Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

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

•  Rotary Club of Arden Arcade and the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program. The Horsepower & Hold ’em Tournament will be March 15 at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. Registration time for the 200 participants will be 4 p.m., with the tournament from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $150; $20 for spectator only (rebuys and add-ons available). Managing the event will be in-kind donor Capitol Casino. The museum will be open for touring. The donation includes tri-tip BBQ dinner. Among auction items will be a premier Sacramento Kings VIP package, flat-panel televisions, iPads, autographed sports memorabilia, a custom poker table and golf outings. Proceeds go toward children’s charities supported by the sponsoring groups. The 2013 tournament raised more than $50,000. Must be 21 or older to participate. For tickets, go to

•  Citizens Who Care. The annual winter concert will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis. The Broadway Song Book of 1977 program will feature numbers from “Annie,” “Chicago,” and “A Chorus Line.” Capital Public Radio’s Stephen Peithman will narrate. Performers will include Joe Alkire, Bob Bowen, Gwyneth Bruch, Lisa Derthick, Martha Dickman, Paul Fearn and Lenore Sebastian. Accompanying the singers will be the three-piece jazz combo of LuAnn Higgs, piano; Joim Nakayama, drums; and Tom Derthick, bass.

Peithman explains why 1977 is the theme of this year’s show: “This was a pivotal year,” he said. “Shows that year looked both backward and forward – often in surprising ways. There were hit musicals about the present like ‘A Chorus Line,’ while other looked back to the 1920s and 1930s like ‘Chicago’ and ‘Annie.’ and some went way back.” All seats are $55; easy access seating is available on request for those with limited mobility. Call (530) 758-3704 or go to Tickets also are available at the Citizens Who Care office, 409 Lincoln Ave., Woodland. The beneficiary Citizens Who Care provides services for the frail elderly and their family caregivers in Yolo County.

• El Camino Fundamental High School Boosters Club. Crab will be on the menu at the feed March 8 at the Scottish Rite Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 general seating, $800 to sponsor a table for 12. Visit (tickets are available online only). The Booster Club works with all El Camino groups including sports, band and clubs.

• Sierra Club. Especially for Valentine’s Day will be the disco dance party fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Clunie Hall in McKinley Park. Disco ensembles will be judged for special mention. Admission is $12.

•  Full Circle Adolescent Services. The 2014 Dare to Dream Gala will be Feb. 22 at Morgan Creek Golf Club, 3803 Vineyard Road, Roseville. Individual tickets are $100, with sponsorships available with appropriate themes: The Over the Rainbow platinum level is $10,000; bronze level sponsorship themed Dream a Little Dream is $1,000. Auction/raffle prizes include vacations, spa packages, jewelry and courtesy packages. The Full Circle gala raises funds to help teens experiencing challenges with substance abuse. For sponsorship information, contact Kimberly Lindberg at (530) 878-5166, ext. 264; or email her at

•  Soroptimist International of South Placer. The women’s opportunity awards celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the City of Rocklin Parks and Recreation meeting room, 5460 Fifth St., Rocklin. Keynote speaker will be Beth Gaines, California Assembly member. During the program, Soroptimist will present a grant of $1,000 to one of three finalists. The lunch program is $20 per person; March 3 is the deadline to make a reservation. Visit Placer.

•  Soroptimist International Sacramento. The presentation of awards will be featured at the luncheon program Feb. 28 at the Casa Garden Restaurant, 2769 Sutterville Road. The Violet Richardson award is presented to high school students making outstanding contributions in their schools and community. A cash award of $750 will be presented to each of this year’s winners: Lara Kong and Kelsey O’Donoghue. The women’s opportunity award recognizes women who provide the primary support to their household while pursuing education to enhance their skills and employment opportunities. Recipient of this year’s $2,000 award is Clair Wilson. Visit

•  Kingsley Art Club. A program on photography at San Quentin will be featured at the meeting from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Crocker Art Museum in the Setzer Auditorium. Doug Dertinger and Nigel Poor, colleagues at California State University, Sacramento, will discuss the photography class they teach at San Quentin through Patten University’s Prison University Project. Visit

•  American Cancer Society Discovery Shops. “Swing into Spring” is being celebrated at the Discovery Shop at 1813 Douglas Blvd., Suite B-5 (Hobby Lobby/Ross shopping center), Roseville. Featured will be spring clothing, shoes, purses, scarves, hats and décor. Proceeds benefit the ACS and local cancer support programs. Visit or call 800-227-2345.

•  Home Start. Volunteer training will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Roseville Home Start, 410 Riverside Ave., Roseville. The training will cover opportunities, program rules, confidentiality issues, boundaries when interacting with residents and more. Volunteers provide more than 80 percent of daily needs at Home Start. Call (916) 782-6667 or email Deadline to register is Monday.

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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