Fitness, Food, Wine & Travel


Farm to Fort is This Saturday, October 22 at Sutter’s Fort!

Photo by Francisco Chavira.

⁠This Saturday’s inaugural Farm to Fort will bring four hours of beer, wine, and spirits tasting along with bites from local restaurants and food trucks to historic Sutter’s Fort this Saturday, Oct. 22. ⁠

Local Restaurants and Food Trucks
Enjoy signature bites from local restaurants and food trucks while sampling sips from an array of wine, beer, and spirits.

Eat + greet with your friends while tasting bites of classic dishes from local restaurants and food trucks to see what sets them apart from other establishments.

Guests will enjoy a special performance by artist David Garibaldi (check out his work)! He will create two paintings that will be up for auction during the event.

Award winning DJ Eddie Z from Sacramento will be onsite playing tunes all night long. He knows people and he knows music!

The Venue
Sutter’s Fort was a 19th-century agricultural and trade colony in the Mexican Alta California province. The site of the fort was established in 1839 and originally called New Helvetia by its builder John Sutter, though construction of the fort proper would not begin until 1841.

The generosity of attendees and vendors benefit Runnin’ for Rhett. Runnin’ for Rhett owns Farm to Fort, and 100% of the event proceeds directly fund our Youth Fitness Program allowing thousands of children each year to participate. Find out more about Runnin’ for Rhett and our Youth Fitness Program here.

VIP: $125

  • Admission into F2F VIP hour 6-7m, & GA 7-10 pm
  • Unlimited token-less tastes from all of our brewers, vintners, and distillers. Bites provided by local restaurants and food trucks.
  • VIP bag with a bottle of DRINJK wine, Prescribed Burn Hot Sauce, and…?

General Admission: $85

• Admission into F2F from 7-10 pm
• Unlimited token-less tastes from all of our brewers, vintners, and distillers. Bites provided by local restaurants and food trucks.

Get your last-minute tickets on

28th Annual Curtis Park Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Beer Garden Set for October 6th, 2018

The 28th Annual Curtis Park Wine Tasting, Silent Auction & Beer Garden returns on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 4-7pm. I am honored to be a part of this year’s planning committee, helping to organize some of my favorite local restaurants and wineries for my Curtis Park neighbors and for my husband, who I met at this event in 2011.

This year’s event will feature a special ticket for VIP is available (which includes admission at 3pm for an extra hour of wine sipping and tasting galore). We are proud to announce our VIP Restaurant sponsor will be one of Sacramento’s newest and (hottest) restaurants, The Diplomat, located directly across from our State Capitol building! The VIP wine sponsor will be Ironstone Vineyards.

Purchase tickets for the event HERE.

Returning to support this year’s event are Curtis Park Wine Tasting veterans Selland’s, Dad’s, Espresso Metro, Miso Japanese, La Famiglia Catering, Gunther’s Ice Cream, Casa Garden, Sugar Plum Vegan, and Oak Cafe as well as the culinary students from American River College (under the tutelage of the amazing Chef Roxanne O’Brien).

New to the event this year (so far!!) are Cellar Door Platters (a custom charcuterie, fruit, and cheese platter creation service), Seasons 52, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Burgess Brothers BBQ (Antojito’s), Thai Farm House BBQ & Bistro, Buffalo Pizza and Cornflower Creamery, and Adamo’s Restaurant!

Wineries set to participate are Revolution Wines, Moniz Family Wines, Tryphon Vineyards, Matchbook Wines, Seka Hills Winery, Steiner Family Vineyards, and Via Romano Vineyards. If you’re a cider fan, we’ve got Two Rivers Ciders coming, and as always Pangaea Bier Cafe‘s Rob Archie will coordinate his fabulous Beer Garden for all the brew lovers out there.

I have intentionally tried to reach out to restaurants that produce food that not only pairs with wine, but restaurants that will give this event more variety and make it more culturally diverse. If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we need to eat to live. Food can be a great connector to people who have different backgrounds. I feel this event is a great way to taste and get introduce Curtis Park residents to restaurants they might not normally seek out on their own. As one of my favorite travel hosts (and star of Netflix show “Somebody Feed Phil”) Phil Rosenthal says, “Food is the great connector for me, laughs are the cement. It’s all about getting to know people.” Yes!

