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Roseville Library. The Winter Gala will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Downtown Roseville Library, 311 Vernon St., Roseville. Themed the Retro Winter Wonderland, the event will include fine food, drinks, live music and dancing. Proceeds will benefit the new Mobile Library. Sponsorships have appropriate themes: Fly Me to the Moon, $2,000; Some Enchanted Evening, $1,000; Baby, It’s Cold Outside, $500; and Memories Are Made of This, $250. A single ticket is $50, two for $85, three for $135 and four for $170 (must be 21 to attend). Visit or call (916) 774-5200.

Sacramento Zoo. Residents of the zoo will celebrate Saturday when special gifts will be delivered throughout the day. The gifts will include holiday goodies, appropriately wrapped. The gifts will be delivered from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Scheduled treat time will begin at 10:30 a.m. when the Sumatran orangutans receive stockings with treats. Wrapped boxes and pumpkin bowls will be the Red River Hog treats at 11 a.m. and on through the day, concluding at 3 p.m. when the Small Wonders animals with wings receive paper garlands and a browse wreath. Visitors bringing a nonperishable food item will receive $1 off admission. Donations will help the River City Food Bank feed more than 14,000 residents. The Zoofari Market will be open. Call (916) 808-7446 or visit

KVIE. Tickets are on sale for KVIE Uncorked: An Evening with Frankie Moreno, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 26 at the KVIE Studios. Moreno and three of his bandmates will perform at Uncorked, which will include food, wine, beer and music. Additionally, those attending may bid on auction items and enter the wine raffle. Tickets are $240 for a pair of VIP tickets and $120 for a single general admission. Visit Phone: (916) 641-3663.

Capitol Pops Concert Band. The band will conclude its 17th season with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5811 Walnut Ave., Orangevale. Admission is free, but those attending are asked to donate a new or gently used coat as part of the national One Warm Coat effort to provide coats to needy individuals throughout North America. The San Francisco-based group has been organizing coat drives since 1992, donating more than 4 million since then. Financial contributions will be accepted. The Capitol Pops not-for-profit band, led by Kurt Pearsall, started in 1997 performing a diverse portfolio of music throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band of about 70 musicians represents a cross section of the area. Visit

United Way. The Volunteer Center has opportunities for holiday donations and volunteering throughout the area. The center is equipped to match the volunteer with where the need is greatest. According to Stephanie McLemore Bray, president and CEO of United Way California Capital Region, “We are grateful to all the community members who step up as first responders to meet our community’s most urgent needs during the holiday season. But it can be difficult to find volunteer and donation opportunities that fit people’s schedules and budgets. Our Volunteer Center is an easy way to find opportunities all in one place and narrow them down to what is most convenient and affordable.” Here are ways to help: Collect donations, provide toys and stockings for children and the homeless, donate items for holiday meals. Visit

U.S. Senior Open. With the 2015 U.S. Senior Open on the calendar for June 22-28 at Del Paso Country Club, special ticket prices are being announced for holiday shoppers. For instance, the holiday package at $99 includes two grounds tickets good for any one day of the tournament; two ticket lanyards, one limited-edition championship hat and a souvenir holiday box. The Trophy Club holiday package includes two Trophy Club tickets good for any one day, two ticket lanyards, one logo hat, packaged in a holiday souvenir box for $149. Go online: or visit Throughout the week of the championship, kids 17 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult; each adult may bring up to nine kids.

Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 12 to include the location of the Capitol Pops Concert Band concert.

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