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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 Albie Stylin'

Sacramento area beauty salons and independent beauty professionals will unite to help raise funds for the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, Thursday, April 30. It's a one day, region-wide event in which salons are donating a portion of their proceeds to Albie Aware. For more information, Click Here

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 

5/2 UC Davis Bicycle Auction

The public is invited to attend the biannual University of California, Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, May 2 inside the Pavilion Parking Structure (Hutchison Drive and Dairy Road). Over 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 7:30-9 with bidding getting underway at 9am and lasting until all items are sold. For more information, Click Here

5/1-2 Community Book Sale

The Friends of Arden-Dimick Library will hold its next Community Book Sale on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 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

5/2 One Hundred and One Years of Making Art

The Grand Opening of The Panama Factory Gallery is Saturday, May 2nd from 1-7pm at Panama Pottery (4421 24th St, Sacramento). Gallery show of selected Panama Collective artists, Student art show, Historic tours, Refreshments and Live music. It's a benefit for local artists and C.A.S.H Foundation (Community Against Sexual Harm). For more information, Click Here

5/2 Boots and Bling

Join All About Equine Animal Rescue in Celebrating their 6th Anniversary. 'Boots and Bling' is Saturday, May 2 at Golden Hills School (1060 Suncast Lane, El Dorado Hills). BBQ, Music and Dancing, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffle. For more information, Click Here

5/3 Davis Pride Community Festival

Davis Pride 5K Run For Equality is Sunday, May 3 at Central Park in Davis (C Street – between 3rd and 5th Streets). Festival features activities for all ages, local non-profits, community business, world-renowned performers and the best of local entertainment. For more information, Click Here

5/5 Big Day Of Giving

On May 5th, more than 100 communities across the country will gather for one Big Day of Giving. With the hope of reaching millions of donors and raising over $100M nationwide, each community will rally support for the vital work of local nonprofits. For more information, Click Here

5/4-10 Old Sacramento Chocolate Week

Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways during the first-ever Old Sacramento Chocolate Week, May 4-10.  Chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities throughout the historic district all week long.  For a complete list of activities and more information, Click Here

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

5/8 Swingin' Safari Golf Tournament

The 14th annual Swingin' Safari Golf Tournament will support the Sacramento Zoological Society's educational programs. Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive (Men and Women), Auction & Raffle and Hole-in-One contest. After golfing, enjoy an up close and personal meet and greet with the Animal Ambassadors from the Sacramento Zoo’s Education Department. For more information, Click Here

5/9 Shimmy Mob to benefit WEAVE

Shimmy Mob (a charity dance performance group) will be performing  at Arden Fair Mall at 11am, Saturday, May 9 to benefit WEAVE, (Women Escaping a Violent Environment). Contributions can be made by going to the donation page on the WEAVE website. Please note "Shimmymob" in the acknowledgement section. For more information, Click Here

5/9-10 Art & Wine Affaire

The 12th Annual Art & Wine Affaire at the El Dorado Hills Town Center will be held Mother’s Day weekend. Fun-filled family friendly weekend; professional artists will have a variety of wares to choose from. Paint your own works of art, live music and dance performances. For more information, Call (530) 558-1336 or Click Here

5/9-10 Springtime In Coloma

Springtime in Coloma is Mothers’ Day Weekend at Marshall Gold Discovery State historic park. 1850s tent town with living history, wagon rides, gold panning, and mother’s day gifts at the Sweet Shoppe and Flower Shoppe. Victorian Tea and Brunch on Sunday hosted by servers dressed in period clothing. Tickets $20, must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the Gold Discovery. For more information, call (530) 622-3470 or Click Here

5/9 Auburn Community Service Day

Please join community members Saturday, May 9th as they come together to create defensible space on selected properties in preparation for fire season. Working to support and improve the high quality of life in Auburn by engaging collective time, skills, and talents to better connect the people and promote pride in the community. 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 A Community For Peace

The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held Saturday, May 16th at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Sunrise Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, $10,000 Hole in One, Closest to Pin Contest, $5,000 Putting Contest, Bonus Hole In One Prizes, “Unlimited Mulligans”, Prize Drawings and more. For more information, call 916-728-5613 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

