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

New STEAM program in Citrus Heights

Students and their family members can check out the flight simulators from the Aerospace Museum of California, hear a DJ, view demonstrations and vie for raffle prizes at Sylvan Middle School’s unveiling of its new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math curriculum. The two-hour program, dubbed Family STEAM Night, starts at 5:30 p.m. on the Citrus Heights campus undergoing renovation at 7137 Auburn Blvd., site of the former Citrus Heights Elementary. The new educational focus debuts in the fall. The school will feature a STEAM lab, music room, science building and a 21st-century library.

Tea discussed, examined at talk

A UC Davis instructor speaks about tea and tea culture in China from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley Medical Society, 5380 Elvas Ave., Sacramento. Dan Cao, a lecturer at Jiangnan University in China and an instructor of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis, discusses the history and social and physical functions of the ancient tradition, and will include tasting three different kinds of premium Chinese tea. The event is free but registration is required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.ssvms.org/events for more information.

Things to do

  • Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Hussain co-composed the opening music for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Go to www.harriscenter.net for more information.

Local sports

  • Exhibition baseball: Sacramento River Cats vs. San Francisco Giants, 6:05 p.m., Raley Field. The game is sold out, but can been seen on Channel 31.
  • Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena.
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