Public Service Announcements
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. 

7/24-27 Amador County Fair

The Amador County Fair is July 24-27. You can gorge on the once-a-year guilty pleasure of Fair Food, then taste fine award-winning wines with the Amador Winegrowers on Friday night, or hoist a microbrew at the Brew Tastings on the weekend. For tickets and information, Click Here 

7/26 Sac Poor Boys Car Show

The Sacramento Poor Boys are a non profit organization who have been throwing the best traditional car show of the year for 10 years now. This year's event is at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, July 26th from Noon to Midnight. All profits go to local charities. For more information, Click Here 

7/27 Pear Fair

The 42nd Annual Pear Fair will be Sunday, July 27 from 9am to 6pm in the Sacramento River Delta town of Courtland, located just 20 minutes south of Sacramento. Live Music, Parade, Fun Run, Children’s Area, Arts & Crafts Booths, Classic Car Show and a Quilt Show in the Auditorium. For more information, Click Here 

8/2 Sisters In Success Fashion Show

Working women international presents, "Sisters in Success", a fashion show to benefit women needing quality career transition services and affordable business attire. Saturday, August 2 at the Holiday Inn Express (4360 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills). Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information, Call (916) 749-4799 or email

8/9-10 Buddhist Church Bazaar

There is something for everyone at this year’s 68th annual Sacramento Buddhist Church Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10, 11am - 8pm (2401 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento). Enjoy delicious Japanese dishes made right before your eyes and performances by Japanese folk dancers and singers and other Japanese cultural entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations. For more information, Click Here 

8/16 Fabulous 50's Back To School Drive

The Atomic Angels and the Mean Machines Car Club invite you to take part in a special event benefiting Sacramento's Mustard Seed School. The annual Fabulous Fifties back to school drive in is Saturday, August 16th at Jasper's Giant Burger's in Gold River (2342 Sunrise Blvd). Free with donation of school supplies or $10 entry. A rockin' good time with rad rides ,good food, and great times. For more information, Call (916) 363-1364

8/16 5K Run for Water

It’s time to sign up for the 5K “Run for Water” on Saturday, August 16th at University Park, Stockton.  $25 for runners and walkers, $20 per person for teams of 5 or more, and $5 for the Kid’s ¼ Fun Run. All 5K runners and walkers will receive a custom tech shirt and a chance to win great prizes. Proceeds benefit the Bear Creek Water Project.  For more information, call (209) 951-9229 or Click Here

8/23 Pancakes With The Principal

Blessings in a Backpack presents, “Pancakes With The Principal”, Saturday, August 23 at Sunrise to Sunset Café (10113 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova). The staff from Cordova Villa Elementary school will be serving breakfast and donating tips to Blessings in a Backpack. Sunrise to Sunset Cafe is also donating a portion of the proceeds. For more information, Call (916) 213-5595 or Click Here 

8/23 Sactown Wings

Sactown Wings, a chicken wing and beer fest event, is Saturday, August 23 from 2-7pm.  There will be 4 Live bands playing at Fremont Park downtown (corner of 16th and P Streets) to benefit the California Food Literacy Center and the Friends of Fremont Park non-profit . For more information, Click Here 

9/1 Little Buckaroos Day at The Crocker

A Free Family Festival, Monday, September 1 (11am - 3pm) Museum Open and Free (10am - 5pm). Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker celebrating Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days. The West is always wild with wiggles and giggles in this unique festival featuring live performances, craft-making demos, art-making, and even a petting zoo. To make this event even more special, it is the last day to see “Workt by Hand:” Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.” For more information, Click Here 

9/2 Lunch & Learn at The Crocker

Join an in-depth examination of “Penn Station at War Time” by Joseph Delaney, Tuesday, September 2. Before or after the 30-minute gallery talk, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Free for Museum members and included with general admission for nonmembers. For more information, Click Here 

9/6 Painting For Paws

"Painting For Paws", The 10th Annual Art Show and Silent Auction to benefit Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is Saturday, September 6 from 6-9pm at The Dante Club (2330 Fair Oaks Blvd). Featuring the creative artwork of Happy Tails' four-legged residents. Food, wine, silent auction and live music. For more information, Click Here 

9/7 Grandparents Day at Fairytale Town

Celebrate National Grandparents Day at Fairytale Town, Sunday September 7 from 9am-4pm. Bring grandma and grandpa for an enjoyable day of play in the park. Grandparents receive free admission when accompanied with a child ages 0-12. For more information, Click Here 

9/12 Day of Caring

Spend one day caring for your community at United Way’s Day of Caring on September 12. Join hundreds of volunteers for a delicious breakfast. Get motivated by Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger. Then get started on your project! Last year, 362 volunteers completed 25 projects. Join the movement. Let’s spend one day caring for our community. For more information, Click Here 

9/12 Crabby About Cancer

Crabby About Cancer, the 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala to help support Wellness Within in making a difference for families and individuals with cancer in our community, is Friday, September 12 at The Rocklin Events Center. Live music, great food, wine, dancing, giving, and laughter with a performance by comedian Jack Gallagher. Open to the general public.  Must be 21 years of age. For more information, call 916-788-0333 or 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 WHALE Tags

WHALE translates to; 'We have a little emergency'. Whale tags are attached to childrens car seats for first responders to find in case of an accident. The tag has a space for mom’s cell phone, Dad’s cell phone & the Doctor’s phone number. Antelope-North County Women’s Club will be handing out FREE Whale tags on October 4 in the Kohl’s parking lot in Antelope (Antelope Road and Don Julio). CHP will be conducting a car seat safety check from 10am to 2pm. For more information, call 916.332.7133, go to their Facebook Page or Email 

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 

Be Water Smart

The Regional Water Authority encourages everyone to check their sprinkler systems once a month for leaks or misdirected and broken sprinkler heads and fix any problems within 48 hours. For a complete list of steps and how-to-videos, 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 

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 

Independence from Hunger Food Drive

Grocery Outlet is holding their 4th annual, month-long, giving campaign to fight poverty and hunger. July is traditionally a time when food agencies experience the greatest need. The USDA reports that 1 out of every 6 Americans are food insecure and 46.5 million Americans (15%) are living at or below the poverty level. For more information, Click Here 

International Student Exchange Program

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.  These personable and academically select exchange students are conversant in English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. For more information, call 800-733-2773

Kids Bowl Free

Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin is providing kids with 2 FREE games of bowling all summer long. Families that register will receive coupons valid for Two Free Bowling Games each day sent to their email address. Families can also purchase a one-time “family pass” for $24.95 which allows up to four adults to enjoy 2 Free Games each day for the entire season. The Kids Bowl Free program at Strikes Unlimited runs through August 31. For more information, Click Here

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 

Wildland Firefighter Foundation

The Coors “Protect Our West” program will contribute 25 cents to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation for every case sold in select states in the Western region throughout July and August (up to $250,000). The non-profit Wildland Firefighter Foundation assists firefighters and the families of firefighters injured or killed while battling grass and forest fires throughout the region. For more information, Click Here 
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