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

Arts scene discussion at studios

“The State of the Arts: What Will It Take to Make Sacramento’s Art Scene Great?” is the topic of a free discussion scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beatnik Studios, 723 S St., Sacramento. Planned speakers include Seumas Raibeart Coutts, co-founder and curator of M5 Arts, the nonprofit group behind the Art Hotel; Gioia Fonda, a local artist and professor of art at Sacramento City College; Barbara Range, director and curator of the Brickhouse Art Gallery in Oak Park; Bryan Valenzuela, a local artist chosen by the city to create a large-scale art piece for the new Golden 1 Center; and Shelly Willis, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Doors open at 6 p.m., discussion and Q&A session runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by networking. Go to www.californiagroundbreakers.org/events for more information.

New draft flood maps for Placer

A community open house to learn more about FEMA’s new draft flood maps for Placer County is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. Representatives from FEMA, Placer County and the city of Roseville will explain the map changes, answer questions and provide information about the National Flood Insurance Program. This is the fourth of a series of open houses about the draft flood maps. Go to www.rocklin.ca.us for more information.

Things to do

  • Children and their favorite stuffed animal are invited to a special storytime at 5:30 p.m. at Roseville Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St. Afterward, the stuffed animal will stay at the library for a sleepover. Children may pick up their stuffed animal on Thursday and receive a special photo album.
  • Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to sing along to the musical “West Side Story” and dress up in vintage 1950s fashion from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St.