Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The Lasher Polo Classic is on the calendar for Sept. 27 on the Chamberlain Ranch, 9620 Cosumnes Road, Wilton. This event from noon to 4 p.m. has a full schedule on the program, including a Champagne divot stomp, silent auction, food and wine tastings, equestrian demonstrations and chapeau parade. The Supper Club will cater the food; Sean Minor Winery will sponsor the wine. Special feature will be a team of Cal Crush Clydesdales welcoming viewers. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Royal Club tickets are $165 including a reserved premiere table under the main tent, and Supper Club buffet lunch, two drink tickets and butler served appetizers, desserts, wines and soft drinks (a Royal Club table for10 is $1,650). Fee for a VIP ticket is $85 and includes reserved table seating, Supper Club buffet lunch, divot stomp with sparkling wine (VIP table for 10 is $850. Lawn tickets are $35 for the divot stomp, sparkling wine and food tastings (lawn chairs and blankets recommended). Note: If it rains, the Lasher Polo Classic will be rescheduled. Please note: No dogs will be allowed. For info, go to

Curtis Fest. The eighth annual fest will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in William Curtis Park. The fest celebrates original artwork in many forms. Featured this year will be more than 50 artisans, including sugar skull art, a duct tape wallet artisan, oil and acrylic impressionists, ceramics, textiles, photography, welding/metal sculpture and more. Music will be presented by Jarhari Sai, John Merriman and the Loose Acoustic Trio. Food trucks parked at the fest will include Wicked ’Wich, Mama Kim’s and Local Kine Shaved Ice. For children. there will be a petting zoo sponsored by Renewal by Anderson Window Replacement, and a children’s fairy performing a magic show and providing face painting. Admission is free; the fest will be followed by Music in the Park 6-8 p.m.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The annual open watercolor exhibition will run through Sept. 27 at the gallery, 5330B Gibbons Dr., Sacramento. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Live watercolor demos are presented by members 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21. The Second Saturday reception will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Featured will be the Malko Dance Academy, directed by Sergey Malko. The Cello Trio will perform. Call (916) 716- 5951.

Mustard Seed Spin. A gala celebration is planned for the 10th anniversary spin slated for Sept. 28. The Spin’s purpose: To promote total wellness for youth through safe cycling, while creating opportunities to help less fortunate children. Achievements through the years have included introducing kids and their parents to the organized cycling world, donating more than $215,000 to Mustard Seed School for homeless children; inviting underprivileged children and their families to join the ride, providing bikes and helmets; and presenting bike safety rodeos at schools and community centers where children are at risk and may not get exposed to the program otherwise. Mustard Seed Spin provides bikes, helmets and equipment for the rodeo programs with support from Kids Care Dental Group, Kelly Foundation and Book of Dreams. Visit

NeighborWorks. Art, wine and food will be featured at the fifth annual Classic 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. Beverage and food tastings will be featured plus a silent auction, art display and music. Call (916) 452-5356, ext. 221 or Email will provide programs and services in the neighborhood.