Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 12:00 am

•  Youth Development Network. The fifth annual Selland’s Lunch Break for a Cause will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Elks Tower Ballroom, 921 11th St. Randall Selland, chef/owner of Selland’s Market Cafe, the Kitchen Restaurant and Ella Dining Room and Bar, will create the menu.

Assisting will be chefs from the Kitchen and Ella. Co-chair is Elfrena Foord, with Marianne McClary of “Good Day Sacramento” as emcee. Featured will be Sharon Gerber and her watercolor paintings. Celebrities will be asked to join one of the chefs from Selland’s to participate in the Waiter Race & Chef Competition.

Tickets are $35 advance, $40 at door. Go to For 13 years, the YDN has been dedicated to the development of local youths through the creation of life-changing experiences, including training, networking and public policy programs helping youth to acquire skills necessary to maximize future potential.

•  Hadassah. The Women of Distinction brunch will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane. Marcy Merrill is chair of the event, which will celebrate and honor Sacramento women who have had an impact on the Jewish community through volunteer work. Honorees will include Della Burnett, Albert Einstein Residence Center; Liz Igra, Central Valley Holocaust Educators Network; Roberta Malkin, Congregation Beth Shalom; Jolan Rosenthal, Hadassah; Michelle Ahronovitz, Hillel at Davis and Sacramento; Sharon Saltzman, Jewish Community Foundation of the West; Sue Sperber, Jewish Federation of Sacramento; Carol Loew, Mosaic Law Congregation; Barbara Kletzman, National Council of Jewish Women; Dorothy Anderson, Temple Or Rishon; Judy Lewis, Shalom School; Hannah Olson, TDX; and Illene Carroll, Congregation B’nai Israel.

Brunch is $45; donations of $125 or more will be listed in the program. Contact Tammy Rochman at

•  Kiwanis Club of Davis. The 34th annual crab and pasta feed will be Friday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Davis. Social time will begin at 6 p.m., with crab time at 7 p.m. Among door prizes will be a $2,800 14-carat London blue topaz and a diamond enhancer pendant and chain donated by de Luna Jewelers of Davis. Crab feed tickets are $45; call George Barden at (530) 756-1332 or Sue Huscroft at (530) 758-2608. The event will support a variety of local charitable causes including the Kiwanis Family House at UC Medical Center.

•  Infant Parent Center. Mud Aide will be March 1 on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Road, Placerville. Mud Aide is a 1.6-mile obstacle course, untimed and geared for the entire family. Ages 12 and older may participate in any wave during the day, with special family waves in the afternoon for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult. The Mini Muddies pavilion will have activities for children ages 5 and younger. Food, drinks and music will be part of the day. Fee is $40 from 12 and up, $20 ages 6-11; fairgrounds parking is $5 per car. Register at event/mudaide.

Infant Parent Center provides therapy services for at-risk families with children from 1 to 5 years old, as well as prenatal counseling. Call (530) 676-2899 or visit

•  Albie Aware Cancer Foundation. The fifth annual Albie Bowling for Life will be Feb. 23 at Country Club Lanes, 2600 Watt Ave. Leading her friends and family for the bowling day will be 70-year-old Mary Anne Brizzee, a cancer survivor. Featured will be pink pins, glow bowling, raffle prizes and DJ. Fees are $100 for a team of five or $25 per person. Sessions will be at 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. Call (916) 595-9502.

•  Keaton Raphael Memorial. A date change is being announced for one of the 2014 St. Baldrick’s head shaving event. The event slated for deVere’s Sacramento will be March 10, with 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the cutting hours. The annual event raises funds to help children battling cancer. Visit

•  Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Free night out at the museum will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Part of the Third Saturday Night Walk, the event will feature a program on Rediscovering and Relearning Heritage Traditions. Al Striplen, Native American educator and counselor, will be speaker.

Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program is at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Call (916) 774-5934 or visit

•  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Man & Woman of the Year fundraiser is under way for the society with candidates sponsoring events to raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are survivors. The titles for Man and Woman of the Year, along with Teen of the Year, will be announced at the gala on May 10. For information, contact Jennifer Pear at (916) 929-4720; Among candidates for the 2014 title are Jim Anderson, Lyon Real Estate; Douglas Brauner, Battle Hill Media Group; Ronnie Cobb, Golden 1 Credit Union; Roland Guillen, Warren G. Bender Co.; Bernice Jiminez Creager, Marketplace Communications/Aaron Read & Associates; Yvette Crockell, California Northstate University; Niki Hirst, AgreeYA Solutions; and Dulcy Wilson, Sutter Medical Center.

Teen teams in the competition include Julianna Hess and Megan Hester-McCullough, Sacramento City College; Christopher Hicks and Brendan MacDonald, Davis Senior High School; Katie Ichiho and Eden Finn-Melgoza, Natomas Charter PFAA & Pleasant Grove High School; and Russell Patty and Jason Heathers, Rio Americano High School.

•  Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Wildlife classes will begin with introduction to local wildlife from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the wildlife center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. The session is free for members, $5 donation from general public. Parking is limited; make reservations by calling (530) 621-2650 or by emailing

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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