Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Loyola Guild of Jesuit High School. For the 58th holiday season, the guild will present Christmas Tree Lane, with Dec. 1 and 2 the dates for the 2014 production, with the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel as the place. “Joy to the World” themes the multifaceted event, which includes a gift boutique and a musical fashion shows. The dinner gala (black-tie optional) with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. will be Dec. 1; tickets are $110. The holiday breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 2; tickets are $55 per person.

The Madonna Luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2; tickets are $65 per person. The Lane is open for shoppers from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second (no ticket required for entry).

Lori Estipular, guild president and lane chair, said: “Consider giving the gift of a Jesuit High School education by supporting our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are thrilled that almost 50 Jesuit students and 40 families will participate in our ‘Joy to the World’ show. We are excited to work with our director and choreographer, Lisa Schwann, as well as 25 guest models from St. Francis High School.”

For tickets: For table sponsorships, contact Diane McLaughlin at (916) 486-9050 or email

History: Loyola Guild at St. Ignatius Church held the first benefit 58 years ago to raise funds to build Jesuit High School. Before that, Mercy Guild had sponsored a traditional holiday benefit at the Senator Hotel, When Mercy was no longer able to continue the event. Loyola members chose to present the Lane with its holiday shopping and musical revue fashion shows at each of the ticketed events: dinner, breakfast and lunch. All proceeds benefit Jesuit’s scholarship fund.

Be the Match. The walk-and-run fundraiser on Saturday will bring together marrow donors and transplant patients to demonstrate that the cure for blood cancer is in the hands of ordinary people The fundraiser will help patients with blood cancers such as leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a transplant. Every year, more than 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with blood cancers such as leukemia for which a marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure. The event will support marrow transplant research, help patients with uninsured treatment costs, and add more volunteer potential donors. The walk-and-run is a family event for all levels. Visit to register, raise funds and/or volunteer, or call (800) MARROW-2 (627-7692).

Cordova Baptist Church. The Persimmon Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 10 527 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova. In addition to fresh persimmons and baked goodies, the event will include carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, refreshments, a white elephant sale and a raffle for a 32-inch flat-screen television. Call (916) 638-5505.

Friends of the Library. A Night at the Library will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the El Dorado Hjills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Wine will be poured, epicurean delights will be served, art will be on display. Dave Bender of KOVR will be emcee. Presenting music will be Jazz Report and Island of Black and White. Tickets are $30 and are available at the library and El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce in the Town Center. Call (916) 933-2130.

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. “Homes for the Holidays” themes the 2014 tour, with residences open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Six homes in El Dorado County will be be open for the fifth annual holiday home tour. The signature raffle will feature 100 bottles of wine from Skinner Vineyards and Winery. Adding to the festivities will be floral-making demonstrations by Pottery World, refreshments and a candy bar. All proceeds fund programs to help needy children and seniors in El Dorado County. Tickets are $25 general, $10 children 12 and under.


CHAMP and LRHS. “Heroes Among Us” themes the wine and dine spectacular slated for Saturday in the Littleton Center in Galt. John McGinness will emcee the event, which will include foods from Galt area restaurants, craft beers and regional wines. Sharing in the profits will be CHAMP (Community Heroes Appreciation Memorial Project) and LRHS (Liberty Ranch High School). Funds for CHAMP will be for the Officer Kevin Tonn Fallen Heroes Memorial in Galt. Athletic programs at LRHS will benefit from Heroes. Tickets are $30 ($25 designated driver). Visit or email

El Dorado German Shepherd Rescue. The Wag ’n’ Whine wine tasting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Total Wine, 2765 E. Bidwell St., Folsom. In addition to wine tasting, the event will include hors d’oeuvres, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $30 (must be 21 to attend). Visit; tickets will be on sale at the door.

California Waterfowl. The Placer County banquet will be Thursday at the Rocklin Community Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m..Tickets are $65 single, $100 drake/hen, $40 sprig, $40 life member, and $75 life member couple. Table sponsor packages are $950 or $1,500. Contact Bonnie Hart at (916) 771-3342 or email

California Waterfowl is a nonprofit, hunter-supported conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state’s waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage. The Wood Duck program has hatched more than 580,000 ducklings and the youth and education programs reach more than 250,00 of all ages to help create a better understanding of biology, conservation and outdoor heritage.

California Automobile Museum. A people-to-people exchange trip to Cuba will be March 27 through April 5. According to the museum, Cuba has approximately 60,000 classic American cars still in working condition. Travelers will be able to meet owners of many of the cars. Visit The trip, based on double occupancy, is $5,050 per person and includes the round-trip flight from Miami to Havana, hotel, meals, airport transfers, bi-lingual guide, medical insurance, visas and more. Deposit of $500 due date is Saturday. The museum will benefit from a portion of travel fees.

Sacramento SPCA. Times and dates for the fall book sale will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Greenaire Vilage, 8095 Greenback Lane.

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.