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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, March 3, 2016:

Cloudy with a chance of rain

There could be a few sprinkles today in Sacramento. The National Weather Service is forecasting a less than a tenth of an inch of rain for Thursday.

Author’s take on drought at Crocker

Journalist James Workman, author of “Heart of Dryness,” plans to discuss how lessons learned from the Kalahari desert can apply to California’s persistent drought. The talk begins at 6 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Go to www.crockerartmuseum.org (click on Calendar) for more information.

Business awards, barbecue in Rancho Cordova

The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce will be host of a Hawaiian-style barbecue at the Sunrise Event Center, 11167 Trade Center Drive. The Best in Business Awards for 2015 will be revealed at the the event, which will feature a Polynesian dance troupe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Go to www.RanchoCordova.org for more information.

Conversation Club meets in Roseville

The Conversation Club invites people who speak English as a second language to practice their English skills, learn about American culture and meet people from other cultures and countries. The club meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the downtown Roseville Library, 225 Taylor St. Call (916) 774-5221 for more information.

Things to do

▪ The Carmichael Recreation and Park District hosts Food Truck Mania from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave. The evening features food, music and fun for children. Go to http://sactomofo.com/calendar/ for more information.