Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Citizens Who Care for the Elderly. The Davis Beer and Cider Festival 2015 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. May 30 at Sudwerk Brewing Co., 2001 Second St., Davis. Now in its11th year, the event is billed as “Davis California’s Original BeerFest.” More than 100 craft beers and ciders will be available for tasting. Included will be a brat sandwich lunch, brewery tours, live music and a commemorative taster cup. Admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $10 for designated drivers (must be 21 or over to attend). Citizens Who Care Inc., is a Yolo County nonprofit striving to improve the quality of life of the frail elderly and their families through support programs and respite services. For tickets and information, call (530) 758-3704 or visit Advance tickets are available at Sudwerk in Davis and at Citizens Who Care at 409 Lincoln Ave., Davis.

Breathe California Emigrant Trails. Early-bird registration ($40) for the annual Bike Trek ends May 31. The 2015 trek will be Sept. 11, 12 and 13. The Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga is staging area. The event includes three days of cycling, two nights of camping, catered meals and more. Proceeds raise funds to support clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free environment. The organization’s 39th Clean Air Awards presentation will be from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 27 at Sacramento State University in the Union Ballroom. Visit for details.

American Diabetes Association. The 2015 Father of the Year awards presentation will be June 17 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J St., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Fathers in the spotlight will be Dominic F. DiMare of DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler LLC; Chet P. Hewitt of Sierra Health Foundation; and Darrell Teat of the Nehemiah Companies. The purpose is to recognize men who have made family a priority, while balancing a demanding career and community involvement. For information, contact Lauren White at /; call (916) 924-3232, ext. 7406, or visit

ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association). The Greater Sacramento chapter will present A Night in Havana on June 19 at Arden Hills Resort, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner and presentation at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS national office, and Dr. Robert Miller, medical director, Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research and Treatment Center in San Francisco. The Latin sounds of Gardenia Azul will be featured during the courtyard cocktail reception. Wonderbread 5 will provide music for dancing. For sponsorship and table purchases, contact Shawn Joost at (916) 979-9265.

PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society. Friends of PAWS are being invited to an estate sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20 at Schiff Estate Services Warehouse, 1409 Del Paso Blvd. Featured will be items from Ed Stewart, PAWS president and co-founder, and the late Pat Derby, Stewart’s partner. Included in the sale will be personal items that once belonged to the late Amanda Blake, known as Miss Kitty on TV’s “Gunsmoke”; Blake lived at the Stewart home the last few years of her life. Visit

New Folsom Garden Club. A Fantastic Garden Party will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. June 20 at a 2-acre garden in Granite Bay (ticket holders will learn the location). Whimsical characters will visit the garden, as well. Appetizers and beverages will be available, art will be displayed and music performed. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 on tour day. Visit Green Acres or call (916) 985-2707. Folsom History Museum will be among the beneficiaries.

Soroptimist International of Citrus Heights. A craft brew fest and wine tasting will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 13 at Rusch Home & Gardens, 7301 Antelope Road, Citrus Heights. Live music will provide the background for the tasting party of beer, wine and food from local breweries, wineries and restaurants. Tickets are $35 in advance (must be 21 to attend). Proceeds will support service projects in the community. For more information and to buy tickets, 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 115779, Sacramento CA 95852 or or P.O. Box 549, Chicago Park, CA 95712, or call (530) 477-5331.