Public Service Announcements
This is where you'll find information about local events put on by non-profit organizations. If your organization is having an event, please send the details to

Kids Bowl Free

"Kids Bowl Free" at Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin provides a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time during their summer break. Children 18 and under, registered with the Kids Bowl Free program, receive 2 free games of bowling every day. For more information, Click Here

Project Reboot

Welcome Home Vets presents, "Project Reboot", helping returning Veterans readjust to civilian life. Those who've served our country in war come home to a society with different norms and standards than those they experienced in the military. Fitting in can be difficult. Welcome Home Vets is an organization committed to providing psychological services to veterans and their families. Your contribution is tax deductible. For more information, Click Here

Save The Bees

Bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, but they’re dying at alarming rates. A growing body of science has found that the world's most widely-used insecticides are a leading driver of their decline. Without bees to pollinate our crops and flowering plants, our entire food system and fragile ecosystem is at risk. For more information, Click Here

7/3-4 Rancho Cordova Independance Day Celebration

Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration is July 3rd and 4th at Hagan Park. Concerts, Carnival, Food, Kid's Zone, BMX show, Beer Garden, Exhibits, Parade, 5K run and fireworks. For more information, Click Here

7/4 All America City 5K Run/Walk

Rancho Cordova's All America City 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 9am Saturday, July 4. Follow a flat, fun, shaded route through Rancho Cordova and finish strong down the parade route. Registration includes two entry wristbands to the Fourth of July festival. Kids and strollers welcome. For more information, Click Here

7/4 Forgotten Soldier Program

Celebrate Independence Day at the Country Club Saloon in Loomis (4007 Taylor Rd) to benefit the Auburn chapter of The Forgotten Soldier Program. The event will help gain awareness and support for the services that the program provides to its local veterans. Live music from Foxtrot Mary & Mr. December, horseshoe tournament, a 50/50 drawing and more. For more information, go to their Facebook Page or Click Here 

7/6-17 Teen Acting Camp

California Stage will hold a Teen Acting Camp, July 6-17 in the California Stage Theater at the R25 Arts Center (1721 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento). Students will perform Friday, July 17th at 8pm in the California Stage Theater.  Space is limited and enrollment is open now. For more informaiton, Click Here

7/10-26 Farm to Fork at the State Fair

Farm-to-fork fans can learn about the Golden State's incredible agriculture, enjoy urban gardening lessons, pick up some fresh fruit at the farmers market, or learn about mulch and composting in the Soil Center. Then relax in the farm-to-fork program's booth in the counties building. For more information, Click Here

7/11 Art Rx

People living with chronic pain and family/caregivers are invited to enjoy group conversations about select pieces of art. The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive experiences that reduce the burden of chronic pain. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Advance registration is required. For more information, Click Here

7/11 Arts for All Day

The annual, 'Arts for All Day' is Saturday, July 11 at Fairytale Town. Bringing together children of all abilities to interact through, create and enjoy the arts. Art “funshops”, rhumba shakers, pipe cleaner jewelry, spiral mobiles and more. Free with paid park admission. For more information, Click Here

7/12 City-Wide Fit Fest

Sacramento City-Wide Fit Fest is Sunday, July 12 at Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church (6701 Lemmon Hill Ave, Sacramento). It's a free event, offering a variety of screenings, body weight analysis, nutritional assessments, eye screenings, dental screenings and tips on proper ways to exercise. For more information, Click Here

7/14 Let Them Eat Cake

Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents the 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” in celebration of Bastille Day at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) Tuesday, July 14. Music, dining and dessert with outstanding local cuisine, wines and beverages, cake tasting and more. For more information, Click Here

7/17-18 Saved By Second Base Charity Softball Tournament

The Saved By Second Base Ladies Softball Tournament and Fundraiser is July 17 and 18 at Les Ava Field at Memorial Park in Grass Valley. Early detection saves lives. Be part of this event by playing on a team, sponsoring a team, donating a raffle item or buying raffle tickets. Volunteers needed. For more information, go to their Facebook Page

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

7/20-25 Sacratomato Week

The second annual “Sacratomato Week” is July 20-25. It's a weeklong celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity. New this year, the food-focused week will feature a FREE family friendly festival at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, Saturday, July 25, from 4-8pm. For more information, Click Here

7/26 Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer is holding a Charity Bridal Event and Trunk Sale Sunday, July 26 at the Doubletree Hotel (2001 Point West Way, Sacramento). Proceeds fund free programs and services for people impacted by cancer. New and “gently worn” wedding gowns in all shapes and styles will be available. For more information, Click Here

8/2 Front Street Animal Shelter Fundraiser

"Dog Days of Summer Yappy Hour" is happening August 2nd from 4-6pm. Dogs are welcome and will even have their own appetizers and cocktails to enjoy along with a Dog Photo Session. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Front Street Animal Shelter. For more information, Click Here

8/3 Charity Golf to benefit The Aly & Izy Foundation

The Fourth Annual Golfing For NICU Babies Charity Golf Tournament is Monday, August 3 at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Supporting families with critically ill babies in local neonatal intensive care units throughout the region. For more information, Click Here

8/8-9 Japanese Culture & Food Festival

The Sacramento Buddhist Church’s Japanese Culture & Food Festival is Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9. Enjoy Japanese cultural entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations, delicious Japanese dishes, performances by Japanese folk dancers and singers and listen to the drummers of a taiko group. For more information, Click Here

8/14 Family Campout at Fairytale Town

Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park, Friday, Aug. 14. This 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. Member discounts are available. For more information, Click Here

