Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Arts and Business Council. The 27th annual Prelude to the Season will be Tuesday at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, with reception at 5 p.m., dinner, award presentations and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Bob Stewart, KVIE, will be emcee; Ed Goldman, columnist, artist and art collector, will be keynote speaker. The College Fund Street Band, Mind X and Sacramento Ballet will entertain.

Individual reservations are $95; tables for four are $800; sponsored tables for eight are $1,500. Nominees for individual leadership awards are Shanna McDaniels, Burnett and Mimi Miller, and Jason Silva. Volunteer of the year nominees are John Iniguez, Nan Mahon and Arlen Orchard, and lifetime achievement nominees are Ron Cisneros, Barbara Crockett and Crystal Olson.

Awards also will be given artist of the year, arts educator, executive, arts/business partnership, management, journalism and business support of the arts. Visit or call (916) 442-2005.

Sacramento Senator Lions Club. The 42nd annual Japan Night will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Elks Lodge, 6466 Riverside Blvd. Proceeds from the Japanese dinner will benefit community projects, including the Sensory Garden at the Sacramento Zoo, the Japanese Garden at Fairytale Town and other projects. Tickets are $35; call Teri Panscik at (530) 676-0829.

Soroptimist International of Citrus Heights. The third annual Unique Boutique will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. Billed as an early bird, one-stop-shopping experience, the boutique will feature home-based vendors, raffle prizes and more. Proceeds will support scholarships and programs designed to improve the lives of women and children to Educate, Empower, Enable. For information, call Jean Masbruch at (916) 698-7948 or email

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. Inside the Creative Mind – Artists Forum will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Internationally recognized artists participating will be Gregory Kondos, David Foster and Nina Paladino Caron. They will discuss why they chose the arts and what inspires them. Moderating the panel will be Scott Shields, associate director and chief curator of the Crocker Art Museum. Works by 15 regional artists will be raffled.

Admission tickets are $55; visit league’s Home for the Holidays tour is Dec. 6 and 7; tickets will be available online beginning Friday. Proceeds will benefit homeless and underprivileged children in El Dorado County.

Sacramento Suburban Kiwanis. The 23rd annual Beaujolais Plus wine tasting and art auction will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Dante Club. Award-winning wines will be poured at the event, which will include a silent art auction, raffle, live music and a pasta dinner. Tickets are $40. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Family House and other Kiwanis charities. For tickets, call (916) 972-7337.

All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc. An Enchanted Tuscan Evening will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Pavilion, El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way, Building A, El Dorado Hills. Featured at the third annual event will be a silent auction and light Italian appetizers. Entertainment will be by A&A Music Events, featuring Anthony Avery. A silent auction will be held. Tickets are $50 at the door (must be 21 to attend).

Visit or call (916) 520-4223. Proceeds benefit AAE’s horse rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Sacramento. The third annual “Hole” Lotta Love charity tournament will be Friday at Teal Bend Golf Club, with registration/box lunch at 11:30 a.m. The putting contest will be at 12:30 p.m., with shotgun start at 1 p.m. The award dinner/auction/raffle begins at 6 p.m. Call Tom Cicchini at (916)858-1638 or email,

Kosmos. The scholarship luncheon and fashion show will be presented for the 43rd year from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Courtyard Marriott, 1762 Tribute Road. A Tribute to the Kosmos Legacy themes the event, which will feature the presentation of seven scholarships and a fashion show by Mario B Productions. Slated to be speaker is Dr. Ronn Elmore, author/minister/speaker. Donations are $50.

The annual Winter Ball will be from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 27 at the Courtyard Marriott. Tickets for the formal event are $40 per person. For tickets to the luncheon or the winter ball, call Doris Brooks at (916) 363-8346.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The 14th annual SALLY (Soccer Against Leukemia & Lymphoma) Games will be Saturday at Cherry Island Soccer Complex. Proceeds from entry fees will benefit the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For information, visit SALLY Games Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Rho Kappa Chapter will sponsor the third annual fundraiser Tuesday at Ginger’s Restaurant. 1410 E. Roseville Parkway No. 140 and N. Sunrise Ave., Roseville. The eatery will donate 15 percent of the total bill for breakfast, lunch or dinner for Alzheimer’s Research in Mountain View the state project of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Call Phyllis Francis at (916) 969-3841 or email her at

WEAVE. A preview art show and reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gallery 2110 in advance of the Second Saturday show from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Participating artist Sharon Gerber said: “In honor of October being Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, a portion of revenues will be donated to WEAVE, which provides 24-hour crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.”

Unity of Sacramento. Libra’s Mega Dance Party will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mirage Event Center, 2159 El Camino Ave. The event will benefit UCAN Scholarships (916-896-3000), Kids Count Math Academy (916-212-4597) and UOS (Unity of Sacramento) Music Department (916-368-3950). Featured will be Cappy’s Elgins, Chakra and DJ Tone Pesci. Special guest will be Kimrie Lewis-Davis, comedian and actress. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; VIP tables available. Food and beverages will be on sale. Call (916) 681-5577, (916) 995-3366 or (916) 410-6603.

Sacramento County Animal Shelter. Whiskers and Wine is on the calendar for Saturday at 3939 Bradshaw Road, with 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. the party hours. Party features will include Damany Lewis, News 10, host; dinner by Cafe Napoli and David Sobon Auctions calling for bids on such items as a photo safari to South Africa. Tickets are $40 ($50 at the door); table for 10 is $350, Tickets are on sale at the animal shelter, Western Feed and Pet Supply, and the Critter Outfitter at the shelter. Dress is casual; must be 21; no pets. Visit or email

YMCA of Superior California. The annual Kids Are Y Tasting and benefit auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Masonic Temple Ballroom, 1123 J St. Among local restaurants, breweries and wineries offering sips and samples will be House Kitchen & Bar, the Melting Pot, Kru, Sean Minor Wines, Bogle, Moniz Family Wines, Bike Dog Brewing and New Helvetia Brewing Co. Proceeds benefit the Y-Assist Fund providing scholarships for local families for YMCA programs. Call (916) 452-9622. For tickets visit

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. The 10th anniversary Helping Handbags fundraiser will be Oct. 18 at Lions Gate McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan. For tickets: (the information last week in this column was incomplete). Registration and handbag viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m., with luncheon and live auction beginning at noon.. Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting underprivileged women and children in the Greater Sacramento Area. Contact Debra Danner at (916) 835-9806.