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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, March 5:

Wet weekend begins

Rain, heavy at times, is forecast for Sacramento, buffeted by south-southeast wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph and the chance of precipitation is 90 percent, the weather service reports.

Students’ works salute History Day

To celebrate Sacramento County History Day, students from 25 area schools are planning dramatic performances, artistic displays and documentaries beginning at 9 a.m. at Inderkum High School, 2500 New Market Drive, Sacramento. The theme is “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.” Writer-film historian Matias Bombal serves as master of ceremonies at the awards presentation, scheduled at 4 p.m. Go to www.sachistoryday.org for more information.

Expo an alternative science fair

Area elementary and high school students compete in seven categories in the sixth annual STEM Expo at the Academic Warehouse at William Jessup University, 2121 University Ave., Rocklin. Exhibitor booths and interactive workshops are open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony. The free event features science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an alternative to a typical science fair. Brook Drumm, founder of Printrbot and star of Science Channel’s “All-American Makers,” will be an exhibitor and keynote speaker. Go to www.stemexpo.org for more information.

Tree, landscaping gathering at school

“100 Trees in Lincoln Village” is a free event for residents seeking information about how to receive a free tree and about drought-tolerant landscaping. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A.M. Winn Elementary School, 3351 Explorer Drive, Sacramento. Go to cityofranchocordova.org (click on Calendar) for more information.

Hail, César films

The ninth Winter Short Films Screening showcases a selection of the short films nominated for a César (French Academy Award) in the Animation and Live Action categories. The show begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. At the end of the screening, audiences will be invited to vote for the “Sacramento César Awards.” All films are presented in French with English subtitles. Go to www.crestsacramento.com for more information.

Things to do

▪ At the Bonsai Workshop, learn the fundamentals of care, including training, trimming and fertilizing. Timm Johnson, a bonsai instructor for the Sacramento Parks and Recreation District for the past 10 years, leads the workshop. The event takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Exotic Plants showroom at Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Avenue. Seating is limited. A tent sale is also scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the site. Call 916-922-4769 for more information.

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