Community Events
This is where you'll find information about local events put on by non-profit organizations. If your organization is having an event, please send the details to

Museum Month

March is Museum Membership Month. The benefits of museum membership extend well beyond financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  There’s something for everyone as the Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. For more information, Click Here

Spring Clothing Drive to support Creek Week

It's Spring Cleaning time. Clean out those closets and donate your items to help fund the Sacramento Area Creeks Council and support Creek Week. Drop off from 3/2-4/18 at Carmichael Rec and Park (5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael). For more information, Click Here

4/4 Largest Egg Hunt In The World

Blue Heart International presents the 'Largest Egg Hunt In The World', Saturday, April 4 (9a-1p) at the State Capitol. They are breaking the Guinness world record for the largest Easter egg hunt with over 500,000 Eggs. Face painting, bounce houses, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food trucks, and more at this family friendly event. For more information, Click Here

4/4 Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Harley-Davidson of Sacramento and will be taking free pictures with the kids, Saturday, April 4th (Noon-3pm). Harley-Davidson of Sacramento (1000 Arden Way in Sacramento). For more information, Click Here 

4/4 Easter Fun Run and Carnival

The Eleventh Annual Easter Run & Fun is Saturday, April 4 at beautiful Lodi Lake. 5k and 10k runners and walkers receive a Custom Shirt; Pancake Breakfast; and raffle entry. Free Easter Carnival and a Kids Fun Run. Proceeds benefit the Lodi Salvation Army’s Hope Harbor Family Service Center. For more information, Click Here

4/5 Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ

An Easter Egg hunt and BBQ will be held at the First Assembly Of God (3210 Oro Dam Blvd, Oroville California, 95966) on April 5. Egg hunt, burgers, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, 2 bounce houses for different ages, raffle prizes for both kids and adults and a fire truck. For more information, Click Here 

4/4-5 Spring Eggstravaganza

Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town is Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5 from 11am-3pm. A fun-filled family weekend featuring egg hunts, prizes, spring-themed hands-on activities and visits with Peter Cottontail. Daily egg hunts are held at 12, 1 and 2 pm. Hunt areas are separated by age groups. Spring Eggstravaganza is free with paid park admission. For more information, call (916) 808-7462 or Click Here 

4/7 Job Fair

A job fair featuring employers from around the region is Tuesday, April 7th from Noon-4pm at The Grand (1215 J Street). Attendees who want to polish their resumes can consult with employment experts offering free one-on-one evaluations. For more information, Click Here

4/9 The Sacramento Picture

An encore showing of, "The Sacramento Picture!" is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at the Center for Sacramento History (CSH).  The special showing will include an introduction by host and co-producer Matías Bombal. For tickets and information, Click Here 

4/9 Small Business Tax Seminar

Small businesses are critical to the economic health of our state, but California’s tax laws are complicated and confusing. If you run a small business, you are invited to attend a FREE small business tax seminar in Auburn, Thursday, April 9th. For more information, Click Here 

4/11 Walk To Remember 2015

The walk honors SFC Bryan E. Hall and all American Soldiers, past and present. This year's event will be held Saturday, April 11 at Elk Grove Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove). Proceeds will be split between the Bryan E. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund and an education fund for his eight-year old daughter, Addison. For more information, Click Here

4/11 Stand Up and Dance

Stand Up And Dance with the Placer County Stars, Saturday, April 11 in the Timber Creek Ballroom (7050 Del Webb Blvd. Roseville). It's a benefit for the survivors of domestic or sexual assault. Dinner, Dance Competition, Live and Silent Auction and Dancing. For more information, Click Here

4/12 5k Fun Run for Health

2nd Annual Imani Bolt 5k Fun Run for Health is Sunday, April 12th to benefit the UC Davis School of Medicine Imani Clinic and its public health education  programs. The student-run clinic provides free health care for under-served populations in the Oak Park Community of Sacramento (medical supplies, mammograms, x-rays, educational health programs etc.). For more information, Click Here

4/11-12 Lodi Spring Art Show

Lodi’s FREE 55th annual Spring Art Show is one of the biggest in the state with more than 300 items on display. The event is scheduled for April 11 & 12 at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery (5950 East Woodbridge Road). Raising funds to support the Art Center’s programs throughout the year. For more information, Click Here 

4/18 Superhero Family Fun Run

Dress As Your Favorite Superhero for Star Education's 3rd Annual Family Fun Run, Saturday, April 18th at Maidu Park in Roseville. 5K, 10K, Half Mile Kids Run and Superhero Dash. STAR Education is committed to helping students reach their full potential, offering affordable academic, recreational and enrichment based programs that support and enhance school curriculum. For more information, Click Here

