Sacramento SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Special holiday-style events are on the calendar, beginning with the Santa Paws photo shoot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the SPCA, 6201 Florin-Perkins Road. Patrick Storm will be at the camera. Photo packages start at $25; prints, enlargements and photo greeting cards will be available. No appointments necessary. The fall book sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Greenfaire Village, 8095 Greenback Lane. Gently used books in more than 40 categories will be featured. Purrses for Pets will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa, 1220 Arden Hills Lane. The event will feature purses, bags, jewelry and accessories, along with a silent auction, raffle, appetizers, cocktails and desserts. Tickets are $45. The SPCA’s thrift store at 1517 E St. will have its holiday boutique sale Dec. 2-9.
For Purrses for Pets tickets, visit www.sspca.org/holidays or call (916) 383-7387. The Sacramento SPCA is a local independent nonprofit relying solely on private donations and grant funding; it receives no federal, state or other government funding.
Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento. The first Putt-Putt golf tournament will be Thursday at Scandia Family Fun Center, 5070 Hillsdale Blvd., with check-in time at 6 p.m., tee time at 6:30 p.m. All ages may participate in the tournament on the 18-hole miniature golf course. Registration includes golf, two slices of pizza, one soda and chances for prizes. All proceeds support local children’s charities. Tickets are $12 general, $17 at the door, $8 child, $40 team of four. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/857200.
Epilepsy Foundation Northern California. The Candlelight Gala for epilepsy care and cure will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St., San Francisco. Sacramento’s Michael Chez, M.D., will be recipient of the flame award. For information, visit www.epilepsynorcal.org.
United Methodist Women. The annual international bazaar will be Thursday through Sunday at the church, 2100 J St. Handcrafted baby quilts and gifts, kitchen décor and jams will be among the highlights. Sale hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Luncheon will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday for $5. Dinner will be served Thursday for $10; reservations are a must for dinner; call (916) 446-5025.
Short Center for the Arts. Verge Center for the Arts at 625 S St. will present “Many Happy Returns: A 35-Year Retrospective of Short Center North” from Thursday through Dec. 21. The exhibition will feature more than three decades of art by artists with developmental disabilities. Email email@example.com or call (916) 448-2985. Short Center North was founded in 1978 as the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization.
Home Start. The annual volunteer appreciation luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave., Roseville. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davis Arts Center. A reception and art auction are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the center, 1919 F St., Davis. More than 50 artists from across the country will donate all or a portion of sales to Alley Cat Allies, 4 R Friends and Mow Wow Animals. The reception will include wine tasting with Hawley Winery, vegan appetizers and pet treats. Eric Vitiello is executive director; call (530) 756-4100.
Seniors First of Auburn. The fall wine and brew fest will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ridge Golf Club & Events Center, 2020 Golf Course Road. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door, $25 designated driver, $40 each for group of 10 or more (must be 21 to attend). Call 1-800-878-9222 or (530) 889-9500, or visit www.seniorsfirst.org.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Veterans will be honored beginning Monday at the museum, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Showing daily at 2 p.m. through Nov. 15 will be “Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII.” Museum admission fees are $4.50 general, $4 senior/child, $16 family of four. Visit www.roseville.ca.usor call (916) 774-5934.
Sacramento Elks Lodge. The annual holiday arts and crafts fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento Lodge 6, 6446 Riverside Blvd. More than 70 crafters and artisans will be involved. Admission is free. The Elks Lodge is involved with many local programs for children and charities for disabled children. Call (916) 691-3059.
Roseville Historical Society. The society will sponsor “Honoring Our Heroes” at 8 a.m. Monday at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 10021 Crocker Ranch Road. The event will feature 44 bricks honoring Roseville residents who gave their all for the country as well as other bricks for service personnel. To contact the historical society, call (916) 773-3003.
E Street Gallery. The mixed-media invitational will be from Thursday to Nov. 22 at the gallery, 1115 E St. The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Second Saturday reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. this weekend, artist demonstrations will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, and the closing reception will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 22. More than 22 artists will participate.
American Cancer Society, California Division. The Discovery Shops will open their Holiday Magic season at 10 a.m. Friday at 2708 Marconi Ave. Proceeds provide for research, education, patient services and advocacy. Call (916) 484-0227.
Eastern Christian Churches Women’s Association. Christmas Around the World will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greek Hellenic Center, 614 Alhambra Blvd. The festival will focus on foods from Armenia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, the Middle East, Serbia, Slovakia and the Ukraine. Admission is free. Call (916) 206-9168
Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to email@example.com or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331.