Gloria Glyer: Fundraisers in the Sacramento area


Rocklin School District.

The 13th annual Toast of the Town will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin. Art and appetizers are on the menu with treats provided by more than 30 community chefs and 35 wineries.

Among chefs will be members of the Rocklin City Council, Rocklin School District, plus the fire chief, police chief, superintendent of the school district, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce and 10 student chefs from Whitney and Rocklin high schools and Spring View Middle School. The dessert room will feature treats from 14 restaurants. Silent and live auctions are on the program.

Tickets are $50 per person (21 and older); visit www.rocklineducation or call Bill McEnroe at (916) 390-2648.


Lions Club/Tommy Apostolos Foundation.

The crab and shrimp feed fundraiser will be held for the 43rd time beginning at 6 p.m Saturday at Jones Hall on the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American Blvd., Roseville. Add homemade clam chowder to the menu of all-you-can-eat crab and shrimp.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; $40 per person; (916) 434-2128 or LionsCrab or buy online at www.TommyA Proceeds will benefit community programs of the Roseville and Sacramento Metropolitan Lions Clubs and the Tommy Apostolos Foundation to help Roseville and Sacramento children through scholarships, food and clothing donation programs.


Seniors First.

The fall wine and brew fest will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ridge Golf Club and Events Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn. The party plan includes cuisine, microbrews, regional wines, chocolates, silent auction, music by Fox Trot Mary, bubbles and bling, and free massages.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door (tickets include food and drink). Designated driver tickets are $25; must be 21 to attend. Tickets are available at Seniors First, Cherry Records and the Ridge; call (530) 889-9500, ext. 232.


Twin Lakes Food Bank.

Light the Night themes the dinner auction Saturday at the Oak Hills Auditorium, 1100 Blue Ravine, Folsom. Preview begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner by Arlene Powers Gourmet Cooking at 6:30 p.m. The dessert buffet will be by Sierra’s Moms Club and Orangevale Women’s Club. Dave Bender of KOVR will be emcee and auctioneer; the Manual Luz Trio ML3 will provide the music.

Tickets are $35 in advance; contact Beatrix Hurley at (916) 201-8348 or visit www.TwinLakesFood


La Raza Galeria Posada.

The 2013 Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos festivities will be Saturday and Sunday at Panteo de Sacramento in midtown on a large parking lot west of 2020 J St. The free two day/night outdoor display will include 60 large colorful altares with traditional programs including welcoming the Muertos at midnight. Call (916) 446-5133 or email



Eskaton Foundation.

Shop for a Cause will be from 4 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Phoenix Risk Management Insurance Services, 140 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville. Twenty vendors are expected to take part in the event, with a percentage of sales going to Eskaton Foundation. Those who purchase a $25 ticket receive appetizers and beverages. Eskaton Foundation provides services to the senior community regardless of income level, particularly those who are homebound and isolated.


International Academy of Design and Technology/Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

The semi-annual senior show will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at 2450 Del Paso Road. Included will be culinary demonstrations and competitions, wine tasting, fashion show and dessert auction to support the Career Education Scholarship fund and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. Visit sacramento

or call (916) 830-3322.


Child Advocates of Placer County.

The Fall Harvest Gala will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis. Party time will include a three-course dinner by Jackson Catering & Events and Divine Desserts, complimentary wine, beer and holiday cocktail, live and silent auctions. Sister Swing will provide the music.

The mission of Child Advocates is to connect foster youth, at-risk youth and young adults with well-trained, caring and reliable adult mentors and Court Appointed Special Adfocates. For ticket availability, call (530) 887-1006 or visit


California Automobile Museum.

Life in the Fast Lane themes the benefit and auction at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the museum, 2200 Front St. Guest speakers will include Dave Vodden, Thunderhill Raceways CEO; Gary Pitts, Sports Car Club of America regional manager; Jay Lamm, 24 Hours of LeMons founder; Alan Galbraith, Concours d’LeMons & Bulletproof; Jon Norman, Norman Racing Group CEO; and Larry Oka, Larry Oka Racing Services CEO. The event will include appetizers, cocktail hour, dinner and time to tour the museum.

Tickets are $75 per person; visit or call (916) 442-6802. Proceeds will help fund a new-technology project for incorporating technological advances in tours that will benefit groups from age 2 to 102. The nonprofit museum’s mission is to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives.


Sacramento Life Center.

The Salute to Life dinner and auction will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Included will be a gourmet dinner, auction, raffle and stories of those who have received help from the center. Marie Leatherby, executive director, said that this year, “funding will help us roll out our second mobile medical clinic so we can help even more women and teens receive services they need.”

The center offers compassion, support, resources and free medical services to women facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy. The basic ticket is $135 per person; $1,300 table for 10; sponsorships available. Call (916) 451-4357;


Breathe California of Sacramento -Emigrant Trails.

Volunteer sessions (with pizza) designed for students looking for opportunities to fulfill community service hours are on the calendar. Times/dates are from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 8, and from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Place: 909 12th St., Suite 100.

Duties would include organizing information for mass mailings and putting together information/education binders. Additional times may be arranged. Call Stacy Springer at (916) 444-5900, ext. 209, or email her at sspringer@sac


Sunburst Projects.

The last-chance fall plant sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Monday at 3072 24th St., Curtis Park. Hard-to-find and unusual perennials will be featured. Proceeds will benefit the holiday adopt a child program of Sunburst. Visit