Sacramento Zoo. For the 29th year, the Ice Cream Safari will be held with Saturday Aug. 17 the date for the annual event, 4 to 8 p.m. the hours at the zoo in Willam Land Park at the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road. It’s an “all-you-can-eat ice cream” event with Baskin Robbins sundaes, cones and floats on the menu. The event includes live entertainment and face painting, along with casual strolls through the zoo visiting the inhabitants. Additional food and raffle tickets will be offered. Zoo volunteers are prepared to scoop nearly 1,000 gallons of ice cream in 11 flavors. Advance tickets are $17 general admission, $13 children 2-11 (children one and under free). At the gate, tickets will be $20 adults, $15 children 2-11. Call (916) 808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary. Painting for Paws! will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., with original artwork on display and for sale. The artists? Residents of Happy Tails, who swish their tails through water-based, non-toxic paints to create the originals. All pieces are matted and framed and accompanied by a photo and bio of the furry artist. In the silent auction department, look for gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, wine and a cruise to Alaska. Entrance fee is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food, wine, beer and live music are on the program. Happy Tails is a volunteer-run, no-kill animal rescue organization located in East Sacramento. Visit www.happytails.org or call (916) 556-1155.
Marshall Medical Center Cancer Resource Center. The fourth biennial Threads of Life Quilt and Fine Art Auction will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17 at Shadowridge Ranch, 3700 Fort Jim Road in Placerville. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. In addition to the auction, the event will include wine tasting, light fare, no-host bar and live music. Tickets at $25 per person are available in Placerville at Flowers on Main and Marshall Foundation for Community Health and in Cameron Park at the center’s resource center. Call (530) 622-1121; email email@example.com or www.ThreadsOfLifePlacerville.com.
NorCal Cocker Rescue. Triple G Roundup themes the fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7 at Elk Grove Regional Park (Area 6A) 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road. The roundup will celebrate Cocker Rescue’s six month anniversary. Guest speaker will be Gina Spadafori, syndicated pet columnist. The event will include lunch, raffle, photo corral, silent auction, fun, games and general store. Tickets purchased before Sunday Sept. 1 are $20 per person, $35 per couple. Tickets at the door will be $25 per person, $10 child 12 and under. Visit www.norcalcockerrescue.org or mail payment to 1731 Howe Ave. #264, Sacramento CA 95825-2209.
Sacramento Children’s Home. Designed as a segue between summer and fall fund-raisers is “Luxe for Life” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17 at the Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento. Special feature will be the jet set couple package at $300 including a pair of tickets with a private VIP reception and hosted bar at 6:30 p.m., plus reserved seating. Party highlights include tasty nibbles, Objects of Desire silent and live auctions and live music for dancing. Cocktail attire is requested. Single tickets are $125. Visit www.kidshome. Sponsorships still may be available; call Sarah Mullins at (916) 290-8201.
Inside HomeAid Sacramento. The annual benefit Trap Shoot will be Friday Aug. 23 at Coon Creek Trap & Skeet Club, 5393 Waltz Road, Lincoln. In addition to the Trap Shoot, the event will include a silent auction and raffle. Among auction items will be various guns, wine tours, duck hunting trips and a condo for seven days in Cabo San Lucas. For specific information, visit HomeAid Sacramento or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davis Musical Theatre Company. The 17th annual Teen Cabaret will be at 7:15 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17 at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis. The company’s Young Performers Theatre actors will present their favorite musical numbers. Tickets are $10 (expect a $2 facility fee), with proceeds funding the DMTC/YPT scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors with demonstrated excellence and leadership within the theater community. Light refreshments and desserts will be provided. Visit dmtc.org to reserve seats.
California Garden Project. Not Your Average Plant Sale and Garden Boutique will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Sept. 8 at 3837 Pasadena Ave. Sierra View Nursery of Loomis is assisting with the boutique, which will feature a variety of items and plants including trees, shrubs, perennials, cacti, succulents and bulbs. Featured will be a selection of plants from the private collection of Ron Allison, landscape architect, including specimen bonsais, some more than 40 years old. The sale will benefit the project’s plan to create a world class botanical garden in the Capitol City area. The garden will tell the story of the plants and people of California, from the first people who walked here to the plants they found to the diverse cultures here today and the plants they have brought. Visit www.thecaliforniagarden.org.
Casa Garden Restaurant. Vocalist Jerry Lopes will star at the luncheon programs Thursday Sept 12 at the Casa, 2760 Sutterville Road. “Fly Me to the Moon” themes the programs by Lopes, an X-Factor vocal finalist. The seatings will be at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Entree choices are chicken cordon bleu with spring mix salad or turkey cobb salad; harvest cake is the featured dessert. Lunch, including tax and gratuity, is $22 per person; it’s first-come, first-served for group reservations with one person/one check for the group. Reservations are a must; call (916) 452-2809. Casa proceeds benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home.
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