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. 

8/30-31 Cantina for the Con

The Rubicon Trail Foundation presents the 10th Annual 'Cantina for the Con' August 30-31, celebrating almost $200,000 raised for the health of the Rubicon Trail over the last 9 years. Tickets to win thousands of dollars in prizes can be purchased at the event or via phone 888-6RUBICON (888-678-2426).  You do not need to be present to win, out of area donations are welcome and appreciated.  All donations are 501(c)3 tax deductible. For more information, Click Here 

8/30 Poker Run to benefit Combat Veterans

A Poker Run to raise funds for the Pathway Home will be held Saturday, August 30. The event will feature 5 stops, first and last are at the Pathway Home (100 California Dr. Yountville). $15 for rider, $20 rider/passenger.  Registration is from 9-11am.  Riders will move out in random groups at their leisure. Route is less than 60 miles total all in the Napa Valley area. Prizes and a meet n greet with all the Combat Veterans we're supporting. For more information, call (850) 543-4125 or Click Here

8/31 HIV/AIDS Awareness Night at Raley Field

The Sacramento River Cats are proud to present HIV/AIDS Awareness Night at the ballpark, Sunday, August 31st at 5:05 PM at Raley Field. 'Until There’s A Cure' is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS. To purchase tickets, Click Here

9/1 Little Buckaroos Day at The Crocker

A Free Family Festival, Monday, September 1 (11am - 3pm) Museum Open and Free (10am - 5pm). Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker celebrating Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days. The West is always wild with wiggles and giggles in this unique festival featuring live performances, craft-making demos, art-making, and even a petting zoo. To make this event even more special, it is the last day to see “Workt by Hand:” Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.” For more information, Click Here 

9/2 Lunch & Learn at The Crocker

Join an in-depth examination of “Penn Station at War Time” by Joseph Delaney, Tuesday, September 2. Before or after the 30-minute gallery talk, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Free for Museum members and included with general admission for nonmembers. For more information, Click Here 

9/5-7 Breathe California's 28th Annual Emigrant Trails Bike Trek

Savor the last days of summer by cycling in South Lake Tahoe at Breathe California's 28th Annual Emigrant Trails Bike Trek at Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, September 5 - 7. Three days of cycling, camping and FUN to raises funds to support clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free tomorrow. Travel at your own pace – cycle, walk, or catch a ride with our on-road support team over challenging climbs and through stunning scenery. For more information, Click Here 

9/6 Painting For Paws

"Painting For Paws", The 10th Annual Art Show and Silent Auction to benefit Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is Saturday, September 6 from 6-9pm at The Dante Club (2330 Fair Oaks Blvd). Featuring the creative artwork of Happy Tails' four-legged residents. Food, wine, silent auction and live music. For more information, Click Here 

9/7 Grandparents Day at Fairytale Town

Celebrate National Grandparents Day at Fairytale Town, Sunday September 7 from 9am-4pm. Bring grandma and grandpa for an enjoyable day of play in the park. Grandparents receive free admission when accompanied with a child ages 0-12. For more information, Click Here 

9/12 Day of Caring

Spend one day caring for your community at United Way’s Day of Caring on September 12. Join hundreds of volunteers for a delicious breakfast. Get motivated by Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger. Then get started on your project! Last year, 362 volunteers completed 25 projects. Join the movement. Let’s spend one day caring for our community. For more information, Click Here 

9/12 Crabby About Cancer

Crabby About Cancer, the 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala to help support Wellness Within in making a difference for families and individuals with cancer in our community, is Friday, September 12 at The Rocklin Events Center. Live music, great food, wine, dancing, giving, and laughter with a performance by comedian Jack Gallagher. Open to the general public.  Must be 21 years of age. For more information, call 916-788-0333 or Click Here 

9/13 Kacie's Ride For Hope

The 9th Annual Kacie's Ride For Hope to benefit The Center For Violence Free Relationships is Saturday, September 13. Registration is from 8-10an at The Bell Tower on Main Street in Placerville. Bike show, raffle, BBQ and live music. For more information, Click Here 

9/16 Sacramento Job and Career Fair

The Sacramento Job and Career Fair is Tuesday, September 16 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Career seekers and candidates are invited to meet with hiring managers from local, national, and Fortune 500 companies for free. For more information, Click Here 

