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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. 

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 

October is also National Dental Hygiene Month


Proper dental hygiene involves the four pillars of dental hygiene. Make sure you brush, floss, rinse, and chew sugar free gum daily to keep your mouth healthy, fresh and clean. For more information, Click Here 

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 

10/25 Breast Cancer Benefit


Referee's Sports Bar (7951 Auburn Blvd.) is holding a charity event to raise Breast Cancer awareness Saturday, October 25. Live music and a huge charity raffle. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, call 916.726.7210

10/25 Albie Ribbin' Cook-off


Albie Aware was created to assist low-income and under-insured men and women in our community. Our mission is to save more lives and empower people with breast cancer through awareness, education and support. The 6Th Annual Albie Ribbin’ Cook-off to benefit the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation is Saturday, October 25 at Hilltop Tavern (4757 Folsom Blvd.) A fun, family-friendly event with mouthwattering BBQ, LIVE music, silent auction, raffle and games. For more information, Click Here

10/25 Bradshaw Animal Shelter and Hooters


Hooters of Rancho Cordova is teaming up with the Bradshaw Animal Shelter Saturday. October 25 from Noon to 4pm to help homeless pets receive a good home. For more information, Call (916) 638-2449

10/25 Trick or Treat at Raley Field


Raley Field will host a free community trick-or-treat event and a special screening of Walt Disney Pictures "Hocus Pocus", Saturday, October 25. Pre-movie trick-or-treating around the warning track, photo corner, pumpkin patch, bobbing for apples and a costume contest. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the Sacramento Food Bank. 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 

10/26 Front Street Animal Shelter Open House


The Front Street Animal Shelter's 4th Annual Open House is Sunday, October 26th. Carnival games, vendors, costumes, a haunted house and much more. Tasty food will be available for purchase at this free event. For more information, Click Here 

10/28 Environmentalist of the Year awards


ECOS is hosting the 41st annual Environmentalist of the Year awards, Tuesday, October 28th, 5:30-8:30pm at the Sierra 2 Community Center (2791 24th St, Sacramento 95818). Honoring environmentalists for their impact in the Sacramento region. For more information, Click Here

10/30 NCADD Awards Dinner


The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (Sacramento affiliate) is holding their Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony Thursday, October 30 from 6:30-9pm at Plates Café in Sacramento. Plates is where women from St. John’s Shelter train for careers in the food service industry. The event will include a Toy Drive for children of families impacted by addiction. For more information, Click Here 

10/31 Safe Halloween


A safe trick or treat evening will take place at participating Robinson’s Taekwondo locations on Halloween. Family event that offers games, prizes for best decorated car or costume and a traditional trick or treat trail to fill candy bags from the trunks of cars assembled in parking lots, keeping kids safe from unsupervised areas, distracted drivers and potential predators on Halloween night. For more information, Click Here

10/31-11/1 Fall Book Sale


The Friends of Arden-Dimick Library will hold its Fall Book Sale Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 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 friendsofardendimick@gmail.com

11/1 Keaton Raphael Gala


Keaton Raphael Memorial is hosting its 2nd Annual Gala evening, Kaleidoscope 2014, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento Saturday, November 1 with hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, entertainment, live and silent auction. Funds stay right here in Northern California, supporting children and families in our community. For more information, Click Here

11/1 Souls Of The City


Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of 3rd Annual “Souls of the City”/ Dia De Los Muertos events and activities in Old Sacramento. The annual tradition is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration. For more information, Click Here  or Here 

11/1 Firefighters Zumbathon


Join some of Sacramento's best Zumba instructors and heroic Firefighters in supporting the Firefighter's Burn Institute Saturday, November 1 at the Orangevale Community Center (6826 Hazel Ave, Orangevale, 95662). Photoshoot with the Firefighters, raffle prizes and more. 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 tammy.twinlakesfoodbank@yahoo.com  or Click Here

11/3 Raising Awareness of PTSD Through Art & Poetry


“PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry from Survivors of War, Gun Violence, and Domestic Violence” will showcase the causes, struggles, and hope for those affected by PTSD. This traveling exhibit is open to the public on November 3 at The Annex Gallery, California State University, Sacramento. For more information, go to their Facebook Page 

11/6 Charity Golf for Mind Matters


The 2nd Annual Wine Barrel Open will be held Thursday, November 6 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp. Golf, welcome gifts, wine tasting reception and a five-course dinner. Non-golf playing guests are welcome. Lodging packages are available. Proceeds benefit Mind Matters. For more information, call (209) 729-8111 or Click Here

11/7 Rio Americano's Annual Playathon


Elementary and middle school musicians are invited to join the Rio Americano High School Band, Friday, November 7th for the 34th annual PLAYATHON, a 17-hour musical marathon. The event features each of the school’s seven jazz and concert bands and combos from its Ensemble class. Playathon benefits Rio’s nationally recognized band program. For more information, call (916) 971-7512 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 Free Family Carnival


The Mega Family Carnival is a FREE community event. Old Fashion Carnival Games, Food, Amusement, Vendors & More. Family Talent Showcase Competition, Family Fashion Show (All Ages), Kids Got Talent Showcase (Ages 2-12), Vendor Shopping, Clowns, Jugglers, Teen Zone and more. For more information, Click Here 

11/8 Healthy Kids Day


Join Sacramento Covered for the 14th annual Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, November 8th from 9a-2p at Sleep Train Arena. A day of health-promoting activities and resource connectivity for low-income households. For more information, Click Here

11/8 Holiday Craft Fair


The Creative Connections Arts Academy Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, November 8 (6444 Walerga Road, North Highlands 95660). Local crafters gather to show their work with a raffle, free dance performances, $5 dance clinics and a bake sale. Free admission and parking. 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 Be The Match Walk/Run


The 'Be The Match' Walk/Run is Saturday, November 15 at William Land Park (3800 S Land Park Dr. Sacramento, 95822). Bringing together marrow donors and transplant patients to demonstrate that the cure for blood cancer is in the hands of ordinary people. Most patients won’t have a marrow match in their family and Be The Match recruits and matches volunteer marrow donors with patients who need them. 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 h_nguyen67@u.pacific.edu

11/22 Day Of Hope


Victory Outreach of Sacramento is Bringing Hope to the Community with their 3rd Annual Day of Hope, Saturday November 22 from Noon-3pm (5230 Ehrhardt AveSacramento, 95823). They're giving away 1000 jackets, free hair cuts, lunches, 100 turkeys with all the fixings (1 per household). Please call office to pre-register. For more information, call (916) 670-1470 or email: voss1967@comcast.com

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 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 userexperience@kidshelpingkidssac.org. 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

Bloodsource


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 

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

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  

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 

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

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 Rick@JericoEnergy.com

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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