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Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento Library Foundation. March 14 will be the date for the “Authors on the Move: Once Upon A Time” fundraiser with the Hyatt Regency the place. A champagne reception at 5 p.m. will precede the four-course dinner being designed by the Hyatt’s executive chef, Jason Poole. Beth Ruyak of Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” will be emcee. Speaker will be Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, author of “All the Wrong Questions: ‘Shouldn’t You Be In School?’” “Authors on the Move” will bring together 45 California authors with their recently published books. Diners will have the opportunity to have table conversations with the authors. Pat Hume of David Sobon Auctions will wield the gavel. For table and ticket reservations, call (916) 264-2990 or online The Avid Reader Bookstore will offer all titles on sale at the event. Tickets are $225 per person, $1700 for a table of eight; sponsorships are available. The event supports a summer reading program for young people. In 2014, more than 28,000 children participated in the program.

Wildlife Care Association. The Wings & Wine fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at High Hand Nursery, 3570 Taylor Road in Loomis. Special guests will be birds of prey including owls, hawks, falcons and one eagle. A glass of wine will be served to each attending, along with hors d’oeuvres (other beverages will be available for purchase). Tickets are $25 in advance only; visit or call High Hand at (916) 652-2065. The non-profit association helps heal birds that fall from nests, critters hit by cars or wildlife that needs a little human help to survive. To become involved in the association, call (916) 965-WILD or

Center for Violence-Free Relationships. A volunteer orientation for anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of survivors will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at 344 Placerville Drive Suite 11, Placerville. The program is themed In Her Shoes and is based on true stories. The center’s volunteer training program will begin at 6 p.m. March 24 and will continue through May 14. The center volunteers donated more than 3,000 hours last year to support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in El Dorado County. Volunteer opportunities include peer counseling, shelter volunteer, legal services, court accompaniment, office administration, batterer’s intervention and community education. Visit or contact Barbara Bossung at or (530) 626-1450 ext. 202.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra. Rising star violinist Ari Boutris will perform during the concert at 4 p.m. March 22 at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, 4600 Black Rock Drive, North Natomas. The 14-year-old Boutris is from New York City. Proceeds from the concert support the 2015-16 season. Call 1-800-838-3996 (24/7) or visit Camellia Symphony on the Web.

Sierra Forever Families. The Rotary Club of Point West and the Point West Rotary Club Foundation will present the 13th annual Festa di Vino March 28 at the California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St. Local wines will be poured, local restaurants will provide small bites and a live auction will be held. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door., Proceeds will support Sierra Forever Families and other local programs benefiting children in need. Visit

California Waterfowl Association. Two association events are slated for the same day: March 21. The Guns and Hoses dinner will be at the Mack Powell Auditorium, 2003 Howe Ave., with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The dinner is $60 per person; contact Dan Haugh at (916) 871-9000. The event is held in honor of public safety – law enforcement and firefighters. The Dixon association will have its dinner in Olde Vets Hall, 231 North First St., Dixon. Dinner will be at 7 p.m., following cocktails at 5 p.m. The dinner is $90 for a couple, $30 sprig, $40 life member. Call Travis or Sandy Morgan at (530) 318-7845.

The banquet for the El Dorado County Association will be March 27 at the American Legion Post 119, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville. The hosted bar will open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m. The banquet is $65 per person, $105 couple, $35 sprig or $40 life member. Jim Morton at (530) 622-1678 is the one to contact. The Chuck Pihera wild game feed is planned for May 1 in the Msgr. Kavanagh Community Center, 5905 Franklin Blvd. The hosted bar will open at 6 p.m., with dinner following. The dinner is $65 per person, $40 life member. Pat Neeley at (916) 761-4142 is the contact person.

Seniors First of Placer County. The group will sponsor its first St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. March 7 at the Senior Center Burback Hall, 11577 E Ave., Auburn. Corned beef will star in the traditional dinner with braised cabbage, roasted potatoes and steamed carrots. Tickets for adults are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; drink tickets are $4. For children 12 and under, dinner is $8 for advance purchase, $10 at the door. Call (530) 889-9500, ext. 213 or

Sacramento Children’s Chorus. The fifth annual Harmony of Tastes fundraiser will be at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Sierra Two Center, 2791 24th St. Local wines and craft beers will be poured; savory bites and sweet treats will be served. Musical entertainment will be presented and a silent auction will be held. Tickets are $35; visit The SCC, which is in its 22nd season, has five choirs with more than 150 children from elementary school to middle school, high school and the first year of college. Lynn Stevens, artistic director and founder said: “We strive to develop skilled, passionate and confident students through exceptional music education and performance experience.” The choirs sing in many languages and honor diverse cultures and religions. The final concert of the season will be at 4 p.m. May 3 at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church; tickets are $30 preferred; $17 general; $12 students.

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