Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 - 10:00 pm

•  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Voyage to Atlantis themes the annual gala March 22 at Arden Hills Country Club, featuring a champagne greeting at 6 p.m. Following dinner, a live auction will be held with a trip to the Bahamas Atlantis among top items up for bid. The Fund A Cure portion of the program will provide those attending the opportunity to fund research grants in increments ranging from $100 to $100,000. The event is $195; call (916) 920-0790 or visit

•  Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin. Tostada Bingo Night will be March 22 at Loomis Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The shredded beef tostada dinner, including dessert, will at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person and include dinner drink ticket and bingo game packet. Call (916) 652-7252 or visit the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce.

•  Zonta Club of Sacramento. The film fest themed LUNAFEST will be March 20 at the New Helvetia Theatre, 1028 R St., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., film time at 7 p.m. The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in the community. Featured will be nine short films by women filmmakers ranging from animation to fictional drama and covering such topics as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Sacramento Zonta Club’s scholarship program. Tickets are $20 general, $10 student; purchase at or from a Zonta Club member ab

•  California Waterfowl. Special events are on the calendar for the nonprofit, hunter-supported conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state’s waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage. The Guns and Hoses dinner will be March 22 at the Mack Powell Auditorium, 2003 Howe Ave., with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. It’s $60 per person; call Dan Haugh at (916) 871-9000. The Dixon Dinner will be March 22 at the Olde Vets Hall, 231 North First St., Dixon; cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The Gold Rush banquet will be March 29 at the Higgins-Lions Club Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.Rio Linda/Elverta banquet date will be April 12 at the American Legion, 16700 Eighth St., Rio Linda with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The banquet is $50 per person, $85 couple. Contact Kyle Farris at (916) 870-3345. The Chuck Pihera Wild Game Feed will be Friday April 25 at the Msgr. Kavanagh Community Center, 5905 Franklin Blvd. Hosted bar time is 6 p.m., dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. The feed is $65 per person, $40 life member. Contact Pat Neeley at (916) 761-4142.

•  Kingsley Art Club. Amy Ellingson will present and discuss her recent work within the historical context of abstraction for the Kingsley program March 19 at the Crocker Art Museum in the Setzer Auditorium; doors open at 1 p.m., program at 1:15 pm. Artist Ellingson work is described as optically enthralling and sensually tactile combining highly technical computer activities with basic and traditional hand-painting process. For club information, email or visit

•  Project R.I.D.E. The 31st annual trail ride and dinner will be April 5 with “Saddle Up” at theme. The day begins in Sloughhouse at the historic Barton Ranch with breakfast, two trail rides and lunch. Later, riders will gather at the Project R.I.D.E arena in Elk Grove for steak dinner and life auction featuring fine art and other items. The events benefit the therapeutic horseback riding program in Elk Grove for people with special needs. The trial ride is $75 and includes breakfast, two trail rides, poker run and goody bags (Project R.I.D.E. Reminds participants equines are not provided,you must bring your own horse). The dinner at 8840 Southside Ave. will be served at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $35. A special $100 combo ticket includes three meals and the full day of activities. Call (916) 685-7433 or visit

•  Women’s Wisdom Art. The Spring Forward art show and sale will be from 1 to 5 p.m. March 29 at the Slider Community Center, 7851 35 Ave., Sacramento In existence since 1991, WWA works with women struggling to better their lives. Helen Plenert is the current leader. Call (916) 482-2608. Visit ww.womenswisdomart or email

•  Natomas Charter School. The 13th annual crab feed will be March 21 at the Hellenic Center, 614 Alhambra Blvd. Add an auction to the menu of appetizers, salad, bread, pasta, dessert and coffee, plus beer and wine. Tables for eight with a wing span of raffle tickets are $480 (if available). Single tickets are $50 (must be 21 to attend). Visit

•  Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Night Out at the Museum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 1970 Johnson Ranch Road, Roseville. Part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk, the museum’s program will include the film “River of Renewal,” a documentary about the over-allocation of the waters in the Klamath Basin. Filmmaker Jack Kohler wil introduce ther film and answer programs. Program time is 7 p.m. The program is free; light refreshments will be available. ‘An Indigenous Peoples Days program will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22 in partnership with the Sierra College Native American Club. Featured will be the film “K’ina The Slaver’s Son,” a story of the Native American experience of the Gold Rush. Walan Amana, a native rock band, will perform “Honi Coni” original music about the Gold Rush experience in the Nisenan language. Visit or call (916) 774-5934,

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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