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Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

By Gloria Glyer

Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association. The Sing n’ Serve crab feed will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St.., Curtis Park. The event will feature the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus members, who will sing and serve. Special performers will be Boy Howdy, SGMC’s small ensemble, presenting entertainment throughout the crab feed. Dinner will include green salad, pasta with marinara, garlic bread, Dungeness crab and one beverage (additional beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase). Reservations are required; contact Faith Johnston, events coordinator, or Jade Walker, marketing coordinator, at (916) 452-3005 or

Citizens Who Care. The annual winter concert will be presented twice: the first time at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and then at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis. “Decades of Love” is presented by Valerie Steward Williams and Demjuan Julian, directors, choreographers and performers. Love stories of all kinds will be presented: Family, friendship, romantic love, love found and lost and found again. Among numbers on the program will be “As Time Goes By,” “Fever,” “Sh-Boom,” “Peggy Sue,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Somebody to Love.” General admission is $35. Student discount tickets at $25 for one, $45 for two, will be available for the Feb. 14 show. Call (530) 758-3704 or or visit the CWC office at 409 Lincoln Ave., Woodland. The organization offers social support programs and services, including in-home respite visiting program; the convalescent hospital visiting program and time off for caregivers program.

Pig Bowl. The 41st anniversary Guns and Hoses football game will be Saturday at the CSUS stadium, with gates opening at 11 a.m., pre-game festivities at noon and kick off at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10. The all-volunteer Pig Bowl committee has assisted charities – monetarily and physically – throughout the Sacramento Valley ever since the first game in 1974. Additional fundraisers are held throughout the year, including the ninth annual wine, brew and food festival Aug. 7. For tickets, call (916) 715-3132 (tickets will be held at the stadium’s will call).

Los Ninos Service League. A wine social is on the calendar for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Casa, 2760 Sutterville Road. Another event on the calendar is the Volunteer Valentine’s dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be included at the event, which is limited to member and one guest; $16 per person. The Casa is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (reservations recommended). Also available by reservation are breakfast meetings, weddings, receptions, memorials and other private parties. For information or reservations, call (916) 452-2809. That’s the same number to call if interested in becoming a league volunteer.

Crocker Art Museum. An exclusive member preview of “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910” will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Crocker, 216 O. St. Memberships will be accepted at the preview. The exhibit, which will be on display through April 26, celebrates the California premiere of the exhibition and will include a special program with cancan dancers, live music, an absinthe bar and more. Call (916) 808-6730 for Crocker membership information or at

Getty Owl Foundation. The fourth annual Getty Owl Run/Walk will be Feb. 22 with meeting time 8 a.m. at Crocker Park. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness for, support and advocate for families affected by spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic killer of young children. Go to for information or to register.

NeighborWorks. Sponsors and participants are being sought for the sixth annual art, wine and food classic from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at the California Museum in the Constitution Courtyard, 1020 O St. In addition to food and beverage tastings, the classic will include a silent auction, art display and live music. Sponsorship levels range from custom level (details available) to $5,000 for premier sponsorship, $1,000 community to $100 neighbor; call (916) 452-5356, ext. 2221.

DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies). Monthly programs are held ranging from training to brown bag lunches with speakers, awards events and more. Scheduled for Feb. 12 is “Inter Office Challenges: Developing Staff And Volunteer Trust And Relationship Building.” Registration will be at 11 a.m. with the program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The brown bag lunch is $5 for members, $10 nonmembers. Diane Rhodes of Sutter Health will present the program. For information

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.