4/19 Sacramento MS Walk

Walk MS connects people living with Multiple Sclerosis and those who care about them. When you participate, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide and fuels critical research to stop the disease, restore function that has been lost and end MS forever. For more information, Click Here

4/22 California Aviation Day

California Aviation Day at the Capitol is presented to inform legislators, staff, and the public about the importance of aviation to California. The free Expo takes place from 11am-2pm, Wednesday, April 22 on the north steps of the State Capitol, featuring interactive displays and informational presentations. For more information, Click Here 

4/23 Mad Hatter Meets The Great Gatsby Fundraiser

Fairytale Town mixes the zaniness of the Mad Hatter with the glamor of “The Great Gatsby” in its third annual fundraising event, Thursday, April 23 at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Sacramento. Desserts and chocolate delicacies, wine and food tastings, live music, mad hats, live and silent auctions and a raffle with exciting prizes. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Fairytale Town’s programs and park improvements. For more information, call (916) 808-7462 or Click Here 

4/24 Hartsong Ranch Animal Sanctuary Benefit

The 3rd Annual 'Hair Wars for Hartsong' is April 24th at Morgan Creek Golf Club (8791 Morgan Creek Lane, Roseville). Proceeds benefit Hartsong Ranch Animal Sanctuary. For more information, Click Here or go to their Facebook Page

4/25-26 Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Folsom is April 25-26 (9am-9am) at Sutter Middle School (715 Riley Street Folsom, CA 95630). Save Lives. Create More Birthdays. Find Out How. For more information, please email Joanna Nolen or Click Here

4/26 Folsom MS Walk

Walk MS connects people living with Multiple Sclerosis and those who care about them. When you participate, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide and fuels critical research to stop the disease, restore function that has been lost and end MS forever. For more information, Click Here

4/25-26 Scottish Games

Fun, adventure, music, competitions, and a flavor of things Scottish at “The Friendly Games” April 25 and 26 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland.  The “Games” means anything that is a competition related to the Scottish culture. "Festival” represents activities that are to be enjoyed, participate in, and watch. Children’s area, food, entertainment, vendors and dancing. For more information, Click Here 

4/25-26 Gardens of Folsom

The 15th Annual Garden Tour of the Folsom Garden Club is Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th. Attend a self-guided tour of seven lovely Folsom gardens. This year's tour features a variety of gardens and there will be a plant sale, a bake sale, artists painting in the gardens, and Master Gardeners to answer your gardening questions. The tour will be held "Rain or Shine". For more information, call 916-221-2457 or Click Here

4/27 Pins For Kids Charity Golf

The 3rd Annual Pins For Kids Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by Lance Briggs, is Monday, April 27 at Wildhawk Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Briggs4Kidz Outreach Program and The Elk Grove Police Activities League. For more information, call 916.226.2905 or Email or go to their Facebook Page 

4/30 Teacher Appreciation Contest

Image Orthodontics has launched its Annual Teacher Appreciation Contest. Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit a letter on behalf of a teacher deserving the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award. The student with the most compelling letter will win a pizza party for their class and a $100 gift card for school supplies for their classroom and their teacher will receive the 2015 award along with a gift certificate for dinner. Deadline for entry is 4/30/2015. For more information, call (916) 273-3606 or email 

5/7 Saint John's Program For Real Change

The 9th Annual Tea For Change is Thursday, May 7th on the patio of Cafeteria 15L. Enjoy an afternoon of tea and fine wine, delicious food, and great company as they honor the Saint John’s 2015 Mother of the Year, Donna Lucas, founder and CEO of Lucas Public Affairs. Your support will help the mothers of Saint John’s break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. For more information, Click Here

5/8 Terry Rossman MS Golf Experience

Registration is open for the 7th Annual Terry Rossman MS Golf Experience, Friday, May 8 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club (1pm Shotgun). $100 donation includes golf/cart/range balls, lunch, putting contest, awards dinner and all kinds of fun. Not a golfer? Come for the awards dinner and you could win some fantastic live/silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information, Click Here

5/9 Art Rx

Individuals with chronic pain, along with family/caregivers, are invited to enjoy free, docent-facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art, Saturday, May 9 from 11am–Noon. The goal is to encourage positive experiences that reduce the burden of chronic pain. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Art Rx is presented in collaboration with UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine’s Integrative Pain Management Program. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call (916) 808-1962 or Email

5/12-13 Keeping the Promise Expo

Keeping the Promise Small Business Conference & Expo will be held May 12-13 at McClellan Conference Center (5411 Luce Ave. McClellan, CA 95843). The two-day event will feature prominent speakers, educational workshops, a business expo and a variety of valuable tools and business resources. For more information, Click Here

