Gloria Glyer

Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Davis Musical Theatre Company. The company will have its sixth Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament on Saturday at 607 Pena Drive No. 10. A buy-in ticket includes a pre-tournament, 6 p.m. dinner by Ludy’s, consisting of chicken, meatballs, buffalo wings veggies, brownies and two non-alcoholic drinks. The final table of the night will be under the spotlights on stage. Entertainment will be presented by DMTC performers. Entry fee at the door is $60 (a discount registration fee of $50 is available through Friday). All participants must be at least 21 years of age. Proceeds benefit the company’s main stage and Young Performers productions. Call (530) 756-3682 or email

National Rifle Association. The Roseville/Rocklin Friends will sponsor a dinner fundraiser April 25 at the Sunset Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. The event will include dinner, games and silent and live auctions, with items to include shooting accessories. Tickets are $60. Contact Jennifer Wilson at (916) 276-3223.

Encina High School. The 15th annual Alumni Challenge basketball game will be April 24 at the school, 1400 Bell St. Barbecue dinner time will be 5:30 p.m., with the game to follow. On the court: a team of alumni vs. the Encina varsity. The dinner and game are free; pledges will be accepted at Since its inception in 2001, the event has raised more than half a million dollars. Call Bob Goosman at (916) 419-9483.

A Community for Peace. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” themes the Earth Day yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at 6060 Sunrise Vista Blvd., Citrus Heights (in a parking lot on the Fair Oaks boulevard side of the building). The Kids Zone will have free activities. Also featured will be graffiti chalk art competition, Earth-friendly arts and crafts, and interactive drumming and percussion (attendees are encouraged to bring their drums and rattles). For information or to rent a space for $15, email or call (916) 728-5613.

Sacramento Running Association. The Credit Union League of California and Nevada will partner with the association to present SACTO10 on Sunday, with the south side of the Capitol Mall at Eighth Street the starting line, and north side at Ninth Street the finish. The 5-mile run will begin at 8 a.m., and the 10-mile run at 8:25 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals, including the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento. Visit

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Northern California Chapter’s annual Walk MS will be April 19 from the west steps of the Capitol. Registration will open at 7:45 a.m; opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m.; the official start is at 10 a.m. Participants may choose a 1K or a 5K walk, roll or stroll. Entertainment will be featured en route and the finish festival will include food, music, face painters, dog fashion show and giveaways. To participate as a walker or a volunteer, visit More than 2,000 walkers are expected to take part to help meet the goal of $170,295. Funds raised will help support MS research worldwide.

Kingsley Art Club. Sherry Karver will be the final speaker or the 2014-2015 season at 1:15 p.m. next Wednesday at the Crocker Art Museum in the Setzer Auditorium (doors open at 1 p.m.) Karver, an instructor at Laney College in Oakland, has had her work shown at the 71st and 72nd Crocker Kingsley shows. A sociology graduate of the University of Indiana, she has her master’s in fine arts in glass and figurative ceramic sculpture from Tulane University. Visit

March of Dimes. The March for Babies will be April 25 from the west steps of the Capitol, With registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Jen Shiomoto, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, chairs the walk, which will end at the Capitol with a closing festival. Proceeds will help provide support for mothers to have healthy pregnancies and to fund research for problems that threaten the health of babies.

Assistance League of Placer County. The Bingo Round-up will be next Wednesday at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road in Loomis. Session 1 will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.); Session 2 will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Call (530) 885-1982 or visit the league’s website,

American Association of University Women, Amador Branch. For the 43rd year, the branch will sponsor a home tour of rural Amador County from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 18.

“Vines, Views & Villas” themes the tour of four homes off Ridge Road as well as the historic Pine Grove Cemetery. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of tour. After today, tickets will be on sale at Ione Pharmacy, Lady’s First in Jackson, Pine Cone Drug in Pine Grove, Amador 360 in Plymouth, and Coming Attractions in Sutter Creek.

Proceeds will help the branch provide college scholarships and educational programs for local women and girls. The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Visit

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.