Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. The Greater Sacramento Chapter will present “Beyond Wonderland” Friday at Arden Hills Country Club. The annual summer soiree will be from 6 to 11 p.m. and will include a gourmet dinner, live music, cocktails, dancing and live auction.

In keeping with the theme, the setting will include Mad Hatters and Dancing Cards. One highlight will be the presentation of the raffle grand prize, a 1-carat diamond valued at $6,000 and a package of 100 assorted premium wines from throughout Northern California. Raffle tickets will be $100 and only 100 will be sold. The event is $100; a table for $1,000. Call (916) 979-9265.

Funds raised will provide for patients battling ALS (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), including multidisciplinary care clinics, support group meetings, respite grants, durable medical equipment loan program, augmentative communication loan program and a social worker to assist patients and their families. The group receives no government funding.

One hundred percent of care services are provided free of charge as a result of individual donors and community events.

Sacramento Zoo. The 13th annual King of Feasts will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sacramento Zoo in William Land Park. Luau attire is suggested for casual event, which will include Polynesian dancers, deejay dancing and silent auctions.

Among restaurants offering samples will be Mulvaney’s B&L, Slightly Skewed, Claudia Marie Chocolates, Chittlins ’N’ Thangs at New Moon River Inn, Copper Hill Olive Oil Company, the French Patisserie/Looka, Holsum Produce Co., JC Cake Creations, KFC, the Melting Pot, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Sinful Treats, Taste of the Wild Catering, Vallejo’s and Vic’s Ice Cream. More than 20 wineries/breweries will pour beverages.

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets at $45 for zoo members, $50 for nonmembers; beginning Thursday, tickets will be $60. Visit the Zoo’s website at or call (916) 808-5888.

Fairytale Town. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy will be from 5 to 9 p.m. June 28 at the park and educational center in Land Park. The family party will include entertainment, live music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts activities, and all the ice cream a person can consume.

The Celtic rock band 1916 will perform original tunes plus traditional songs of Ireland and Scotland, and rock ‘n’ roll classics. On stage will be a live performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” a classic scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Arts and crafts activities will be featured and traditional and mystical wares will be featured in the Enchanted Marketplace.

Mellisa Paul of News 10 will be on hand to greet guests; Jennifer Wood of Mix 96 will emcee. Advance tickets are $15 general, $5 children ages 2-12, free for children 1 and younger; day-of-event tickets are $20 general, $10 children ages 2-12, free for children 1 and younger. Call (916) 808-7462, send an email to or visit

Sponsors of Musical Enrichment. Drum and bugle corps from around the country will compete in the 35th annual Moonlight Classic Sunday in Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.; corps marching time will begin at 6 p.m. Competing corps can include up to 150 performers, from 8 to 21, constituting marching percussion and other percussion instruments.

Each 11-minute performance will include a choreographed presentation – past competitions have included visuals such as a field of mirrors, a gladiator match, as well as a James Bond theme with the corps in tuxes; and a horse race accompanied by the William Tell Overture. Corps will be judged on musical performance, general effect on the audience and color guard. Among participants will be Blue Devils, Blue Devils B and Blue Devils C, all from Concord; Blue Knights, Denver; Mandarins, Sacramento; Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar; Santa Clara Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara.

General admission is $20; reserved VIP seating $30. Visit The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment, founded in 1978, supports local youth organizations and the performing arts on a continuing basis. Funds raised are reinvested in the community. To date, more than $3 million has been granted to deserving groups and individuals.

American Cancer Society. Relay for Life fundraisers continue throughout the community. Participating teams camp out overnight and take turns walking around a track or path at a local high school, park or fairgrounds. Events are 24 hours long and supporters follow the theme: Cancer never sleeps and each team is required to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Relay for Life will be from 9 a.m. June 20 to 9 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Grace School. The Citrus Heights relay will be from 9 a.m. Sunday June 20 to 9 a.m. Sunday at San Juan High school. For more details, visit

Blue Line Arts. The Art You Can Feel exhibit will be celebrated at a Third Saturday reception Saturday at the gallery, 405 Vernon St., Suite 100, Roseville. Vintage mid-century pieces and contemporary interpretations will be featured; viewers will be encouraged to play with the art. Performing will be Mid Century Madness featuring Duplex, with Randy Brennan and Sean Christopher. The members-only reception will be from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, email