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. Thank you. 

Food For Families

Help give a local family a fresh start with Food For Families Holiday Bag Campaign at all Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets. Your $10 donation at checkout will fill a bag with $27 worth of healthy food that will make at least 21 meals. And Raley's matches 100% of donations!  For more information, Click Here 

Free Black Cats In November

Fall in love with a black cat this November. All black cats are free to a loving home throughout the month of November at the Placer SPCA. Cats must be 1 year or older and have a black or mostly black coat. For more information, Click Here 

Save The Santa Parade

Sacramento’s Santa Parade is on the brink of cancellation. In an effort to avert that fate, organizers have launched a crowd-funding Kickstarter campaign. Contributors at the $25 level and higher will have their names listed in the official event program. $50 or more will get you into the priority viewing area. If the required funding level is not reached, donors get their money back. If the campaign is successful, the parade will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 13. To make a donation, Click Here For more information, Click Here 

11/28 Black Friday at the Placer SPCA

The Placer SPCA is offering Black Friday doorbuster deals and 14 hours of adoption specials at the Companion Animal Care Center (150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville). Dramatically reduced adoption fees to qualified adopters from 4a to 6p. The expert staff and volunteers at the Placer SPCA will help you select a companion animal that best suits your family and lifestyle. For more information, call (916) 782-7722 or Click Here 

11/28 Free admission to Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town is offering Free Admission, Friday, November 28, to families who bring a canned food item for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services - Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. For more information, Click Here  

11/29-30 Christmas in Coloma

Get into the Christmas spirit at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, November 29-30. Thirteen historic buildings will be open to the public and decorated for Christmas with interpreters on hand to greet guests and share the history of each building. Visitors can take wagon rides, stroll the lantern lined streets, enjoy refreshments, carolers, music, wreath making, and cookie decorating. For more information, call (530) 622-3470 or Click Here 

12/1 Fallen Officer Fundraiser

A Football Fundraiser to benefit the family of Placer County Sheriff Detective Michael David Davis Jr. will be held at The Ridge Golf Course and Event Center (2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn 95602) Monday, December 1 at 5:30. Raffle prizes, drink specials, big screen TV's and buffet. For more information, call (530) 888-7888

12/2 Business Improvement

Meet Expert Blogger and Business Coach, April Ballestero, in a free event Tuesday, December 2 from 1-2pm in the Carmichael Library Community Room (5605 Marconi Ave.). Coaching tips, business insights and personal growth systems to recreate excitement at being in business. For more information, Email

12/2 Book Sale

The Friends of Arden-Dimick Library will hold its last Book Sale of 2014 on Tuesday, December 2 from 10am to 6pm in the Community Room at the Arden-Dimick Library (891 Watt Avenue). Funds from this sale will be used for local library programs. For more information, Email 

12/6 "Be The Change" Winter Music Festival

The 4th Annual "Be The Change" Winter Music Festival is Saturday, December 6 at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis. Benefit Concert for The Gathering Inn and Gold Country Wildlife Rescue with members of TESLA, members of Pablo Cruise; Brad Lang of Y&T; Paul Holdgate; Mr. December Band; Garrett Wilkin and members of The Parrot Heads; Jaime Kyle; Jon Pauling; John Morris; Dale Head; Miles Schon; The Whitehats, and other "surprise" guest artists. For more information, Click Here 

12/6 PJS In The Park

Raley Field will host a free community holiday event on Saturday, December 6 from 9a to Noon. Dress in your favorite comfy pajamas and take part in festive activities including holiday crafts, games, pictures with Santa and cookie decorating. Admission and parking are free and guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit a local children’s charity. For more information, Click Here 

12/6 Holiday Variety Show

The Bear Creek Church Holiday Variety Show is December 6th at 7pm at Bear Creek Community Church. Entrance is FREE, donations are accepted, and desserts will be for sale. The proceeds will benefit the Young Adult Ministry from Emanual Lutheran Church and Bear Creek Community Church of Lodi. For more information, Click Here 

12/12-14 Christmas Event

A FREE Christmas event presented by Church of the Harvest will be held December 12, 13 and 14 at Cirby Elementary School (814 Darling Ave, Roseville). Activities include: Building your own Snowman, Pictures with Santa, Meet Disney's Frozen Characters, Music and Dance, Caramel Apples, Hot Cocoa Bar and a Message of Hope. For more information, call (916) 727-2684.

12/13 Walk Event

The California Volkssport Association is hosting a walk event on Saturday, December 13. They welcome everyone to get outside and walk. Starting time is 10:11am on 12/13/14. For more information, Click Here 

12/13 Free Christmas Photos

Santa Claus will be at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento (1000 Arden Way) taking free pictures, Saturday December 13 from Noon-4pm. Non profit, Sacramento HOG will be wrapping gifts for free with purchase. For more information, Click Here 

12/14 Canned Food Drive

A Canned Food Drive will be held Sunday, December 14 at Sterling Bridges Restaurant and Pub (5220 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael) from 10a-1p. (4) 2-day Disneyland Park Hopper Passes ($800 value) will be raffled off. Every 10 cans of food donated = One Raffle Ticket. For more information, go to their Facebook Page

12/20 Free Christmas Photos

'Bad Santa' will be at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento (1000 Arden Way) taking free pictures, Saturday December 20 from Noon-4pm. Non profit, Sacramento HOG will be wrapping gifts for free with purchase. For more information, Click Here

12/31 NOON Year's Eve: A Free Family Festival

The Crocker Art Museum says, “Bienvenido” to 2015 with a high-energy New Year’s extravaganza that celebrates an exhibition of Latino artists from around the world. Families can count down to the New Year at NOON at this fun and free fiesta of global cultural experiences. Live music, dance performances and festive art activities. For more information, Click Here 

1/16 Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids Sacramento is holding their 3rd Annual Benefit Gala, featuring Andy Grammer and Tyrone Wells, January 16 at the Harris Center (10 College Parkway, Folsom CA 95630). The event benefits The Make A Wish Foundation. 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 

Check Before You Burn

Residents and businesses are restricted or prohibited from using indoor or outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, firepits and chimineas 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 

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

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 

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

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 

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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