•Eastern Christian Women’s Association.
Christmas Around the World themes the festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9 at the Greek Hellenic Center, 614 Alhambra Blvd. Foods and baked goods from Armenia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, the Middle East, Russia, Slovakia and the Ukraine will be featured at the 25th annual event. Admission is free; food costs vary. Call (916) 456-9794.
•American Cancer Society.
The ACS Roseville Discovery Shop will present Holiday Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1813 Douglas Blvd., Suite B-5, Roseville. Featured will be holiday décor, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, animated figurines, outdoor décor and more. Visit www.cancer.org or call 800-227-2345.
•Mutual Housing California.
The Building Up Breakfast will be from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Red Lion Hotel. The free one-hour event showcases personal stories of modest-income families about the communities they live in that allow them to move toward goals and dreams. Founded in 1988, the nonprofit has nearly 3,000 residents, half of whom are children. Mutual housing provides training and mentoring as well as educational programs, community-building activities and services. Programs include financial literacy classes, computer training and after-school activities. Visit www.mutualhousing.com.
Art to Wear and More will be presented Saturday and Sunday at Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Sale hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the fashion show from 10 to 11 a.m. One-of-a-kind apparel and accessories, jewelry and gifts for the home will be featured. Students from Sacramento City College’s Applied Apparel Studies program will present fashions in the Sunday show. Raffle proceeds and a portion of sales will benefit the SCTA scholarship fund.
•Folsom History Museum.
Nine historic sites decorated for the holidays will be on the home tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14. The tour will offer views of sites dating from 1855 to 1925. In addition, a gift boutique will be held at the Murer House. Tickets are $20; advance purchase is a necessity; attendance is limited. Call (916) 985-2707 or purchase at the museum, Dorothea’s, Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Not Too Shabby and Raley’s Blue Ravine. Tour tips: Walking shoes essential; no cameras in private residences.
•Association of Fundraising Professionals
. National Philanthropy Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. The event will recognize outstanding achievement in philanthropy for individuals, volunteers. corporations and fundraising professionals. Receiving recognition for outstanding service will be Jack Ross Williams, philanthropist; Annemiek Storm, volunteer fundraiser, Association of Commercial Real Estate and Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn, Inc., philanthropic organizations; Cheryl Cobbs, fundraising professional; and Lara Kong, youth in philanthropy. Tickets are $65; visit www.event.com for availability.
•Camerata California and VITA Academy.
Let Freedom Ring themes the Veterans Day weekend programs. The events will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Edwin Markham Middle School, 2800 Moulton Drive, Placerville; at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive in Yountville; and at 4 p.m. Monday at the Grass Valley Veterans’ Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley. Let Freedom Ring features music and poetry about the United States’ 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Tickets range from $10 to $30. For more information, visit www.VITAAcademy.org.
•ACC Senior Services.
The 26th annual craft and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 1180 Corporate Way. Features will include afghans, quilts, scarves/beanies, Asian items, Christmas decorations, children’s items and Asian foods such as sushi, mochi, bow, Japanese pickles, bento boxes, homemade pies and jams. Call (916) 394-6399, ext. 143, or email email@example.com.
•Sacramento Fine Arts Center.
Visions themes the 14th annual open-juried photography show on display through Saturday, Nov. 23 at the center. 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. The Second Saturday reception will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (916) 716-5951.
The Placer County banquet will be Thursday at the Rocklin Community Center with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The banquet is $65 per person, $100 couple, $40 life member, $75 life couple, $40 sprig. Contact Tom Bauer at (916) 408-0711 or Bonnie Hart at (916) 771-3342. The Woodland banquet will be Friday, Nov. 15 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in the home arts building, 1250 East Gum Ave., Woodland. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m.. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65, $40 sprig, $40 life member. Contact Aaron and Lori Carrion at (530) 662-2530. Pocket-Greenhaven’s banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at Portuguese Hall, 6676 Pocket Road. Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. cocktails. Tickets are $60 single, $90 couple, $35 sprig, $35 life member. Contact Jack Carmany at (916) 724-6961. In the past 20-plus years, California Waterfowl has completed more than 875 projects to protect, restore and enhance more than 400,000 acres providing habitat for millions of birds and animals. Call (916) 648-1406, ext. 104.