Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am

•  YMCA. “The Kids are Y” themes the tasting and benefit auction planned from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. More than 12 restaurateurs will offer samples, including Melting Pot, About a Bite Bakery, House Kitchen & Bar, Clark’s Corner, Lucca, Icing on the Cupcake, Kru, Selland, Nothing Bundt Cake, T2Yan and Capital City Catering. Beverage sponsors number at least 10 and range from Hoppy Brewing Co. to Bogle Vineyards, Karmere Vineyards and River City Brewing Co. Serving as emcees and auctioneers will be Greg Sabin and Jeff Moore. Tickets are $45 per person; call (916) 452-9622, ext. 103. Proceeds will benefit YMCA programs throughout Northern California and offer scholarships to kids who might not be able to participate in YMCA activities.

•  Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. The Helping Handbags luncheon and auction is on the calendar for Saturday, Oct. 19 at Lions Gate McCellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. for the silent auction with lunch and live auction to follow. Featured will be the sale of more than 500 new handbags by favorite brands and designers. Featured in the live auction will be handbags by such designers as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Dooney & Bourke, Judith Leiber, Mary Frances and Tiffany & Co. Special dining and sporting events also will be auctioned. Silent auction handbags will be available in all types and price ranges. Tickets are $50 with sponsorships available; reservations should be made by Monday, Oct. 14. Email, visit or call (916) 927-3434. Proceeds benefit underprivileged women and children in need in the Greater Sacramento area.

•  My Sister’s House. The 10th annual Run for a Safe Haven will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in William Land Park in the Village Green area. The family run features celebrity teams and families; costumes are encouraged and the well-trained dog is welcome. The 2013 English High Tea slated for Saturday Oct. 12 is sold out; the tea is held to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Visit the to sign up for the run or for information about future events. My Sister’s House protects women and children from the various cycle of pain and fear that diminishes quality of life – if not life itself.

•  UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The ninth annual Sake Fest will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2000 Point West Way. In addition to sake tasting, the event will include sushi by local restaurants, new Japanese food products, a sushi making contest, blind sake tasting and education, Taiko drums, silent auction and more. Tickets ($60) will be available through Friday, Oct.11; call (916) 373-1111, ext. 120 (the incorrect phone number was included a week ago). Email or or visit Tickets at the door will be $70. You must be 21 or older to attend.

•  Kingsley Art Club. Muralist John Pugh will present the program at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 16 at the Crocker Art Museum Auditorium. Pugh, a Northern Calfornia trompe l’oell artist, focuses primarily on mural paintings. Pugh creates life size murals as though they exist in three dimensional photographic realitiy. For information/membership, visit or

•  Coalition for Community Cats.The ninth annual 5K walkathon—Put Your Best Paw Forward—will be Sunday Oct. 13 with the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., as the meeting place. Registration begins at 8 a.m with walk at 9 a.m. Fee is $25; children 12 and under walk for free. National Feral Cat Day is Oct. 16. The CACC is a Sacramento based volunteer group providing low cost spaying and neutering for more than 1,400 cats a year. Call (916) 452-9046 or visit www.coalition4cats.

• Daughters of the Nile. The Harvest for the Children Festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12 on the lawn area of Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California,2425 Stockton Blvd. The $35 ticket fee will include lunch by Back 40 Texas BBQ, live music, chance drawings and a silent auction. Daugters of the Nile is celebrating its 100th anniversary of helping humanity by donating more than $1.5 million annually to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations provide many items used for the care and healing of the orthopedic, burn and spinal care patients in 22 hospitals in North America. For tickets, call (916) 988-7184 or www.coalition4cats. The harvest event is for adults only.

•  Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. The Poobunny Ride will be held for the first time Saturday Oct. 12 from Renegade Classics, 6758 Folsom Blvd., with 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. starting time. About 200 motorcyclists (and some cars) will travel to Paschke Ranch, 36047 County Road 25, Woodland. Ranch festivities will include lunch, raffle, vendors and live blues-rock by Neckbone. A donation of $25 is requested. The Poobunny Ride was created by Dotie Dollson, who was looking for a way to memorialize her niece, Adele Mott (nicknamed Poobunny) who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010. Preregister at

•  Northern California Arts. A reception heralding the 58th annual international open juried art exhibition will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Oct.12 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Judging this year’s show is Barry Sakata, a Northern California sculptor, painter, teacher and author. Awards presentation will be at the closing reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 27. The NCA, which is celebrating its 74th year, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (916) 716-5951.

•  Folsom Fire Department. Open house and pancake breakfast will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 12 at the Folsom Fire Department, 535 Glenn Drive, Folsom. A donation of $7 is requested (children 10 and under free). A raffle and silent auction will be held. All proceeds wil benefit Fire Educational programs in the City of Folsom.

•  Second Strikes for Kids. The second annual charity bowling tournament will be Saturday Oct. 19 at Pins N Strikes, 3443 Laguna Blvd. #150, Elk Grove. Scheduled to attend is Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders wide receiver. Admission is $35 per person or $150 for a team of six; children under 10 free. Admission includes three games of bowling. Visit http://www.strikes4kids.orgor contact Joe Allen at

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds forl 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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