Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Davis Musical Theatre Company. The DMTC will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a gala beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at 607 Peña Drive, Davis. The gala will include a light dinner followed by entertainment featuring past and present performers beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30; visit or call (530) 756-3682.

The nonprofit DMTC was founded in 1984 by Jan and Steve Isaacson with the goal to preserve the classic American musical as an art form. In addition to performances, the DMC serves as a training ground for amateur theatrical performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and technicians. The company also founded YPT for performers ages 7 to 18 in 1988. Five youth productions are held each year, along with a training workshop.

Prelude to the Season. The arts in Sacramento will be celebrated at Prelude to the Season on Oct. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way. The annual celebration and fundraiser will honor companies, organizations and individuals making an impact on arts and culture in the region. Socializing time will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner and presentations to follow. Emcee will be Rob “On the Road” Stewart. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Artist, arts educator, arts executive, arts/business partnership, management excellence, business support of the arts, individual leadership, volunteer of the year, and lifetime achievement.

Funds raised help finance SacABC’s programs, including the Flywheel Incubator. Call (916) 442-2005 or email prelude@

Front Street Animal Shelter. The second annual Dog Days of Summer show presented by Alpha Fired Arts will be on exhibit through Sept. 20 at 4675 Aldonna Lane. A portion of each art sale will go to assist the shelter, which has as its mission to care for the more than 11,000 animals that arrive at the shelter each year. The shelter provides emergency and advanced care for sick and injured animals, and funding for adoption programs.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital. A free outdoor summer concert will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the lawn adjacent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California at the intersection of X and 45th streets. Dance band Hip Service will perform at the show, which will include a special player appearance by the Sacramento Republic FC, entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew and a kids zone. Among features will be games, crafts, bounce houses and clowns. Bike helmets will be given, courtesy of Kohl’s Cares, to the first 100 children to visit the UC Davis Trauma Prevention and Outreach booth.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and picnic baskets; food vendors will have fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, baked goods and specialty items on sale. The concert celebrates the UC/Davis’ relationship with adjacent neighborhoods and thanks local residents as well as the community, for support and engagement. For more information, email or call (916) 734-5441.

Kingsley Art Club. Founded in 1892, the Kingsley is announcing its 2014-15 program designed to continue its educational mission, which is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of art among members and community and to promote and encourage the teaching of the arts.

The program includes seven lectures held at the Crocker Art Museum in the Setzer Auditorium, plus field trips, the elementary art docent program, the high school juried art exhibition, the merit awards luncheon honoring art students selected by faculty at six community colleges; and the 77th juried exhibition to be held in January with Blue Line Gallery. For membership information, visit

American Cancer Society. The Roseville Discovery Shop’s Grape Expectations sales event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at the shop, 1813 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. (The shop is in the Ross/Hobby Lobby center). Wine-inspired décor, accessories, table linens, ceramics, artwork, wine storage and vintners will be featured. Call (916) 786-7773.

Run for Courage. Registration is open for the fifth annual race to end human trafficking slated for Sept. 27 in Folsom. Participants may enter the 5K or 10K events, with special events for children. In a release about the event, Ashlie Bryant, executive director of Run for Courage, said: “This year, we are offering a 9.8-mile race option, inspired by the realization that human trafficking is a $9.8 billion industry in the USA.” To register, visit