Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Loyola Guild of Jesuit High School. For the 58th holiday season, the guild will present Christmas Tree Lane with Monday and Tuesday the dates for the 2014 production and the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel as the place. “Joy to the World” themes the multifaceted event, which includes a gift boutique and a musical fashion shows: The dinner gala (black tie optional) with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. will be Monday; tickets are $110. The holiday breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with tickets at $55 per person. The Madonna Luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; tickets are $65 per person. The Lane is open for shoppers from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first day; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second (no ticket required for entry to the Lane).

Lori Estipular, guild president and lane chair, said: “Consider giving the gift of a Jesuit High School education by supporting our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are thrilled that almost 50 Jesuit students and 40 families will participate in our ‘Joy to the World’ show. We are excited to work with our director and choreographer, Lisa Schwann, as well as 25 guest models from St. Francis High School.”

For tickets: www.jesuithighschool.org/ctl. For table sponsorships, contact Diane McLaughlin at (916) 486-9050 or email mclaughlin.ctl@gmail.com.

History: Loyola Guild at St. Ignatius Church held the first benefit 58 years ago to raise funds to build Jesuit High School. Before that, Mercy Guild had sponsored a traditional holiday benefit at the Senator Hotel, When Mercy was no longer able to continue the event. Loyola members chose to present the Lane with its holiday shopping and musical revue fashion shows at each of the ticketed events: dinner, breakfast and lunch. All proceeds benefit Jesuit’s scholarship fund.

Francis House. On the calendar is a fundraiser from 4 to 7 pm. Dec. 6 at the Torch Club at 904 15th St. Featured will be the FBI Band, a Motown, jazz and rhythm and blues group. In addition to monetary donations, supporters may donate hygiene items to be collected at the door; think about toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, and lip balm. Call (916) 443-2646 or visit FrancisHouseCenter.org.

Contractors Caring for Kids. The 19th annual toy drive and fundraiser will be from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Orangevale Community Center, 6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale. The event is billed as a fun family event; those attending are asked to bring a toy and a smile. One of the traditional highlights will be the pie toss at city and county building inspectors. Additional specialties include a Lego design-build contest, face painting, silent auction, big prize drawings, food and refreshments, and a visit from Santa. For information, contact Michele Zumwalt at (916) 631-8500 or fax Michele@zumwaltaltinc.com or zumwaltinc.com/community service. Among beneficiaries will be Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, WEAVE, UC Davis Hospice, Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home and WIND Youth.

Folsom Historical Society and the Murer House Foundation. The 2014 Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 will feature seven sites decorated for the holidays. The art and hand-crafted holiday gift boutique will be held at the Murer House. The tour will celebrate 70 years of architectural styles ranging from post-Gold Rush of the 1850s to the 1920s. A must: walking shoes. Tickets are $20 and are required for all ages.; advance purchase a necessity. Call (916) 985-2707 or visit www.folsomhistorymuseum.org.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The holiday arts and crafts show, a one-day event, will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at 5330 B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. The show is being held in conjunction with the San Juan Unified and K-12 art exhibit. Included will be food, refreshments, live music and a gift shop open during the show.

Sacramento City College Art Department. Holiday art sales are on the calendar with the first slated for next Wednesday through Dec. 5 in the City Cafe 2 in the Cafeteria. Hours Dec. 3 and 4 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Hours on Dec. 5 will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Note: Parking is $2 in the parking lot or parking structure (tickets are available at self-serve stations). The second sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday Dec. 8 and 9 at the Sacramento Davis Outreach Center in the Learning Resource Center, Study Room 215, 1720 Jade St., Davis. Contact Jennifer Griffin at (916) 558-2559.

TLCS. For the second year, TLCS will present a comedy showcase, Dec. 4 at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St. The VIP reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with tickets at $100 each. General admission for the showcase will be $20, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Showtime will be 7:30 p.m. Local comedians will donate their time, and talents, to the event for TLCS, which is a 32-year-old social rehab agency focusing on helping transform the lives of adults with psychiatric disabilities who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness. Visit the TLCS website for ticket information.

Sierra 2 Senior Center. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire will be from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at 2791 24th St. in Curtis Park. Special guests will be Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 to 3 p.m., and Santa’s Elf from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit www.Sierra2.org.

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to gglyer@sbbmail.com or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331.