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Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Rosevillle Home Start. The third annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Flower Farm Inn, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road in Loomis. The family-style event will include dance performances, Victorian noel carolers, “Nutcracker” scenes performed by Green Tree Studio, a visit and holiday story by Santa, plus treats and sweets for all ages. A silent auction and raffle also are planned. Every child 12 and under attending will take home a Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear.

Tickets are $50 general, $35 children 12 and under. Sponsorships are available with appropriate tea titles: Imperial Earl Grey, $10,000; Bombay Chai, $5,000; African Solstice, $2,500; and Moroccan Orange Blossom, $1,000. Visit or call (916) 782-6667. Proceeds will help support homeless children and their families living at Home Start’s transitional living facility in Roseville.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. The Sacramento Chapter will present the 13th annual business and community awards recognition luncheon at noon Saturday at the Sacramento DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. Starring in the special guest spotlight will be Touré, author, music journalist, television star and cultural critic. The event will celebrate the chapter’s community partnerships and honor leaders in the region. Tables for 10 are $800; individual tickets are $125 and $80. Call (888) 722-6229, visit or email

Fairytale Town. On Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, Fairytale Town will offer free admission to families who bring canned food items for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive.

The day will include free arts and crafts. The Puppet Art Theater Company will present “Jack’s Holiday Adventure,” a holiday version of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Show times will be at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the puppet show are $1 for members, $2 nonmembers.

Kingsley Art Club. Gary Kurutz will present the program at 1:15 p.m. today at the Setzer Auditorium in the Crocker Art Museum (doors open at 1 p.m.). Kurutz, principal librarian emeritus of the special Collections Branch of the California State Library in Sacramento, will present an illustrated talk featuring the four-year, $40 million restoration of the Library and Courts Building. On the futures calendar is the opening reception for the Crocker-Kingsley@Blue Line Show on Jan. 8 and a tour of the restored state library on Jan. 29. For information about Kingsley, email kingsleyartclub@hotmail.cim.

Soroptimist International of Auburn. A Santa Letter fundraiser is underway with members writing the personal letters from the North Pole. The request form includes questions about the child’s Christmas wishes, accomplishments, ways to improve, and names of pets and best friends. Fee is $5; per letter; mail requests to Soroptimist International of Auburn, P.O. Box 4817, Auburn, CA 95604. Dec. 18 is the deadline.

Blue Line Arts. The Carnela Negra duo will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at 405 Vernon St., Roseville (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Brazilian guitarist Stephen Holland and singer Florencia Dunayevich will present the program of Brazilian classic bossa nova, baiao and samba as well as Argentine milongas, Afro-Cuban and Peruvian dances. For members, tickets are $22; nonmembers $28; $35 at the door. Contact number: (916) 783-4117.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. The annual Run to Feed the Hungry will be held on its traditional day: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, with the starting line at the J Street entrance to Sacramento State and finish at Scottish Rite Masonic Center on H Street. Participants may opt for the 10k run starting at 8:15 a.m. or the 5K run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. Early bird registration through Friday is $35 per person, $20 children 15 and under. After that date, registration is $40 per person, $20 children 15 and under; On race day, fee is $45 per person, $20 children 15 and under. Visit

Capital City AIDS Foundation. World AIDS Day 2014 will be commemorated Dec. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Faces. “Lighting the Way to Saving Lives” will theme the program, with County Supervisor Phil Serna leading a moment of silence. Candles will be distributed to “Light the Way.” Light appetizers will be served.

Courage House. The sixth annual Elk Grove Turkey Trot will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 8350 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove. The quarter-mile fun run for kids will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K/10K runs at 9:15 a.m. Proceeds benefit Courage Houses, homes for minor girls rescued out of sex trafficking. Said Stephanie Midthun, Elk Grove resident and community relations and resource director for Courage Worldwide: “Sex trafficking of children is happening in Elk Grove. We have received calls to both mentor and provide a home for girls in Elk Grove who have been trafficked. It is happening everywhere, including in our backyard. We hope people will run so children won’t have to.” Visit

PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization). HolliFaire themes the sixth annual boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3239 Baron Court, Cameron Park Airpark (signs will show the way). Gift items and baked goods will be featured at the site, which has wheelchair access and ample parking; admission is free. Joining PEO for the event is Donate Life, an organization focusing on the importance of organ donation. Proceeds benefit educational opportunities for women, including scholarships for El Dorado County women over 30 attending Folsom Lake College. The sponsoring organization is a chapter of PEO, an international organization founded in 1869. For information, call (530) 677-6776.

Women’s Wisdom Art. The Harvest Moon art show and sale will be held through Saturday at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St. A reception from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday will feature a poetry reading at 1 p.m. Call (916) 482-2608.

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.