Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, March 4, 2016:
A chance of rain today
Don’t worry about getting too wet today. A slight chance of precipitation is forecast in the Sacramento region on Friday. The main part of an approaching rainy cold front arrives Saturday around 4 p.m. in Northern California.
State of Rocklin detailed
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City Manager Ricky Horst is the guest speaker at Rocklin’s State of the City Address at 8 a.m. in the Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road. Topics include new developments, city accomplishments and future goals. Go to www.rocklin.ca.us (click on Special Events) for more information.
California Coast travelogue planned
Author Ken McKowen presents an armchair travelogue and photo journey of the scenic California Coast from 10 to 11 a.m. (doors open at 9:45 a.m.) at the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St.
Beer and chocolate? Yes
Enjoy beer paired with a selection of gourmet chocolates from 3 to 11 p.m. at the New Helvetia Brewing Company Tasting Room, 1730 Broadway, Sacramento. The event is part of Sacramento Beer Week. Go to http://sacb.ee/5CEd for more Beer Week information.
Book sale at Folsom library
The Friends of the Folsom Library book sale begins a three-day run at the library, 411 Stafford St. Thousands of used books, audio books, videos, music CDs and more will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Folsom Library. Event hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday for an early bird sale ($5 per person for people 12 and older), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (free admission both days). Fill a bag for $5 on Sunday . Go to www.foflib.org for more information.
Things to do
▪ The new RiverTrain Excursion features newly remodeled cars. The rail line spans 28 miles from West Sacramento to Woodland. The journey begins at 6:30 p.m. at 400 N. Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento. Each ticket includes a two-hour train ride with live music from a strolling musician. Go to www.sacramentorivertrain.com for details.