Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 12:00 am

• Assistance League. “Catch the Dream” themes the fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. April 24 at the Dante Club. Christine Mendonsa will emcee the proceedings, which will feature a four-course dinner with wine plus desserts from Diane Wilkinson Catering, a wall of wine, champagne and diamonds opportunity, and silent auction. David Sobon will conduct the live auction of items including Lake Tahoe vacation homes, a limo wine tour in Amador County, a vacation home at Lake Almanor including a sailboat, one night at Donatello’s in San Francisco along with a $75 gift certificate, and 12 gift certificates for dining at Mulvaney’s.

Tickets for the Dream are $75; purchase online at Or mail to P.O. Box 60874, Sacramento CA 95860. Deadline for ticket sales is April 17.

• Blue Line Arts. The sixth annual lottery for the arts will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 405 Vernon St., Roseville, with a preview of the art slated for 6:30 p.m. today. Tickets, which include two admissions, four drink tickets and one lottery ticket, are $175 ($195 at the door). Every lottery ticket holder will take home an original piece of quality art, valued at $250 up to $3,000. Proceeds will support programs and creative art exhibits offered by Blue Line Arts. Call (916) 783-4117.

• National Donate Life Month. Team Donate Life will host a 1-mile walk around Sacramento Capitol Park beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday from the west steps of the Capitol. The event is designed to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donations. Recipients of transplant donations will be among speakers. Preregistration fee is $15 per person; children under 14 free. Visit

• Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands. The seventh annual Night at the Museum wine and food gala will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. Food and wines from local restaurants and wineries will be available for sampling. The gala will include live music, silent and live auctions, and a balloon pop for special prizes.

Proceeds will benefit local charitable and nonprofit causes including WIND, Birth and Beyond, Sacramento Crisis Nursery and Children’s Receiving Home, in addition to providing scholarships and leadership training for high school students. Tickets are $40 person online at For more details, call (916) 871-4025 or visit

• Child Abuse Prevention Center. Business Heroes for Kids will be honored during a program from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Dick Cable Board Room of the Child Abuse Prevention Center, 4700 Roseville Road, North Highlands. Representatives from SMUD, Clarke & Rush Mechanical, ConSol, Foothill Electric, Inc., and Renewable Funding will receive awards for their service to the center on behalf of children. For information, contact Cathy Kauffman at (916) 244-1927 or

• East Sacramento-Midtown Kiwanis Club. The 27th annual breakfast and Easter egg hunt will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. April 19 at the Clunie Community Center in McKinley Park. On the menu: Unlimited pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee; adults $6, children $4. Carnival games and face painting will be part of the festivities at 50 cents a ticket. Easter egg hunt times will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the youngest, ending with the 10:45 a.m. hunt for the 9- and 10-year-olds.

Proceeds fund community service projects, including local schools and the Kiwanis Family House at the UCD medical center. For more information, call Charles Bussey at (916) 837-0162 or Mike Flynn at (916) 484-1314.

• Welcome Home Housing. Antique evaluation day will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2425 Sierra Blvd. Books, documents, baseball cards, photographs, jewelry, toys, posters, textiles, dolls, pottery, inherited items and garage sale items are eligible. Suggested donation: $8 for a single item; $35 for five items. For large items, call (916) 505-5232. Welcome Home is a nonprofit housing program for adults with mental illness.

• The Links, Sacramento Chapter. The 26th annual Achievers Program will present the Beautillion: An Affair of Honor on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel. The program, established in 1989, recognizes the academic, community and entrepreneurial achievements of young African American men in the Sacramento area who have met the program standards of scholarship, honor and commitment. Since its inception, more than 340 young men have completed the program. Visit

• Access Sacramento. The second “Sacramento Has Talent” show will be Thursday at the Crest Theatre. A dozen competitors will perform for the judges: Taro Arai, Mikuni master sushi chef; Courtney Dempsey, Good Day Sacramento; and Dale Schomack, News 10. Audience members also will vote for the best of the best. General admission at 7 p.m. is $25; VIP admission is $50 and includes a celebrity reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Access Sacramento provides training and equipment services in Sacramento County, operating two public access cable television channels, plus audio streaming and Internet services. Visit

• UC Davis MIND Institute. The first doubleheader of the season for the River Cats baseball team is on Mind Institute’s calendar for Sunday at Raley Field with game starting time at 1:05 p.m. Children will be able to run the bases and make a baseball craft. The first 250 children visiting the MIND Institute table will receive a prize. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, specially priced tickets will be available; visit; or call (916) 734-9023.

• Twin Lakes Food Bank. The annual Easter ham and children’s Easter basket event will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 18 at the food bank, 327 Montrose Dr., Folsom. Supporters may donate pre-filled baskets by Thursday. Suggested items: Fruit snacks, granola bars, assorted candy, stuffed animals and small Easter toys. Visit

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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