Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento State Alumni Association. Recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be the stars at a special event April 23 at the Alumni Center. Recipients of Order of the Hornet awards will be Alexander Gonzalez, who is leaving his post as president of California State University, Sacramento, and Jan Scully, a 1973 government journalism graduate and now retired district attorney.

Receiving distinguished service awards will be Cate Dyer (2005, sociology), CEO/founder of Stem Express; James Gomez (1971, business administration), president/CEO of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce; Lee Ritchey (1967, electrical engineering), CEO of the California Association of Health Facilities; Tami R. Bogert (1993, criminal justice); and Scott Yuill (1985, business administration), president of Scott Yuill Insurance & Financial Services. Philip Person (2007), a litigation associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, will receive the rising star award. For details, email

Fairytale Town. “The Frog Prince” will be presented by the Fratello Marionettes at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park and educational center in William Land Park. Tickets are $2 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, $1 for members. The production is being sponsored in part by ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Also on the calendar is the Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. Games, free play, gardening activities, health screenings and more are planned for the festival, which is free due to a grant from Sutter Children’s Center. Sutter’s medical personnel will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on healthy childhood development. For all activities, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Placer County SPCA. The sixth annual Dog Day of Fun will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 at Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet, 1551 Vineyard Road, Roseville. The day, which will celebrate National Something on a Stick Day, will include wiener dog races, a wanna-be-a-wiener dog costume parade and a corn-dog eating contest. Registered corn-dog participants will take part in a 4-minute eating competition competing for a $200 cash award, trophy and bragging rights. Dachshund activities take place from 11 a.m. to noon starting with the costume parade; the corn-dog contest begins at noon. Fee for the corn-dog contest is $10; there’s a $5 fee for pooches to take part in the parade. Proceeds benefit the Placer County SPCA to help pups in need. To register, email

Fiber Art Masters. “Musical Threads,” honoring music and musicians of the African diaspora, will be marked through March 28 at Underground Books, 2814 35th St. On March 14, the exhibit will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan Hollins will present an art quilt appliqué demo at 2 p.m.; tea and sweet potato pie will be on the dessert table, along with hot teas and teapots provided by Faye Wilson Kennedy. Gloria Grandy will tell stories with dolls at the doll party from 4 to 5 p.m. Highlights on March 23 will be a wearable art and jewelry show by Yvonne Warren and Betty Davis from 2 to 3 p.m., a chocolate celebration at the 3 p.m. dessert table, and a little crazy-quilt block demo by Lillian LeBlanc and Sonja Lopes from 4 to 5 p.m. On March 28, there will be an Underground Books kids story hour at noon, an exhibit from 1 to 6:30 p.m., and refreshments and closing reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Winner of the theme quilt will be announced at 6:30 p.m. by Barbra Lord.

Polish-American Club. A Night of Ukrainian-Polish song and dance will be held March 14 at the Polish-American Clubhouse, 327 Main St., Roseville. Doors will open at 7 p.m.; the program is at 7:30 p.m. Performing will be Sonechko and Veselka, along with Lowiezane. Proceeds will benefit women and children in eastern Ukraine. Call (916) 988-9468 or visit

Camellia Society of Sacramento. The camellia, Sacramento’s official flower, will be on display at the 91st annual show Saturday and Sunday at the Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. Registration will be from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday for the entry of competitive camellia blooms and/or floral arrangements. Entry cards and show information are available from Don Lesmeister, (916) 967-8420; or Gary Schanz, (916) 447-1969. For information regarding floral arrangements, contact Frankie Raymond at (916) 995-2550. The show is open free to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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.