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Tickets still available for murder mystery dinner The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce presents Sex, Lies & Politics, a hilarious romp through a small-town election, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, on stage at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Tickets are $50 each and include the live show and dinner catered by Randy Peters Catering. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 652-7252. Family game night to include Loomisopoly The Flower Farm Coffee House will hold a family game night Friday, April 11. Many games, including the Rocklin/Loomis Soroptimist club's Loomisopoly board game, will be provided, or guests can provide their own games. The coffee house will have its expresso bar open until 9 p.m., and desserts will be available. Recycling e-waste Saturday at Franklin School Franklin Elementary School is teaming up with CEAR, Inc. to provide E-waste disposal free of charge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The school is located at 7050 Franklin School Road, at Laird Road. The site will accept electronic devices, including TV's, VCR's, stereos, phones, computers, video game consoles, zip drives and more. No appliances or batteries will be accepted. All the hard drives will be completely shredded for data security. The school will be compensated based on the total weight of items donated. Proceeds will go toward the sixth-grade science camp. Call 660-1546 for more information. Family game night to include Loomisopoly The Flower Farm Coffee House will hold a family game night Friday, April 11. Many games, including the Rocklin/Loomis Soroptimist club's Loomisopoly board game, will be provided, or guests can provide their own games. The coffee house will have its expresso bar open until 9 p.m., and desserts will be available. Pizza night supports Pirates team The U-13 Pirates baseball team of Golden Eagle Pony Baseball will hold a fundraising night from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Loomis Pizza Factory. A portion of the night's profits will be donated to the team, which includes boys from the Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle area. Horton Farm Iris Garden to host mixer The flowers and gardens of Horton Farm Iris Garden, located at 7440 King Road, will be the backdrop for a Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. The mixer, open to chamber members, guests and the business and professional community, will be co-hosted by the Hortons, Randy Elder, and Secret Ravine Vineyard and Winery. For more information, call 652-4351. Town clean-up day set for April 19 The Town of Loomis will hold its first annual spring clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Del Oro High School in the upper parking lot near the pool. The service will be available to residents of the Town of Loomis only; identification will be required. Help will be available for heavy items only; no U-Haul or trailers loaded with trash will be allowed. Electronics will be accepted. No refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, air conditioners, car batteries, hazard waste, ammunition, pesticides or waste oil will be accepted. Call town hall at 652-1840 for more information. See Sourdough Slim on stage at Blue Goose Sourdough Slim, the yodeling, lariat-tossing western poet and comedian, returns to the stage of the Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The event, presented by Cowpoke Productions, benefits the South Placer Heritage Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns the fruit shed. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Blue Goose Produce and Foothill Feed & Gift, or call 787-0878. Family game night to include Loomisopoly The Flower Farm Coffee House will hold a family game night Friday, April 11. Many games, including the Rocklin/Loomis Soroptimist club's Loomisopoly board game, will be provided, or guests can provide their own games. The coffee house will have its expresso bar open until 9 p.m., and desserts will be available. Pizza night supports Pirates team The U-13 Pirates baseball team of Golden Eagle Pony Baseball will hold a fundraising night from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Loomis Pizza Factory. A portion of the night's profits will be donated to the team, which includes boys from the Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle area. Penryn Library friends to start group The first meeting of the Penryn Friends of the Library will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Penryn Library. For more information, call Muriel Davis at 663-4123. Here's a chance to design Eggplant Festival logo The call has gone out for entries in the 2008 Eggplant Festival poster contest. The winner will be recognized as the artist of the year and receive a $100 prize, as well as a booth at the festival which will take place Oct 4. Entries must be submitted to the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the annual festival, by Friday, May 9. For details, call 652-7252. Del Oro graduates to hold reunion A reunion from Del Oro High School classes of 1968 and 1969 will be held Saturday, April 19, at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. For more information, call Nanci Adamson at 652-5866 or Ed Bonner at (530) 889-7880. Family game night to include Loomisopoly The Flower Farm Coffee House will hold a family game night Friday, April 11. Many games, including the Rocklin/Loomis Soroptimist club's Loomisopoly board game, will be provided, or guests can provide their own games. The coffee house will have its expresso bar open until 9 p.m., and desserts will be available. Pizza night supports Pirates team The