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

Flu clinic scheduled in West Sacramento

A free public flu clinic sponsored by the Yolo County Department of Health Services & Office of Emergency Services is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. Public parking available in the north parking lot of City Hall. Go to www.cityofwestsacramento.org for more information.

Roseville tree-lighting ceremony

Roseville hosts its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. across from the Civic Center at 311 Vernon St. Go to www.roseville.ca.us for more information.

Stockings, filler items sought for nonprofit

The local nonprofit Women’s Empowerment is collecting stockings and specific filler items for children and adult women. The organization provides job training, self-esteem courses, health classes and support services to homeless women and their children. A list of items being sought can be found at www.womens-empowerment.org. Donors can also contribute $30 in lieu of purchasing items. The group is seeking stocking donations by Dec. 8, and they can be dropped off at 1590 North A St. in Sacramento. Contact Kate Towson at kate@womens-empowerment.org or 916-669-2307 for more information.

Santa escorted through Elk Grove neighborhood

The Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department and the Elk Grove Police Department escort Santa Claus through neighborhoods in Santa & Sirens events. Firefighters, police officers and volunteers will hand out candy canes and spread holiday cheer during a parade that will begin at 7 p.m. at Station 71, 8760 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Go to www.yourcsd.com for more information.

Things to do

  • Sacramento State’s Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert program that includes Don Menza’s “Groovin’ Hard,” Thad Jones’ “Groove Merchant” and “Heartspeak” by CSUS alumna Sherrine Mostin from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the university’s Music Recital Hall, 6000 J St.