6/19 Cheers for Children

Cheers for Children 2015 is Friday, June 19th at a private residence in Granite Bay. Presented by Junior Achievement of Sacramento, the event benefits economic empowerment education programs in the Greater Sacramento Area. Great food, fancy cocktails and a fabulous live auction under the stars. For more information, Click Here

6/19 Family Campout at Fairytale Town

Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park. The exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. For more information, call (916) 808-7462 or Click Here

6/22-26 Bear Creek Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Bear Creek Community Church is June 22–26 for children ages 4 through 6th grades.  Enjoy a week of Fun with Drama, Crafts, Bible Teaching, Music, Games, Snacks and much more. 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

6/27 Elk Grove Run For Hunger

The 11th Annual Run For Hunger is Saturday, June 27 at Elk Grove Regional Park to benefit Elk Grove Food Bank Services. The run includes 5K and 10K courses, disposable chip timing for the 5K/10K race, age group awards, team awards, race shirts for all participants, a flat course and post run food and entertainment. For more information, Click Here

6/28 Red Show Crawl

The 6th Annual Red Shoe Crawl is Sunday, June 28. Sample culinary delights from the best restaurants in the region while leisurely strolling from restaurant to restaurant in the downtown and midtown areas of Sacramento. Guests are encouraged to wear red shoes in honor of Ronald McDonald’s trademark footwear. For more information, Click Here

7/18 Eppies's Great Race

Eppie’s Great Race, the world’s oldest triathlon, will take place on the American River Parkway on July 18th. The event benefits Therapeutic Recreation Services, helping the children and adults of Sacramento County with physical and mental disabilities. For more information, 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

8/28 Paws To Party

The Front Street Animal Shelter invites you to their 3rd Annual Paws to Party event, Friday, August 28, at the California Automobile Museum (2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA  95818). Celebrating the work which saves thousands of animals each year. Guests will enjoy celebrated food, exceptional wine and beer, live music, a large silent auction and the chance to help save lives. For more information, Click Here

9/19 Bad Ass Beer Run

The Bad Ass Beer Run will be held September 19 to benefit Garden Valley Fire Protection District. The 5K is run through beautiful rolling hills with great views. The 1K includes an obstacle course. The finish line offers up a taste of beer in a souvenir glass as you cross the finish line with live music and food trucks. For more information, Click Here

11/7 Light the Night Walk

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk is Saturday, November 7th. The annual fundraiser brings together friends, families and communities to honor patients and survivors, honor lives lost to cancer and further the fight to find a cure to blood cancers. 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 

Auburn Homeless Shelter (supplies needed)

A new homeless shelter in Auburn (formerly Dewitt Government Center) will be opening in May and needs donations of supplies. Items needed include bath towels, sturdy paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, toilet paper and plastic eating utensils. 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 

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 

Lazarus Project

The Lazarus Project's mission is to meet the needs of the impoverished in Placer County by providing housing and comprehensive support services. Participants are provided with the information and support to restore and redesign their lives so they can experience a successful integration back into their community with the ability to live independently. 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 

Making Emily's Wish Come True

Emily lives in Sacramento with her family. She was diagnosed in January 2011 with Muscular Dystrophy. Despite her health struggles, Emily stays strong and finds joy in many things. She would love to go on a Disney Cruise with her family. This will be a once in a lifetime experience and will create a memory she will cherish forever. For more information, 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 

Summer Museum Camps

Sacramento Area Museums Offer Fun Camps, Classes & Special Activities for Kids. From art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for kids. Space is limited and camps are filling up fast.  Parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability. For more information, 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

Welcome Home Vets

Welcome Home Vets offers support and transitional services for Veterans and their Families. Providing mental health services, referrals and advocacy for veterans, active duty military and families. The mission is to provide veterans of all service eras and their families with comprehensive support and transitional services— at no cost to the veteran. 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 

Wildlife Care Association

You don’t have to go to Africa to have a wildlife adventure! The Wildlife Care Association offers adventure, challenge and satisfaction when you volunteer to care for injured birds and small animals. The non-profit group is forming classes now for volunteers to assist Mother Nature in returning wildlife to our communities. For more information, call 916.965.WILD or 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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