Gloria Glyer: Sacramento-area fundraisers

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 - 7:50 am

•  Child Abuse Prevention Council. Dine Under the Stars ... and Be a Star for Kids will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Screeching Owl Ranch, 33912 South River Road, Clarksburg. The ranch is the home of the John Lambeths – he is the council’s board chair. Local seasonal ingredients will be the focus of the dining part of the event. Among those providing food and wine will be the Grange, Clarksburg Wine Company, Elevation 10, Hook and Ladder, Ella, Tuli Bistro, Bogle Vineyards, Bonitata Boutique Wine, Miner’s Leap, Sean Minor Wines, Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, Etude and Don Sebastiani & Sons. The Unsupervised will provide the dance/listening music. The name? It matches some of the band members and their titles: Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and, from Yolo County, Supervisor Mike McGowan, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Ledesma and former Mayor Cindy Tuttle of West Sacramento. “Dine” is $100 per person (tickets are nonrefundable, party will be held rain or shine). Visit or call (916) 244-1927.

•  Sacramento Boys & Girls Club. The Raley Branch will sponsor a prom party (for adults) themed “Somewhere Beyond the Sea” at 6:30 p.m. Saturdayat 1117 G St. Tickets are $75 per person and include hosted beer, wine and appetizers. Proceeds will go toward efforts by the Leadership Class of 2013 to renovate the existing club into a teen center for youth from the local area. The renovated site will be renamed The Club and will provide teens with a safe environment where they can socialize, exercise. and explore career and life interests. Visit Or call Erica Taylor at (916) 640-1507.

•  El Dorado Arts Council. Apassionato for the Arts will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Champagne and wines contributed by El Dorado County wineries will be poured and Serrano Chef Kevin Nichols will create the menu. Presiding as auctioneer will be Steve Godfryd. The nonprofit council promotes the arts, offers programs to schools and the public, provides services to arts organization and artists of all practices. Dan Cattione, Serrano resident and council member, originated the Apassionate in 2012. Tickets are $100 or $150 for VIP. Visit

•  California Automobile Museum. Trunk or Treat is on the calendar from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 2200 Front St. Children in costume get in free with an adult (three kids per adult). General and adult admission is $8. In addition to Trunk or Treat, the event will include a “dead car company” scavenger hunt and a “very scary” haunted house. The nonprofit museum’s mission is to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile. Visit or call (916) 442-6802.

•  Locke Foundation. The Harvest Moon Celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jean Harvie Center Auditorium, 14277 River Road in Walnut Grove. Created to preserve Locke’s history and culture, the celebration will include Chinese music, folk dance, martial arts, taiko drums, mah jong tournament, art auction and raffle. The admission ticket of $20 adult, $10 children under 12 includes lunch. Visit

•  SS Peter & Paul Church. A Taste of the Harvest – a Taste of the Hops will be presented by the Ladies Guild from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdayin the church social hall, 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin. Among wineries on the list are Ciotti Cellars, Popi, River Rock Ranch and Rock Hill,with beers from Out of Bounds Brewery, Food favorites from the initial event last year will return for tastings. Auction items will include multimedia artworks created by Del Oro High School art students. Proceeds benefit people in need in Placer County. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door); contact Eva McLain at (916) 630-9216 or Barbara Wogsland at (916) 435-9517 of vixit elmcclain@sbcglobal,.net or

•  Midtown Business Association. The Halloween Fair and Pooch Parade will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Park, 915 27th St. Kids are encouraged to wear their most creative health care or produce-related costume. The event is free, dog/family friendly and features nutritious Halloween candy recipes, crafts, costume prizes and activities. Pooches of all shapes and sizes are invited to take part in the pooch parade. Awards will be presented for cutest costume, spookiest, best duo and funniest.

•  American Association of University Women. The Sacramento branch is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin’s book, “Pride and Prejudice,” in a community partnershup with the Sacramento Theater Company during the month of October. The branch will sponsor the final production of the play at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1419 H St. A reception with light refreshments and wine for purchase will be at 5:30 p.m. before the show at 6:30 p.m. Visit or call (916) 354-9608. The fundraiser supports local and national programs: Scholarships to local women re-entering a college degree program; grants/fellowships to women working on post-graduate study; scholarships for local middle school girls in a week long science, math and technology camp, and a speech contest for local high school students.

•  Kosmos Civic Club. The 42nd annual scholarship luncheon and fashion show will be Sunday at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel, 2200 Harvard St. Doors will open at noon. A donation of $50 is requested. For ticket information, call Robbin Lewis-Coaxum at (916) 761-6806.

•  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Light the Night Walk will be Saturday with Raley Field as the meeting place and 6 p.m. the starting time. Walkers will carry illuminated balloons for the walk. Entry fee begins a $100. Call (916) 929-4720 or visit

•  Fairytale Town. The Safe and Super Halloween event based on J.R.R. Tolkin’s “The Hobbit,” will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the storybook park in William Land Park. Tickets are $9 members, $12 nonmembers, children under one free. Call (916) 808-7462;

•  Sacramento Zoo. Halloween festivities with family friendly activities will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at the zoo in William Land Park. Costumes are encouraged for the festivities, which will include candy stations, a kids DJ dance party, Trevor the magician and pumpkin bowling. Also on the program will be carnival games, magic shows and sweet treats (chocolate and apple cider will be on sale). The Creepy Carousel and the Spooky Train will be open at $2 per person. Visit General admission is $10 per person, $8 zoo member, children 1 and under free. Day of ticket price is $12. Visit Call (916) 808-7446.

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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