5/15 Charity Golf to benefit The Gathering Inn

The 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Gathering Inn Homeless Shelter is Friday, May 15 at Whitney Oaks. Get your teams together for more fun than ever with competitions, fun prizes and a few surprises. For more information, Call 916.847.2909 or Click Here

5/16 Charity Golf to benefit 'Love, Olivia'

5th Annual ECO Invitational golf tournament will be held at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Saturday, May 16th to benefit, "Love, Olivia", a local non-profit outreach organization helping low-income families with special needs children.  Gourmet dinner, raffle, silent auction, prizes, and live entertainment. For more information, go to their Facebook Page or Click Here

5/16 Farms, Friends & Fairytales

Join Fairytale Town for a fun-filled celebration of farm animals and agriculture. Watch Fairytale Town’s Babydoll sheep get sheared and the wool spun into yarn using an old fashioned spinning wheel. Participate in agriculture-themed hands-on activities and visit with local area farms and organizations. This program is free with paid park admission. For more information, Click Here

5/15-17 Banjo Festival

The Sacramento Banjo Band is holding their annual Banjo Festival, the ‘Banjo-Rama’ on May 15, 16, & 17 at the Lion’s Gate Hotel (located on the old McClellan AFB; 3410 Westover St., McClellan). Workshops, Jam sessions and Vendors. For more information, Click Here

6/5 Breakfast on the River 2015

Breakfast on the River is a fundraiser for the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps, Friday June 5 at Discovery Park (1600 Garden Highway, Sacramento 95822). Enriching the lives of young adults by integrating education, job skills training and work experience on conservation projects and service opportunities that benefit the region and our corpsmembers. For more information, Click Here

6/26-28 Me One Camp Challenge

The Me-One Foundation invites you to Camp Challenge, an amazing, completely cost free weekend get away for adult cancer patients and their families, June 26-28 at Mission Springs in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Zip lining, archery, hiking, full service spa, terrific food and accommodations. For more information, go to their Facebook Page or Click Here

7/18 Motorcycle Ride For Vets

The 5th Annual 111 Mile Motorcycle Ride & Fundraiser for Veterans is Saturday, July 18. Ride starts in Auburn, ends in Foresthill. Registration: 8:30 with breakfast goodies and coffee. Kickstand's up at 9:45 for the Poker Run. Ride ends with a Color Guard Ceremony followed by BBQ lunch with Music, Raffle, 50/50, Tattoo Contest and a Best of Ride award. For more information, Click Here

$500 Gift Card for your non profit organization

Would you like to have a $500 Gift Certificate donated to your non profit organization? The prize includes a Family Portrait session at the studio, plus an additional $250 towards the winners selection of Portraits. They will provide you with everything you need. (A Portrait, a sign describing the Gift Certificate, the sign up sheets and Winner’s card). For more information, contact Charity Director, Laura McGill at 916.797.1002

925 Non-profit Thrift Boutique

925 Boutique is a nonprofit thrift boutique open to the public in Roseville. They feature new and gently used professional attire for women at affordable prices, ensuring the next business step for customers is done in style. Nothing in the store is priced more than $9. They are currently accepting donations of both clothing and cash. For more information, Click Here 

African Refugees Relief

The African Refugees Relief Agency assists European and African refugees and Syrians coming into the local region and Northern California in general. They help refugees find housing and jobs and help to transport them form regional airports to their destinations such as San Jose and Sacramento. For more information, Email

American Cancer Society

Want to do a lot of good with a little of your time? Whether it’s giving a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, putting together a team for Relay For Life, or sending an email to friends and family about our cancer screening guidelines, there are multiple ways you can join the fight against cancer. For more information, Click Here 

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives. They are the nation’s leader in CPR training. For more information, Click Here 

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, Click Here 

Bear Creek Community Church

Family Faith Nights are held at Bear Creek Community Church on Wednesday Evenings. A $3 home cooked dinner served from 5:30 – 6:00; then Kids Connect Clubs, Youth Groups, and Parent Groups are offered from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Bear Creek Community Church is conveniently located between Lodi and Stockton. For more information, Click Here


Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life. If you're in generally good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, you're qualified. One donation can save as many as 3 lives. 3 teaspoons can save a baby's life. For more information, Click Here 

Buy It Where You Burn It

Help protect California’s trees by buying and burning wood for campfires from local sources. If you transport firewood, you may also be unknowingly moving around harmful insects and diseases, putting the trees and forests at risk.  Those hitchhiking pests can take hold in new areas and have devastating impacts to trees, natural resources, and local communities. For more information, Click Here 

California Sea Otter Fund

California’s endangered sea otters need your help. Pollution, parasites and disease are preventing full recovery of their natural population. You can support research to help them by donating to the California Sea Otter Fund, on line 410 of your state income tax return. Even a small amount can help save these iconic marine mammals. For more information, Click Here 

