Raising awareness of brain injury
More than 70 individuals will rappel down 16 stories of a Sacramento high-rise in “Over the Edge for Brain Injury” events that raise money for the Brain Injury Association. Other events marking Brain Injury Awareness, Education and Prevention Month are a symposium on concussions for youth sports coaches, parents and student athletes on Saturday and the ninth annual Walk for Brain Injury starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the west steps of the Capitol. The rappelling event and symposium are at the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown at Capitol Park, 1121 15th St., Sacramento. To register for the symposium or walk, go to biacal.org.
Great weather for next two days
Spring-like weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday. The maximum afternoon temperature both days is expected to be in the 70s. Things change on Sunday with a 50 percent chance of rain forecast for Sacramento.
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LGBT leadership conference
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce wraps up its Western LGBT Chapter Leadership Conference for LGBT business owners and chamber leaders from throughout the western U.S.: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii and California. 916-447-8646. www.rainbowchamber.com
More than 600 young professionals will attend the third annual Emerge Summit, designed to inspire action in their local communities and help their careers. The summit is spearheaded by Metro Edge, the young professional group of the Sacramento Metro Chamber. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento.
Indigenous Peoples Days at Sierra College
Sierra College for the third year focuses on native populations with its Indigenous Peoples Days. Events on Friday include the 1:30 p.m. screening of “A Place in the Middle,” which tells the true story of a young girl in Hawaii who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school. A discussion of the film will be led by Gabriel S. Estrada, who holds a doctorate in comparative cultural and literary studies from the University of Arizona, Tucson. The school’s annual Indigenous Peoples Days, which are open to the public, promote and celebrate local Native American cultures through a variety of activities. Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. 916-660-7272 or 916-624-3333. www.sierracollege.edu.
Things to do
- Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cal Expo Fairgrounds, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. $10 (for three-day show). 916-263-3000; quiltcraftsew.com
- Rock the Mic for poets, rappers, dancers, singers, storytellers. 3:30 p.m. Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free.