Teddy bear tea parties
Sacramento Crisis Nursery will present one tea from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at Del Paso Country Club, 3333 Fulton Ave. Each child will go home with a Teddy Bear. Festivities will include face painting, music and dancing, a magic show, a children's meal and traditional high tea for the adults. Teddy & Friends will visit. Friends of Sacramento Crisis Nursery will present the tea, which will benefit the nursery. Tickets are $50 per child, $65 for adults. Visit www.kidshome.org.
Roseville Home Start's Teddy Bear Tea will be form 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 1 at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn-Folsom Road, Loomis. A Teddy Bear will find a new home with each child attending. Holiday entertainment will prevail with story time, photos with Santa, scenes from the Nutcracker Ballet, a gift auction and tea with snacks for the children, plus traditonal tea for the adults. Tickets are $30 for a child, $45 adult. Call (916) 782-6667 or visit www.rosevillehomestart.org.• Sacred Heart. The holiday home tour will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8 in East Sacramento's FabulousForties neighborhood. The tour, which has been held for 40 years, will showcase five decorated homes ranging in style from a stately Tudor to a remodeled plantation home that was a duplex. The tour begins on 38th Street between M and Stockton and winds its way through the area, ending on 47thStreet. The self-guided walking tour takes approximately two hours to complete. The holiday boutique and cafe will be open at Sacred Heart Parish School, 856 39th St. Tour tickets are $25 in advance,$30 on tour days (children over the age of 1 must have a ticket). Visit www.sacredhearthometour.com.
• Soroptimist International of Sacramento, Inc. Once again, members will volunteer to sell See's Candy in the holiday store at 2425 Fair Oaks Blvd. in the Conservatory (west of Loehmann's Plaza). The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week from Sunday Dec. 1 through Tuesday Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Funds raised will help support Tubman House, a program of Waking the Village. The agency provides 18 months housing and support to homeless, parenting youth and their children so they can transition into local communities. Visit www.soroptimistsacramento.org for information about agencies assisted or about the See's sale. The group has contributed more than $100,000 to deserving charities helping vulnerable women and children. The sale has raised more than $60,000 in the past six years through the donation of retail space for the sale. Nancy Wolford-Landers is chair.
• Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ. The Christmas pancake breakfast and holiday fair will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at the church, 6440 King Road, Loomis. Served with the pancakes will be eggs, ham or turkey sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Santa is slated to make a visit at the event, which includes a silent auction, raffle, bake sale and craft fair. Breakfast tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and children over 12, free for children under that age. Proceeds support community service projects. Call (916) 652-6011.
• Cappuccino Cruisers. The Christmas is for Kids Toy Run will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at the Orchard Supply Hardware parking lot, 905 East Bidwell St., Folsom (the rain date is Dec. 14). The entry fee is one new unwrapped toy. Santa and his Helpers will attend for photo sessions. Autos through 1974 expected for the show will be hot rods, street rods, ray rods, custom, muscle and classic cars, and trucks. Other features include Christmas Cruisin' music, crafters, awards and raffle. All proceeds/toys donated will be for the Folsom Police Department's Christmas basket program. For information, call (916) 988-6376.
• Sacramento Ballet . The annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8 at the Capitol Plaza Ballroom in the Grand Hall. Tea or hot chocolate will be served, along with a dessert buffet. The Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker will pose for photos for a $10 donation. The tea is $30; visit www.sacballet.org.
• Carmichael Emblem Club 355. Members will assist with the Christmas programSunday Dec. 1 for the children at Ronald McDonald House bungalow. Emblem Club members will provide décor, cookies and hot chocolate. The club also participates in the Twin Vision project, which is the transformation of books specifically for blind children from infancy through fourth grade. The volunteers take the books apart and a Braille interpretation page is inserted before the book is reassembled. This allows for the sighted person to read to a blind child and vice versa. Call (916) 346-5079.
• Casa Garden Restaurant. Dreams of Christmas Past will be presented by the VoCALs, a group of local musicians, at the luncheons Thursday Dec. 5 at the Casa, 2760 Sutterville Road. Seatings will be at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Entree choices will be lemon chicken or chipotle Caesar salad with shrimp with tiramisu for dessert. The $22 per person fee includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must; group reservations must be made by one person, one check. Call (916) 452-2809. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Children's Home.
• Women's Empowerment. The holiday stocking drive is under way with the organization seeking 250 stockings and fillers for all children from infants and toddlers to teens and young adults. Or donate $30 and a volunteer will do the shopping. Visit www.womens-empower ment.org. Contact Kate Towson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 669-2307. Deadline for contributions: Friday Dec. 6; stockings may be dropped off at 1590 North A St.
• Maidu Museum & Historic Site. The All Nations native craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at the museum, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Native American artisans from California tribes and the Cherokee Nation will present contemporary jewelry, basketry and other handmade crafts from traditional materials. Entertainment will include tribal drumming, traditional music and singing. Visit www.roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum.