Try your luck at bingo and help raise funds for charitable causes.
Buy-in packages that include bingo cards and raffles range from $10 to $40. Jackpots often pay from $50 to $250, with top payouts of $500. Some locations host a dozen games per session.
Food and beverages are available at each site, from snacks and hamburgers to a gourmet dinner prepared by a professional chef. Alcohol availability is dependent on local municipal codes.
Players must be 18 or older.
Hosting organizations may keep 20 percent of monthly proceeds up to $2,000 for expenses, said Gary Corda of the Petaluma Elks Lodge. Proceeds benefit everything from drug-awareness programs and hunger projects to scholarships and church missions.
The following games are among the many offered throughout the Redwood Empire:
— Casa Grande High School Boosters Club, Sundays at Casa Grande High School, 333 Casa Grande Road. Doors open at 11 a.m., games start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit school athletics, arts and academic programs. casagrandehighschool.org.
— Congregation Beth Ami, Sundays at the Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. Doors open at 4 p.m., games start at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit preschool scholarships, a food pantry and other congregation projects. bethamisr.org.
— First Samoan Congregational Christian Church, Mondays and Thursdays at the church, 1255 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. Doors open at 4 p.m., games start at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit church projects. 536-9081.
— Napa Valley Expo: Bingo Emporium, Friday through Monday at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds, 575 Third St., Napa. Doors open at 4 p.m. Games start at 6:45 p.m. Monday and Friday; 6:15 p.m. Saturday; 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit youth sports and music programs in Napa Valley. 252-5420, napavalleyexpo.com/bingo.
— Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mondays at the church, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor. Doors open at 4 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit local hunger and youth programs. 837-7620.
— Petaluma Elks Lodge No. 901, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., first Fridays of the month at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 2105 S. McDowell Blvd. Doors open at 2 p.m., full dinner at 5:30 p.m. Fridays. Proceeds benefit youth, veterans and community projects. 763-0901, ext. 1, elks901.org.
— Petaluma Music Bingo, Saturdays at Casa Grande High School, 333 Casa Grande Road. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:15 p.m. Supports Casa Grande and Petaluma high school music programs. facebook.com/PetalumaMusicBingo.
— Rebuilding Together Rohnert Park/Cotati, Fridays at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit housing projects for those with low-incomes. rtrpc.org.
— Redwood Empire Foster Parents Association, Fridays at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit foster children. refpa.org/events.
— Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Second Saturdays of each month at the Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall, First and Church streets. Doors open at 6 p.m., 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders; games start at 7 p.m. Monthly themes and costume contests. Proceeds benefit various charities; El Molino High School is the beneficiary for March. rrsisters.org.
— Sonoma Moose Lodge No. 2048, Tuesdays at the lodge, 20580 Broadway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Benefits various Moose programs and needs within Sonoma Valley. sonomamoose.org.
For information about iRIDE Petaluma, or for details about becoming a driver in Petaluma or Rohnert Park, call 707-765-8488, email iRIDE@petalumapeople.org or visit petalumapeople.org.
For a guide to senior transportation options in Sonoma County, call the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging at 707-565-5950 or visit socoaaa.org.