In keeping with the theme, the setting will include Mad Hatters and Dancing Cards. One highlight will be the presentation of the raffle grand prize, a 1-carat diamond valued at $6,000 and a package of 100 assorted premium wines from throughout Northern California. Raffle tickets will be $100 and only 100 will be sold. The event is $100; a table for $1,000. Call (916) 979-9265.
Funds raised will provide for patients battling ALS (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), including multidisciplinary care clinics, support group meetings, respite grants, durable medical equipment loan program, augmentative communication loan program and a social worker to assist patients and their families. The group receives no government funding.
One hundred percent of care services are provided free of charge as a result of individual donors and community events.
Among restaurants offering samples will be Mulvaney’s B&L, Slightly Skewed, Claudia Marie Chocolates, Chittlins ’N’ Thangs at New Moon River Inn, Copper Hill Olive Oil Company, the French Patisserie/Looka, Holsum Produce Co., JC Cake Creations, KFC, the Melting Pot, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Sinful Treats, Taste of the Wild Catering, Vallejo’s and Vic’s Ice Cream. More than 20 wineries/breweries will pour beverages.
Today is the deadline to purchase tickets at $45 for zoo members, $50 for nonmembers; beginning Thursday, tickets will be $60. Visit the Zoo’s website at saczoo.org or call (916) 808-5888.
The Celtic rock band 1916 will perform original tunes plus traditional songs of Ireland and Scotland, and rock ‘n’ roll classics. On stage will be a live performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” a classic scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Arts and crafts activities will be featured and traditional and mystical wares will be featured in the Enchanted Marketplace.
Mellisa Paul of News 10 will be on hand to greet guests; Jennifer Wood of Mix 96 will emcee. Advance tickets are $15 general, $5 children ages 2-12, free for children 1 and younger; day-of-event tickets are $20 general, $10 children ages 2-12, free for children 1 and younger. Call (916) 808-7462, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fairytaletown.org.
Each 11-minute performance will include a choreographed presentation – past competitions have included visuals such as a field of mirrors, a gladiator match, as well as a James Bond theme with the corps in tuxes; and a horse race accompanied by the William Tell Overture. Corps will be judged on musical performance, general effect on the audience and color guard. Among participants will be Blue Devils, Blue Devils B and Blue Devils C, all from Concord; Blue Knights, Denver; Mandarins, Sacramento; Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar; Santa Clara Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara.
General admission is $20; reserved VIP seating $30. Visit someinc.com. The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment, founded in 1978, supports local youth organizations and the performing arts on a continuing basis. Funds raised are reinvested in the community. To date, more than $3 million has been granted to deserving groups and individuals.
Relay for Life will be from 9 a.m. June 20 to 9 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Grace School. The Citrus Heights relay will be from 9 a.m. Sunday June 20 to 9 a.m. Sunday at San Juan High school. For more details, visit www.relayforlife.org.