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

Sobriety checkpoint on Fruitridge Road

The Sacramento Police Department is conducting a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Fruitridge Road near 24th Street. It will last five to seven hours. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, and check driver’s licenses.

Good shopping weather Saturday

A few sprinkles are evident Friday morning in Sacramento. The real rain event, apparently, will occur on Sunday morning when it could pour. Saturday looks like a good day to do some Christmas shopping.

Flu shots, with a boost from Kings

The Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente are co-hosting a free flu shot event for the public from 3 to 5 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente’s Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento. A Kings player will sign autographs for the first 150 fans until 4:30 p.m. Kings mascot Slamson and the Kings dancers also will attend. The free flu vaccine is available to all.

Socks sought to aid Loaves and Fishes

Uptown Studios is seeking to collect and donate 25,000 pairs of socks to Loaves & Fishes and other local nonprofits. Those seeking to donate can drop off socks in the collection barrel at Uptown Studios, 410 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. People also can stop by any Famous Footwear store to make purchases and leave them in the store’s sock drop. Go to uptownstudios.net/sock-drop for more information.

Fire-truck-riding Santa in North Natomas

Santa Claus, riding in a Sacramento Fire Department truck, will visit these North Natomas locations: Redbud Park (5:45 p.m.), Java Court (6:05 p.m.), Elderberry Park (6:25 p.m.), Burberry Park (6:55 p.m.), Northborough Park at Serenata Court (7:15 p.m.) and Autumn Meadow Park (7:35 p.m.).

Things to do

▪ The ninth annual Elk Grove Nativity Festival begins a three-day run at the Seasons Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6711 Seasons Drive. The free event features hundreds of crèches from all over the world. Children will bring life to the Nativity scene at the top of each hour. At 7 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Messiah sing-along. At 7 p.m. Sunday, there will be a Christmas concert. Event times are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.