Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento Theatre Company. The Black & Red Gala will be held Saturday at the theater, 1419 H St., to celebrate the upcoming Season of Legends, Epics and Icons. Socializing starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner onstage in the main theater. Performances will be presented by Michael RJ Campbell, Janis Stevens, Miranda Lawson and School of the Arts student Noa Solorio. Auction items will include jewelry from Hamilton Jewelers, a VIP air travel package to Ashland, Ore., a yearlong theater, dinner and limousine package, and the STC experience of a private holiday cabaret in the purchaser’s home.

Carol Wieckowski Dreyer, STC’s board president, said: “The success of STC relies on the generosity of donors and supporters. This is one event where we can all come together to show our support of this wonderful asset to the Sacramento community and celebrate its past, present and future. The Black & Red Gala is a must-attend event for any theater arts supporter and STC lover in the region and will showcase the caliber of talent and quality of art right here in Sacramento.”

Sponsors include Hamilton Jewelers, Daniel & Rhea Brunner, Roger and Carol Dreyer, Michelle Hill and Joyce Raley Teel. The gala is $150 for single tickets, tables for 10 are available. Visit or call (916) 446-7501 for availability. The STC season will include “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Kate,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Nunsense,” “The Whipping Man” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

St. Paul Catholic Church. The 42nd annual Festival Day will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the church, 8720 Florin Road in south Sacramento (the corner of Florin and Gardner). Festival day will be preceded by a dinner dance Sept. 13 in the parish hall with no-host bar at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15; visit the parish office at 8720 Florin Road. Festival Day will include international foods, game booths, drinks (soft drinks, beer/margaritas), fun-land for children, pull tabs, bingo, raffles, themed baskets and sweet shop. Entertainment will be presented by Caballos Bailadores (The Dancing Horses). A cash raffle will end the day. For information or dinner reservations, call (916) 381-5200 or visit

Fairytale Town. The celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at 3902 Land Park Drive. “Pirate Skool” will be presented by the Pirates of Sacramento. Other features will be songs of the sea, pirate-themed crafts, relay games and the pirate phip play set. Appropriate attire would include eye-patches, bandanas and pirate hats. Free admission to children in pirate-themed attire, along with one paid adult general admission. Visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Gold Bug Quilters. The annual show will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Cameron Park Community Services Gymnasium. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 (gentlemen and children free). “Tree of Paradise” is the title of the opportunity quilt pieced by members of the guild and quilted by Susan Krinks. Other quilts made by members will be featured. The event also includes a country store, silent auction, basket raffle, demonstrations and food.

Proceeds from the opportunity quilt project benefit the scholarship fund for El Dorado County High School and college students. The Gentlemen’s Choice vote will be held. Visit the website at

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Roseville. The anniversary fundraiser will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Morris Hall at St. Clare Church in Roseville. Entertainment will be presented by the Dean-O-Holics. St. Clare Knights of Columbus will prepare the dinner, a choice of tritip or salmon. The dinner benefits programs for food, clothing and continuing needs. Tickets are $40; two for $75 ($45 at the door). Call (916) 781-3303.

Los Ninos Service League. A recruitment coffee for volunteers will be at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Casa Garden Restaurant, 2760 Sutterville Road. Volunteers work in the dining room, kitchen and garden at the Casa, which raises funds to help support the Sacramento Children’s Home. Call (916) 452-2809.

Calidanza Dance Company. Mexican culture, dance and music will be celebrated at the presentation of “Mi Mexico” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Ballet folklorico from the states of Jalisco, Oxaca, Michoacan and Sinaloa will be represented in the program, along with “Noche de Muertox,” a 2013 piece by Valencia. For tickets, visit

Calidanza is a year old professional dance company in Sacramento. For more information, visit or call (916) 599-9820.

American Cancer Society. The Discovery Shop at 2708 Marconi Ave. will present its Fine Arts Event beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 19.

Featured will be vintage, mid-century, contemporary art, oils, acrylics and works on paper, sculpture and sports memorabilia. Among artists to be featured are Kay Blanco, Virginia Shaver and Contemporary of G. Kondos, Ira Moskowitz and others.

All proceeds benefit research, education, patient services and advocacy. In addition to the shop, the ACS volunteers provide transportation for cancer patients to their treatments. To become a volunteer or learn more about the program, call the shop at (916) 484-0227.