Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events in Sacramento

05/01/2013 12:00 AM

04/30/2013 4:22 PM

Fairytale Town. The Mad Hatter Meets Mad Men party will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J St. The off-site party location is new for a fundraiser supporting Fairytale Town. Following the Mad Hatter theme, the event will encourage partiers to bring their own mad hats or borrow one at the photo booth. Wine and food tastings will be offered by Bogle Vineyards, Carvalho Family Winery, Crew Wine Co., Frank Family Vineyards, Pedroncelli Winery, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, Sinful Treats, Icing on the Cupcake and 24K Chocolate Cafe, to name a few. Honorary chairwoman is Ginger Elizabeth Hahn. The Rotary Rooters will perform big band music. Terra Van Sant, party chairwoman, said: "The Mad Hatter Meets Mad Men party will showcase our region's talented wineries and dessert purveyors in a festive and imaginative setting." Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds will support programs and improvements at the facility in William Land Park. Got to www.fairytaletown .org or call (916) 808-7462.

Rotary Club of Sacramento. Bids for Kids will be presented for the 29th year on Saturday at the Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 and program with live auction at 7:45, followed by dancing. The black-tie-optional event is $150 per person. Call (916) 797-0555. Proceeds will benefit the Relationship Skills Center, which promotes development of strong, safe and stable families. The center has programs for single parents, couples and youths that serve to improve relationships. Classes focus on communication skills, conflict management and problem-solving.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra. A Toast to Music will be 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg. Food, wine, music and a silent auction are on the program. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Call (916) 929-6655. Among wineries pouring samples will be Carvalho Family Winery, Heringer Estate Winery, Clarksburg Wine Co., Bogle, Scribner Bend, Miner's Leap, Rendez-vous and Due Vigne. In the food department, look for Michelangelo's, Waterboy, Pocket Bistro, Capital Confectons, and Lauriston's Fine Cookies & Cakes. Camellia Symphony ensembles will perform.

Assistance League of Sacramento. Catch the Dream themes the Capital Campaign fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 at the Dante Club. The community event will include four-course dinner with wine, the Wall of Wine special fundraiser, live auction and music by DJ Enrique Lluch Latin Motion. David Sobon will conduct the auction, which will include Lake Tahoe vacation homes, a sail with lunch on San Francisco Bay, a signed and numbered Gregory Kondos giclée, and a round of golf with long-drive champion Ryan Winther. Tickets are $75; go to Nancy Baker, AL president, said: "The demand for our philanthropic services has grown over the past few years and we realize that we could clothe more children and homeless women with the revenues from a larger thrift shop. We currently operate nine philanthropic programs and the thrift shop from leased premises. We hope to double our space and expand our ability to serve local children, women and families."

California Musical Theatre. "Les Miz Gala" themes the fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. The party will include hosted bar, gourmet dinner and musical selections from "Les Miserables" performed by Jacquelyn Piro Donovan. "Les Meserables" will be the final show of the 2013 season for the nonprofit CMT. Sandy Smoley is honorary chair for the gala, which will have Dennis Mangers as master of ceremonies. Hip Service will play for dancing; the live auction will be conducted by David Sobon Auctions. Individual tickets are $300 for the black-tie-optional gala; sponsorships are available. Valet park- ing will be provided. Call (916) 446-5880, ext. 133. In addition to presenting Broadway muscials in Sacramento, the nonprofit CMT offers year-round theater-education programs for schoolchildren and special- needs groups.

Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking. The CCHAT Center will present Uncorked – Fill the Silence from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th St. The event will feature wine and beer tastings, appetizers and desserts, and silent auction. The goal, in addition to raising funds, is to increase public awareness regarding the importance of early detection and treatment of hearing disorders and the support services available to deaf and hearing-impaired children and their families. Tickets are $45; or visit the center at 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova.

Sierra Forever Families. A theater party will be held Tuesday for the production of "A Little Princess" at the Sacramento Theatre Company. Pre-show reception with hors d'oeuvres, wine and other refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. with showtime at 7. "A Little Princess," based on the classic story by Frances Hodgson, is being presented as a new musical by Eric Rockwell, Margaret Rose and William Brooke (the show is appropriate for all ages). The performance is an exclusive night for Sierra Forever Families in celebration of the agency's 30th anniversary. Visit www.sierraffatstc.eventbrite .com. General admission is $45, $25 for children 13 and younger; VIP tickets are $100.

Orangevale Library. The Bodacious Book Sale BANG! annual sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Divine Savior Parish Hall, 9079 Greenback Lane,Orangevale. Thousands of books from best-sellers to mysteries, parenting to self-help, plus children's books and jigsaw puzzles, will be on sale. Supporters joining Friends of the Orangevale Library will receive a gift.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dances of India will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jill Solberg Auditorium, Folsom High School. Dancers of all ages will be in traditional costumes. For tickets, visit www.stjude. org/mudradances.

Rio Linda Historical Society. The 19th annual Farm and Tractor Days will be 9 a.m. to 3 pm. May 10 and 11 at the Dry Creek Ranch House, 6852 Dry Creek Road in Rio Linda. School and youth day will be celebrated May 10. Highlights will include tractor competition and demonstrations, a display of restored antique and classic tractors, farm equipment, antique farm engines and a restored firetruck. Historical homes in the area will be open for viewing, and barbecue will be served under the 100-year-old oak trees. Bill Son and Bob Hinds, collectors of vintage tractors, are chairman and co-chairman of the event. Call (916) 838-3506.

St. John's Shelter for Women and Children. "Simply Mad for Tea" will be May 9 at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. The Mad Hatter's party will open with wine tasting and a silent auction at 12:30 p.m. High tea service will begin at 1:30 p.m. with program from 2 to 3 p.m. For availabity of tickets, visit

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852 or call (916) 556-5619.

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