California Victim Compensation Program

California Victim Compensation Program provides financial assistance for victims of violent crimes like rape, assault, DUI, domestic violence and human trafficking. Most victims aren’t aware of the services and resources available to them. If you or someone you know needs assistance, Click Here 

Check Before You Burn

Residents and businesses are restricted or prohibited from using indoor or outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, firepits and chimneys that burn wood, pellets, manufactured logs or any other solid fuel, when fine particle pollution is forecast to be elevated. It is your responsibility to Check Before You Burn. First time violations will result in a $50 fine or an option to complete and pass a wood smoke awareness course. Fines for subsequent violations are higher. For more information, Click Here

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Many people don't think about guns in the context of domestic violence. When a gun is present in a domestic violence situation, the chances a woman will die increases by 500%. Current law doesn’t protect women who aren’t married to their abusers or victims of stalkers. Thousands of stalkers and abusers can easily buy or own a gun and many aren’t subject to background checks. The law needs to change to protect women who face domestic abuse. For more information, Click Here 

Earned Income Tax Credit

You’ve earned it, now claim it, and keep it! If you earned less than $52,427 last year, you may qualify for an Earned Income Tax Credit and receive a refund of over $6,000. If you are entitled to a refund you can even file your taxes after April 15 and not be penalized. To locate the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) location for no-cost tax help, use the VITA Locator Tool on or call 800-906-9887. 

Gathering Inn

The Gathering Inn Homeless shelter in Roseville provides  hope, dignity and a secure place to rest at night, in addition to a wide range of services that help clients get back on their feet again. For more information, Click Here 

Housing Homeless Veterans

We must take care of our own. There are over 57,000 homeless veterans on the streets of our nation. Many of them qualify for voucher-assisted living provided by HUD-VASH, but they lack the initial rental deposits necessary to secure their housing. That’s where Veterans Matters comes in. They raise money and work directly with HUD and the VA. For more information, Click Here 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Someday there’ll be a cure. Someday we won’t lose the people we love. But when is someday? Someday is today. Thanks to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, hundreds of thousands diagnosed with blood cancer are today living a normal life. We’re making cures happen. For more information, call 888-HELP-LLS or Click Here 

Matching Donors

One social networking site stands apart for a special reason - it saves lives. Matching Donors links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. 19 people in this country die each day waiting for an organ transplant. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, Click Here 

Placer SPCA

The Placer SPCA has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, six years in a row. If you have room in your heart and your home for a forever friend, the Placer SPCA is there for you. For more information, Click Here 

Railroad Museum Tuesday Train Rides

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering excursion train rides. Tuesday Train Rides are available on: February 3, 10, 17 & 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 5. Two train ride times will be available: 11am and 1pm. Delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. For more information, call 916-323-9280 or Click Here 

River Cats - Cats Care

The Sacramento River Cats have created an easy way to volunteer in the greater Sacramento community through Cats Care, a program designed for fans, players, front office members, and partners to make a difference in the community without having to spend time searching where and how. The Cats Care program is easy to join at the top of Section 112 of the Concourse Level at Raley Field during all home games or by Clicking Here 

Sacramento Suburban Writers Club

The Sacramento Suburban Writers Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving writers in the Sacramento region. Meetings are open to the community. Membership is $40.00 a year. Meeting held at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church (5501 Dewey Dr., Fair Oaks, CA)  from 7-9 pm. For more information, Click Here 

Shop A Holic for The Gathering Inn

The Gathering Inn Homeless Shelter is now the proud owner of Shop A Holic, where you can find department store clothing at bargain prices. Shop A Holic buys pallets of clothing from Macy's and passes the savings on to their customers. They're also looking for volunteers. For more information, Click Here 

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. They provide care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause, and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. For more information call (916) 453-2000 or Click Here 

Watering Days

Before 10am or after 7pm, addresses ending with an ODD number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Tuesday AND Saturday. Addresses ending with an EVEN number (0,2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesday AND Sunday. Other tips to help save water include: Turn off sprinklers when rain is in the forecast. Use a broom or rake to move leaves off of sidewalks, driveways, and streets. Call 311 to report water misuse. For more information, Click Here

Wellness Within

Wellness Within’s mission is to provide a healing oasis for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma, stress and anxiety brought on by cancer. They provide a wide range of free services to enhance the ability to experience quality of life through physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.  For more information, Click Here 

Wounded Warriors

Some wounds of war are visible. Others, like traumatic brain injury, are not. While these invisible wounds can’t be seen, they can cause lasting struggles for our returned heroes. For most, that pain will last a lifetime. Their only hope is to figure out a way to cope. That often comes with the help of caring people like you. For more information, Click Here

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