Community Events
Here's where you'll find information about local events put on by non-profit organizations. If your organization is having an event, please send us the details via e-mail or fax it to 916-339-4559 at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Thank you. 

Free mammograms for uninsured women

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging Centers are giving free digital screening mammograms to uninsured women, every Saturday in October. With top-notch technology and compassionate staff, the goal is to make your experience as easy and as comfortable as possible. For more information, Click Here 

Pink Pumpkins For Breast Cancer Research

Roemer Pumpkin Patch (6851 Hedge Avenue, Sacramento) has Pink pumpkins! A portion of the proceeds go towards breast cancer research. Free hayrides, corn maze and a friendly couple running the place. For more information, Click Here 

9/20-10/11 Bra Art Show

An art exhibit designed to raise breast cancer awareness by featuring bra art from local artists is on display at Blue Line Arts (405 Vernon Street, Suite #100 Roseville). Artists were required to use a bra in all artistic pieces as a symbol of breast cancer awareness. For more information, email

9/29-10/23 Harmful or Fatal if Taken Seriously

Sacramento State’s University Union Gallery is pleased to announce, “Harmful or Fatal if Taken Seriously,” an exhibit by Eric Decetis. The exhibit will be on display Monday, September 29 through Thursday, October 23. For more information, call the University Union Information Desk at (916) 278-6997

10/4 Loomis Eggplant Festival

Enjoy family fun for Everyone at the Loomis Eggplant Festival, Saturday, October 4 at the Loomis Train Depot. Free Parking & Free Admission. Star performers, great chefs, arts & crafts and some most delicious, colorful food for California. Remember it’s not just Eggplant! For more information, Click Here 

10/4 Vessels and Vines

Vessels and Vines is Saturday, October 4 from 4-8pm at the Sacramento Marina (2710 Ramp Way). Live music, classic and vintage boats on display, food, kid's area, art, wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Seascouts of the Liberty Boat, an all female, teenage maritime education program For more information, call 916.808.5712 or Click Here 

10/4 Black Widows Poker Run

18th Annual Black Widows Poker Run to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children of Northern California is Saturday October 4. Check in starts at 8am at Morgans Bar & Grill in Sacramento. All motorcycles are welcome. No bike? Float, Run, walk, drive, or crawl and join the fun. For more information, Click Here 

10/4 Help Us Feed The Kids

Blessings In A Backpack presents, "HELP us FEED the KIDS”, with a Burger, Bingo and BIG Raffle/Auction Saturday, October 4th starting at 4pm. A fun night for the whole family, helping to grow the program from 38 to 52 weeks a year; because hunger doesn't take the summer off. For more information, Click Here 

10/4 Stand Up and Run

The 4th Annual 'Stand Up and Run' to benefit Stand Up Placer, supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault is Saturday October 4 at Roseville Sculpture Park (350 North Sunrise Avenue, Roseville CA). Gift bags and t-shirts are only guaranteed for pre-registrants. For more information, Click Here

10/4 Out of the Darkness Walk

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Sacramento October 4th. Walk to raise awareness and raise funds for important research, education and advocacy programs to support people impacted by suicide. Join the movement to save lives today and help reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025. For more information, Click Here 

10/4 Cameron Park Show n Shine

The Cameron Park Show n Shine to benefit local youth/adult programs is Saturday, October 4 at Cameron Park Airpark. Annual event showing classic cars and airplanes. Vendor Booths, food, beer & wine, Live bands, DJ, Kidzone and much more. For more information, Click Here or go to their Facebook Page 

10/4 FREE Car Seat Safety Check

The GFWC Antelope North County Women’s Club and California Highway Patrol are putting on a FREE Car Seat Safety Check, Saturday October 4th in the Kohl’s Parking lot from 10am to 2pm. They will also have FREE “WHALE” tags (with emergency info for first responders).for car seats. For more information, call 916.332.7133, go to the Facebook Page or Email 

10/5 Fallen Firefighters Poker Run

The 13th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Poker Run is Sunday, October 5. Proceeds benefit The Firefighters Burn Institute Childrens Burn Camp. All bikes and cars are welcome. BBQ, Poker run includes some of the hottest fire stations around, live music, door prize, raffle, high & low hand poker winners and a ride pin for the first 300. For more information, Click Here 

10/5 Barktoberfest

A Festival For Canines and Their Well-behaved Human Companions is Sunday, October 5 from 9a-2p at Maidu Park in Roseville (1550 Maidu Drive). Fun Run/Walk, Dog friendly games, children's activities, vendors, music, food and beer tasting. For more information, Click Here 

10/7 Fall Hire Event

Sacramento’s 23rd Annual Fall Hire event is Tuesday, October 7 at Crowne Plaza Sacramento (5321 Date Avenue, near Madison Avenue and I-80). Opportunities for jobseekers to make valuable contacts and talk directly with recruiters about their hiring needs. Dress to impress and find a new job or your next career. For more information, Call 888-THE JOBS or Click Here 

