Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 - 12:00 am

•  Davis Musical Theatre Company. The fifth annual poker tournament fundraiser will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 5, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis. Registration and dinner buffet catered by Symposium Restaurant of Davis will be at 6:30 p.m., with the first hand to be dealt at 7 p.m. Entry fee at the door is $60; advance fee of $50 per player is available through Tuesday. During the event, there will be $20 re-buys and add-ons available plus surprises. Grand prize will be a 40-inch flat-screen LCD TV. Additional prizes will be awarded for specialty hands such as first pocket aces, first four of a kind, and the biggest Bad Beat. The final table of the night will take place under the spotlights of center stage. The no-host bar will be open and entertainment will be provided by the DMTC performers. All participants must be at least 21. Donations and registration fees are tax-deductible, with proceeds benefiting the DMTC’s main stage and Young Performers productions. Register at

•  INALLIANCE. The Laughs for a Cause charity comedy show will be April 4, at Laughs Unlimited, 1207 Front St. in Old Sacramento. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for silent auction action with items including cooking classes, music events, family-friendly outings and golf. Showtime will feature Don Barnhart’s Comedy & Hypnosis Show. Tickets, which include admission plus two drinks, are $32 each (the event is for those 18 and older). Visit Since 1952, the nonprofit INALLIANCE has supported people with developmental disabilities. INALLIANCE believes those with developmental disabilities have the right and responsibility to participate fully and equally in society and to maximize their own quality of life. Services focus on job placement, employment training and the facilitation of support necessary for integrated employment and community.

•  Encina High School. The annual Encina alums vs. varsity basketball game will be held for the 14th time with April 25 this year’s date and the school at 1400 Bell St. as the venue. A barbecue at 5:30 p.m. will precede the big game. At halftime, former NBA player Jim Eakins will be inducted into the Encina Hall of Fame. Admission for the dinner/game is free, however pledges will be accepted. Make checks out to Call Bob Goosmann (alum coach/player) at (916) 419-9483.

•  Sacramento State University Alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation, established in 1972, will be April 24 at the SSU Alumni Center with reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program from 7 to 9 p.m. Alumni in the awards spotlight will be Maureen Bauman MSW ’81, MPA ’87, Placer County Adult System of Care director; Chris Higdon ’85, president and CEO of California Moving Systems; James P. Mayer MPPA ’92, president and CEO California Forward; Javed Siddiqui ’70, president and CEO JTS Engineering; and Keri Thomas MPPA ’06, community and government relations director at Sutter Health. Awards dinner tickets are $100 for an individual, $800 for a table of eight, $1,000 for a table of 10. Call (916) 278-4723.

•  Cal Aggie Alumni Association. The Picnic Day celebration April 12 will mark the 100th anniversary of the traditional celebration. The Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting will be April 11 when wines from the UC Davis Alumni Wine Program will be poured. Picnic Day events Saturday begin with the 31st annual pancake breakfast in Freeborn Hall. Special events will continue in the CAAA Alumni Zone and VIP Zone. Visit

•  Placer SPCA. The 13th annual Funny Bones comedy show and awards presentation will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 25 at Timber Creek Ballroom at Sun City Roseville, 7050 Del Webb Blvd., Roseville. The star of the comedy show will be Kellen Erskine, a competitor on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” show. Funny Bones also includes dinner, silent and live auctions and hero award presentations honoring human and animal heroes. Tickets are $75 if purchased by Monday; $100 after that date. Tickets must be purchased in advance; event sponsorships are available. Contact (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-7387, ext. 102; visit funnybones2014. Proceeds will help the Placer SPCA, an independent nonprofit organization, continue its work enhancing the lives of companion animals and people through programs and services.

•  Roseville/Rocklin Friends of NRA. The annual spring dinner and auction will be April 5 at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, with doors opening at 5 p.m. The program will include a no-host bar, live and silent auctions, buffet, raffles, games and family fun. Half the money raised will be used locally to aid school shooting teams, local ranges and clubs. Contact Jennifer Wilson at (916) 276-3223.

•  MIND Institiute. The correct address for the Autism Awareness Month program at 5:15 p.m. Monday is 2825 50th St., the UC Davis MIND Institute. The Sacramento Poetry Center is partnering with the institute in presenting the program. Visit the MIND website for program highlights.

•  Breathe California. The Emigrant Trails Bike Trek will be Sept. 5, 6 and 7, with Camp Richardson at South Lake Tahoe as start/finish/camping site. Incentives are being offered for trekkers, including a $25 gift certificate for Masullo’s Neapolitan Pizza or a pound box of See’s chocolates. Registered trekkers will receive a ticket for every $25 applied to their ETBT fundraising account by Monday. In addition, registered trekkers who recruit a new trekker before Monday will receive five tickets and a $50 credit toward their donation amount. Winners will be chosen Tuesday. Visit

•  Rocklin Lions Club. A garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdayat 3416 Cook St., Rocklin. Proceeds will fund two scholarships for students at local high schools. For information, contact Max A. Best at

•  WarmLine Family Resource Center. The 11th annual golf tournament will be 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 play 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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