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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Dec. 18:

Rain after work today

With a storm scheduled to reach Sacramento around 5 or 6 p.m. Friday, the evening commute could be slippery. Speaking of slippery, a hockey game at Raley Field may have to be put off until Saturday if there is too much rain, according to stadium officials.

DUI warning for holiday revelers

The Sacramento County “Avoid the 13” law enforcement agencies begin a holiday crackdown on drunken drivers. Law enforcement agencies across the country will be searching for and arresting drunken drivers from Friday through Jan. 3. As part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign period, police, sheriff’s departments and the California Highway Patrol will be deploying DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols. On Friday, Elk Grove is planning a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Sacramento and Citrus Heights will have DUI saturation patrols from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Coffee with cops

The Sacramento Police Department hosts a Cops and Coffee neighborhood meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks, 458 Howe Ave. The gathering allows residents to ask questions, voice concerns and meet neighborhood police officers.

Poetry, music fundraiser

“Christmas at the Club: Live Spoken Word Poetry and Music,” a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club in the greater Sacramento area, begins at 7 p.m. at 1117 G St. The event features local artists and poets, including author and poet Terry a O’Neal. Go to http://bgcsac.org/ for more information.

Things to do

  • The Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra presents a free holiday concert, “Our Favorite Holiday Things,” at 7:30 p.m. at River City Christian Church, 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova.
  • Listen or sing along as Hart Senior Center’s Singers with Hart, a choral group composed of more than 35 singers 50 and older, performs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the center, 915 27th St., Sacramento. Tickets are required. Call (916) 808-5462 or visit the center for tickets.

Local sports

▪ Outdoor hockey game between the Stockton Heat and Bakersfield Condors, 7:30 p.m., Raley Field, West Sacramento.

▪ CIF State Bowl high school football games: Division II-AA – Del Oro vs. Camarillo, 4 p.m., Hornet Stadium, Sacramento State. Division I-AA – Bellarmine vs. Mission Viejo, 8 p.m., Hornet Stadium.

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