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

Turkey donations, distribution

A day for donating and distributing:

▪ Anyone can drive by and drop off a fresh or frozen turkey at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services until 7 p.m. at 3333 Third Ave., near 34th Street and Broadway in the Oak Park area. The donations will help thousands of families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

▪ Nearly 80 North Area Community School students and their families will receive donated turkeys, traditional side dishes and pies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, a Sacramento County Office of Education program, 4000 Pinell St., Sacramento. School staff organized the holiday food drive, with the help of area businesses.

Warmest day of week

The weather Friday is expected to be downright balmy with 70 degrees forecast for Sacramento. The weekend also looks sunny and warm before a fall storm starts raining on Tuesday in Sacramento.

Interactive exhibit at railroad museum

The California State Railroad Museum’s new interactive exhibit, Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail, opens at 10 a.m. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train. The museum is at 125 I St., Old Sacramento. Go to www.csrmf.org for more information.

Things to do

  • Sacramento State’s geology students host a free rock auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the university’s Alumni Center, 6000 J St. Rock enthusiasts can make silent bids on items for home decor, landscaping, jewelry and more. A live auction will be held for about a dozen special items. Go to www.csus.edu/geology for more information.
  • The Environmental Council of Sacramento holds the sixth annual Sacramento Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at 24th Street Theatre at Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento. The event features a program of short films from California and around the world that address environmental issues affecting the region. Go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org for more information.

Local sports

  • The Sacramento Bee features a live chat at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the night’s area prep playoff games before and as they are played. Go to sacbee.com/sports.
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