Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 - 12:00 am

•  Point West Rotary. The 19th annual California Brewers Festival will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Park where more than 55 brewers will pour 120 brews. The fest will include limited wine for non-beer drinkers, food from local trucks, music by Utz and the Shuttlecocks, free bike valet and more. This year, proceeds will be donated to WEAVE to help provide services to children affected by domestic violence, including therapeutic counseling, play care and onsite charter school at the WEAVE Safehouse Campus. Gary Pevey serves as Point West Rotary president. Tickets for the fest are $30 in advance; $40 at the gate. Visit

•  American Red Cross. The Tiffany Circle, Society of Women Leaders of the ARC will present Tablescapes 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pottery World, 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin. Interior designers, event planners, florists and artists will showcase themed table setting displays featuring ideas for all occasions and the holidays. Live music, wine tasting and light refreshments are part of the event. Those attending will be invited to vote for the best design; tables also will be judged by a panel of local celebrities. Tickets are available in advance for $30 at or call (916) 993-7082. Tickets at the door: $35. In addition to funds raised through admissions, Pottery World will offer 15 percent off all purchases at the event with 10 percent of sale proceeds going directly to the ARC. Tiffany Circle is a leadership network of women whose goal is to change lives and strengthen communities through a focused investment of their time, talent and treasure.

•  Friends of Light Rail & Transit. The 26th anniversary of Sacramento’s light rail system will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St. Local wines will be poured, Crisp Catering will present the food. Reservation deadline is Friday. The RSVP list will be at the registration table for the ticketless event; donations at the door. Call (916) 447-1960 or email

•  Arts & Business Council. The 26th annual Prelude to the Season will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CSUS University Union Ballroom, 6000 J St. Theme is “Change of Art,” reflecting the change to an evening, not luncheon event. Included will be entertainment by Mumbo Gumbo, Clemon Charles and Sac State music and dance ensembles, plus what is being promoted as a mysterious appearance by Kitty O’Neal. Awards will be presented in nine categories. Individual reservations are $70; sponsored half table for five, $700; sponsored table for 10, $1,300. Visit or email or call (16) 442-2005.

•  Keaton Raphael Memorial. “All Aboard for a Cure” themes the inaugural gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. The gala will celebrate 15 years supporting families with children battling cancer with a milestone of $1 million donated toward research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The memorial was established in 1998 following the death of 5-year-old Keaton after a nine-month battle with neuroblastoma. The gala will include fine food and drinks, silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets are $75. Contact Dana Pearson at (916) 757-6133 or or

•  Edible Sac High. The first harvest dinner will beSept. 27 in the garden at Sacramento Charter High School, 2315 34th St., with “mocktail” hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The family-style meal will feature fresh ingredients from America’s Farm to Fork Capital. Designing the menu will be Chef Patrick Mulvaney. Tickets will be on sale to win dinner for two at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Harvest dinner tickets are $125; visit http://bit.lyfirstharvest; for information about the project, go to

•  Wellspring Women’s Center. Open house will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the center, 3414 Fourth Ave. The open house is being held to “showcase the new and creative ways we are serving up hope,” according toYolanda Torrecillas. Call (916) 454-99688 ext. 205.

•  Ka Pa Hula ‘O Kalama. The hula school’s 22nd annual luau fundraiser will be Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd. The menu will include kalua pork, chicken teriyaki, rice, haupi, and upon request, poi, poke and lomi salmon. Entertainment will include ancient and modern dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, the Philippines and Tahiti. The doors open at 3 p.m. for Hawaiian vendor shopping, with dinner from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and show at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $45. Call (916) 344-7270 or email The event helps promote Hawaiian culture through dance, language and the arts.

•  Sunburst Projects. The sale of perennial plants will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 3072 24th St. in Curtis Park. The sale features hard to find and unusual perennials with many one of a kind items. Holiday programs of Sunburst Projects will benefit.

•  Florin Road Foundation. Scholarship and community development programs will benefit from the 11th annual Beach Blanket Bingo from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at 2350 Florin Road. The Phoenix Park Performing Arts Academy will present entertainment. Included will be a barbecue buffet, dessert and nonalcoholic beverages; each guest receives a goody bag. Fee is $45 per person (must be at least 18). Call (916) 424-4230 Ext. 1 or email Proceeds help support more than 20 nonprofits.

•  Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Putting on the Dog” themes the bow-wow fashion show at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gold River off Highway 50 next to Hallmark’s. Kay Burton, who originated the show/fundraiser 17 years ago, is producing “Bow Wow Beauties.” Emcee will be Rick Johnson, executive director of the SPCA. Pet food samples will be provided by Western Feed of Gold River. Western Feed is in partnership with K-9, a nonprofit company that trains service dogs for those with post-traumatic stress disorder. Bel Air and Big Valley Federal Credit Union are sponsors. Admission is $6; children free. Call Burton at (916) 635-5590.

•  Project R.I.D.E. (the organization uses periods between each letter—delete or use?) The annual Carol Meador Memorial Spaghetti Feed will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 8840 Southside Ave., Elk Grove. The family style event will include a children’s carnival in the horse stalls with universally accessible games run by service clubs from local high schools (games are 25 cents and include a prize). Also planned are a spa for young girls and a moms retreat with chair massages. Named in honor of supporter/volunteer Carol Meador, the event provides funds for the Project’s therapeutic recreational horseback riding program serving more than 500 students with disabilities in the Sacramento area. Visit or call (916) 685-7433.

•  Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Night Out at the Museum is on the calendar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Maidu, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. The free event is part of the Third Saturday Art Walk in Roseville. The Maidu will host an opening art reception for L. Frank Manriquez. Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be available. Call (916) 774-5934 or museum.

•  Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center will sponsor an art and wine festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the national park. Admission to the park is free; wine tasting is $6 for a commemorative glass. Musicians presenting folk, jazz, blues, European and Latin music will include Allison Scull, Victor Martin and Stefan Schittko. Vendors will include wineries form the Manton and Shingletown areas, local craft brewers, olive producers and jam makers. Visit

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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