California State University, Sacramento. The Department of Music will present the Faculty & Friends Gala at 7:30 p.m. April 16 on campus. In the musical spotlight will be Claudia Kitka, soprano; Keith Bohm, saxophone; and Ian Swensen, violinist. Music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries will be performed. The gala also will include student ensembles of the A.J. and Susana Watson Chamber Music Competition. The gala is $15 general, $10 seniors, and $5 students.
The music department is conducting a campaign to add funds to the program. For Angel designation, a contribution of $2,500 or more is requested. Friend contributions are $50 to $249, with levels in between. For tickets, call (916) 278-4323.
Camellia Symphony Orchestra. “Celebrated Arias” themes the next program in Season 52 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. Malcolm MacKenzie will perform arias by Rossini, Verdi, Mozart and Schumann. Christian Baldini, director/conductor, will present a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for the general seating event will be $30 general, $28 seniors (65-plus), $15 students, $8 children ages 12 and younger. Call (916) 929-6655 or visit www.camelliasymphony.org.
Community Recovery Resources Foundation. The Race for Recovery Gala will be Saturday at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Emcee and auctioneer will be Brian Hickey of KCRA 3 News. The event will include dinner catered by Off the Vine, musical guests, race fan decor and an auction including such items as a Chase Elliot helmet, a VIP race day experience with pit tour and meet-and-greet, official NASCAR crew-wear and team shirt, a pair of tickets to the NHRA suite at Sonoma Raceway in July, and the opportunity to meet Ron Capps. Sponsors include Bill McAnally Racing, Riebes Auto Parks and Napa Auto. Said Ariel Lovett, CRR’s deputy director: “Raising awareness and raising funds to prevent teen substance abuse is perhaps the most important way we can support families and our community.” The foundation is a nonprofit organization that has provided services for substance abuse recovery and related behavioral health issues since 1974. For tickets/information, call (530) 273-9541, ext. 216, or visit www.corr.us.
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Shoulder to Shoulder. The fourth annual bowl-a-thon will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. March 1 at Rocklin Lanes, 2325 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin. Fee to sponsor a bowling team is $1,500. Among raffle prizes will be a private plane ride over San Francisco, a Tahoe cabin for a weekend, Sacramento Kings prize pack and Sacramento Republic FC prize pack. Shoulder to Shoulder is a nonprofit organization that helps generationally fatherless young men in Del Paso Heights. The website is www.TeamSTS.org.
Stanford Youth Solutions. “Night at the Kings” will be Sunday at Sleep Train Arena when the Sacramento Kings meet the Phoenix Suns. Stanford Youth supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets to allow a child or family to attend a Kings game. On the futures calendar is 2015 Vintage slated for April 30 at North Ridge Country Club. Visit Stanford Youth Solutions on the Web (www.youthsolutions.org) or call (916) 344-0199.
UC Davis. The hospice program and children’s hospital bereavement program will sponsor an eight-week young adult bereavement art group for individuals ages 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Sessions, which are free, will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays from Tuesday through March 31 at the UC Davis Home Care Services Building, 3630 Business Drive, Suite F. Discussions will include acknowledging and understanding grief, expressing and accepting one’s feelings, changing roles, coping with stress and developing supportive relationships. Facilitators will be Don Lewis, bereavement and volunteer coordinator for the hospice program, and Hannah Hunter, art therapist for the child life and creative arts therapies department. Visit http://children.ucdavis.edu.
Optimist Club. The Sacramento Evening Club will stage an electronic e-waste, e-shred and e-clothes collection fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in the parking lot at Kohl’s, 6135 San Juan Ave., Citrus Heights. Included on the list of items to be donated are monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook computers, VCRs, stereo equipment, keyboards, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cellphones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunctional scanners and fax machines. The club will not accept household appliances, furniture or hazardous household waste such as batteries, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, cleaning supplies, etc. For info, call (916) 215-7700.
Assistance League of Greater Placer. “A Little Night Music” themes the program Thursday at Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin. Performers will include Bob Draga, clarinet; Jason Wanner, piano; Shelley Denny, bass; and Ron Jones, drums. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with concert and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. A complimentary dessert will be served at intermission and the no-host bar will be open. The event is $45 per person. Visit the Thrift Shop at 1263 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, for tickets. Or call (916) 543-7853, (530) 887-8824 or (916) 435-9471.
Capital Public Radio. “Destinations – Transforming Vacation Photos Into Art” themes the program by Sharon Gerber from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Capital Public Radio, 7055 Folsom Blvd. The show features more than 36 paintings – local, national and internationally. The private show will be followed by a Second Saturday Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and will be on display through April 1. A portion of sale proceeds from the show will be donated to Capital Public Radio.
Sacramento Zoo. “I (Heart) Sacramento Zoo,” a Valentine stroll through the zoo, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8 with treat time for the inhabitants slated through the day. Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers are planning the event, which will include free activity tables. Teens will answer questions about the animals and help distribute the treats. The teenage volunteers learn about the animals, interact with the public and gain confidence in public speaking. Visit saczoo.org.
Davis Musical Theatre Company. The annual dessert auction will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive. Admission is free and the viewing of desserts begins at 7 p.m. with live auction action at 7:30 p.m. Specialty desserts from area bakers will be featured along with homemade confections. In addition to the auction, entertainment will be presented and the bar and concession stand will be open. For information, especially about donating a dessert, email email@example.com.
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