Today in sacramento_ here’s what you need to know for thursday _ the sacramento bee

Israel, Palestine topic of speaker series

The Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College in Rocklin is the site of the annual Cesar Chavez Speaker Series starting with Thursday’s 12:30 p. m. presentation on Israel and Palestine. Focus for the 90-minute event is Paths to Peace and Reconciliation. Panelists are Omar M. Dajani, professor of law at UOP’s McGeorge School of Law, and Rabbi Michael Lerner of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue. Attendance for the event at 5000 Rocklin Road is free. Parking is $3. Effort to remove invasive plants

The American River Parkway Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna are co-sponsoring a Cesar Chavez Service Day to remove invasive plants from a habitat restoration site near Northrop Avenue in Sacramento. Volunteers are invited to remove invasive plants that have started to grow in a burn site near mile 6.5 of the American River Bike Trail. The event is scheduled from 9 a. m. to noon at 2103 Northrop Ave., at the far west end of Northrop. Business law seminar for entrepreneurs

Uduak Oduok, an attorney, journalist and author, speaks at a Business Law for Creative Entrepreneurs seminar. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p. m. at California Lawyers for the Arts, 2015 J St., Suite 204, Sacramento. The seminar covers the basics of establishing and operating a successful business and preventing and dealing with legal liability. Go to www. calawyersforthearts. org for more information. Things to do

“KVIE Uncorked: An Evening With Frankie Moreno” begins at 7:30 p. m. at the KVIE studios, 2030 W. El Camino Ave., Suite 100, Sacramento. The singer/entertainer has twice won the Las Vegas headliner of the year award. Go to http://kvie. org/uncorked for more information.

City Council meets on Thursday

The Sacramento City Council, meeting on Thursday this week rather than Tuesday, will discuss changes to the signage ordinance to allow for digital billboards at Golden 1 Center and other venues. Also on the agenda is a beer and wine permit for a Valero gas station in Land Park and a change to the city’s cardroom ordinance. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p. m. in the City Hall council chamber, 915 I St. Block party planned for commissioner visit

Sacramento Republic FC is hosting an MLS Block Party from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. in Sacramento to welcome Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and the league delegation to the capital city. The event takes place at Firestone Public House, 1132 16th St., and de Vere’s Irish Public House, 1521 L St., which are next door to each other. Garber and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott will lead a delegation of MLS executives visiting Sacramento to meet with Republic FC team officials and learn more about Sacramento’s bid for an MLS team. The party will include appearances by Republic FC players. Go to www. sacrepublicfc. com for more information. Identity theft seminar in Granite Bay

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office sponsors an Identity Theft Seminar from 6 to 8 p. m. at the Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Topics scheduled to be discussed are reducing the risk of becoming a victim, safeguarding identity, learning how criminals obtain residents’ information and knowing the steps to take if you are a victim. For reservations, email sscofiel@placer. ca. gov or call 916-652-2409. Street fair launches festival

As a kickoff for the Festival of the Arts, Sacramento State’s College of Arts and Letters celebrates the second U-Create Street Fair from 5 to 9 p. m. in downtown Sacramento. The event showcases research and creative activities by the college’s faculty and students, and features live music, dance performances, student readings and more. The street fair takes place at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., and nearby venues. Go to www. csus. edu/al/festival/U-Create. html for more information. Things to do

▪ The Sacramento Kennel Club hosts the 2016 Sacramento Dog Show, which begins a four-day run Thursday at Cal Expo. The event is open to the public, breeders, groomers, media and pet lovers. Event times are 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. each day in Cal Expo Pavilion Buildings C and D, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento. Go to www. sacramentodogshow. com for more information.

▪ The 1980 golf comedy “Caddyshack” is shown on the big screen from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. There is a planned costume contest on stage before the film. Go to www. crestsacramento. com for more information.