•Jesuit High School's Loyola Guild.
The Promise of Christmas themes the traditional Christmas Tree Lane holiday celebration Monday Dec. 2 and Tuesday Dec. 3 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane. The opening event—a gala dinner and fashion show—will begin at 7 p.m. with the Lane and its array of gifts, food treats and Jesuit oriented apparel open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 will begin with the holiday breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the Madonna luncheon at12:30 p.m. Lane hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlighting the dinner, breakfast and lunch will be a showing of fashions featuring Jesuit seniors, their mothers and guest models from St. Francis. Pamela Lourentzos will design the show. A basic ticket is $110 dinner, $55 breakfast and $65 lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are being offered; for instance, the Gift of Promise sponsorship at $3000 dinner, $2000 luncheon, $1500 breakfast includes a table for 10 with premium wine, signature gift, personal concierge, table signage and program recognition. A half table Gift of Hope sponsorship for five is $1700 dinner, $1200 luncheon, $900 breakfast and includes premium wine, concierge and program recognition. This is the 57th anniversary for Loloya's Christmas presentation and the 50th anniversary for Jesuit. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of Jesuit High School. Visit loyolaguild.webconnex.com. Call (916) 712-9777
•Friends of Sacramento Public Library.
More than 70,000 gently used books, videos, records and audio books will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 and 14 at 8250 Belvedere Ave. The sale will be in the warehouse at the rear of the Friends Book Den store at Suite E on Belvedere, south of 14th Avenue between Power Inn Road and Florin-Perkins Road. A preview sale for Friends members will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Dec. 6 (non-members may join at the door for $15). Income from the sale will help pay for programs, equipment and materials for local libraries. The Book Den will be open during the sale hours with most items priced individually from $3 up; the den is open weekly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call (916) 731-8493 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Holy Cross Academy Parent Club.
For the first time, Holy Cross Parent Club will have a chili cook-off at 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 22 at Holy Cross, 800 Todhunter Ave., West Sacramento. Three local restaurants participating will be DeVere's Irish Pub, Broderick's Restaurant and Bar, and Brew It Up. Celebrity guests are expected to enter the contest. Jack Gallagher, three-time Emmy Award winning comedian, will be the emcee. In addition to chili, the event will include beer, wine, silent auction and holiday bazaar. Among door prizes will be gift cards, and Sacramento Kings tickets will be raffle prizes. Tickets are $10 (21 and over only); purchase athttp://holycross-westsac.org/support/Fundraising_Events. Or contact April Donald at email@example.com.
Nancy Mee will be the featured speaker for the program today (Nov. 20) at the Crocker Art Museum in the Setzer Auditorium, with doors opening at 1 p.m., program at 1:15 p.m. Mee, whose sculptures incorporate glass, forged steel, stone and photography, will share the evolution of her work in terms of ideas, material and unusual processes. A field trip is slated for Tuesday Jan. 14 to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; members should contact Debbie Corr at (916 ) 451-5088.
•Transitional Living & Community Support.
Stand Up Sacramento will be presentedTuesday Dec. 3 at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. In the comedy spotlight will be Cheryl the Soccer Mom, Dennis Gaxiola, Diego Curiel, Ellis Rodriquez and Michael Calvin. Emcees will be Randi Knott and Ruben Mora. The $100 VIP ticket includes reception, food, wine and silent auction with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.General admission is $20; doors open at 7 p.m. The comedy showcase will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Erin Johansen at (916) 441-0123 ext. 115; for tickets visitwww.thecrest.com. The TLCS, which has been in business for 31 years, is a social rehab agency focusing on helping transform the lives of psychiatrically-disabled adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness .
•Brickhouse Art Gallery.
The Holiday Fair & Marketplace will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8 at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St. The marketplace will feature regional artists and vendors with a variety of items including handmade dolls, quilts, jewelry, books, ethnic clothing, ceramics and art work. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit the gallery's youth summer arts program. Brickhouse Art Gallery is an eclectic art center in historic Oak Park. The mission is to bring art and art education into the community and teach art in all forms: visual, written and music. Visitwww.thebrickhousegallery.net or call (916) 475-1240.
Free admission and canned food drive day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday Nov. 29 (the day after Thanksgiving). Grandparents, parents and all the children are encouraged to donate for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The day includes free arts and crafts and a puppet show (at additional cost). Call (916) 808-7462.
•Twin Lakes Food Bank.
The seventh annual Folsom Turkey Trot will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28—Thanksgiving Day-- with starting place at Folsom Parkway Trails (the corner of Blue Ravine and North Parkway Drive). Fee is $25 (early registration requested) at www.folsomturkeytrot.com. Non-walkers/runners may assist the food bank in a number of ways, including dropping off a bag of traditional Thanksgiving fixings or a turkey at the food bank, 327 Montrose Drive in Folsom. Or consider a donation of $20, which can provide a family with a turkey and trimmings. Call (916) 985-6232 .
•Soroptimist International of Sacramento.
Dr. Christine Lee will be the speaker at the Wednesday Dec. 13 luncheon meeting at the Casa Garden Restaurant, 2760 Sutterville Road. Dr. Lee is the author of “Optimal Life: Essentials of Diabetes.” A limited number of seats are available to the public; cost is $15. Contact Rosalie Gladden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visitwww.soroptimistsacramento.org.