Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Junior League of Sacramento. Wine & Dine 2014 will have an “Under the Stars” theme for the 15th annual event Aug. 2 at the Sacramento State Alumni Association (on the CSUS campus off College Town Drive). Ticket-holders should note that the location is different than originally announced. The event will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m.; VIP party time begins at 6:30 p.m.

The W&D event will kick off the founding member program for the Powerhouse Science Center, which will give individuals and families an active opportunity to help make the state of the art museum a sustainable reality. Live music, plus wine sipping and food tasting are on the program.

Advance tickets are $45; $55 at the door; $95 for VIP. Visit

In addition to the founding member program, proceeds will help support the mission and to fund projects such as the League’s newest program, the Read and Feed Garden, a partnership with the Sacramento Public Library Foundation’s Read and Feed Teaching and Demonstration Garden.

Child Abuse Prevention Center. An Evening at Screeching Owl Ranch will be Aug. 23 at 33912 South River Road, a private estate along the Sacramento River in Clarksburg. John and Carson Lambeth will host the second annual event by the river under the stars. The party, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature wine from local vintners, cocktails and specialties from area chefs. Screeching Owl is the name of the specialty drink for the evening.

Among wineries slated to pour are Bogle Vineyards, Don Sebastiani & Sons, Elevation 10, Heringer Estates, Hoppy Brewing Company, Miners Leap Winery, Treasury Wine Estates and Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery. Music will be by Unsupervised and will include R&B, soul and funk. The band features Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and friends. Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $10,000; tickets in advance are $100.

For tickets or to become a sponsor, contact Cathy Kauffman at (916) 244-1927 or

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Prospective volunteers are invited to an open house Aug. 6 at the hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd. The program will educate and answer questions on how to participate and celebrate Kids Day. Call (916) 453-2332 or email

NeighborWorks. The fifth annual art, wine and food classic will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club, 3951 N St. Wine, beer and food tasting will highlight the program, along with an art display and silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Sponsorships are available with the $5,000 premier sponsor receiving 12 tickets, reserved table, six valet parking, company logo illustrated, sponsorship recognition and more.

For more information, visit or call (916) 452-5356, ext. 221.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The society is seeking members for the LLS Junior Board, high school students (ages 13-plus) up to college age of 22. The JB members would foster support and awareness of the efforts the society. Students interested should contact Jennifer Pear at (916) 929-4720, ext. 1525, or email

Ovarian Cancer. “The Good, The Bad, The Balanced” themes the second annual ovarian cancer bike ride from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at William Pond Park (also known as mile marker 13 on the American River Bike Trail). Proceeds will benefit the Roberta J. Schneider Trust for Women’s Health Care and the UC Davis Gynecologic Oncology Center and Cancer Research. The ride will offer three round-trip mileage options: 10 to Sunrise Boulevard, 20 to Hazel Avenue and 38.6 to Beals Point. Coffee and pastries from Peet’s Coffee will open the day; Bella Bru will have snacks post-ride. Registration is $55 through Aug. 2; $75 day of the event. Visit or call (916) 444-8719.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site. A campfire program will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the museum, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Native stories will be told and marshmallows will be provided for roasting. Fee is $5 per person, $16 family of four, under 2 free. A free night out is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Jennifer Bates, Mewuk basket weaver, will present “A Look at Central Sierra Basketry.”

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary. Among future event appearing on the calendar is the 10th annual art show and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. “Painting for Paws” features creative artwork by the four-legged residents of Happy Tails: the cats. Advance tickets are $25; visit or visit the adoption center at 6001 Folsom Blvd. Call (916) 558-1188 or email