10/9-10 Supported Life Conference

The 28th Annual Supported Life Conference is October 9-10 at Lions Gate Hotel’s McClellan Conference Center. The event will include over 400 people with developmental disabilities, their family members and the professionals who support people to be fully engaged citizens, participating in all aspects of their communities. For more information, email, call 916-567-1974 or Click Here 

10/11 Sax On The River

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sax on the River is a contemporary jazz benefit concert, Saturday, October 11, to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Karla J Williams Foundation. This years featured artists include Elan Trotman, Lebron Dennis, Cecil Ramirez and Cynthia Marie Douglas. Live auction, raffle, food, no host bar and an amazing view of the Sacramento River. For more information, Click Here 

10/11 Chocolate Lovers Festival

Placer County's First Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival is Saturday, October 11th in historic downtown Lincoln. Chocolate Cake Challenge, Taste of Chocolate vendor expo, Gallery of Chocolate Art, chocolate pancake breakfast, silent auction of chocolate and a chocolate kid zone. For more information, Click Here  

10/11 Whiskers & Wine

The 5th Annual Whiskers & Wine is Saturday, October 11 at the Sacramento Animal Shelter (3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, 95827). Wine tasting, live and silent auction and raffle. All proceeds support TEAM’s mission to benefit Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation. For more information, Click Here  

10/11 Boos and Brews

The 1st Annual "BooZ & BrewZ" beerfest in Fairfield is Saturday, October 11 (Noon-4pm) to benefit Special Olympics and Sacramento Blue Star Moms. Commemorative tasting glass and tastings from some of the best breweries in the area, great entertainment, delicious food for purchase, costume contest and more. For more information, Click Here 

10/11 UC Davis Bike Auction

UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, October 11. Over 400 bicycles will be sold to the highest bidder. The auction takes place inside the Pavilion Parking Structure at the intersection of Hutchison Drive and Dairy Road. Parking is free for the auction. For more information, call (530) 752-BIKE (752-2453) or Click Here 

10/11 Last Call Vintage Car Show

Heidrick Ag History Center presents the Last Call Vintage Car Show Fundraiser featuring classic and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles on show and for sale. Saturday, October 11th from 10am - 2pm at the Heidrick Ag History Center. This family-friendly event includes food, music, raffles and prizes, libations, awards and more. For more information, call 530-666-9700 or go to the Facebook Page.

10/11-12 Coloma Gold Rush Live

Coloma Gold Rush Live is October 11 and 12 from 10am to 4pm at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Coloma will transform into an 1850s mining camp. Visitors will experience the California Gold Rush as they listen to miners’ tales, visit merchants, and watch the Cemetery Players and other re-enactors bring historical figures back to life. For more information, call (530) 622-3470 or Click Here 

10/16 Put Your Best Paw Forward

The Coalition for Community Cats is holding their 10th annual 5K walkathon, "Put Your Best Paw Forward", Thursday, October 16th at the California Automobile Museum (2200 Front Street). A raffle and silent auction will be held after the walk. For more information, Click Here

10/18 Jeff Keith's Ride For Reason

Jeff Keith's Ride For Reason to benefit local foster kids is Saturday, October 18th starting at Folsom Harley Davidson. The ride ends at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn with live music and a chance to win an guitar autographed by Tesla. For more information, Click Here 

10/19 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is Sunday, October 19. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Join millions of people in more than 300 communities nationwide and take that step, starting on the West Steps of the State Capitol. It's a celebration of survivorship and an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century. For more information, Click Here 

10/25 Wine, Women & Shoes - Guys Cigars & Fast Cars

"Wine, Women & Shoes - Guys Cigars & Fast Cars" is Saturday, October 25 at Sacramento Executive Airport with proceeds benefiting Saint John’s Program for Real Change. Premier wine and craft beer, cigars, high fashion, fast cars, a runway show, casino-style gaming and a live auction. Men and women will enjoy their separate events and then come together for one big party. For more information, Click Here 

10/25 Old West Harvest Faire

Bring the whole family to the Old West Harvest Faire, Saturday, October 25 from 5–8pm at Bear Creek Community Church (11171 N. Lower Sacramento Rd). Enjoy “Claim Ur Treat” Miner’s Camp, Wild West Carnival Games, Horse Rides at the OK Corral, Indian Crafts and Face Painting in the Teepee, Food Court, and more. Admission is just one canned food item per person. For more information, Click Here 

10/25 Run for a Safe Haven

The 11th annual My Sister’s House Run for a Safe Haven (5k fun run/walk) is Saturday, Oct. 25th at William Land Park (Village Green-Freeport and Sutterville). “Working toward homes without violence and lives without fear.” For more information, Click Here 

10/25 North Highlands Jubilee

The North Highlands Jubilee is a FREE community festival at Freedom Park, next to the Aerospace Museum, Saturday, October 25. Get ready for a fun family day with a variety of activities, goodies and community resources for everyone. Bounce houses, performances, games, great food from local vendors and live music! For more information, Click Here 

