Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

San Juan Education Foundation. The eighth annual Evening With the Stars will be Oct. 4 at Arden Hills Club. Traditionally, the event honors graduates of San Juan Unified Schools who have achieved in their chosen profession. Recipient of this year’s Shining Star Award for her volunteer efforts on behalf of education will be Mary Lyn Kagan, a member of the foundation board since 2009, serving the past 21/2 years as board chair.

In 1999, she opened Kagan and Associates to provide services focused on workforce training and education business partnerships. Additional interests and activities include Point West Rotary-Sacramento, National Association of Female Executives and Canine Companions for Independence puppy raiser for more than six years.

Receiving recognition for a high level of success in their chosen professions will be Mary Lynn Ferguson McHugh, group president of Procter and Gamble Western Europe; Dr. John C. Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and Divya Nag, founder of StartX Med and Stem Cell Theranostics. The Stars event includes wine, olive oil and chocolate tasting, seated dinner and live auction with David Sobon wielding the gavel. Rob Stewart of KVIE will be emcee. Single tickets are $85; tables of eight are available along with sponsorships. Visit Or call (916) 989-0852.

Sacramento Children’s Museum. Mothers and their sons will don pirate dress-up attire for the first Buccaneer Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the museum, 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova. The exhibits will be open for viewing, a DJ will provide dance music, and desserts and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 per member couple ($4 for every additional member child), $30 per nonmember couple ($5 for every additional nonmember child). Also on the calendar is the third annual Monster Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the museum. Costumes will be encouraged for the bash, which will include DJ dancing, refreshments and the haunted hallway. Go of; call (916) 638-7225.

Wildlife Rescue. A Toast to Wildlife Champagne brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Cameron Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Drive. Biologist Mike Denega will present the program, “A Toast to Alaskan Wildlife and Untold Conservation Stories.” Special guests will be educational hawks and owls. In addition, videos of wildlife in the care of rehabbers will be shown. Tickets are $35 per person in advance only; call (530) 626-6619. All tickets will be entered in the Pick Your Prize drawing. Among items will be a Red Hawk Casino dining package valued at $200, a Southern California entertainment package with four Disneyland passes and private tour of the California Wolf Center, a bicycle from Golden Spoke in Placerville, a 44-piece tool set from Placervile Tractor, and more. All proceeds support the rehabilitation and release of more than 1,200 wild mammals and birds annually throughout El Dorado County.

El Camino High School Athletics Booster Club. The first golf/foot golf tournament will be at Oct. 25 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course, 3645 Fulton Ave. with a 12:30 p.m. starting time. For the “foot” part of the tournament, contestants attempt to get a soccer ball into an enlarged goal. The scramble tournament will have a shotgun start; drinks, games and contests will be ongoing. Dinner will follow. Fee for golf and dinner is $100; foot golf and dinner $50, dinner only $30. Go to or call (916) 971-5408, ext. 4616.

Art & Wine of Lassen. The 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act will be commemorated at the fifth annual event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center in Lassen Park. Featured will be artists, musicians, wineries and art exhibits. Participation in the wine tasting will be available with purchase of a commemorative glass for $7. Among musicians performing will be Allison Scull, Victor Martin and Stefan Schittko.Shuttle service will be available. Visit

American Cancer Society, California Division. The Discovery Shop at 2708 Marconi Ave., will be the setting for the fine arts event beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Featured will be vintage, midcentury, contemporary art, oils, acrylics and works on paper. Participants will include Kay Blanco, Virginia Shaver, Ira Moskowitz and others. The event will promote the ACS Road to Recover Program, which provides volunteer drivers for cancer patients. Call (916) 484-0227.

Congregation Beth Shalom. The Sacramento Jewish Food Faire will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino, Carmichael. Entertainment and kids activities will be featured and a blood drive will be held. Among food available will be lox and bagels, eggs and onions, latkes, matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage,corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver, chopped herring and kugels plus baked goods. Visit to pre-order.

California Automobile Museum. The Fresh Hops Brew Fest will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the museum, 2200 Front St. More than 25 breweries from Sacramento Valley and beyond will pour brews at the fest, which will be part of the community’s Farm to Folk Week. Guests will receive a tasting glass souvenir for unlmited tastings. Dad’s Kitchen will have food for sale and the 150-plus automotive display will be open for touring. Tickets are $45 VIP for early admission at 5 p.m., plus Home Brewer tastings and judging; $35 general, $15 dinner by Dad’s Kitchen, and $10 designated driver (those attending must be 21 with valid ID). Visit or call (916) 442-6802.

Women’s Wisdom Art. /the Art Bra 5 exhibit will be on display through Oct. 11 at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St., with a reception and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Art Bra 5 is a collaboration between Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation and Women’s Wisdom Art. Area artists have created special pieces of art as a symbol. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Call (916) 783-4117.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site. The campfire program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will include native stories. Roasting sticks and marshmallows will be provided. The next Night Out at the Museum will be Sept. 20 with a Calling All Cowboys reception at 7 p.m. Rock art mysteries themes the program from 8 to 9 p.m. The museum is at 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. Visit or call (916) 774-5934.