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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016:

Showery weather

Showers and breezy conditions are all that remains of a quick-hitting rainstorm that dropped about three-quarters of an inch of precipitation overnight in Sacramento. Looking ahead, the weekend looks sunny, according to the National Weather Service.

Mayoral forum at KVIE studios

A mayor’s campaign policy forum, “Beyond 2016: A Vision for Sacramento’s Future,” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at KVIE studios, 2030 W. El Camino Ave., South Natomas. Moderated by Scott Lay, author of the California political blog “The Nooner,” the discussion includes Sacramento mayoral candidates Angelique Ashby, Tony Lopez, Russell Rawlings and Darrell Steinberg. The nonpartisan forum is sponsored by the Sacramento RainbowPAC, Sacramento LGBT Community Services, Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento and KVIE Public Television. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, which is free but registration is required. Go to www.rainbowchamber.com for more information.

WWII history event

The Friends of the California Archives Speaker Series continues with Jennifer Robin Terry’s presentation, “No Summer Vacation for the Duration: Working Kids during the Second World War.” The talk takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the California State Archives, 1020 O St., Sacramento. Terry will discuss children’s labor during World War II, challenges associated with finding children in archival records and her project on the Victory Farm Volunteers. Go to http://friendsofcalarchives.org for more information about the free ticketed event.

Choral Society fundraiser in mall

“Singathon 2016,” the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra’s annual fundraiser, takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Sunrise Mall (in front of Macy’s Women’s Store) in Citrus Heights. The chorus will sing well-known Broadway tunes. Proceeds will help the SCSO with their spring 2016 education and outreach efforts. Go to www.sacramentochoral.com for more information.

Volunteer Fair scheduled

The Yolo County Nonprofit Leaders Alliance and the city of Woodland sponsor a Volunteer Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center and Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. Local service agencies and organizations scheduled to take part include 211 Yolo, city of Davis, Yolo SPCA, Yolo Hospice, Yolo Food Bank, Woodland Tree Foundation and Citizens Who Care for the Elderly. Participants can discover volunteer opportunities that match their interests, skills and abilities.

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