Proceeds from the SCNA Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Beer Garden help support upkeep and maintenance of the historic Sierra 2 Center and Senior Center, community events like the Spring Egg Hunt, Music in the Park and Curtis Fest. Additional funds go toward Bret Harte’s 6th grade Nature and Science Camp and the McClatchy HISP program and the debate club.

We are still looking for restaurants and wineries who want to showcase their food at the event, and particularly restaurants/wineries to represent different cuisines/wines throughout the world. If you are interested in participating, please contact me by calling 916-612-0035 or email me: misscavegrrl at!

For information about participating, donating or volunteering, you can also contact Terri Shettle at the Sierra 2 Center, 452-3005. No prior event planning is necessary, and it is a great way to connect with neighbors and support your community.

Click —-> donate an auction item, or here to purchase tickets for the event. See you there!

Pour Your Heart Out, a Mended Little Hearts Wine Tasting Fundraiser on February 18th

Pour Your Heart Out, a Mended Little Hearts of Sacramento Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm at the Carvalho Family Winery in the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Avenue, Clarksburg, CA.

The fundraiser includes wine tasting, silent auction, and live music! You must be 21 to order ticket(s) and attend – ID will be checked at the venue.

Tickets are $45 through January 31st, $50 from February 1st-to event date, and $55 at the door.
To purchase tickets, and for more information click here. If you wish to donate to the event, you can contact Lorie Walton at mendedlittleheartsgrants at gmail dot com.
Proceeds will go toward buying AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for local schools. Also, there will be a “wall of wine” and all raffles will win off that wall!

Elk Grove Hampton Inn & Suites is offering special room and shuttle rates for Pour Your Heart Out guests. To book your accommodations, you can click here. You have until February 5th to book the special rate. 

Pink October! Lodi Pink October Race for Awareness is this Saturday, October 15th

Sax on The River, this Saturday, October 8th from 4-10pm

Homeward Bound Goldens Fundraiser set for this Saturday, October 8th

This Saturday, Oct 1st, Curtis Park Celebrates its 21st Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Fabulous 500 Gala Takes Place on Saturday, August 27th

You won’t want to miss the party of the year!

The Fabulous 500 Gala will be Saturday, August 27, 7:00pm at Willis Estate in Granite Bay.

Gala guests will have the opportunity to bid on amazing auction items, enter exciting raffles, sample the finest local restaurants, enjoy top-shelf cocktails and dance to live music – all while enjoying the ambiance and impressive view at this exclusive estate.

Tickets are now $250 per person

an incredible value for the impressive venue, top named entertainment,

best of the best restaurants, and all the local who’s who.

*Special Discount – buy two for $300 or $150 each for two or more*
The theme this year is “Fly Me to the Moon”. The gala committee is thrilled that Mark S. Allen has recently agreed to support the “Fly Me To The Moon” gala as the guest auctioneer. Emmy Award winner, Mark S. Allen is well known for his work with “Good Day Sacramento,” Mark@TheMovies and NOW 100.5 FM.

Restaurants set to appear at the Gala are Source Tapas, Sienna Restaurant, Crush 29, Mas, Chocolate Architect, Pete’s, Cupcake Craving, California Caramel Company, Outback, Land and Ocean, Paul Martin’s American Bistro, and Vaiano Trattoria.

NEW Benefit For Gala Sponsors:

Sponsors $5,000 and above receive private VIP limousine transportation to and from the event in addition to four tickets, signage recognition, web site promotion and advertising visibility.

All event proceeds help the FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento.

Your support will help provide volunteer mentoring and scholarship funding to local underprivileged students in support of their college education. In addition to providing each student a multi-year college scholarship, FUTURE provides eight years of guidance through mentoring. (FUTURE is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.)

To learn more about the gala, and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit

RSVP and purchase your tickets now!

You can find the FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento on Facebook here.

Photos from last year’s event are courtesy of Tia Gemmell of Riverview Media Photography.

The Fabulous 500 Gala is brought to you by MGE Events.

Off to the Races takes off on Saturday, August 20th at The Pavilions

July 21st is the 3rd Annual Bag Lady Dessert & Game Night Presented by Soroptimist International of Roseville

Sip and Stroll to Cool Jazz at the Fountains at Roseville on July 16th

Luxe for Life is August 13th, Win a $500 Pavilions Gift Card Just for Purchasing Tix on July 14th!

King of Feasts at the Sacramento Zoo, June 25th, 6-9pm ENTER TO WIN TICKETS!

Two Events––Party on the Patio & a Fundraiser––set for next Saturday, June 18th