Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am

Wellspring Women’s Center. Girls Night Out – billed as a night of fashion, shopping, fun – will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 19 in the Alumni Center on the Sacramento State University Campus. Local boutiques, emerging designers and artisans will display items on and off the runway. Raffle items will include relaxation packages, family entertainment items, dining experiences, pampering packages and more. Tickets are $45 and include appetizers and beverage. Visit Wellspring Women’s Center is a nonprofit organization serving women and children since 1987, providing programs and services for vulnerable people in the community.

Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. The year-end party/fundraiser will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the California Museum Courtyard at 1020 O St., Sacramento. Raising a Voice for the Arts theme, the event will include the unveiling of the program for the 19th season. Hosting the event will be Donald Kendrick, choral conductor. On the program: Live music, wine, tea, appetizers and silent/live auctions. Tickets are $35; call (916) 536-9065.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra. The annual food and wine benefit will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 14 at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. A Toast to Music will theme the event, which will include wine tasting, food samples from area restaurateurs and a silent auction. Among auction items will be a barrel of wine, including the opportunity to label and bottle the wine with John Carvalho, owner of Carvalho Family Winery. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the Old Sugar Mill. Call (916) 929-6655.

Mercey Springs Foundation. Taste of Fair Oaks will be presented for the 21st year from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the North Ridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks. In addition to tasting, the event will include a putting contest, silent and live auctions, and raffle. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Call the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce at (916) 967-2903 or visit Mercey Springs Foundation is a local nonprofit whose mission is to foster a stronger, healthier and happier society.

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace-RSVP. Through the Eyes of a Child is the theme of the concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L St. Admission free, with donations accepted for Lilliput, a nonprofit adoption organization. The concert will feature a mix of styles from contemporary and jazz to classical by composers Bobby McFerrin, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw and Kevin Memley. An encore performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 8414 Brace Road, Loomis; tickets $15 at the door. Now in its 14th season, RSVP’s 16-member vocal ensemble has helped to raise funds for charities, including Courage Worldwide, Music Partners in Healthcare, Home Start, Children’s Receiving Home, Mustard Seed School, WEAVE and Sacramento Food Bank. Call (916) 907-7787 or www.rsvpchoir.choir.

Folsom History Museum. The third annual Pioneer Village event will be from 5 to 8 p.m Saturday at Pioneer Village, 196 Wool St., Folsom. On the menu will be chili (vegetarian will be available), cornbread and salad with Snook’s Chocolate Factory serving ice cream sundaes. Activities will include gold panning, watching a blacksmith,visiting a settler’s cabin, visiting the Railroad Museum and more. Jim Pelley from Laughter Works will conduct the auction. Music will be by Fiddle, Flash and Friends and the Possum Rescue Project. Cost is $25 adults, $10 children under 12. Proceeds benefit the history museum. For tickets, call (916) 985-2707, online at or at the museum on Sutter Street.

Niello Concours Raduno. The 2014 concours, which raises funds for charitable endeavors, will be Oct. 5 at Serrano. Summertime events promoting the concours will be open to motorcar owners in the area. The events from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be Tuesday at 36 Handles Pub & Eatery, July 8 at Design Galleria by Valentine and Aug. 5 at Grebitus Jewelers Folsom Palladio. Admission to the summer shows is free. Call (916) 635-2445; visit concours at serrano on the web.

Wind Youth Services. The mission of Wind will be celebrated at a breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the center, 701 Dixieanne Ave., Sacramento. Featured on the program will be Suzie Dotson, Wind executive director; Phil Serna, Sacramento County supervisor; and Allen Warren, Sacramento City Council member. Recent changes, including new leadership at the emergency youth shelter will be presented. For information, call (916) 368-5447, ext. 23 or

Kiwanis Art Fiesta. The 56th art fiesta will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 563 Pavilions Lane. The free event raises funds for children’s charities in the region. Among beneficiaries have been Kiwanis Family House, Just for Kids , Mustard Seed School and Sacramento Crisis Nursery.

Multiple beneficiaries. The Ride to Walk, National Down Syndrome Coalition and the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Center will benefit from the Rods & Relics Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show on Saturday in downtown Lincoln. Showtime will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature the Boy Scout breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., prizes, music, food and vendors. Visit or call Ray Geiger at (916) 543-0464 or Kent Parsell at (916) 434-6648.

Robert Brookins Music Academy. Night Under the Stars is the theme for the 5th annual Always Remembered Robert Brookins Memorial Concert on June 14 in the amphitheater at Lions Gate Hotel, McClellan Air Force Base. Brookins, a Sacramento native and alumni of Grant Union High School, was musical director/co-lead vocalist of Earth, Wind & Fire; Brookins died five years ago. His family has created the Robert Brookins Music Academy, which provides arts to under-served schools. Brookins introduced the guitar to elementary students at clinics he hosted in Del Paso Heights. Said his brother, Michael Brookins: “The introduction to music in this manner will give students a line of direction which takes practice and dedication to master.” Contact Michael Brookins at (916) 501-93 27 or

St. James Parish Davis. The antique evaluation day with a “Road Show” theme will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the parish center, 1275 B St., Davis. Experts representing DaLuna Jewelers, Davis Gold and Silver, Main Street Antiques, Hastings Back Porch and Winters Refinishing will be among those on hand to evaluate family antiques, jewelry and other treasures. Suggested donation: $10 per item, $40 for five items. Call (530) 756-3636.

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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