Gloria Glyer: Fundraisers around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 - 12:00 am

•  Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation. “Catwalk–Couture–Cuisine” themes the fashion show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Timber Creek Ballroom at 7050 Del Webb Blvd., Roseville. A French-themed lunch will follow the hosted social hour. Among models will be the mayors of Roseville and Rocklin, a city council member and interim chief of police from Lincoln; Denise Bogard, Sutter anesthesiologist; and Tyler Smith, orthopedic and spine surgeon. Judy Bennett, auxiliary president and event co-chair, said: “It’s inspiring how generous and gracious our region is when it comes to supporting Sutter Roseville. Community and medical leaders have accepted our invitation to model fashions by Macy’s from Roseville’s Westfield Galleria. The Galleria will provide a gift bag for each attendee, and businesses have donated prizes and stepped up sponsorships. This level of support confirms the credibility of the beneficiary.” Tickets are $32; call (916) 408-7206.

•  Stanford Settlement. The 10th annual Monte Carlo Night will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, at the California Automobile Museum on Front Street. It will feature games, specialty drinks and dinner, in addition to viewing the automobiles on display. General admission is $60, or look for a Deal Saver ad in The Bee for half-off tickets. Call (916) 927-1303, ext. 103.

•  UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The Northern California Premium Sake Fest will be presented for the ninth time from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way. Premium sake, beer and shochu from Japan will be poured; sushi and signature foods from local restaurants will be served. Features will include the fast and furious nigiri sushi-making contest, blind sake tasting and education, Taiko drums, silent auction and more. Tickets are $60 in advance (purchase by Oct. 11); tickets at the door are $70. Must be 21 to attend. In addition to benefiting the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, proceeds will aid the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation and other local nonprofits. Visit, email for tickets, or call (916) 373-111, ext. 120.

•  Capital AIDS Fund. The Red Dress Party is on the calendar once again from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, at Badlands Nightclub, 2003 K St. The schtick: Everyone must wear a red dress to symbolize solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS. The VIP experience – $80 per person – begins at 8 p.m. with special entertainment at 8:30 p.m., two complimentary cocktails, beer or wine, VIP gift bag, hosted area for premium hors d’oeuvres and access to the photo booth. General admission is $45 with entry at 9:30 p.m. and includes two cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and access to the photo booth. The Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center is hosting the party. Visit

•  Omega Nu Sorority. The fall author’s luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at Trinity Cathedral Fellowship Hall, 2620 Capitol Ave. Featured will be Robin Burcell, mystery/crime novelist, police officer, detective, criminal investigator and FBI forensic artist. The $30 luncheon ticket will include a shopping boutique and raffle. Omega Nu is a charitable sorority that has been giving to the greater Sacramento area for more than 100 years. Proceeds from this event will be donated to local charities benefiting women and children. For tickets, email

•  American Association of University Women, Foothills of El Dorado County Branch. A Tech Trek scholarship fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Park Community Church, 3901 Wild Chaparral, Shingle Springs. Tech Trek is a science and math camp held at UC Davis for girls graduating from seventh grade. The luncheon will have information about Tech Trek and the STEM (technology, engineering, math) enrichment program for middle school girls. This year’s scholarship winners will be presented. Tickets are $20; contact Kathy McCoy at (530) 642-8511 or visit the Tech Trek program on the Web.

•  Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. “Inside the Creative Mind” themes the lunch with three best-selling authors from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. The New York Times best-selling authors will be James Rollins, John Lescroart and Allison Brennan. Jeff Ayres, national book critic for The Associated Press, will moderate the panel. In addition to the author presentations, the program will include a panel discussion and book signings. Tickets are $75; for discounted group sales of eight or more, call (916) 549-3869. Visit Proceeds benefit disadvantaged children and seniors in El Dorado County.

•  Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County. The Niello Concours at Serrano on Sunday, will include a fashion show featuring the fall/winter collection of Caren Templet, a British born designer based in California. Showtimes will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Serrano Visitors Center. Show tickets, which include entry to the concours, are $175 front row; $100 additional rows; $75 standing (must be 21 to attend the fashion show). Visit Niello Concours on the Web for information about show tickets, which are $35 until 3 p.m. Oct.5; $45 at the gate on event day.

•  La Raza Galeria Posada and Sacramento Police Mounted Association. “Saddle Up & Paint” themes the fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, at 2700 Front St. Reasons for the theme: The SPMA is saddling up horses with new gear and supporting ongoing outreach programs; La Raza Galeria is painting to raise money for children’s arts education programs. The SPMA will be presented with two new saddles. The SPMA will be presenting scholarship sponsorships for low-income students to learn English at Casa de Espanol, a midtown school that teaches in both English and Spanish, and to raise funds to support the horses of the unit. La Raza Galeria Posada will offer Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls and mask painting workshops, a Carmen Lomas Garza print for the auction and a tour of the complex and artwork.For more information, call (916) 447-6508 or visit

•  National Alliance for Mental Illness. Thirty years in Sacramento will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Mack Powell Event Center, Sacramento Association of Realtors, 2003 Howe Ave. Cristina Mendonsa of News 10 will be the emcee. Features will include live music, no-host beer and wine, art and jewelry sale, dinner and raffle. Call (916) 354-1642 for availability of reservations, or email General admission is $40. A limited number of low-income tickets may be available. Proceeds will help NAMI continue to assist individuals and families who are living with mental health challenges.

•  National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, at the Marriott Courtyard (Cal Expo). “Laughter Is Good Medicine” themes the program starring Katie Rubin, a recovery comedian. Awards will be presented in three categories: leadership, education and volunteerism. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door (table for 10 for $300 is available). Call (916) 922-5123.

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

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