Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

DDSO (Developmental Disabilities Service Organization). Uncork for the Arts, the sixth annual fundraiser, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. In the honoree spotlight will be Penny Siauw, achievement, development and care; Larry Meyer, Alan Short Center; Crystal Forbes, community integration program; Kimi Balanay, Employment Plus; Diane Golub, Short Center North; Sharon Martin, Short Center South; and Cheryl Reed, Transitions for Tomorrow. The event is $75 per person, $140 couple; tables for eight available. For almost four decades, DDSO has offered opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. Visit or call (916) 456-5166; ask for Elizabeth Springett.

Pence Gallery. The annual art auction (and social event) will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 212 D St., Davis. To celebrate the gallery’s 39 years, artists have contributed paintings, mosaics, ceramics, photography, textiles and sculpture. Among participating artists will be Gregory Kondos, Joseph Bellacera, Tony Natsouilas, Donna Billick and Roland Petersen. Steve Boutin will conduct the live auction. Gourmet appetizers and desserts will be provided by Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, deVere’s Irish Pub, Seasons, Claudia Marie Desserts and Nugget Markets. Other features: The Sacramento Jazz Band Boom’Chik’s Caribbean sound, Fiddelehead Cellars wine, Sudwerk Brews and Peet’s Tea & Coffee. Proceeds support the gallery’s education and exhibit programs serving 17,000 visitors annually. Auction tickets are $35 members, $40 nonmembers. Purchase at the gallery, which is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, at or call (530) 758-3370.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The fifth annual Wine & Art Faire will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg. More than 60 area authors, musicians, artists and crafts people are slated to show their creations at the event, which will include a wine tasting provided by Delta area wineries. Musicians performing will include Ava Lemert and the Taylor/DeWalt Jazztet. SactoMoFo will be on hand with food truck favorites. Tickets ($20 in advance, $25 at the door) will include wine tasting, music and art show. For tickets, visit the LLS Office, 7750 College Town Drive, Suite 210, or online via eventbrite by searching Delta Wine & Art Faire. .

Folsom Historical Society. “History Unwined” themes the third annual wine tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 in a new location at Unwined, 915 Sutter St., Folsom. The $40 ticket includes a glass of wine of choice, appetizers by Fat Rabbit and a bottle of wine to take home featuring a label by local artist Jan french. Chardonnay and Old Vin Zin will be poured. Tickets are on sale at the Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., and at www.folsomhistorymuseumorg. (Must be 21 to attend). Proceeds benefit the museum and Pioneer Village.

The Race to End Human Trafficking. Run for Courage will be held for the fifth year with Sept. 27 the 2014 date with starting point at Parkway Trails in Folsom behind Raley’s, 25025 Blue Ravine Road. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:15 a..m., with a kids fun run at 7:45 p.m.; other starting times to follow. Runners and walkers may enter the 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer events, along with strollers, toddlers and walkers. Funds raised support a variety of education, awareness and restoration efforts and programs involved in the fight against human trafficking. To date, Run for Courage has raised more than $550,000.

Alpha Fired Arts. A reception marking the fourth annual Ruth Rippon Alumni Legacy Show will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Alpha Fired Arts, 4675 Aldona Lane. Honoring the legacy of Ruth Rippon, the show includes works by students and teachers and will be open through Oct. 25.

Sacramento Zoo. The life and works of the late Mary Healy, zoo director/CEO, will be celebrated beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the zoo in William Land Park. Open to the public, the brief ceremony will salute Healy and her impact on the zoo and the community. For information, call (916) 808-8815.

Kingsley Art Club. The new season will open today in Setzer Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, with doors opening at 1 p.m., program by Susan Willoughby at 1:15 p.m. Willoughby will discuss her three decades working with artists and the UC Davis Medical Center, combining art and healing. Visit

KVIE Public Television. Celebrating KVIE’s 33 years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes, the 2014 art auction will showcase more than 250 works of art. Each artist’s work will be showcased in a live three-day broadcast from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit for information and images. Sponsoring the 2014 auction are the Niello Company, Ten11 Restaurant and the Warren G. Bender. Co.

Mustard Seed School for Homeless Kids. The ninth annual Mustard Seed Kids Ride for Kids Spin will be Sept. 28, starting and ending at William B. Pond Park. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with riders on a roll at 10:15 a.m. The event will include family cycling, post-ride lunch, bike raffle and silent auction. The mission: To promote total wellness for youths through safe cycling while creating opportunities for kids to help their less-fortunate peers. Visit