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

A labrador/golden retreiver mix named "Stephie" sits obediently beneath an oversized inflatable dog at an exhibit of the Canine Companions for Independence during The Big Day of Giving event at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
A labrador/golden retreiver mix named "Stephie" sits obediently beneath an oversized inflatable dog at an exhibit of the Canine Companions for Independence during The Big Day of Giving event at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. rbenton@sacbee.com

Give big to third BIG Day of Giving

The Sacramento region starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday is staging its third BIG Day of Giving, a 24-hour online campaign to raise funds for 570 area nonprofits to help support the work each does within the communities. The goal is $6 million from thousands of individuals and companies. The event is organized by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and the community foundations in Placer and Yolo counties in partnership with community organizations and businesses. For information and to read the rules, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org. Events are planned throughout the day. For a listing, visit www.sacramento365.com.

City Council to vote on theater renovations

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday night is expected to approve contracts for a team of design firms and architects to nail down conceptual drawings and a construction schedule to renovate and upgrade the 2,400-seat Community Center Theater at 13th and L streets. The plans will show how the theater can link to the adjacent Sacramento Convention Center. The theater’s concrete exterior will likely be replaced by glass and steel under the proposal. Lighting will be upgraded, acoustics improved, and access for disabled people will be included. The open session will start at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 915 I St., Sacramento.

Food & Nutrition overview at Elk Grove

Michelle Drake, director of Food & Nutrition Services for Elk Grove Unified School District, will offer trustees an overview of the district’s food and nutrition services and the financial health of food programs. She will share information on strategic goals of the operation that serves students at 63 sites, the role of the district’s central kitchen, meal reimbursement rates and operating costs. Trustees also will discuss preliminary boundary options for the future Anatolia II Elementary School and Laguna Ridge North Elementary School, which will be under construction this spring and will accept students in fall 2017. The session will include a boundary analysis and population projections. The trustees’ open session will start at 6 p.m. at Robert L. Trigg Education Center, 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove.

Things to do

  • The 2nd annual Old Sacramento Chocolate Week will continue today through Sunday in the historic district. Among the temptations: chocolate cooked in brandy-cherry cocoa bites; chocolate drizzled over mud pie. Even the California State Railroad Museum is providing chocolate treats in care of the museum foundation. For more information, visit www.oldsacramento.com.
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