9/17 Seminar To Aid Veterans

A seminar to aid Veterans in our area will be held September 17 (9am – noon) at the Placerville Library (345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667). Elder Options has assembled a panel of knowledgeable individuals to lead a discussion about the VA benefits available to older adults. Event is free to public, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call 530-626-6939

9/18 Charity Golf to benefit The Sacramento Tree Foundation

The North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Tree Foundation are hosting a golf tournament, Thursday, September 18. It's a 1pm shotgun start at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. If you don’t golf but want to support the Tree Foundation, a “Foot Golf” tournament starts at 3:30pm. Proceeds go to benefit the Sacramento Tree Foundation For more information, Click Here 

9/19 Talk Like A Pirate Day

Fairytale Town is celebrating international Talk Like A Pirate Day, Friday, Sept. 19. Enjoy talking like a pirate with pirate fun and games inside Fairytale Town's storybook park. Activities take place from 10am to 2pm and Fairytale Town is open from 9 to 4, weather permitting. For more information, Click Here 

9/19 Sacramento Horsemen Charity Golf

The Foundation of the Sacramento Horsemen's Association Presents the Second Annual Benefit Golf Tournament. 1pm Shotgun start, Friday, September 19, at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. For more information, Click Here 

9/20 Feast at the Fort

Sutter’s Fort to Delight Foodies & History Enthusiasts during the 5th Annual, “Feast at the Fort”, Saturday, September 20. Unique Culinary Experience that includes a Four-Course, sit-down dinner prepared by Sacramento’s top chefs. Limited tickets are available. For more information, call 916-323-7626 or Click Here 

9/21 First Annual Ride For The Pool

The First Annual 'Ride For The Pool' is Sunday, September 21. Registration starts at 9am at Auburn Power Sports. Kickstands up at 10. Horseshoe Tournament, Ladderball, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Hair Braiding, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 to support the Foresthill Pool. For more information, email or call 530-401-8924 or 916-879-2699

9/25 Women in Leadership

The Contra Costa Commission for Women in partnership with John F. Kennedy University presents a Women in Leadership Panel Discussion on Professional Presence, September 25, 2014 at JFK University (100 Ellingwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA). Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, Click Here 

9/27 Polo Classic to benefit the Sacramento SPCA

The Lasher Polo Classic to benefit the Sacramento SPCA is Saturday, September 27, Noon - 4pm at Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton, CA. Enjoy incredible food and delicious wine while delighting in the sight of ladies donning fancy hats and the wonder of a team of Cal Crush Clydesdales as they welcome you to this spectacular fundraising event. For more information, Click Here 

9/27 Brushes and Brews

Art takes many forms at ‘Brushes and Brews’. Some express art on canvas, others in a cold glass of artisan beer.  They are coming together on September 27 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  Organized by the Cordova Community Council and hosted by the American River Brewing Company. Music, local brews and food trucks will help make it a party. For more information, call (916) 273-5704 or Click Here 

9/26-28 Sac High Reunion

Sacramento High School graduating classes of 1964 are proudly celebrating their 50th reunion with a three day event on September 26, 27, 28, 2014.  For more information, Email

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 

10/9-10 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 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.

10/18 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 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 

$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 

Be Water Smart

The Regional Water Authority encourages everyone to check their sprinkler systems once a month for leaks or misdirected and broken sprinkler heads and fix any problems within 48 hours. For a complete list of steps and how-to-videos, 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

International Student Exchange

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and would like to come to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. For more information, call 800-733-2773

Kids Bowl Free

Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin is providing kids with 2 FREE games of bowling all summer long. Families that register will receive coupons valid for Two Free Bowling Games each day sent to their email address. Families can also purchase a one-time “family pass” for $24.95 which allows up to four adults to enjoy 2 Free Games each day for the entire season. The Kids Bowl Free program at Strikes Unlimited runs through August 31. 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

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 

School Supply Drive to benefit the children of CASA

PCAR’s Masters Club is hosting a School Supply Collection Drive to benefit the children of CASA. Supplies are being collected until Friday, September 5th at 4750 Grove Street, Rocklin, CA 95677. For more information, Call Trista (916) 303‐7611 or 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 

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 

Wildland Firefighter Foundation

The Coors “Protect Our West” program will contribute 25 cents to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation for every case sold in select states in the Western region throughout July and August (up to $250,000). The non-profit Wildland Firefighter Foundation assists firefighters and the families of firefighters injured or killed while battling grass and forest fires throughout the region. For more information, Click Here 

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