Gloria Glyer

Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center. A retirement party plus a fundraiser will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 12 at the California State University, Sacramento, Ballroom, 6000 J St. In the retirement spotlight will be Jan Scully, who is retiring as district attorney. The fundraiser will benefit SRFJC, a collaborative agency partnership benefiting local victims of domestic, family and interpersonal violence. The party will include wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, live music and program presentations. Individual tickets are $150; for ticket and table purchases, sponsorship inquiries and donations, contact (916) 995-1530 by Friday. Visit All proceeds will benefit the SRFJC Foundation, for which Scully serves as chair.

University Farm Circle. This Davis holiday home tour will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with six homes decorated for the holidays. In addition, a boutique will be held with a variety of vendors. Tour tickets are $30 and are on sale the day of the tour at the boutique, located in the International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Proceeds provide scholarships for UC Davis students. Visit

Friends of Sacramento Public Library. More than 100,000 gently used books, videos and audio books will be on sale Saturday and Dec. 13 at the Friends Book Den store, Suite E, 8250 Belvedere Ave. Sale prices range from 50 cents to $2. Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A preview for members of Friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Proceeds help pay for programs, equipment and materials local libraries need but cannot afford. The Book Den will be open throughout the sale, with most items priced individually from $3 up. For information, call (916) 731-8493 or email

Stanford Youth Solutions. Gift items are being sought for at-risk children – more than 600 – and their families. On the list of suggested items are books, blankets, learning toys, dolls, match box cars, beanies, gloves, scarves for all ages from infant through teen. Items may be taken to the Stanford Youth Solutions office at 8912 Volunteer Lane. Visit

Socks for Seniors. The annual campaign to collect socks for seniors is under way and will continue through Christmas. Socks collected will be distributed in area nursing homes, assisted living centers and other senior communities. Visit

Camellia Symphony Orchestra. Seating is limited for “An Intimate Bach Recital” at 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at 3364 Sierra Oaks Drive. Cellist Richard Andaya will present the program. Tickets are $35; visit Checks may be mailed to 3364 Sierra Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864.

Alpha Fired Arts Gallery. The fifth annual holiday art show is being held at the gallery, 4675 Aldona Lane. Original and affordable gifts from local artists are featured at the event, which will continue through Jan. 10. For information, contact Brian Tanner at (916) 484-4424 or

CASA Sacramento. Tickets are on sale for the annual crab feed from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 17 at St. Mary’s Church in Giovanni Hall, 1333 58th St. The feed includes no-host bar, all you can eat crab, wall of wine, raffle, and dancing with a DJ. Featured in the auction will be art by foster youths.

To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or donate an auction item, contact or call (916) 875-6606. The mission of CASA is to ensure consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child.

Music in the Mountains. In partnership with the Nevada County Food and Toy Run, a special children’s concert will be presented at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 in the Amaral Center on the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Unwrapped toys or nonperishable food items will be collected at the concert. Other holiday concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets range from $10 to $50.

Fairytale Town. The storybook park will be trimmed in holiday décor from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 11-14 and Dec. 18-21 with lights and a flurry of snow nightly. On weekends, craft activities, vendors and more will be featured. Special guests will be two of Santa’s reindeer, on Dec. 13 and 14. Santa will be in the workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21.

The special programs are included with paid park admission: $5.50 for adults and children ages 2 and older (children 1 and under free). On Christmas Eve Day, admission will be free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit or call (916) 808-7462.

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.