10/25 Saint John's Program for Real Change

Saint John's Program for Real Change annual "Wine Women & Shoes and Guys Cigars & Fast Cars" event is October 25 at Sacramento Executive Airport. Extravagant fun for women and men alike, featuring premier wine and craft beer, cigars, high fashion, fast cars, a runway show, casino-style gaming and a live auction. For more information, Click Here 

11/1 Twin Lakes Food Bank

Join Twin Lakes Food Bank as they Light up the Night  at their annual dinner auction, Saturday November 1 at Oak Hills Auditorium (1100 Blue Ravine Rd. Folsom, CA 95630). Live music, live auction, dinner and a dessert buffet. For more information, call 916-985-6232, email  or Click Here

11/7 Chili Cook Off

Firefighters Burn Institute presents the 1st Alarm Chili Cook Off, Friday November 7 at the California Automobile Museum (2200 Front Street, Sacramento 95818). Chili tasting, beer & wine tasting, dessert, raffle, silent auction, live music with Random Shuffle and much more! For more information, Click Here 

11/8 Pushing Past Cancer

Join adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (ages 15 to 39) at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center for “Pushing Past Cancer”. It's a special event designed for young survivors, Saturday, November 8. This FREE, full-day summit includes speakers on fertility, pain management, employment and legal issues, body image and more. Registration is free; breakfast and lunch are included. For more information, Click Here 

11/9 Classical Concert

California State University, Sacramento and the Crocker Art Museum present virtuoso flutist Laurel Zucker and Grammy-winning harpist Jacquelyn Venter in a Festival of New American Music performance, Sunday, November 9 at 3 pm. For more information, Click Here 

11/15 Electronic Waste

A free Electronic Waste Drive-Through Drop off Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 15 at The Fountains in Roseville (Parking Lot 1013 Galleria Blvd). The event benefits the International Game Developers Association of Sacramento and Save the Environment. You won’t even have to get out of your car. Pop the trunk or open the door and they will unload for you. For more information, call (916) 792-2680 or Click Here 

11/16 Pacific Outreach Health Fair

VN CARES is hosting their annual Pacific Outreach Health Fair, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Vietnamese Martyrs Church located (8181 Florin Rd. Sacramento 95828) from 9a-3p. Pharmacy students overseen by pharmacists will provide FREE health screenings and education, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and more. For more information, Email

1/16 Sacramento's Got Talent

Kids Helping Kids presents, ‘Sacramento’s Got Talent’ at the Harris Center Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, January 16, 2015. An opportunity for high school students to get exposure in the Sacramento region. To qualify, singers must upload an unplugged audition (four minutes or less) to YouTube, then submit the link to 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 

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

 “Buy It Where You Burn It.” Help protect California’s trees this summer by buying and burning wood for campfires from local sources.  Most people think of campfires when they think of camping.  What people don’t realize though if they transport firewood is that they may also be unknowingly moving around harmful insects and diseases, putting the trees and forests they love 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 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 

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 

Great American Milk Drive

One in six Americans, including 16 million children, do not have access to adequate nourishment to help them reach their full potential. Milk is one of the most requested food staples at food banks, yet it is rarely available due to a la12ck of donations. Feeding America has partnered with the nation’s milk companies and dairy farmers to create The Great American Milk Drive. For as little as $5.00, you can help get milk to people who need it in your community. For more information, Click Here

Haunted House

Heartstoppers 8th Annual Haunted House in Rancho Cordova at the old Mine Shaft Property (2300 Old Mine Shaft Road) runs from October 3 til November 1. Three different themed areas, a spooky outdoor swamp, a dark and a creepy basement and caves to complete the experience with spooks in every corner. For more information, Click Here  

Matching Donors

One social networking site stands apart for a special reason - it saves lives. 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 

Oak Park Farmer's Market

The Oak Park Farmer's Market opens May 3rd and runs through October. Every Saturday from 9a to 1p, you can pick up fresh, organically grown produce and enjoy weekly activities from free yoga and live music to chef demonstrations and crafts for the kids. The market is located in McClatchy Park on 35th Street and 5th Avenue off of Broadway. The market accepts WIC and provides a dollar for dollar match on EBT purchases. Support your local farmer and spend local at the Oak Park Farmers Market. For more information, Click Here

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our moms. Our sisters. Our friends. Nearly three hundred thousand women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But with ongoing research and increased awareness, the chance for survival keeps growing. To learn more about breast cancer risks and prevention and how you can support breast cancer research, Click Here 

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition explores the idea that we are “a nation of immigrants” by considering the varied contributions of Latino artists to American art and culture from the mid-20th century to the present. Featuring nearly 100 works in all media by some of the leading contemporary artists working in the United States. For more information, 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 

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 

Senior Gleaners

Senior Gleaners, the Sacramento Areas largest food bank, operated for years with no cooling in the warehouse where volunteers sort, organize and prepare food donations for distribution. Box fans didn't do the trick, so Jerico Mechanical and RA-Engineering saved the day, donating coolers to the facility. For more information, email

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 

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 

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