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

Candlelight vigil for homicide victims

The Sacramento Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children is honoring loved ones who have died by violence at a candlelight vigil from 6 to 8 p.m. on the north steps of the state Capitol. Attendees are invited to arrive early to meet other support groups and state agencies that help homicide survivors.

AmeriCorps members saluted

City Year Sacramento hosts its fourth annual Opening Day ceremony by celebrating 66 AmeriCorps members who will serve 4,000 students in seven local schools: Father Keith B. Kenny K-8 School, Fern Bacon Middle School, Leataata Floyd Elementary School, Oak Park Preparatory Academy, Oak Ridge Elementary School, Rosa Parks K-8 School and Sacramento Charter High School. The event is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St.

Historically black colleges hold recruitment fair

The Historically Black College and University Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Sacramento High School, 2315 34th St. Recruiters from 30 to 40 colleges and universities representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees will be in attendance. Go to http://ucangotocollege.org/ for more information.

Native American Day at Capitol

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are hosting a free 48th annual Native American Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol. Highlights are cultural performers, guest speakers, the Tule River Color Guard, traditional games, music, dancing and more.

Things to do

▪ The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra’s 20th Season Party takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, Rooms 202-204, 1400 J St. Admission is free.

▪ “Rear Window,” Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of mystery and suspense, is showing at 7:30 p.m. at the The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento.