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

Deadline for taxpayers’ extension

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that Thursday is the deadline for those who requested a six-month filing extension beyond this year’s usual April 15 filing date. “The IRS estimates that over 1.1 million California taxpayers will have likely requested an extension using Form 4868 and need to get their 2014 tax return in by the Oct. 15 deadline,” said David Tucker, IRS spokesman. The IRS is recommending that taxpayers use the IRS e-file or Free File programs to electronically file their tax returns. Free File employs free tax software to help expedite the filing process. Information on both can be found at irs.gov.

Cooler, cloudier weather in forecast

Temperatures are declining as we get closer to the weekend. The high on Thursday is expected to be 87 degrees in Sacramento, a drop of 7 degrees from Wednesday. There’s a slight chance of some sprinkles on Saturday night in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.

Matsui to take part in Alzheimer’s forum

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, will speak at the UC Davis MIND Institute on the Alzheimer’s Disease, Research and Progress forum. The forum begins at 10 a.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. The event will focus, on the importance of funding for Alzheimer’s disease research and the need for resources for family caregivers. It will be held in conjunction with UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association. Matsui and Ann Madden Rice, CEO of UC Davis Health Center, will be joined by UC Davis Alzheimer’s researchers and Michelle Johnston of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ceremonial tree to be planted

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District are planning a ceremonial tree planting to celebrate the Sacramento Shade program’s 25th anniversary. The event is planned at 5 p.m. at SMUD headquarters, 6201 S St., Sacramento. The shade program, a partnership between the tree foundation and SMUD, has delivered more than half a million free shade trees to residences and businesses since 1990, SMUD reports.

Anthony Sadler lauded for bravery

Anthony Sadler, the internationally lauded hometown hero who helped tackle and tie up a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August, will be honored for bravery by trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District. Sadler was a 2010 graduate of Rosemont High School and attended Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 school. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.

Bera to speak at naturalization event

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, will welcome new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Sacramento field office is hosting the ceremony, where 29 new U.S. citizens are scheduled to be sworn in.

Things to do

▪ The Rancho Cordova art fall show reception features the Cordova Community Council and artists for an evening of music and art. Artists will display their creations with a fall show theme from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.