Shalom School. “Celebrate Art from the Heart” themes the gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Center at 2300 Sierra Blvd. The gala, Shalom’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a dinner of fish and vegetarian cuisine created by Jackson Catering.
A silent auction, drawing and live auction are on the program, The live auction docket will include vacation homes in Hawaii and at Lake Tahoe, a behind-the-scenes tour of KCRA, dinners at some of Sacramento’s best dining restaurants, activities for the entire family as well as other goods and services. Co-chairs are Holly Fahn, Samantha London and Jill Reiser, with Scarlet and Harvey Edber as honorary co-chairs.
The Edbers had this to say about the gala: “Art begins in the heart and Shalom School provides its students with every tool they need to express their humanity.”
Shalom, the area’s only Jewish day school, was founded in 1978 and serves a diverse student body. For information about the gala and/or the school, contact Jenny Jeffrey of Jilian Bar-or at (916) 485-4151.
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Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus. The first benefit dinner and auction will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mulvaney’s B & L, 1215 19th St. Crescendo themes the event, which will include wine, food and music. David Sobon will conduct the auction of assorted vacation packages that include an African safari and a week at an Anderson Valley Ridgetop retreat. In addition, artwork will be auctioned, including a rug from Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery and works by Sacramento artists Jim Piskoti and William Ishmael. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased at SacGayMensChorus.org or call 877-283-1567.
Soroptimist International of Roseville. The Palm Sunday pancake breakfast is on the calendar for the 60th year with March 29 the date and Lions Club Lodge, 107 Sutter St., Roseville, the place. Pancakes plus scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served from 8 a.m. to noon, with $7 the price for adults (all you can eat) and $4 for children, 8 and under. The Easter bunny is scheduled to appear; a raffle will be held. Proceeds will support community service projects.
Sacramento Elks Lodge 6. The Spring Arts and Crafts Fling will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 at the lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd. Handmade crafts, art and Easter/seasonal gifts by more than 50 artists and crafters will be featured. Admission is free; the Elks Bistro and Bakery will be open. For information, call (916) 691-3059.
The Sacramento Elks is the sixth lodge founded in the country. Its projects include helping disabled children and promoting community projects, including monthly luncheons honoring local students with scholarships totaling more than $30,000 per year for the past 12 years. The lodge also provides a meeting place for Boy and Cub Scouts, supports youth sports and community blood drives, sponsors a Veterans Day dinner, and hosts an annual barbecue at the Yountville Veterans Hospital.
AAUW (American Association of University Women). The CHAR (Citrus Heights/American River) branch will present Mansion Memories at 1 p.m. March 28 at Carmichael Presbyterian Church, 5645 Marconi Ave., Carmichael. Docents of the Governor’s Mansion will model period dress and present a walk through the history of the mansion featuring humorous, poignant and informative vignettes. For refreshments: an ice cream social.
Tickets are $20; call (916) 988-9434 or (916) 483-7514 for availability. Proceeds will provide scholarships for women attending American River College.
Sacramento Children’s Home. Casa Garden Restaurant plans a lunch and wine social at 11:30 a.m. April 7 at 2760 Sutterville Road. Karmere Vineyards and Winery from Plymouth will pour sips of reds and whites. There will be one seating only for lunch; the menu will feature three-cheese garden lasagna or tortellini with spinach salad; for dessert: almond cake framboise.
The $24 fee includes tax and gratuity; reservations are a must with open seating. Call (916) 452-2809. For the first time, the Casa will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day, May 10; reservations are being accepted. Tips and donations support the children’s home.
Arts & Crafts Series. New ARTisans and CRAFTSmens will be introduced to the Sacramento market through a series of barrel dinners at Grange. The first will be Thursday; reservations are a must; call (916) 492-4450 for availability. Visit www.grangesacramento.com.
Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331.