Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am

•  Jesuit High School. The Red & Gold Gala and Auction themed PACE will beSaturday March 29 on the Jacob Lane campus. The time lineup: Mass at 5 p.m., silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m., live auction at 8:15 p.m. and after party at 10:30 p.m. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jesuit High School, several alumni have been chosen to chair PACE, including John '69 and Diane Banchero, John '76 and Heidi Anderson, Kelly '82 and Augusta Brothers, Damon Szymanowski '93 and Alison Juozokas, and Kyle Khasigian '00. Featured auction items will include trips to Anguilla, Punta Mita, Southern France, Costa Rica, Ka'anapali and New York; golf trips to Pebble Beach, Chicago, Bandon Dunes and more; and trips and tickets for television shows including Two and a Half Men, Dancing with the Stars, the Ellen Degeneres Show and the Big Bang Theory. In the sports category, tickets will be auctioned for Giants, 49er, Sacramento Kings and River Cats games. The black tie optional gala is $125 per person; visit the website at Proceeds, which regularly total more than $800,000, benefit the school's operating and tuition assistance funds.

•  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. An afternoon with the Kings is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday March 23 at Sleep Train Arena. On the court with the Kings: The Milwaukee Bucks. Special ticketing is available with a portion benefiting the L&L Society. Contact Jenaye Shepherd at (916) 929-4720, ext, 1523 or

•  Zafia Family House. Jazz and Art will share the spotlight for a benefit event Friday March 28 at Bayside Church,, 8191 Sierra College Blvd., Roseville. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concert time at 7 p.m. Featured will be David Garibaldi, Go Talent contestant, along with the Foxtrot Mary jazz band. Refreshments and Tile Painting will be featured before, at intermission and after the program. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50; visit Zafia's Family House is dedicated to providing overnight and/or long term accommodations in a family-centered, homelike, supportive environment to families with members in Kaiser, Sutter, UC Davis and other local medical community hospitals.

•  Welcome Home Housing. Antique evaluation day will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday April 12 at 2524 Sierra Blvd. (between Howe and Fulton). Among the eight appraisers attending will be Gary Cox, Mr. Antique; Randy Abbott, Asian art; Bob and Mary Hensley, western, Indian and generalist; Chuck Breitsprecher, gemologist; and Tony DaVito, baseball cards. Books, documents, jewelry, paintings, toys, posters, glass, china, pottery, decorative art and inherited treasures could be among items to be appraised. A donation of $8 is suggested for one item, $35 for five items. Welcome Home Housing is a nonprofit program for adults with mental illness; visit

•  California Food Literacy Center. The third Sacramento Food Film FestivalThursday March 20 through Sunday March 30 will include a pairing of food and film with wine and beer with event tickets ranging from free to $40. For the schedule, visit The Food Literacy Center was established in 2011 to educate and inspire low-income children to eat healthy food.

•  MIND Institute. Poetry and Art, a partnership between the MIND Institute and the Sacramento Poetry Society, will be presented from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday March 31 at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2725 50th St. Featured will be the institute's art collection created by artists with neurodevelopmental disorders. The artists will attend to tell their stories and poets from the society will share their readings about a their experiences of living with autism. Light refreshments will be served. MIND Institute will sponsor a day at Raley Field for the doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. Sunday April 13. Children will be able to run the bases and make a baseball craft. Specially priced tickets will be available for the doubleheader; check the MIND website.

•  Kiwanis. The East Sacramento-Midtown Kiwanis is collaborating with California Clothing Recyclers to raise funds in an environmentally friendly way. Drive up/drop off collection day will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday March 29 at Kiwanis Family House, 2875 50th St., Sacramento. To schedule a drop off, call Charlie Bussey at (916) 837-0162 or Cynthia Clark at (916) 502-1231. All items will be sent to developing countries to be re-used or re-cycled. Among items to donate: Clothing, shoes, linens, towels, hats, belts, purses, backpacks and stuffed animals.

•  American Cancer Society. The Discovery Shop in Roseville will present the 3 C's of Fashion Friday April 11 at 1813 Douglas Blvd. Suite B-5. Featured will be clothing by Chico, Coldwater Creek and Cabi. Hours for 3 C's are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday April 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 12. Proceeds benefit the ACS and local cancer patient support programs. Call 1-800-227-2345.

•  WarmLine Family Resource Center. The 11th annual golf tournament will be Friday April 25 at Whitney Oaks Golf Course in Rocklin. The tournament will feature an 8 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. Entry fee is $18 per golfer with a $40 savings if players register and pay as a foursome. The fee includes registration, continental breakfast, lunch and tee prizes. Participants will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 prize in a hole-in-one contest sponsored by River City Bank..Tournament proceeds benefit families of children with disabilities in WarmLine's six-county service area. Visit or call (916) 922-2976.

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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