Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento Zoo. Twilight Thursdays at Sacramento Zoo will feature extended hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with special features including hot cars, live music, food and cool drinks. Reggae Night will be Thursday with live music by the Arden Park Roots, car show featuring VW’s, and Caribbean jerk wings with garlic fries on the dinner menu. July 3 will be Red, White and Blue Night with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers doing the music; American Muscle Cars on display; and bacon cheeseburger sliders with red and blue fries for the food. British Invasion will be the theme for July 10 with Mania, a Beatles tribute band, British and Euro cars, fish and chips for dining. Classic Rock on July 24 will feature The Count, vintage trailers and classic cars, buffalo wings and sweet potato fries; Old Skool Groove themes will be July 31 with East Wind, lowriders car show, and patty melts with onion rings. Each Thursday, the zoo will host a local nonprofit as a means to collaborate with community partners and to help raise awareness for other local causes. Music will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the last admission ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.; grounds will be open until 8 p.m. Call (916) 808-7446 or visit

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis. For the 20th year, Greater Davis Soroptimist will sponsor its annual golf tournament July 19 at Davis Municipal Golf Course. The tournament is a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. Fee is $60 per golfer. Prizes will be awarded to tournament winners, closest-to-pin and most accurate drive. Silent auction and raffle are on the program. Proceeds will be given to MDIC (Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center) an organization benefiting victims of child abuse and their families in Yolo County. For more information, call (530) 756-6673 of (530) 756-922; or email or

California Automobile Museum. Selling the Dream is the theme of the newest exhibit opening 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 2200 Front St. The exhibit will focus on Sacramento’s early car dealers in the budding days of the auto sales industry spanning more than 70 years. Saturday’s events will include bites, libations and hands-on kids activities throughout the museum. The Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association will sponsor the exhibit. Regular admission rates will apply: $8 adult; $7 AAA and 65+; $4 students; kids under 5 and museum members free. Special rates available for groups 10 and over. For museum information, call (916) 668-0293.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Northern California Arts is presenting Inner Views, the annual membership show, through July 12 at the center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. The special Second Saturday reception will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 12. The NCAA reception marking the juried fine art exhibition inspired by the Old Masters and open to all artists will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 26 at the center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Melanie Marchant Mescery is judging art for the show. Exhibit dates will be July 15-26. Visit

Crocker Art Museum/Creative Arts League of Sacramento. Tuesday is the application deadline to enter the Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2014, which will be held Thanksgiving weekend at Scottish Rite Center. Fee to enter is $15. Visit

Africa Hope Fund. Safari on the River will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 20 at 1951 Garden River Highway. Safari garb is suggested for the fundraiser. Top live auction item will be a luxury African safari with Bush Camp Company in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park (airfare included). Also up for auction will be an African Snare necklace; a Florida vacation in a two-bedroom riverfront house a mile north of Tampa (donated by Gloria and Steve Lindsay); an African scene by artist Jan Martin McGuire; a Sacramento River cruise departing from Juliana Landing for dining in Old Sacramento and return to the landing; an Italian dinner for eight with olive oil and chocolate tastings starring Orietta Gianjorio; private poker lesson with Michael Binger with tickets to Cirque du Soleil; original art by students of Chipemgeie; seven nights in Palm Springs; and a Safari West Wildlife Preserve Jeep safari. The mission of Africa Hope Fund is to educate the next generation of Africans to ensure their future by saving their wildlife and natural resources. The event is $100. Visit or contact Carol Van Bruggen at (916) 487-8700.

Native Sons of the Golden West, Native Daughters of the Golden West. The Fourth of July pancake breakfast will be 7-10 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Hall, 541 Fifth St., in downtown Lincoln. With pancakes, breakfasters will have ham, eggs, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Advance tickets are available at Sierra Hills Framing, 531 Lincoln Blvd., Lincoln (tickets will be on sale at the door). Memorial Hall is on the Independence Day Parade route. Funds raised by the NSGW and NDGW support the Lincoln Area Archives Museum, place identification plaques on historic buildings and provide scholarships for Lincoln High School graduating seniors. Call (916) 645-1644.