U-13 Pirates baseball team of Golden Eagle Pony Baseball will hold a fundraising night from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Loomis Pizza Factory. A portion of the night's profits will be donated to the team, which includes boys from the Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle area. Penryn Library friends to start group The first meeting of the Penryn Friends of the Library will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Penryn Library. For more information, call Muriel Davis at 663-4123. Pasta dinner benefits Friends of Loomis Fire The Friends of the Loomis Fire District will hold a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. A pasta dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. The occasion is to thank all of the individuals and businesses who supported our efforts in the recent vote to save the Loomis Fire District, said Randy Elder. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to retire the final campaign expenses. For more information, call 652-8555. Spaghetti dinner to benefit lacrosse team The Lacrosse varsity boys team will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Loomis Grange Hall. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink. There will also be a raffle. Dinner tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Proceeds will help pay for helmets and uniforms. Tickets can be purchased at from 11 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, at Raley's; or call Trevor Robinson at 712-9282 or Marilyn Robinson at 712-6980. Wine, food event supports Peace for Families A Taste of Class, a benefit for Peace for Families, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. The Placer County Women's Council of Realtors® will host the event that will include food and wine from local wineries and restaurants, an art show and sale, and a silent auction. Advance tickets are $25, or $30 at the door. For tickets, call Beckie Perell at 768-0735. Get ready for community-wide garage sale Leslie Griffith of The Griffith Realty Group is once again sponsoring a community garage sale on Saturday, April 26. Griffith will provide yard signs, price labels and maps to participating sites that will be available at Wild Chicken Coffee the day before the sale. To sign on, contact Griffith at 899-0422. Portueguese Hall rummage sale opens today The Newcastle Portuguese Hall Association will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11. All proceeds will be used for the restoration and upkeep of the historic hall on Taylor Road in Newcastle, where the sale will be held. Penryn School students to hold reunion An all-class reunion for Penryn School graduates has been set for 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Road, in Penryn. For more information, contact Homer Yoshizuka at homeyosh@sbcglobal.net. Farmers, growers can sell at local market Those who will have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items, and are interested in selling the products themselves this summer in Loomis, can indicate their interest by contacting Mark at 652-8341, or by e-mail at bluegooseproduce@aol.com. The market would be held Saturday mornings between May 24 and Oct. 25 at Blue Goose Produce, located in the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, in Loomis. Everbody is reading ˜To Kill a Mockingbird' Festivities surrounding the Placer County Library's Everybody's Reading To Kill a Mockingbird program will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Placer County Courthouse on Maple Street in Auburn. Deputy district attorney Scott Owens will be the guest speaker inside the courtroom. Seating is limited inside; make reservations at the Loomis Library by calling 652-7061. The Fenix Drum and Dance troupe will perform outside the courthouse; no reservations are required. The purpose of the free program is to promote literacy by reading or listening to the book or watching the movie individually or as part of a group. Free flights offered to area youth Youngsters between the ages of 7 and 17 can experience aviation by participating in the free Young Eagle Program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 526 at the Auburn Airport. The next flight day begins at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 13. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call Tom Brady at (530) 888-0769 or Dan Wojdac at (530) 320-4067. Youth football needs board members The Golden Eagle Football Association is looking for people interested in being on its board of directors. The association, formed in 2004, is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to raise money to support Del Oro football. The group needs people who have a passion for Del Oro football, its players and coaches. Anyone interested can contact Casey Taylor or Steve Birch at delorofootball@hotmail.com or 652-7243, ext. 1045. Free home repair offered to seniors A Handyperson program established by Seniors First provides home repair for low-income seniors, including those living in Loomis. The Handyperson installs grab bars, changes light bulbs, puts new batteries in smoke detectors, repair minor leaks and faucets plus many other tasks. For more information, call Seniors First at (530) 889-9500, extension 401. Seniors First is a non-profit organization that has services designed to keep seniors independent. In addition to the Handyperson program, there is a RIDES program providing transportation to homebound seniors, Health Express providing transportation to medical appointments, information and assistance that provides answers to questions about senior services, Meals on Wheels and a Friendly Visitor program. Volunteers are always needed to help in these areas as well as servicing the sen