Support a good cause and have a great time at these Sacramento fundraisers.
Kibble & Bids 2016; A Golden Gala
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue
California Auto Museum
2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 655-1410
www.homewardboundgoldens.org

Date: Sept. 10, 2016

Kibble & Bids, now in its 16th year, is a fundraiser for Homeward Bound, which has rescued, rehabbed, rehomed and provided sanctuary to over 8,200 golden retrievers and golden-mixes. Award-winning vintners will be pouring fine wine; quality quaffs by River City Brewing are also on tap for the evening. Admire the auto museum’s collection of vehicles from 1880 to the present while relishing catered appetizers, visiting the “wine wall” and enjoying live music by The Templetons. There are many raffle and silent auction items; an amazing selection of premier vacations and entertainment packages will also be on the live auction block. Also at the party, learn about Homeward Bound’s project to obtain a small Bobcat for the rescue facility.

Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms Spaghetti Dinner
Folsom Veterans Hall
1300 Forrest St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 581-0520
www.rollinghillsbluestarmoms.org

Date: Aug. 27, 2016

Rolling Hills Blue Star has numerous, powerful projects that help U.S. military personnel — whether active, retired, reserve or fallen — and their loved ones. In addition to delicious meat or vegetarian spaghetti, side dishes and dessert, the evening includes a silent auction and raffle baskets; each basket is valued at more than $200, and contains a selection of sports and entertainment tickets, restaurant certificates and much more. The grand prize raffle earns the winner four day-passes to Disneyland and California Adventure Park, and the silent auction includes private wine tasting tours and a subscription to B Street Theatre.

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Masquerade Ball “A Return To 1930s Hollywood”
The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove
Laguna Town Hall
3020 Renwick Ave.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 714-2527
straussfestival.com

Date: Oct. 22, 2016

This unique, formal/semi-formal masquerade ball helps raise funds for a four-day, free community dance event. The ball includes a four-course, gourmet Venetian dinner with wine, strolling entertainers and magicians, dancing, music and a live auction. The event’s theme is “Return to 1930s Hollywood” and guests should dress accordingly. Attire for the evening includes masquerade masks with 1930s apparel — tuxedos or suits with a mask for male attendees, while ladies can use masks to accessorize ball gowns or cocktail dresses. Prizes will be given for best “Golden Age of Hollywood” apparel.

Black And White Fur Ball
Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 383-7387
www.sspca.org

Date: Oct. 8, 2016

This is one fur-ball you will be happy to see, with an evening full of tempting drinks and treats. New Glory Craft Brewery and Oak Park Brewing are among those providing beer, and there will be bubbly from Barefoot Wines and tempting pours from Terra d’Oro Winery and other area vintners. C.G.Di Arie Winery will offer a special vintage created just for the Sacramento SPCA, and there will be excellent food from premier area restaurants. Entertainment for the evening includes a raffle, high-end live and silent auctions and an electrifying stage show featuring performance artist David Garibaldi.

8th Annual Hope Gala
American Cancer Society of Sacramento
Garden of private home
Sacramento, CA
(916) 561-2949
main.acsevents.org

Date: Sept. 10, 2016

Join supporters of the American Cancer Society at this special, upscale event to benefit cancer research, patient services and advocacy both nationally and in the Sacramento region. The evening includes a cocktail reception, live entertainment, music, dancing under the stars and a sit-down dinner by Empress Catering. Auction items include Pebble Beach and Sacramento Kings packages, trips to Mexico and tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres show. The event takes place in the garden of a private home in Sacramento; the address will be given upon ticket purchase.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers business, employment, animal rescue, volunteerism and nonprofits.

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