Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center. The 11th annual Monte Carlo Night will be Saturday at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., where festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Monte Carlo tickets are $60 single, two for $100 and include dinner, drinks and $500 in chips. Emcee will be Mark S. Allen, anchor-reporter for “Good Day Sacramento,” executive producer of “Mark at the Movies.” The beneficiary Stanford Settlement was founded 78 years ago by the Sisters of Social Service. Today, the agency offers programs for children, teens, seniors and families in the Gardenland-Northgate, North Sacramento and Natomas communities. The mission: To help build healthy communities through individual, family and neighborhood services. Said Sister Jeanne Felion, executive director: “Our services range from helping our elderly neighbors enjoy a hot meal and remain connected and independent, to providing a safe place for teens to go with mentoring and guidance, to providing Christmas baskets to more than 700 households. We do it all, but we can’t do it alone.” For tickets and more information, call (916) 927-1303.
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. An Emerald City theme will prevail at the 10th anniversary Helping Handbags fundraiser Oct. 18 at Lions Gate McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan. Registration and handbag viewing will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. with the silent auction beginning at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon and live auction will begin at noon. Featured will be handbags donated by celebrities and others, along with new handbags. Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting underprivileged women and children in the Greater Sacramento Area. Programs include the Women of Hope program, birthday bags for children, summer camps and camp programs. For tickets, visit helpinghandbags.ejoinme.org/2014 or contact Debra Danner at (916) 835-9806.
Friends of Sacramento Public Library. More than 100,000 gently used books, videos and audiobooks will be on sale from 50 cents to $2 during the warehouse sale Saturday and Oct. 11 at the warehouse at the rear of the Friends Book Den Store, 8250 Belvedere Ave., Suite E (just south of 14th Avenue between Power Inn Road and Florin-Perkins Road). Words of advice from Friends: Visitors should be careful not to park between the “No Parking” signs on the south side of Belvedere. Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preview for Library Friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (nonmembers may join at the door for $15). Income from the sale helps pay for programs, equipment and materials local libraries need. The Book Den, with most items priced individually from $3 up will be open during the sale as well as weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call (916) 731-8493 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. Saddle Up for St. Jude themes the trail run and ride Saturday with the Woodland Stallion Station, 34270 County Road 20, Woodland, as the stop/start place. Downey Brand’s equine law practice group will sponsor the event for horseback riders, runners and walkers. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m, and the trail ride at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded on amounts of donations and for the person running the farthest distance in one hour. There is no entry fee, but there is a $20 grounds fee for trailer and horse. Visit fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Events/Events?fr-id=24065&pg=entry.
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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The 12th annual Big Autumn Auction Gala will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Blue Shield of California in El Dorado Hills. Dave Bender of KOVR, Channel 13, will be emcee and auctioneer. Entertainment will include stories from the at-risk youth in the community through one-to-one mentoring relationships giving children and their families support and opportunities. Call BBBS at (530) 626-1222 or visit www.bbbs-edc.org.
Omega Nu Kappa Tau. The all authors luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave., Carmichael. Featured speaker will be local author Cindy Sample, whose latest book is “Dying for a Daiquiri,” billed as a murder mystery with a romantic twist. Tickets are $30 and the event includes a shopping boutique featuring local artisans. Omega Nu Kappa is a charitable sorority active in the Sacramento area for more than 100 years. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Sacramento CASA and Women’s Empowerment. Contact OmegaNu_kt@hotmail.com.
National Women’s Political Caucus of Sacramento. Delaine Easton will be speaker at the fundraising reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mary Wesley, 5412 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Easton, who was the state’s superintendent of public instruction 1995-2003, was a founding member of the California National Women’s Political Caucus, spent seven years as an instructor of political science and chair of the education committee. The reception is $35 (join NWPC for one year at $70 and event is included). For information and to RSVP, contact Karen Humphrey at karenhumphrey@prodigiynet or call (916) 498-0527. Purpose of the caucus: To help elect more women to public office.
SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Barktoberfest will be held for the fourth year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. Registration/ check-in begins at 8 a.m. The event is open to canines, and – according to the planners – their well-behaved human companions. The event kicks off with a 2.5/5k fun run/walk around Maidu Park. After the run/walk, activities will include dog-friendly games, children’s activities, vendors, beer tasting, food and more. Entry fee is $25; the community festival is free. The Placer SPCA is an independent local nonprofit organization. Proceeds help continue its work in enhancing the lives of companion animals and people through programs and services. Call (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885 -7387, ext. 105 or visit email@example.com.