Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 - 12:00 am

• WEAVE. More than 600 men have signed on to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes April 27, with 600 Capitol Mall the designated starting place. Festival fun begins at 11:30 a.m. with the gents in their high heels taking off at 1 p.m. Through sponsorships supporting the walkers, more than $156,851 has been raised so far to support WEAVE and its 24-hour crisis intervention programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In mid-April, the top five fundraisers were Josh Hughes, $4,640; Matt Jacobs, $3,000; Scott Wolcott, $2,810; Jim Walter, $2,350; and Patrick Harbison, $2,273. To get involved as a volunteer or a walker, visit

• Rotary Club of Sacramento Breakfast. Fiesta de Mayo is on the calendar for the 11th time with April 26 as the date for the 2014 fundraiser. North Ridge Country Club will be the setting for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. The event will feature South of the Border libations and dinner. Music plus live and silent auctions are planned. Proceeds will benefit local charitable programs and the Sacramento Crisis Nurseries. Fee to attend: $65. For sponsorship information, contact Betsy Gade at (916) 764-2323 or via email at For reservations, contact Deb Thornton at (916) 427-4688 or via email at debbiesan@comc

• Placer Care Coalition. For 14th year, the Raising Spirits Wine and Food Tasting Event will be held with April 27 as the date with a new venue: Catta Verdera Country Club. Party time begins at 4 p.m. with food and wine vendors from the area providing sips and samples. Among those on the list are Source, Stieber’s Sweet Shoppe, Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Sierra Nevada, Secret Ravine Vineyards, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Paul Martin’s American Grill Live. Silent auctions will be held. All proceeds from Raising Spirits will go directly to Roseville Home Start, St. Vincent de Paul, What Would Jesus Do? and the Lazarus Project. Go to

• Folsom Garden Club. Six gardens will be open for touring from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27. The self-guided tour will include gardens with drought-tolerant solutions. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions. Two sales will be featured: one for plants, the other for baked items. Folsom Garden Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Its mission is to provide programs of an educational nature benefiting the public. Proceeds from this year’s tour will fund scholarships and grants. Since 2001, the club has awarded 25 scholarships totaling $26,000. Tour tickets are $15 for those 16 and older. Visit

• United Way. The community is being asked to “spare a square” in the sixth annual toilet paper drive slated for June 12 – that’s the date the collected rolls can be dropped off at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Office staffs, club members and neighborhood groups are encouraged to begin competitive TP drives. The 2013 drive raised 229,485 rolls of toilet paper, the equivalent of nearly $230,999 in savings to local nonprofits. The donated rolls will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 148 certified nonprofit partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Visit

• Placer SPCA. Roseville Brewing Company will present Art & Brew from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26 at 501 Derek Place in Roseville. The event, which is free, will showcase 17 artists, with a portion of all art sales donated to the Placer SPCA. Also on sale will be craft beers and gourmet treats. The SPCA’s Pet Mobile will pay a visit. The raffle will feature ceramic art donated by Anthony Maki Gill.

• Fairytale Town. The Spring Eggstravaganza will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at William Land Park. Egg hunts will be held at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day and guests are encouraged to arrive early and to bring a basket for collecting eggs. “Bunny Boot Camp” will be presented by the Puppet Art Theater Company three times with tickets at $1 for Fairytale Town members, $2 for nonmembers. Weekend admission is $5.50 for adults and children ages 2 and older; free for children 1 and younger. Call (916) 808-7462 or visit

• Children’s Miracle Network. The CMN friendship invitational golf tournament will be April 28 at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club of Cache Creek Casino Resort. The tournament will be designed for golfers at all playing levels. Fee is $300 per golfer in a four-person scramble format. Contact Jacquelyn Mills at (916) 734-9192.

• Sacramento House Rabbit Society. The sixth annual Run for the Buns fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 with start/finish at Healthy Habits Studio, 2224 J St. Designed as a family-friendly event, the post run activities will include snacks, refreshments and meeting with pet rabbits. Registration is $35 before Sunday, $45 after. For families, early fee is $60, $70 after. For a team of four, fee is $100. Call (916) 444-7729.

• Kingsley Art Club. The merit awards luncheon and presentations will be at 1 p.m. May 21 at the Casa Garden Restaurant, 2760 Sutterville Road. Art students from local community colleges will be honored. Speaker will be Liv Moe, founding director of Verge Center for the Arts. The luncheon is $20 per person. Kingsley’s meeting today at the Crocker will feature Yoshio Taylor speaking on “A Three-Story Mural of 5,000 Pounds of Clay.” Taylor talks at 1:15 p.m. in Setzer Auditoriium. Visit

• SS Peter & Paul Church of Rocklin. Fashion Fantasy themes the annual fashion show luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Sierra View Country Club, 102 Alta Vista Ave., Roseville. Fashions from the Dress Barn will be modeled. Other features will include a raffle and the Cash Bonnet specialty. Tickets are $25. For tickets/information, contact Barbara Wogsland at or Emily Santone at (916) 652-1237.

• WNCT. Woodlake Neighbors Creating Transparency will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at 583 Blackwood St. The new organization has been established to preserve the quality of life and the environment in the Woodlake area, including the American River Parkway. Beautification programs are in the future.

• Gramma’s Hugs International. April 27 will mark the organization’s 10th anniversary of providing blankets and other items when needed. In addition to blankets, members make and distribute drawstring bags for belongings, small stuffed animals and more. For information on donating items or funds, visit

• Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands. A correction: The Night at the Museum wine and food gala will be April 25 at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. During the 6 to 10 p.m. event, guests will sample food and wines from area restaurants and wineries while touring the collection of 15-plus classic and vintage cars. Live music, auctions and balloon pop are on the program. It’s $40 per person with proceeds benefiting charitable and nonprofit causes. Visit, call (916) 871-4025 or 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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