Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am

•  Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic. “Two in Tune Gala” serves as theme for the first fundraiser for the combined organizations Feb. 20 at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom, 629 J St. Proceedings will begin at 6 p.m. Food and wine will be catered by Event Architects. Music will be performed by members of Sacramento’s professional orchestra and stars for the February performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” David Sobon will be at the gavel for the live auction.

Suggested attire: elegant. The gala is $150 per person; phone the Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance office at (916) 808-2000. With the recent merger of the opera and symphony, “Two in Tune” is the result. Rob Tannenbaum, general director of the Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic, said: “This is a great way for Sacramentans to show their support for both the opera and philharmonic. We look forward to the exciting turnout by the community.”

•  Sacramento Children’s Home Guild. The 2014 crab feed will be Feb. 22 at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a no-host bar and silent auction. Silent-auction items will be on display until 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with live auction and raffle to follow until 10 p.m. Michele Kane will be emcee. Reservations must be made in advance, if available. The admiral’s table for 12 is $1,200, captain’s table for 10 is $1,000, commander’s table for eight is $800. Grand sponsorship is $2,500. Contact (916) 941-8312 or visit All proceeds benefit the children of Sacramento Children’s Home.

•  Sacramento Ballet. With Valentine’s Day in mind, the ballet will present three ballets Feb. 13 through 16 focusing on the theme “Wild Sweet Love,” Wunderland and an original piece by choreographer Ma Cong. The performances will be in the Community Center Theatre with tickets available at the box office or by phone: (916) 808-5181; ticket prices range from $19-$70. A special in-studio event themed “Red Hot Valentine” will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at 1631 K St. The audience will be treated to excerpts from “Wild Sweet Love.” Wine, cheese and desserts will be served. Tickets are $25; visit

•  Granite Bay Library. For the second year, a crab feed will be held, with Feb. 8 as the 2014 date. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the feed at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay. A no-host bar and silent auction will precede the dinner of fresh crab, shrimp, pasta, salad and dessert. Auction items will include vacation destinations, sports memorabilia and more. Tickets are $45 per person; purchase eight tickets for a reserved table. For reservations, email crabfeed@ Auction items are being sought; for information, email

•  Keaton Raphael Memorial. Registration is open for the 12th annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving events designed to raise funds to support childhood cancer research. In solidarity with children battling cancer, participants shave their heads in return for pledges of financial support. Anyone can sign up to be a part of the head- shaving experience. Competitions are slated to take place March 8 at deVere’s Irish Pub in Davis, March 12 at deVere’s Irish Pub in Sacramento and March 15 at Westfield Galleria in Roseville. To sign up as an individual or a team, visit; or contact Dana Pearson at or (916) 784-6786. The Keaton Raphael Memorial is dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research.

•  Daughters of Isis, an auxiliary of Prince Hall Shriners. The annual Black Heritage luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Courtyard Marriott, 1782 Tribute Road. African attire is optional for the luncheon, which will focus on Talents of Our Youth in 2014. Guest speaker will be Dr. Wanda Roundtree-Henderson, director of child development, Sacramento Unified School District. Dr. Darryl O. Henderson, director of counseling and development services at CSUS, will be master of ceremonies. A donation of $40 is requested; proceeds benefit the scholarship program. Call (916) 706-0453, (916) 320-5817 or (916) 391-3657.

•  Woodland Library Rose Club. The fifth annual Valentine’s tea will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Woodland Carnegie Public Library Rotunda, 250 First St., Woodland. Among highlights of the tea is the showcase of antique place settings of colorful china cups and teapots, silver and flowers. Three tea-style courses will include appetizers, sandwiches, desserts and teas.The tea is $25 per person; tickets will be on sale through Friday. Proceeds will benefit the library rose garden and public education programs. Call (530) 668-9918.

•  Davis Musical Theatre Company. The Valentine dessert auction will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis. Admission: A dessert, cake or anything sweet to donate for the auction. Coffee, beer, wine, mixed cocktails and concessions will be available for purchase at the family event, which will feature entertainment. Steve Isaacson, co-producer, will be auctioneer. For information, email

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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