FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Red Dress Party raises funds for HIV/AIDS
Badlands Nightclub, 2003 K St. in Sacramento, is hosting the second annual Sacramento Red Dress Party, a fundraiser for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and people living with HIV or AIDS. Everyone attending the event at 8 p.m. Saturday is required to wear a red dress to show support for the cause. Tickets are $45 and $80.
California Capital Airshow soars at Mather Airport
The California Capital Airshow returns to Mather Airport this weekend. The annual event features an international jet team, military demonstrations, world-class aerobatics, wing walking and more. Tickets in advance are $15 for adults; $7.50 for children 6-12. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults; $10 for kids 6-12. Kids 5 and under and active military with ID get in free.
Radio-controlled helicopters on display in Woodland
The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers is hosting the third International Helicopter Scale Masters fun-fly event Wednesday through Friday at its flying site north east of Davis on County Road 29. The event will showcase world-class helicopters flown by skilled radio control pilots. Large, quarter-scale turbine and 3D helicopters will be flown. There will be visits from full-size helicopters, including a Vietnam-era Huey. A $5 donation for parking goes to Autism Speaks.
Roseville police host academy for local businesses
Applications are due Wednesday for the Roseville Police Departments fall business academy. In four sessions from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, 10, 15 and 17 the department will show business owners how to prevent, detect and handle crimes at their businesses.
Rolls-Royce stars in high-end car event
The 10th annual Niello Concours at Serrano will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Serrano Visitors Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway. Award presentations for the high-end automotive show are scheduled to begin around 3 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Sacramento-area Niello Co. dealerships for $35 up to the day before the event. Tickets at the gate will be $45 (including a program and parking). Rolls-Royce is this years featured marque. The grand marshal is famed race-car driver Bruce Canepa, who will be showing several significant Porsche 911 models. The 911 is marking its 50th year.
California HealthCare chief delivers Deans Lecture
Mark D. Smith, president and chief executive officer of the California HealthCare Foundation, will deliver the annual Deans Lecture at the UC Davis School of Medicine, 4610 X St. in Sacramento at 5 p.m. Thursday. The discussion on contemporary medical issues is free and open to the public.
Panel tackles affordable housing in Sacramento
The Sacramento regions lack of affordable housing, its effect on communities, and what leaders can do to address the issue is the focus of a panel discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Housing, Seventh and H streets in Sacramento. The discussion is hosted by the Sacramento Housing Alliances Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Behind the News: Once a month from September through December, members of the leadership institute hold a discussion on issues important to Sacramentos communities. The institute trains minority and low-income residents for service on the regions boards and commissions. Future forums will examine transportation (Nov. 6) and food access (Dec. 4).
Sac State hosts California Indian Conference
California State University, Sacramento, is the site of this weeks 28th annual California Indian Conference and Gathering. The three-day affair, from Thursday through Saturday, gives academics, government officials, tribal leaders and other participants an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics from sovereignty to native languages, law and politics that affect Californias Indian tribes.
Behind the News: Conference participants include Cynthia Gomez, tribal adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown; Marshall McKay, chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation tribal council; and William Bauer, associate professor of American Indian history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. The conference is free, but registration is required.