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

Kristen Manchester uses a laptop computer and a large-screen TV to teach her history class at Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael in February.
Kristen Manchester uses a laptop computer and a large-screen TV to teach her history class at Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael in February. rbenton@sacbee.com

Hack4Sac closing event

Sacramento County will host the closing event for Hack4Sac, a six-week contest in which community members created apps designed to improve county services for residents and businesses. Participants will make their presentations starting at 6:30 p.m., and judges will announce the winners at 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Sacramento County Administration Building, Board Chambers, 700 H St., Sacramento.

Women in politics

What’s it like to be a woman in California politics? Often, it’s still a disadvantage. The Sacramento Press Club hosts powerhouses Nancy McFadden, the governor’s executive secretary; California Democratic Party CFO Angie Tate; and communications strategists Cassandra Pye and Sabrina Lockhart, to share their perspectives on the inner workings of the Capitol, the current campaign cycle and the #WinLikeAGirl movement at 11:45 a.m. at the State Building and Construction Trades Council Conference Center, 1231 I St., Sacramento.

Not a ba-a-a-a-d idea

West Sacramento is showing off a herd of 300 goats enlisted at the Barge Canal recreation trail to clean up open space and reduce fire hazards by eating vegetation. The city says recent storms followed by a stretch of sunny days have resulted in significant fuel growth. After grazing on Barge Canal grasses, the goats are expected to head to the Sycamore Trail later this week.

How’s Common Core working?

The San Juan Unified School District board will hear a presentation on how the implementation of Common Core standards has gone this school year. The discussion is scheduled for 7:40 p.m., 3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael.

Things to do

  • Sol Collective hosts Open Art Lab, an evening of art making. Participants bring their own supplies, while Sol Collective provides space, tables and chairs. 6:30-9 p.m., 2574 21st St., Sacramento.
  • Central Library hosts a screening of “Open Sesame,” a documentary about the importance of saving heirloom and open-pollination seeds, followed by a panel discussion involving local experts. The free event requires an RSVP at sacb.ee/5ZHo. 5 to 8 p.m., 828 I St., Sacramento.
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