Dec. 7 is the date for this year’s ball, which will support the arts education programs. Ball festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include a cocktail reception, dinner by Beth Sogaard Catering of Plymouth, a live auction and dancing to Hip Service. Honorary co-chairs are Joyce and Jim Teel, perennial supporters. Additional sponsors include Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP and Rabobank.
Highlights of the dinner menu include seared day boat scallop lollipops among starters, a first course of confit of duck, arugula and gorgozola flan in a silver egg with thyme roasted Guinea hen roulade and ginger glazed beef short ribs as the main course. The mini dessert display will include eggnog crème brulée bars and almond Grand Marnier cake. Late night bites range from cones of truffled potato chips to fried chicken and waffles, and on to the departure bites of mini grilled Miner’s Reubens.
Sarah Zeff, this year’s chair, said: “It is an honor to serve the Crocker Art Museum in such a profound way. Year after year, for more than five decades, Sacramento’s generosity has shined on the Crocker Ball. This year, we look forward once again to celebrating the arts and those who help make art available to everyone in the region.”
Bridging the gap from basketball court to museum and joining in the festivities will be Vivek Ranadive, the new owner of the Sacramento Kings, plus president Chris Granger.
Zeff’s committee includes Sharon Anapolsky, Beth Bowers, Simi Chehrazi, Brenda Deary, Heather Dubinetskiy, Regan Durst, Dr. Viva Ettin Rader, Daniel Farley, Gloria Gonzalez, Joy Heller Gough, Gayle Miller Govenar, Karen Himick, Kathaleen Johnson, Erika Jones, Lainie Josephson, Edie Lambert, Garry Maisel, Melissa Mattei, Robert McDougal, Teresa Niello, Patrice Ratinoff, Beth Ruyak-McWhirter, Jon Stevenson, Olivia Straine, Jennifer Teel-Wolter, Julie Teel, 2012 chair Paulette Trainor and Laura Wendel.
Individual tickets for the Crocker Ball are $1,000; patron level sponsorship is $1,500. Golden visionary sponsorship for two is $5,000; table sponsorship for 10 is $15,000. Call (916) 808-7843.KVIE Public Television.
Tickets are $35 and include two drink tickets, with additional drink tickets at $5. Those attending may donate a favorite bottle of wine for the Instant Wine Cellar auction in exchange for a $10 voucher for auction items or additional drink tickets. KVIE Uncorked supports the nonprofit mission of KVIE to offer a world of ideas, arts and adventures. For tickets and more information, visit kvie.org/uncorked.Soroptimist International of Roseville.
Tickets are $40; call (916) 496-7764 or (916) 687-8055. CELI Inc., working in partnership with Brighter Days, is dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of women, men and families through its competitive advantage program, a goal-oriented mentor program, career and educational support that continues through self-sufficiency, job-readiness classes and an annual conference. Both organizations provide workshops on such topics as financial management, dealing with stress, time management, interaction styles and more. Visit www.celiinc.org.Sacramento Senator Lions Club.
Proceeds will support guild activties including promoting quilting and the use of textiles. The guild gives back to the community by providing hundreds of quilts for pediatric patients in area hospitals, flannel “lovies” for Sacramento County Sheriff Chaplaincy, drawstring travel bags for children at Children’s Receiving Home, providing a scholarship at CSUS for an aspiring quilter and participating in other charitable quilt auctions. Visit www.rivercityquilters.org.National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Elks Lodge 6