Race for the Arts. Off to the Races themes the wine and food tasting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Pavilions on Fair Oaks Boulevard. The tasting party serves as a starting grid to promote the Race for the Arts. The pre-race party is $50 per person and will feature a tasting stroll with area restaurants and wineries providing sips and samples. Kitty O'Neal of KFBK and Steve Childs of Sactown Magazine will be emcees. Musical entertainment will include the Sacramento Guitar Society, O'Neal and her husband, Kurt Spataro, and members of the Suzuki Music Association. Additional support for Race for the Arts is being provided by the Pavilions through its Shopping Spree: Participants may enter to win a $500 shopping spree and an additional $500 for a designated nonprofit arts organization or school program (literary, music, art, cultural, performing). Race for the Arts, a 5 km run/walk and children's fun runs, will be Aug. 23 in William Land Park with registration opening at 7 a.m. One hundred percent of pledge monies will go to the designated nonprofit arts organization or school. Visit http://raceforthearts.com/calendar.
Next Move. After Hours at Fairytale Town will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Fairytale Town in William Land Park. The event, sponsored by Next Move (formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center), raises funds for homeless families in Sacramento. After Hours will include food samplings, wine and beverages, live music and silent auction. Traditionally, more than 50 local restaurants, wineries and breweries offer sips and samples. Among those who are slated to participate are Biba Restaurant, Dad's Kitchen, Mulvaney's B&L, Aioli Bodega Espanola, Thai Basil, Boeger Winery, Van der Vijver Estate, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Hoppy Brewing. Auction items will include sports packages, trips to Bodega Bay, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, gift certificates, collectibles, wines and gourmet dinners. Tickets are $60; or $500 for a 10-pack. Visit www.nextmovesacramento.org or call (916) 454-2120, ext. 302. Next Move, founded 40 years ago as SAEHC, serves an average of 1,800 clients each year in 17 programs that help transition local families from homelessness to self-reliance and community contribution. It is one of two emergency shelters in Sacramento County that accepts two-parent families, single fathers and boys over the age of 14.
Capitol Folk Gallery. “Cow” Abunga themes the campy celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. second Saturday reception Saturday Aug. 9 at the gallery on 57th Street on Antique Row, between J and H Streets in East Sacramento. Beach attire is suggested at the celebration, which will include works by William J. “Beach Bard” Hughes with poetic surf tweets; Colin “California Dreamin”' Keiner photographs; and Patrick “Wetsuit” Powers with surf paintings.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Saturday is the deadline to enter the 14th annual SALLY Games Women's Soccer Tournament before the $400 fee increases by $50. The games are slated for Oct. 11 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex. Tournament registration will be open until Sept. 13. All proceeds from the SALLY (Soccer Against Leukemia & Lymphoma) Games are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Visit www.sallygames.org or call (916) 397-3874.
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Fairytale Town. Grandparents Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the children's park and educational center in William Land Park. Grandparents will receive free admission when accompanied with a child ages 1-12. Weekend admission is $5.50 for adults and children 2 and older; children under 1 are free. Grandparents Day is being sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan and New York Life. Also on the calendar is Sacramento Play Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The summit, presented by Fairytale Town, Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life and more. Early bird registration will be available through Aug. 31 at $35 per person, $25 students, seniors, members of Fairytale Town, Friends of Sacramento Library and ScholarShare account holders. General registration begins Sept. 1 at $45 per person, $35 students, seniors and members. Visit www.fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.
Breathe California. Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5, 6 and 7, will be the 28th annual Emigrant Trails Bike Trek. Cyclists and volunteers will camp at Camp Richardson Resort at South Lake Tahoe. The ETBT features carefully mapped, clearly marked routes with on-road support and varying degrees of difficulty. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day, along with snacking at the in-camp Cantina. Register at visit www.sacbreathe.org before Aug. 22.
Carmichael Emblem Club 355. The annual rummage sale will be Friday and Saturday at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave., Carmichael. Gently used and new merchandise will be featured, including household and kitchen items, clothing for all ages, bedding, jewelry and accessories. Proceeds benefit local charities. For information, contact Marylyn Herbst, president, at (916) 346-5079.