Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento 1032. The 21st annual crab feed will beSaturday Jan. 18 at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.(and close at 11 p.m.) for the event themed: Absolutely Crabulous. On the menu, along with the crab, will be salad, pasta and clam chowder, plus assorted beverages: Beer, wine, soda, water and coffee. For dessert: An auction. Music for dancing will be provided by DJs. Tickets are $50 (an early bird price of $45 may be in effect through today). Visit (must be 21 and older to attend). Proceeds will benefit local children's charities: Building Empowerment Skills Today (BEST), Project Ride and Junior Achievement.

Huntington's Disease Society of America. For the fifth year, the HDSA will sponsor a crab feed with Saturday Jan. 25 date for the 2014 event. The Blue Goose Fruit Shed at 3555 Taylor Road in downtown Loomis will be the setting for the feed; doors will open at 4 p.m. Hawaiian attire is suggested for the event, which will feature dance performances by Ka Waikahe Lani Malie. Crab, pasta, green salad and rolls are on the food menu (bring your own crab crackers and butter warmers); beer, wine, soda and water on the beverage side. King Crab tickets at $500 include table for four, emcee recognition, logos on banner and website. The Dungeness Crab fee of $1000 includes eight tickets, recognition, logos and eight drink coupons. The Royal at $1500 is good for 12 tickets, recognition, logos, two bottles of wine and premier seating. Individual tickets are $55. Visit; or call (916) 927-4400 All proceeds will support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of those affected by HD and their families.

Legal Services of Northern California. Sign-ups are being accepted for the 11thannual Valentine Run Walk slated for Saturday Feb. 8 with the parking lot at Macy's Country Club Plaza mall as the meeting place. Visit for details on registering to run or to become a sponsor.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Night Out at the Museum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18 at the museum, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, with the cultural program at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The museum will sponsor volunteer guide training Tuesday Jan. 21 through Thursday Feb. 27 with sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. twice a week. Volunteer docents lead tours of the museum and historic site to help teach children about native culture and environment. Visit; call (916) 774-5934.

Fairytale Town. Special dates for the setting in William Land Park: The town wil be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special admission of $5 for adults and children age 2 and older. Saturday Feb. 1will be Sacramento Museum Day and Fairytale will be one of those marking the day with half-price admission ($2.50 for adults and children 2 and older). Museum Day is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the region's wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at little cost. Visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Los Ninos Service League. A recruitment coffee for new volunteers will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 22 at the Casa, 2760 Sutterville Road; call (916) 452-2809. The LNSL volunteers work at the Casa Garden Restaurant, whose proceeds help support the Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers (women and men) participate in a variety of activities, from food prep, serving luncheon guests (and clearing the tables) to working in the garden.

Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic. The first Two in Tune Gala will be at 6 p.m.Thursday Feb. 20 at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom, 629 J St. Tickets are $150 for the evening, which will feature food and wine catered by Event Architects, live music by members of the professional orchestra and stars of the February performance of Giiuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore, and live auction with David Sobon at the gavel. The gala is $150 person; call the Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance office at (916) 808-2000.

Yolo County Women’s History Month. Nominees are being sought for the History Month luncheon slated for Thursday March 6. Nominees should have contributed to their community in ways representing the theme of this year's event: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Nominees may be business or political leaders, teachers, community organizers, volunteers. Forms for submitting nominations are available by email from Kate Mawdsley at (530) 758-5093; www,, Funds raised from the upcoming luncheon will benefit public libraries in Yolo County for purchase of women's history materials.