Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraisers around the Sacramento region

PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society.) The Elephant Grape Stomp, with the theme “An Afternoon in TUSKany,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the ARK 2000 Sanctuary in San Andreas. Regional wines will be poured; Il Fornaio will present Tuscan cuisine (vegetarian and vegan). Shuttle service will be provided around the ARK sanctuary to visit the lions, tigers, bears, leopard and elephants. One highlight will be the announcement of the Ms./Mr. TUSKany “pageant” winner chosen by the highest number of votes at $5 per vote. The event is for adults only. Tickets are $100 per person. Call (209) 745-2606 or visit

SS. Peter and Paul Church of Rocklin. The Ladies Guild will present the third annual beer and wine tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church social hall, 450 Granite Drive, Rocklin. “A Taste of Harvest” will feature area wine, beer and artisan edibles from Caute AhVino, Ciotti and Heringer wineries, Out of Bounds and Boneshakers brewers, Calolea Oils, Sinsational Confections, homemade toffees and Township Valley Pesto. The jazz group 4 on 6 will perform, and the evening will include a raffle of items including a beer-lovers basket and more. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door. Call Kathy Koester at (916 ) 652-6928 ( or Barbara Wogsland at (916) 435-9517 (

Junior Achievement. The Crazy Bowl will be Friday and Saturday and Oct. 24 at Country Club Lanes. The Spooktacular will be at 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. opening day, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Oct. 24. For particulars, visit

Heifer International. Bill Beck (the Seagoing Cowboy) will speak at the Heifer 70th anniversary event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Way. Beck is editor of “Cowboy Memories,” published to honor Seagoing Cowboys, air attendants and truckers who aided Heifer International in animal husbandry during the years after World War II. For information, visit

National Association of Women Business Owners. The 17th annual OWL awards event will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel. Host will be Kitty O’Neal. Award categories are “woman on the way,” innovator, luminary, executive, vision, wise woman and “achievement against all odds.” The lifetime achievement award will be presented to Eva Garcia, and the “wind beneath our wings” award will be presented to Pam Marrone. For availability of tickets, visit www.nawbo-sac-org-owl-awards. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Soroptimist of Sacramento.

Pleasant Grove Community Church. The women of the church will present “Fashions, Frills and Food – A Unique Boutique” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church auditorium, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. Items on sale will include clothing, décor, baked goods, soups, relishes, and tools. Funds raised will help support outreach projects including Acres of Hope, which serves homeless women with children and Mercy Ministries. For information, call Jan Percy at (916) 771-4842.

All Saints Church Women. A book sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the church, 2076 Sutterville Road. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 and included will be fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and collectibles. Proceeds will benefit Sacramento charities.

Women in Philanthropy. Foster youth will benefit from the 13th annual lunch Oct. 23 at the Arden Fair Mall Center. Featured will be a foster youth fashion show, lunch and presentations by current and former foster youth who have participated in United Way’s financial stability initiative. The initiative includes the $en$e-Ability project supporting financial literacy courses and a matched-savings program for foster youth. Tickets range from $75 to $125. Visit

California Automobile Museum. Live and silent auctions, a catered dinner, wine and a live performance by David Garibaldi are on the program from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum, 2200 Front St. Among auction items will be a “Breaking Bad” collector’s rubber apron autographed by Brian Cranston, a one-week stay in a private home at Pualani Estates in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, and two-night stay at Mendocino’s Parducci Wine Cellars guesthouse for four, and more. Sponsor a table for 10 for $750 or eight for $600 with premium seating. Single tickets are $75. Visit

Amador County Library. Friends of the library will sponsor a book sale Friday through Sundayat American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek. First-night hours for members only are 4 to 7 p.m. (membership will be available). Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closing-day hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with all items half-price. Call (209) 223-3390.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. An interactive and informative event focusing on women with breast cancer will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the cancer center, 4501 K St. Breast Reconstructive Awareness or BRA Day will feature patients, medical team members, and discussions on medical tattooing, breast implants and skin care. The event is free; no registration required. Visit http://BRAdayUSA.,org.

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331.