Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 12:00 am

Triumph Cancer Foundation. The fourth annual Triumph Uncorked fundraiser will be from 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 at the Helwig Winery, 11555 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth. The gourmet picnic dinner created by Taste Restaurant will be served in an insulated picnic backpack and will include a bottle of Helwig wine and a beach chair. Freeport Bakery and Pushkin’s Bakery will create the desserts. The silent auction will include wine packages, original art work, jewelry, entertainment packages and more. Performing in the amphitheater will be musical artist Chicago Tribute Authority.

Ticket price for a couple is $225; for a single, $135. Charter bus service will be available at $20 per person with the bus departing from the Dante Club on Fair Oaks Boulevard; seating will be limited. Ticket sales close June 18. Visit Triumph Cancer Foundation is a local nonprofit providing a 12-week fitness program for cancer survivors to help regain strength and stamina after treatment.

CHAMP (Community Heroes Appreciation Project). The first Kevin Tonn Memorial golf tournament will be June 8 at the Dry Creek Golf Course in Galt. Schedule for the day calls for registration/lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon, awards and dinner at 6 p.m. at Grace Vineyards. Golfer fee is $110; visit The nonprofit sponsoring organization was formed to raise awareness and funding for a Memorial Plaza to honor and remember the sacrifices made by Galt’s fallen heroes.

In a statement, Kevin Tonn’s cousin Jarrett Tonn said: “Kevin’s death was sad, but not tragic. Giving one’s life to protect others is never a tragedy. Kevin knew that – he believed that and he lived that until his final breath.”

Sacramento Black Book Fair. Blue Nile will sponsor the first Black Book Fair June 6-8 at Historic Oak Park, 2814 35th St., Sacramento Featured will be a panel discussion by four authors, book signings, talks by featured writers, cultural and food vendors, children’s activities, poetry readings, art and more. Visit the book fair site. Or call (916) 484-3749.

Fiber Arts Group. The Focus on Fiber annual open show will be on view from Tuesday through June 21 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. The Second Saturday reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 14 will feature awards, music and refreshments. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit or call (916) 844-4601.

Rancho Cordova Library. Branch Library Friends will sponsor a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 9845 Folsom Blvd. Most prices will range from 25 cents to $2. Funds raised will be used to add programs and purchase more books to circulate. Visit

Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church. The indoor yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. June 14 at Saint Michael’s, 2140 Mission Ave. Collectibles, jewelry, art, silver, china, books, sporting goods, and children’s toys, books and clothing will be included. All proceeds will benefit the outreach programs of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the Arden Arcade area, including the health clinic, food closet and clothes closet.

Sacramento Public Library. Friends of the Library will sponsor a warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and June 14 at 8250 Belvedere Ave., just south of 14th Avenue between Power Inn Road and Florin-Perkins Road. On sale will be more than 70,000 gently used books, videos and audio books. There also will be a $6 bag sale outside the warehouse on sale days. Especially for members of Friends will be a preview from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6 (memberships will be on sale at the door for $15).

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of equipment and materials for programs in need. The Book Den, with most items priced individually from $3, will be open during the sale, as well as weekly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (916) 731-8493 or email

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). A free training session on how advocates and youth allies can help prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children will be held June 7. Sayuri Takagawa will be the teacher. Reservations are a necessity and must be made by Friday. Contact Patricia Evans at

Creative Arts League of Sacramento. A tour is planned June 12 at the Bruce Beasley Sculpture Garden & Studio Gallery in Oakland. Following the docent-led tour, the group will proceed to the Oakland Museum for lunch and gallery browsing. Trip price is $69 for CALS members and friends of members; $79 otherwise. Visit

The league, founded in 1952, is dedicated to promoting, exhibiting, educating and building of community around a shared interest in art and exemplary fine craft.

Home Start. A clothing and household item donation drive themed “ReUseIt” will be held Monday through June 15. Take items to the donation station at 7770 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. Accepted donations could include usable clothing, shoes, jewelry, belts, purses, backpacks, bedding and linens, housewares, hardware, toys, sporting goods, small working appliances and some furniture. Visit

Multiple beneficiaries. Three nonprofits are slated to receive proceeds from the golf tournament June 5 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club, 1005 Sun City Blvd., Lincoln. Beneficiaries will include Roseville Home Start, March of Dimes and Placer 4for2 Guide Dogs for the Blind. A tropical theme will prevail and participants are encouraged to decorate carts accordingly.

The scramble tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a buffet dinner and live music by Jim Gallegos & Friends Band. Fee is $150 per golfer, $550 per foursome. Nongolfers may attend the trophy presentation/dinner for $40. To become a golfer and/or sponsor, contact Cheri Richards at (916) 797-3701 or

San Pedro Festival Association. The annual festival will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at historic San Pedro Park, 708 North Hobson Ave., in West Sacramento’s historic Bryte neighborhood. Among participating organizations will be the West Sacramento Historical Society and Bryte/Broderick Community Action Network, and individuals will have items on sale. For more details, visit or call (916) 421-5768.

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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