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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015:

Heat wave continues

After a record high of 107 degrees Thursday in Sacramento, another hot day is on tap for today. The high temperature is expected to reach 105 degrees. The record high for Sept.11 in Sacramento is 106 degrees, set in 1888.

United Way Day of Caring

The United Way’s third annual Day of Caring begins with a breakfast rally for hundreds of volunteers at 8 a.m. at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Volunteers will head out to the following Sacramento sites: Women’s Empowerment, 1590 N. A St.; Foster Hope Sacramento, 4144 Winding Way; Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, 1951 Bell Ave.; and Salvation Army Transitional Living Center, 3845 Annadale Lane. Go to www.yourlocalunitedway.org/day-caring for more information.

Town hall meeting about Syrian refugee crisis

Faculty and students at UC Davis School of Law host a town hall discussion, “Millions on the Move: Refugees from Syria and Beyond,” about the legal issues surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis. The event is from noon to 1 p.m. at King Hall, Room 1001.

Opening of culinary arts facility celebrated

The Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the opening of the Bryte Culinary Arts facility. The event, featuring Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, and other speakers, takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. at 637 Todhunter Ave., West Sacramento.

9/11 memorial open at Cal Expo

The 9/11 memorial at Cal Expo, open to the public, features new elements to honor those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the public can visit the memorial to honor the victims on the 14th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Flight 93 and the Pentagon. Visitors should enter Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., using the main gate. Admission and parking in Lot B are free.

Craft beer event at convention center

The California Craft Beer Summit Expo starts at noon and concludes at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. For details, go to www.californiacraftbeer.com.

Things to do

  • Enjoy comedy under the stars as Sacramento’s Laughs Unlimited travels to Elk Grove for special outdoor performances featuring Justin Rivera. The event takes place at 8 p.m. at Laguna Town Hall, 3020 Renwick Ave. Seating opens at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
  • The weekly farmers market featuring fresh food and live music is at the North Natomas Regional Park, 2501 New Market Drive, Sacramento.