Francis House Center. For the 22nd year, Feast for the Streets is on the calendar with April 24 the date for the 2013 version. The Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., will be the setting with 5:30 p.m. the starting time for tasting of treats provided by 40 area restaurateurs and wineries from this area and Napa. Silent and live auctions are planned with Steve Godfryd of Pacific Auction Co. at the gavel. Oliver Ridgeway, head chef at Grange Restaurant and Bar, is serving as restaurant chair this year. About the Feast, Ridgeway had this to say: "The hundreds of patrons who attend each year sample the best food and wine of the Sacramento region and eagerly bid on the many items in the silent auction." Individual tickets are $50; visit the website at www.feastforthestreets.org; purchase at Francis House, 1422 C St., or at the door on Feast night. The goal is to raise $120,000 to help Francis House continue with its work to help those individuals, families and children suffering the effects of poverty with job development, shelter, bus passes, identification, counseling and more.
Stanford Youth Solutions. Vintage 2013 will Go Green for the eighth annual fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. April 25 at North Ridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks. The community honoree will be Rob Lynch, president and CEO of VSP Global. A family also will be honored, reflecting the true meaning of Stanford Youth Solutions (formerly known as Stanford Home for Children). Those attending are requested to wear a touch of green, a color symbolizing healthy relationships, nature, balance and sustainabiliity. The event will include hosted food by Mulvaney's, Matteo's, Zócalo and more, plus beverages in themed rooms: The Sky Bar will serve cocktails in the clouds, Rain Forest will have Ella's gin and tonics and a giving tree (patrons select a bottle of wine after a contribution some wines are choice, but not all); wine tasting will be in the Vintage Room, and the Red Rocks room will have music by MIXX. Featured will be sand artist Joe Casstillo, an America's Got Talent finalist. Silent and live auctions will be held. Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door; go to www.youthsolutions.org/vintage-2013; or call (916) 344-0199. Funds from the event will support Stanford's mission to inspire sustainable change for young people and their families and empower them to solve serious challenges together.
Project R.I.D.E. An all-day event will be held April 20 beginning in Sloughhouse at Barton Ranch, 3820 Scott Road with breakfast, lunch and two leisurely trail rides. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and riders departing at 9 a.m. The day will include a silent auction, entertainment and a poker run with goodie bags from Sheldon Feed. Concluding the day will be an old-fashioned barn dance at Project R.I.D.E.'s arena at 8840 Southside Ave., with cocktails at 6 p.m., barbecue tri-tip dinner at 7 p.m., live auction and music. For trail riders, it's $75, $100 with dinner. For barbecue and dance only, tickets are $35. Visit www.projectride.org or call (916) 685-7433. Proceeds will benefit the therapetic recreational horseback riding program serving more than 500 riders with disabilities.
Tower Records Project. A fundraising campaign to preserve a piece of Sacramento history will continue with a special photo exhibit to be featured during Sacramento's Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hot Italian Pizza and Panini Bar, 1627 16th St. On display will be an assortment of reproductions of rare photographs from the Tower Records Highlights collection. The photographs will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the preservation and processing of the collection. The collection has been donated to the Center for Sacramento History by Tower founder and Sacramentan Russ Solomon, who will attend the event. Visit www.towerrecordsproject.org.
Save Ourselves (SOS). The breast cancer organization will sponsor its second annual fundraising walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at American River Parkway on the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail Loop. Breast cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters wll participate in the 4.2-mile loop or a 2-mile out and back. Fee is $35 ($40 day of event). Proceeds help SOS with support groups, a hotline, lingerie closet, monthly forum and speakers bureau. Visit www.save-ourselves.org or call (916) 786-4673.
Wellness Within. "Crabby About Cancer" themes the support benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. April 19 at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis. On the program will be rhythm and blues by Analog Jazz, food, wine and auction. Tickets are $50 per person (must be 21); visit www.wellnesswithin.org or call (916) 788-0333. Wellness Within is a mind-bodywellness center for patients, survivors and families coping with the stress of cancer.
Oak Park Business Association. The fourth annual Painters Paradise community street fair will be from noon to 5 p.m. April 21 at 35th Street and Broadway in Oak Park. A full day is planned, beginning with the opening performance by Oak Park church choirs. Local artists will be at their easels allowing viewers to watch them at work. Also on the agenda will be a classic car show with autos from the 1920s through the 1960s, a Kid Zone with bounce house and face painting, and Chalk It Up for sidewalk artists. Under the big tent, performers will include Cold Shot and East Wind, the Jodama African Dance and Drum Group, and an American Idol-style talent show. Mobile food trucks will line the street. For information, call Lisa Cordell at (916) 452-9222. Along with the business association, sponsors include Stockton Boulevard partnership, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, UC Davis Health Systems, City of Sacramento, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation and Tanglewood Studios.
El Dorado Winery Association. A Hollywood theme will prevail at the 2013 Passport Weekends Saturday and Sunday as well as April 20 and 21. Each of the 30 wineries in the association will have a Hollywood Wine Tour of Fame with settings reflecting a four-star movie or film with matching wine, food, music, décor and attire. Weekend passes are $70; $40 for Sunday, $25 for designated drivers. Call the association at (800) 306-3956 or visit www.eldoradowines.org.
Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852 or call (916) 556-5619.