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. 

9/19 Taste Of Sacramento

Enjoy a night of tasting the finest food, wine, and beer our city has to offer…the 16th annual “A Taste Of Sacramento” is Friday, September 19 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  All proceeds from the event go to Easter Seals, helping people with disabilities in the Sacramento area. For more information, Click Here 

9/19-20 Cordova High Class Reunion

Cordove High - Class of 1974 is hosting its 40th Class Reunion, September 19th and 20th, for details contact or go to the Facebook Page. 

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 

Firefighters Chili Cook-Off

Safetyville USA will host its 4th Annual Firefighters Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, September 20, from Noon to 4pm. Wally Clark will be there with his antique fire truck to throw his recipe into the pot. He'll be joined by fellow Shriners Bill Dishman and Bob Taylor as they compete against firefighters, dispatch workers and others for bragging rights to the best chili. All proceeds benefit Safetyville USA (3909 Bradshaw Road). For more information, call (916) 438-3351 or email

9/20 Fire Spectacular

The 7th Annual Fire Spectacular, Sacramento's Hottest Festival of the year, is Saturday, September 20th, 6-10pm in the William E Carroll Amphitheatre at Land Park. It's a benefit for The Sacramento Tree Foundation. Live music from 6-7pm and Fire Dance performances from Sacred Fire Dance, Flux, Luna Roots, Tahoe Fire Dancers, and more from 7-10pm. Children 8 and under are free. 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 

9/20 Playing For Peace

Playing 4 Peace Festival 2014 is Saturday, September 20 from 1-8pm at Spiritual Center For Positive Living (3104 Ponte Morino, Cameron Park). Music, Booths, Food, Wine and Beer Garden, Auction. For more information, Click Here 

9/21 A Day Of Peace

A Day Of Peace is Sunday, September 21 10a-4p at the Carmichael Park Bandshell (5750 Grant Ave). Music, yoga, food, vendors and a farmers market. For more information, Click Here 

9/21 Fiestaval

The Latin Rock Street Party Of The Year is Sunday September 21st at Cesar Chavez Park. Grammy award winning Los Lobos with Special guests Malo. Also on the bill: Q-Vo, The Rhythm Vandals Viva Santana and Mr. December. The concert benefits Blue Heart International and Childrens's Miracle Network. For more information, 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

9/22 CHP Fallen Heroes

The 2014 Fallen Heroes Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic and Food Festival fundraiser is Monday, September 22 at El Macero Country Club. The event recognizes the CHP officers who have died in the line of duty from Yolo and surrounding counties. The proceeds will uphold the mission of the Woodland Squad Club and support the California Association of Highway Patrolmen. For more information, Click Here 

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 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 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 

10/4 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 

10/9-10 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 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 

10/18 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 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

11/15 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 

$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 


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 

Foreign Exchange Students

Join YFU and share your unique American perspective with an exchange student from one of more than 60 countries. By introducing them to your family traditions, you can help shape a students understanding of US culture. Everyday experiences will feel extraordinary to your international son or daughter. Share your home and change the world. To learn more call 800.TEENAGE or Click Here

Franklin High School

Franklin High School is part of a national competition to win a brand new floor tarp for the winter season.  Vote here to help Franklin win and share the link via Twitter/Facebook to help spread the word. For more information, 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  

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

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 

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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