Every year, Deaver Winery, in Amador County, invites customers to enjoy a port and food pairing at their beautiful winery. Offering six different ports with a choice of both savory and sweet foods for each, there was plenty to enjoy that afternoon.
California Automobile Museum celebrated their recent fundraiser and dinner extravaganza featuring world-renowned artist and car enthusiast David Garibaldi, farm-to-fork cuisine by Diane Wilkinson Catering, artisan cocktails, live entertainment by Ken Koenig and Spare Parts Band, and a silent and LOUD auction (including the art that David produces during his performance.)
In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Sacramento Children's Museums celebrated their annual Buccaneer Ball. Families enjoyed Museum play, dancing, and pirates! This year over 100 pirates raised the mast and set a course on an exciting night of swashbuckling and treasured fun.
HD Supply along with the Sacramento Area Vendor Association, partnered with the Sacramento Food Band and Family Services to sponsor a 3 month long canned food drive. Called "The Need to Feed - No Family Goes Hungry", the group celebrated a successful campaign at Sacramento Food Bank with a parade, music and luncheon.
Horse lovers enjoyed the annual Sacramento International Horse Show in Rancho Murieta. With plenty of competition and showmanship, beautiful horses and riders, plus a wide variety of food and drink, this show was a big hit with everyone.
HD Supply along with the Sacramento Area Vendor Association, partnered with the Sacramento Food Band and Family Services to sponsor a 3 month long canned food drive. Called "The Need to Feed - No Family Goes Hungry", the group kicked off the campaign with a Monte Carlo night at the Dante Club.
Fairytale Town celebrated its 57th anniversary with an all-ages fundraiser featuring beer tastings, food trucks and live music. Participants tasted craft beers while enjoying live music on the Mother Goose Stage. Proceeds from Tales & Ales will support Fairytale Town’s education programs and park improvements.
This year's California Craft Beer Summit 16 ended with a Beer Festival on Capitol Mall. With perfect weather, good friends and over 160 breweries to choose from, the Summit Beer Festival was a huge success.
Enjoying the Wine and Produce Passport Weekend on the Delta Farm and Winery Trail. Farms and wineries along CA Scenic Hwy 160 participated, a chance for visitors to experience what the rural delta life is like.
This artful evening, one of the Crocker Art Museum's largest fundraisers, featured work by more than 100 of the region’s finest artists, and included a silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner and an exciting live auction.
Haute Stuff, the annual fundraiser to benefit the Sacramento Children's Home, was held at the beautiful Jardin Rue Estate on the Sacramento River. The event included a fashion show, drinks, appetizers, and a variety of unique gift and fashion items for sale.
This event celebrated the 142nd Kentucky Derby locally while helping Lilliput ensure every foster child is given the opportunity to be part of a safe, nurturing, lifelong family. The event featured a live broadcast of the race, a live auction, food and drink, and a raffle. Photography Di Starr Studios
Sacramento Lifestyle Magazine participated in judging the table design competition at this year's Inspire luncheon at the Sacramento Children's Museum, along KCRA 3 anchor, Edie Lambert and Good Day Sacramento's Julissa Ortiz.
This year's Sacramento Food Film Festival kicked off with a premier event at Turn Verein featuring an all-star cast of local chefs pairing bites with short food films. Photography by Amy Nicole and Marita Madeloni.
Sacramento Artists Council, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides funding for art programs for at-risk children and Sacramento regional schools, hosted the fifth annual Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival at Roosevelt Park.
Rock 'n rollers and beer enthusiasts came together for the California Automobile Museum's Beer Prom featuring craft beer tasting, music, and classic cars. Photography by Patrons of California Automotive Museum.
Sacramento Children's Chorus celebrated 23 years music education at their Harmony of Taste event featuring fine wines, beer and delectable small plates, a silent auction and raffle. Photography Sarah Maren Photographers
Each year more than 1,600 community members come together to celebrate and support Sacramento's oldest food bank. More than 2,000 handcrafted, donated bowls are displayed and guests are invited to take one home as a reminder of those who face an empty bowl every day. Photography Alexis Kahn
Attendees celebrated the opening of the Crocker Art Museum's latest exhibition: “Andy Warhol: Portraits” with live music, craft cocktails — including a Champagne bar — and a “first-peek” at the exhibition, which runs through June 19. Photography Steven Hellon
This year's Sacramento Fashion Week started off with a Kick Off Event and Boutique Show & Shop Event at the California Auto Museum. Attendees were introduced to fashion from Sacramento-area boutiques and even had the chance to do some shopping. Photography BY Steven Hellon PHOTOGRAPHER
Also part of Sacramento Fashion Week 2016 was Fashion Intro 101 and Fashion Forum held at the Art Institute — Sacramento. Panel speakers included Project Runway alum Richard Hallmarq and owner of the Denim Spot Pete Haynes. Photography BY Steven Hellon Photographer
The Kids Helping Kids Fourth Annual Signature Gala included a headlining performance by Grammy-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE, while all revenue from ticket sales, raffle, and silent auction go towards their mission of making a difference from the classroom to the community by investing in the lives of children in need.
This year's Winterfest Beer and Wine Social raised over $21,000 for local non-profit Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation thanks to 150 volunteers, 80 brewers, vintners, restaurants, and food trucks who donated tastes of their products to a crowd of nearly 1,100 people. Photography Beers in Sac and Mark Loper.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Sacramento County's 23rd annual Signature Crab Feed fundraiser supports Sacramento County’s most vulnerable children — those in foster care — by helping CASA recruit, train and support advocates for them. Photography Riverview Media Photography/Tia Gemmell
Bravo TV celebrity stylists joined SalonN this holiday season for their Party of the Year red carpet event. All proceeds were donated to local charities including Toys for Tots. Photography Darin Bradford
Attendees at the 3rd Annual Me-One Foundation Giving Event helped raise nearly $75,000 for its annual Camp Challenge, which provides an all-expenses-paid respite weekend for adult cancer patients and their families or supporters. This year's event featured a sit down dinner, live auction, and dancing. Photography Kevin Graft
Metro EDGE celebrated the holiday season and accomplishments of young professionals across the Sacramento region at the Crocker Art Museum. The group's 2015 beneficiary Reading Partners was presented a check, and Christi Black-Davis and Christine Ault were honored for bridging the gap to leadership for young professionals. Photography Kat Fontova
The heat was on at the Firefighters Burn Institute 2nd Alarm Chili Cook-Off charity fundraiser featuring a people’s choice chili competition, unlimited beer tasting, wine tasting, silent auction, live music and more. All proceeds help support the Firefighters Burn Institute programs for firefighters and burn survivors.
Art and wine came together for Crocker Art Museum's Wine Tastings & Paint Pairings. Attendees discussed and compared wines and paintings, then tried their hand at creating a watercolor still life painting. Photography Bob McCaw
Attendees purred with happiness at TEAM's (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) 6th Annual Whiskers & Wine event, benefiting the animals of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter. Photography Patrick J. Moore
Students, parents, and volunteers all got their hands dirty during the Green Apple Day of Service at Leonardo Da Vinci School in Sacramento as they learned how to create a more sustainable environment for students.
The annual Sacramento Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals benefit included a polo match, food by Chef Matt Woolston, champagne divot stomp, California wines, a pretty hat contest plus live and silent auctions. SSPCA.org
Lovers of exquisite design enjoyed exotic cars, live entertainment, refreshments, prizes and vendors showcasing the latest design trends in furniture and interior accessories at the Design Galleria by Valentine.