Junior League of Sacramento. The "Denim and Diamonds" crab feed will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Sacramento Masonic Temple, 1123 J St. With the Junior celebrating its 70th anniversary, crab feed attendees are encouraged to don '70s attire. Prizes will be awarded. Edie Lambert of KCRA 3, will be emcee. Additional information: Aqua Marine Jewelers has donated diamond earrings as part of the silent auction; Bad Iron will perform 1970s style music for dancing; a dessert dash will be held following dinner of crab, salad and pasta. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. A reserved table of 10 at $600 includes four bottles of wine; sponsored tables also are available. For tickets or sponsorship information, visit www. jlsac.org. The annual event benefits the JL mission and community programs, including the newest Sacramento Public Library's Read & Feed Garden.
Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville. "A Chocolate Affair" is on the calendar for Feb. 9 on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Main Building. The event will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call (530) 344-1476. Among the community projects supported by the clubs are Helping Hands emergency funds for women and children, CASA, Partners in Case, the Women's Center, tot lot renovations at Lumsden Park and Benham Park, scholarships for graduating seniors, youth citizenship awards, scholarships for women who would benefit from additional training, and awards to the developmentally delayed.
Folsom Women's Service Club. The Friendship Tea is on the calendar for Feb. 23 in the Fellowship Hall at 320 Montrose Drive, Folsom. Tea time will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Featured will be artwork by Barbara Anderson and musical selections by pianist Char Bergstrom; both are FWSC members. The tea is open to anyone 12 years and older. Tickets are $20, $120 for a reserved table. Call Barbara Peterson at (916) 984-8210. All proceeds provide scholarships for seniors graduating from the three Folsom public high schools. Last year, $5,000 in scholarships was awarded.
Oakmont High School. The Coastal Crab Feed will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan 26 at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. All-you-can eat crab leads the menu, which will include pasta, salad, rolls, antipasto and dessert. The feed will include a no-host bar, DJ and music, plus silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $45 per person (for each butter warmer, add $5). To reserve seats by credit card, go to ohs.rjuhsd.us or pay at the OHS office. For information, call Tammy Hanson at (916) 622-4437.
Kiwanis Club of Davis. The 33rd all-you-can-eat crab-and- pasta feed will be Feb. 8 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Davis. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with crab at 7. The door prize will be a $1,100 diamond- and-tanzanite white-gold ring donated by DeLuna Jewelers. Among silent auction items will be a stay at a seaside condo in Aptos. Tickets are $45; call George Barden at (530) 756-1332 or Sue Huscroft at (530) 758-2608. The fund-raiser helps support a variety of local charitable causes including the Kiwanis Family House at the UC Medical Center.
Soroptimist Clubs. A pair of Soroptimist Clubs Sacramento and Sacramento South will share in the sponsorship of the annual "Crab Fiesta" Feb. 16 at Giovanni Hall, St. Mary's Church, 58th and M streets. The fiesta begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 and auction until 10:30 p.m. Add penne pasta with meat sauce to the menu of all-you-can-eat crab, salad and antipasto. Complimentary margaritas and wine will be on each table. Tickets are $50; call (916) 709-6748 or online at www.crabfiesta.org.
Sacramento Hospice Consortium. The consortium's 30th anniversary will be marked with special events in February. "Understanding Grief: Touchstones for Hope and Healing" themes the reception and program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the CSUS Alumni Center. The Junior League of Sacramento will be honored as the founding organization and Raley's Family of Fine Foods will be saluted for its financial support for hosting programs featuring Dr. Alan Wolfelt, author and educator. Planned for Feb. 6 will be a program on the art of companioning the mourner: "Exploring Principles & Practices of Compassionate Caregiving." Registration at the CSUS Alumni Center will be at 8:30 a.m., with program from 9 a.m. to noon. Wolfelt will explore a companioning model of bereavement care. For information, visit www.sachospice.org.
Los Ninos Service League. A recruitment coffee for new volunteers will be at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Casa Garden Restaurant, 2760 Sutterville Road. Volunteers give their time in the dining room, kitchen and/or garden at the Casa, which is open Monday through Friday for lunch and for special occasions. Proceeds from Casa activities support the Sacramento Children's Home. Call (916) 452-2809.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site. The 3rd Saturday Art Walk will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with the program starting at 7 p.m. for the free event. Monique Sonoquie, filmmaker, educator and activist, will show a film and speak about her experiences working with native elders to document and learn about traditional foods and medicines, oral histories, language and crafts. A training program for future Maidu docents will begin Jan. 22, concluding Feb. 28. Docents lead tours of the museum and historic site to help teach about native culture and the environment. Trainees meet 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. Call (916) 774-5934 or visit www.roseville.ca.us/ indianmuseum. The Maidu is at 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville.