Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 - 12:00 am

•  Blue Line Arts. “Starry Starry Night” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at 405 Vernon St., Roseville, on the garage rooftop. In the star spotlight will be David Garibaldi, performance artist and 2012 finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The Republicans will present live music. Among participating eateries will be Dave & Buster’s, 2H at Bunz & Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sammy’s Rockin’ Island Bar & Grill, Icing on the Cupcake, Tahoe Joe’s, Whole Foods Market and Sierra Nevada. Art inspired by children will be exhibited; proceeds will provide scholarships for future artists.The event is $60 per person, $95 couple. Call (916) 783-4117;

•  Junior League of Sacramento. The annual “Wine and Dine” party will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Raley Field (VIP starting time will be 6 p.m.). Restaurants and wineries on the concourse will offer sips and samples. The VIP experience will include guitarist Clemon Charles, cooking demonstration by Didier G. Gerbi, wine samplings and education by Melissa Haines, ZinLif!Style, dessert samplings by Raley’s, passed appetizers and Champagne by Capital City Catering, preview to Sac Fashion week and a fashion show by Michael Kouri, and samplings from Red Rabbit and Tokyo Fros. Confirmed vendors include Capital City Catering, Raley’s, Kupros, Drewskis Hot Rod Kitchen, Matteos, Icing on the Cupcake, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cheese Louise, Il Fornaio, Lava Gap, Michael-David, Oak Ridge, Renwood, Story, Terra d’Oro, Villa Toscano, Berryessa, Borjon, Jessies Grove, Revolution Wines and Chatom. Tickets at $50 per person at the gate, $95 for VIP if available. Must be 21 to attend.

•  TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter). The fourth annual Whiskers and Wine fundraiser will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road. Party plans include a buffet and wine tasting, music, live and silent auctions, raffle and more. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit TEAM, a nonprofit group for the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation. TEAM assists the shelter with fundraising and community education, makes spay/neuter/services available for pets of low-income residents and funds specialized veterinary care for shelter animals in need. Purchase tickets at or at Critter Outfitter at the shelter. Call (916) 361-7604. Last year’s event was attended by more than 450 and raised over $27.000.

•  Kingsley Art Club. The season’s opening program will be at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Setzer Auditorium of the Crocker Art Museum. “The Art of Curating” will be the subject of Scott Shields, who has 18 years of professional experience in museums. A reception will follow in the Cemo Room to celebrate the new season. Past presidents to be honored are Susi Watson, Cathy Cook and Carolyn Marmaduke. The mission of Kingsley, which was founded in 1892, is educational, to promote the knowledge and appreciation of art among memgers and the community and to promote and encourage the teaching of the arts. Lectures are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Crocker. Additional activities include field trips, the elementary art docent program, the high school juried art exhibition, the merit awards luncheon honoring art students from six community colleges and the 77th juried exhibition planned for 2015. For membership information, visit

•  Polish American Club. The Greater Sacramento club will present the 24th annual festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdayon the club grounds, 327 Main St., Roseville. On the menu: pierogies (potato-cheese filled dumplings), golabki (cabbage rolls), Polish kielbasa sausage, potato pancakes, bigos and pastries including paczki and kruschiki. Music will be presented by the Dave Chelini Trio and accordionist Chet Chwalik. The Lowiczanie Dancers will perform and festival-goers wil be invited to polka. Admission is free; food prices vary. Visit or call (916) 782-7171.

•  KVIE. For the 32nd year, KVIE will present its art auction Sept. 20 throughSept. 22 with the gala preview slated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the studio, 2030 El Camino Ave. Featured at the Gala will be the announcement of first-place winner. For the first time, selected pieces of art will be on sale, ready to purchase and take home. Gala tickets begin at $50. For complete details, including on air auction hours, visit

•  Knights of Columbus. The Fr. Grealy Council 4540 of St. Rose of Lima Church in Roseville will sponsor its first golf tournament Sept. 20 at Timber Creek Golf Course, Roseville. Check in time will be 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Fee is $125. The awards dinner with entertainment is open to non-golfers at $35 per person. Proceeds benefit charitable projects, including the Christmas basket program, which serves approximately 365 families in the area; scholarships for St. Rose grade school graduates and the newly formed food collections for Placer County area families in need. Call Tom Cuccia at (916) 673-7975.

•  Sacamento Rainbow LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Gay-Sino Royale,” a Roaring ’20s themed fundraiser, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Vizcaya, 2019 21st St. The event will include casino-style games, prizes ranging from a Vegas trip to spa packages, entertainment, and presentation of the Rainbow Chamber scholarship recipients. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and treats will be included (cash bar). Tickets are $75; purchase on-line at The chamber serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners and professionals and allies in the region. Through the years, more than $40,000 has been contributed to charitable causes, including youth scholarships and programs for at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

•  Leukemia & Lymphoma. Saturday is the final day to registerr for the 13th annual SALLY (Soccer Against Leukemia & Lymphoma) Games Oct. 12 at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex. Team registration is $450; visit This is the 13th year for “Kickin’ for a Cure.” Features include music provided by Jammin’ Jo Productions, a snack bar and merchandise on sale.

•  Soroptimist International of Sacramento, Inc. Tubman House will be the beneficiary of the third annual Edible Gardens Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the East Sacramento area. The six gardens on the tour will illustrate the incorporation of traditional vegetable gardening into the landscaping. The chosen beneficiary is a program of Waking the Village and provides help for homeless, parenting youth to find transitional housing and life skills resources. Tour tickets are $20 before tour day, $25 at the event (children12 and under free. Call 709-6748.

•  St. Vincent de Paul. The annual fundraiser dinner (tri tip or salmon) will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Morris Hall of St. Clair Catholic Church, 1950 Junction Blvd., Roseville. The 30th annual event will be celebrated with vintage songs by the Dean-o-Holics. Tickets are $40 single, two for $75, $45 at the door. Proceeds provide funds for food locker items heping more than 900 families a month, along with 1400 hot lunches monthly. Call (916) 781-3303.

•  Elk Grove Quilt Guild. “Harvest of Quilts” themes the quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the SES Portuguese Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Featured will be traditional, contemporary and art quilts, wearable art and home accessories. Linda Bergman, winner of national and State Fair quilting awards, will be the featured artist. Winner of the opportunity quilt themed Pickle Pizzazz will be announced at 3 p.m. Sunday. Show tickets are $7. Proceeds support the making of quilts for Elk Grove Windsor Care Center, St. John’s Homeless Shelter, Sacramento Crisis Nursery, Ronald McDonald House and Kaiser South Oncology Department. Additional charitable activities include pillowcases for cancer patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, Christmas stockings for River Oak Center for Foster Children and a scholarship for Sacramento City College fashion program. Call (916) 686-1654 or

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to or mail to Gloria Glyer at The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331

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