Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, June 19, 2015:
Throwing some heat on the weekend
If your dad is a fan of the San Francisco Giants, consider Father’s Day at the ballpark. Giants pitcher Jake Peavy is expected to start for the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field on Sunday. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. so bring a hat because it is forecast to warm to 90 degrees at the West Sacramento ballpark. Until then, look for a high of 94 today and a hot 97 on Saturday.
Vigils for South Carolina slaying victims
Sacramento’s three AME churches are holding a prayer vigil for the victims and their families of the fatal shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., at 6 p.m. at Murph-Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4151 Don Julio Blvd., North Highlands. A vigil also is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Pentecost Fellowship Ministries, 6489 47th St., Sacramento.
Gospel concert part of Juneteenth celebration
As part of Sacramento’s Juneteenth celebration, there will be a “Gospel Under the Stars” concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the amphitheater near the pond in William Land Park, 3800 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. The event features Sacramento’s local church choirs.
El Dorado County Fair continues in Placerville
The El Dorado County Fair continues through the weekend at the county fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.eldoradocountyfair.org/schedule.html
Overnight campout at Fairytale Town
An overnight Family Campout is taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. The campout includes a theater performance, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along.
Things to do
▪ The Concerts in the Park series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 901 I St., Sacramento. Bands scheduled to perform include The Mr. T Experience, The Four Eyes, The Enlows and Rebel Pun.
▪ The film “The Great Outdoors” is scheduled to be shown at 8:30 p.m. at Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento.
▪ Sacramento River Cats vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field