Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, April 30, 2016:
Warm, breezy start to weekend
Temperatures are expected hit the 80s today in Sacramento, but it will be breezy, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 83 degrees, but with a north northwest wind from 24 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph, the weather service reports.
Bike auction at UC Davis
The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with bidding scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and last until all items are sold. The auction takes place inside the Pavilion Parking Structure at Hutchison Drive and Dairy Road. Parking is free. Go to www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/auctions/ for more information.
Parade kicks of Elk Grove Western Festival
The 59th annual Elk Grove Western Festival Parade begins at 10 a.m., starting on Elk Grove Boulevard at Emerald Oak Drive and ending at the Elk Grove High School back parking lot. The festival, dubbed West Fest 59, continues through Sunday at Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road. Go to www.elkgrovewesternfestival.org for more information.
Wellness fair at south Sacramento school
Ethel I. Baker Elementary School is hosting a free job and wellness fair for the south Sacramento community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5717 Laurine Way. More than two dozen partner organizations will participate, including Sacramento City College, Sacramento Public Library, Elica Health Centers and American Medical Response. Community members can practice résumé writing, obtain job interviewing tips and learn how to get a job with the state. Free wellness checkups, vaccinations and eye exams will also be provided.
Cleanup planned at Colonial Heights Park
Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer hosts a Colonial Heights Park Clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon at 5315 19th Ave. Participants are scheduled to meet near the corner of 19th Avenue and 54th Street.
Things to do
▪ The Woodland Public Library sponsors a Touch-a-Truck family event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 250 First St. A variety of trucks and vehicles from the community will be on display in the library parking lot and on North and First Streets, adjacent to the library. Families will be able to get up close to everything, and get on or in most of the vehicles.
- Sacramento Republic FC vs. Orange County Blues FC, 7:30 p.m., Bonney Field