Here’s what you need to know for Friday

Great weather for speedy rowing

Bring your sun screen lotion to Lake Natoma through Sunday where the weather will be fine and the rowing even better. That is where the best female collegiate rowers will compete starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday in the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships. The high temperature Friday and Saturday should be near 90 degrees; cooler on Sunday. Winds will be light.

Registration for TechConnections begins

Open registration for the summer session of TechConnections begins Friday. TechConnections is the city of Sacramento’s technology program, launched in 2014 to help residents 50 and older navigate the world of computer and online technology. Information on class descriptions, times and locations is available at http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/techconnections.

Delta channel gates to open for the weekend

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced it will open the Delta Cross Channel gates about 9 a.m. Friday to allow for boat traffic during the weekend. The gates are scheduled to close about 9 a.m. Monday. The bureau advises that the gates may need to be closed with short notice if a fishery concern is identified. The Delta Cross Channel gates control the diversion channel near Walnut Grove, about 30 miles south of Sacramento. When the gates are open, fresh water is drawn from the Sacramento River into the interior of the Delta through Snodgrass Slough and the Mokelumne River. The open gates also allow boat traffic to pass. When closed, the gates prevent juvenile salmon from being diverted from their migratory route along the Sacramento River into the interior Delta.

State Senate office examines long-term care issues

For those curious about the difficult task of providing long-term care to elderly or disabled Californians, the state Senate Office of Research is sponsoring a lunchtime briefing. Starting at 11:30 a.m. in room 200, Legislative Office Building, 1020 N St., Sacramento.

Mums for sale at Shepard Garden and Arts Center

The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society hosts its annual sale of hundreds of young mum plants in dozens of rare and unusual varieties, plus familiar favorites. Planted now, the mums should bloom this fall. Admission is free for the event, scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd.

Things to do

▪ The Concerts in the Park series continues today at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento. Scheduled to perform from 5 to 9 p.m. are Blackalicious, DLRN + Stevie Nader, Element Brass Band and Druskee.

▪ The Oak Park Community Center Open House will feature a new kiosk where a navigator can connect community members with health, legal and financial resources. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento.