Remember the days when summer meant summer camp—those long warm nights filled with stargazing, bonfires and devouring a smorgasbord of ooey gooey s’mores? Relive those fun pastimes on Saturday, Oct. 12 at S’moresfest, a refined night full of summer camp nostalgia benefitting local YMCA youth. This gala will be held at the Sacramento Central YMCA (2021 W St.) where attendees will dine on gourmet barbeque, indulge in libations from a one-of-a-kind wine bar canoe and test their accuracy throwing tomahawks and shooting bows and arrows. If wine doesn’t get the job done, the beer aficionados at Drake’s Brewing Co. will be stationed and ready to quench your thirst. Guests will also have the opportunity to pan for jewelry and participate in live and silent auctions along with raffles to win numerous exciting gifts. Huddle around the fire and make sure to stay for dessert because a delicious gourmet s’mores competition will go down, which will include chefs from well-known local eateries like Bacon and Butter, Culinerdy Kitchen and more. Guests in attendance will not only be enjoying an evening reminiscent of childhood summer camp, but more importantly, this night will benefit underprivileged children in the community. Your participation will work towards providing scholarships to kids who would not otherwise be able to participate in YMCA activities. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be hosted by the YMCA of Superior California and Sacramento Central YMCA. Tickets are $65. Come to the gala for a great cause and make sure to grab a couple s’mores while there. For more information on tickets and the event itself visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #302 (Oct. 9 – 23, 2019)**