Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation. The 28th annual benefit Aloha Scramble golf tournament will be Sept. 5 at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Sierra Ave., Roseville. Kicking off the fundraiser will be a gala at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 including cocktails, live entertainment by Midtown Jazz, live auction with David Sobon and dinner. Celebrity emcee will be Gulstan Dart, KCRA-News anchor. Tickets for the gala are $100. Golf day will tee-off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., following 11 a.m. lunch. At 6 p.m., the tournament will conclude with the $1,000,000 shoot-out, cocktails, dinner and awards presentations. Individual golfer fee is $375, which includes the opening gala. Patricia Marquez, foundation executive director, had this to say about the tournament; “Since the Family Birth Center opened in 1997, more than 48,000 newborns have been delivered. Our infants’ safety and well being is our primary goal, and with the funds raised during this gala and tournament, we will be able to assure our Sutter Roseville families that their security is unequaled.” For registration, call (916) 887-7070 or contact

Polish American Club of Greater Sacramento. The 25th annual Polish Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 on the Polish American Club grounds, 327 Main St., Roseville. A variety of homemade Polish foods will be featured, including pierogies, golabki, kielbasa, potato pancakes and pastries. Chet Chwalik’s Polka Band and the Dave Chelini Duo will provide music. San Francisco’s Lowiczanie Dancers will perform. Admission is free; food and vendor prices vary. Visit or call (916) 595-0202.

Folsom Symphony. Evening Under the Stars themes the special event Sept. 27 at Palazzoi di Migianella in El Dorado Hills. Festivities at the 25-acre estate will begin at 6 p.m. Included will be wine, dinner, dancing to a live band, auctions and performances by symphony musicians. Proceeds will benefit community engagements and youth music programs. For reservations, call (916) 357-6718.

Sacramento State Alumni Association. Wineries and food purveyors – more than 30 – have signed on to participate in Vintage ’47 from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 in the University Union Ballroom on campus. Vintage ’47 themes the fundraiser, which will benefit the Green & Gold Scholarship for any undergraduate in any major. Tickets are $47 (in keeping with the theme which reflects the year Sacramento State was formed. Visit or call (916) 278-6295. Here’s a sampling of participants: Boeger Winery, m2Wines, Sierra Vista, Winery by the Creek, Three Wine Company, Riaza Wines, Nello Olivo Wines, Gwinllan Estate, 3D Candies, Blue Prynt Restaurant, Bonita Ranch, Boudin SF, Fahrenheit 250, Heat Shabu Baru, Miyagi Bar and Sushi, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Epicure Catering at Sacramento State, Evan’s Kitchen and Cielito Lindo.

Happy Tails Adoption Center. Painting for Paws! will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. Featured will be the creative artwork by the four-legged residents of Happy Tails. Food, wine, silent auction and live music will be on the program. Advance ticket donation is $25; at the door, $35. Tickets are available at; call (916) 556-1155, visit the center at 6001 Folsom Blvd., or email a message to

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The annual Walk to Cure Diabetes will be Oct. 5 from the west steps of the state Capitol, with check in at 8 a.m., walk start time at 9 a.m. The 2-mile trek will be held rain or shine. The walk is for singles or teams of family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and those interested in raising funds to cure diabetes. Visit, or contact Claighton Byrn at (916) 920-0790 or

Saint John’s Program for Real Change. The fourth annual Principal Funds charity golf classic will be Sept. 29 at Del Paso Country Club. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Saint John’s program for women ready to fight the cycle of homelessness, poverty and abuse. Golf playing times are filled; for information regarding donations, email