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LGBT Community Center to bestow PRIDE Awards
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is hosting its first PRIDE Awards at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St. in Sacramento, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. More than 40 leaders of the city’s gay and lesbian community are nominated for recognition. Proceeds from the event will be used to support community center programs. Individual tickets are $45 in advance, $60 at the door.
Women’s Empowerment seeks sponsors for gala
Women’s Empowerment, a Sacramento nonprofit that helps homeless women find jobs, is looking for community members to sponsor some of its graduates’ attendance at its 13th annual gala Thursday. A $100 sponsorship will enable formerly homeless women to attend the event in formal gowns donated by the community.
“This is a night for women and mothers once homeless and isolated to now shine and be celebrated for the amazing accomplishments they have achieved for their families,” said Lisa Culp, Women’s Empowerment executive director. The 5:30 p.m. event is at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake.
Info and donations: www.womens-empowerment.org
Car dealers star in auto museum’s new exhibit
The California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. in Sacramento, will formally open its new centerpiece exhibit, “Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments and various activities for all ages are scheduled. The exhibit, sponsored by the Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association, traces the history of the local auto-sales industry, dating back some 70 years. Regular admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students.
Dog demonstrates helper skills at Franklin library
Nancy Sawhney and her assistance dog, Becky, will demonstrate the ways the “canine companion” helps people with disabilities at 4 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road in Elk Grove. The free, hourlong presentation is part of the library’s Summer Reading event series.
Info: Call (916) 264-2920
Free Natomas concert series kicks off Friday
Groove Thang is kicking off the annual summer concert series hosted by Promenade as Sacramento Gateway in Natomas. The band is performing a free show from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the shopping center at 3620 N. Freeway Blvd. in Sacramento. A free concert is being offered every fourth Friday of the month through September. Food trucks and special food and drink offers will be available.
Info: Call (916) 419-3800