for Sacramento in early October.

Bee reporter discusses ‘Weed Land’

Sacramento Bee reporter Peter Hecht will lecture at noon and 7 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom, where he will sign copies of his book “Weed Land.” He will also participate in a panel discussion for the campus community at 10 a.m. in the ballroom. The talks are free and open to the public. Hecht’s account of marijuana – and those who grow, use and regulate it – is Sacramento State’s “One Book” selection for 2015-16. One Book programs promote literacy and are designed to engage communities in conversation based on a shared reading experience.

Oak Park celebrates food, community

GATHER: Oak Park is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. at Third Street and Broadway. The food and community event will include communal tables for outdoor dining, a craft beer area, artisanal food vendors, designers, food demonstrations, interactive art, live music and a modular children’s park. Admission is free, presented by Unseen Heroes and The Oak Park Business Association.

Talk focuses on museum architecture

Curtis Owyang will examine the past decade in the architectural development of museums and the art they display in a talk at 7 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Owyang is principal at LPAS Architecture + Design and lead designer of the Folsom Lake Visual and Performing Arts Center. Before the talk, there will be a docent-guided tour of the Crocker’s architecture, both modern and historic, at 6 p.m. Go to www.crockerartmuseum.org (click on Events) for more information.

Naturalization ceremony in Folsom

People are invited to join in the 1 p.m. celebration at the naturalization oath ceremony for new citizens. The free event takes place in the Library Meeting Room of the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St.

Things to do

Both of Sacramento State’s jazz ensembles will perform in a concert program that includes “Second Time Around,” by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, “Just You, Just Me,” by Jesse Greer, and “Close to Home,” by Lyle Mays. The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the university’s Capistrano Concert Hall, 6000 J St.

Local sports

  • NBA preseason: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena.
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