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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015:

Holiday stocking drive to help foster youths

The United Way’s Women in Philanthropy Holiday Gift and Stocking Drive is aiding foster youths. Go to www.yourlocalunitedway.org to sign up and offer gifts for children in Sacramento County’s Child Protective Services or provide a $30 donation to purchase a holiday stocking for a foster child. All items must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday at United Way’s office, 10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento. The group is also hosting a wrapping party (to tag and organize gifts and stockings) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacramento office.

Button up that overcoat

The morning starts cold once again in Sacramento. Sunday’s low tied a record for Nov. 29 when the mercury dipped to 31 degrees. The low Monday at Sacramento’s Executive Airport was similarly chilly at 5 a.m.: 31 degrees.

Expert to share European travel tips

Travel expert Rick Steves, known for his guidebooks and public television series, will talk about European travel during a 7 p.m. lecture at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Steves will explain how travelers can stretch their travel dollar, sleep and eat well, avoid crowds and most effectively pack their bags. Go to www.crestsacramento.com for more information.

Indie-folk-roots music for the holidays

It’s “radically wholesome, consciously relevant, 100 percent organic, realistically idealistic” and “all original,” at least according to the news release for the “inspirational indie-folk-roots” concert “Solaris” coming to Sacramento’s St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L St., at 7 p.m. The “universal folk roots gospel” concert also aims to encourage “awareness, responsibility, and empowerment for positive change.” The concert will be performed by musicians playing acoustic guitar, piano, accordion and other instruments who are traveling the world together to shape their music.

Visit http://solarismusic.org/about for more information.

Local sports

▪ Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena

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