8/15-30 Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games

The Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games are August 15-30. Croquet, Archery, Badminton, Miniature Golf, Billiards, Beanbag Toss, Beanbag Baseball, Basketball, Phase 10, Blackjack, Go Karts, Bowling, Golf Tournament, Fly Casting, Pickleball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Walk Race, Horseshoes and Track & Field. For more information, Click Here

8/15 Ice Cream Safari at the Zoo

The 31st annual Ice Cream Safari is Saturday, August 15 at the Sacramento Zoo. Enjoy all-you-can-eat Ice Cream and all-you-can-drink soda beverages. Explore the 14-acre zoo with ice cream treats around every corner. Entertainment for the kids including face painting, an Ice Cream Dance Party and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the general maintenance and animal care at the Zoo. For more information, Click Here

8/16 Golden Arches Run

The Golden Arches Run is Sunday, August 16 on Capitol Mall (between 4th and 5th Streets Downtown). The courses will provide scenic views of the State Capitol, Old Sacramento, the Sacramento River and the Tower Bridge. The event includes a 5K, 10K, and a Kids Fun Run. For more information, Click Here

8/18 Dementia and Alzheimer's Therapy at the Crocker

Meet Me at the Museum, Tuesday August 18 at the Crocker Art Museum. Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Free for everyone. Advance registration is required. For more information, Click Here 

8/22 Comedy and Cops

A Community for Peace presents, "Comedy and Cops" Saturday, August 22 in the Lowe’s Parking Lot (Sunrise & Greenback). It's a benefit fundraiser featuring, Mike Mancini. Jay Leno calls him, "The Worlds Funniest Cop". Sponsorships Available. For more information, go to their Facebook Page or 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

10/3 Suicide Prevention Walk

The Sacramento Out of the Darkness Community Walk is Saturday, October 3 on the West Steps of the State Capitol. Suicide takes an enormous toll on families, friends, co-workers and entire communities. Join the movement to save lives and help reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025. For more information, Click Here

10/3 Poker Run to benefit Children's Hospital

The 19th Annual Black Widows Poker Run to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children of Northern California, Sacramento is Saturday October 3. The ride starts at Morgan's Bar and Grill (3348 S Street Sacramento, CA) and include 75 miles of beautiful, scenic views and Delta roads. The ride ends with a Prime Rib or Chicken dinner. For more information, Click Here

10/17 Jeff Keith Ride for Reason 2015

The ride starts at Folsom Harley, October 17th and benefits Foster Kids. Ride with Jeff Keith from Tesla and Throttle Girl, Live Music, Raffle Prizes, Vendors, Food, and Ride pins for the First 500 Registered Riders. 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

Alpha K9 - Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Alpha K9 is a Combat Disabled Veteran run Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing Service Dogs and Working Dogs to those whose lives depend on them. Research shows that positive social interactions with dogs may offer a safe and effective way to relieve stress. 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 

Auburn Homeless Shelter (supplies needed)

A new homeless shelter in Auburn (formerly Dewitt Government Center) is now open 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

Benefit Golf Tournaments For Local Schools

Golf4Schools is hosting a series benefit golf tournaments with a goal of raising over $100,000 in grants for local schools and student-related enrichment programs. 2015 beneficiaries include Inderkum High School, Sheldon High School, WT Eich Middle School, and Orangevale Open K-8 School. 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 

Blue Star Museums

Sacramento area Blue Star Museums are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The seven local museums participating include: Aerospace Museum, Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town, Children’s Museum and the History Museum. 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 

Food For Families

Help provide fresh fruits and veggies to a food bank in your community. Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets are holding a summer donation drive. Donate $1 to Food For Families and Raley’s will match it, up to $25,000. All donations stay local. For more information, Click Here

Foreign Student Exchange

Forte International Exchange Association is looking for volunteer host families for incoming high school students for the upcoming school year. Students speak English, are covered by medical insurance & bring their own spending money. For more information, Click Here

Gathering Inn

The Gathering Inn Homeless Shelter is asking the community for help to keep their Resource Center open. The Resource Center offers life skills classes, computers, phone and mail service and a safe place to get out of the heat. Please consider making a donation to help The Gathering Inn offer a hand up rather than a hand out. 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 

Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue

Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue takes in over 150 fawns every year and releases them when they're healthy enough to survive on their own in the wild. The non-profit organization can't run without the support of generous donors and grants. 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 

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 Farmers Market is open every Saturday from May through October from 9a-1p. Pick up organic produce and enjoy weekly activities including free yoga, live music, chef demonstrations and kid’s crafts. The market (McClatchy Park - 35th St and 5th Ave) accepts WIC and provides a dollar for dollar match on EBT purchases. 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 

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 

Snowline Hospice

Snowline is a nonprofit community-based hospice care provider. Snowline volunteers offer the compassion of a gentle friend who listens, laughs and lends a hand. And in return, they experience a true sense of connection. If you'd like to become a Snowline volunteer, training opportunities are ongoing. For more information, 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

Tahoe Celebrity Golf - Free tix for Military

The American Century Championship, July 14-19 at Edgewood Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, is offering complimentary tickets for all U.S. military. Active duty, reservists, National Guard and veterans can receive two complimentary tickets for each day of the tournament. To apply, Click Here

Watch a movie under the stars (6/26 & 7/31)

Bear Creek Community Church presents Family Movie Nights on June 26, and July 31. The free movie starts at sunset. Candy, Nachos, Popcorn, Ice Cream Sundaes and more for only $1. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Conveniently located between Stockton and Lodi on Lower Sacramento Road. 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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