Community Briefs

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Two performances to showcase local talent The Loomis Grammar School Talent Show, featuring a variety of acts, will take place at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the school’s gym. Admission is free. The show was put together by several musically talented eighth-grade boys who scheduled the show, conducted the auditions, and will host the two performances. Remember those who served at Monday service The eighth annual Memorial Day Service begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Del Oro High School football stadium, accessible through Boyington Road near King Road. The program will last about 30 minutes, and refreshments will follow. “Please come and show your respect for all of our past servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price to defend our country and preserve our freedoms,” said Fuzzy Jarnagin of American Legion Post #775. Legionnaires are presented the service together with the Del Oro W.I.N.G.S. class. Donate blood at Blue Goose The Loomis Community Blood Drive will accept donations from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 376-6009. Senior awards ceremony to be held May 27 Del Oro High School seniors receiving Magna Cum Laude recognition (having earned an academic weighted grade point average of 3.75 or higher) and other awards and scholarships will be honored during the Senior Awards Night ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. Dessert will be served during festivities, which will take place in the auditorium. Blues concert coming to Blue Goose The music of The Hammersmiths, a blues band, will fill the Blue Goose Fruit Shed Friday, June 6, during the Summertime Blues and Brews Concert. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m., with Auburn’s Aisle 6 as the opening act. Tickets are $15; a portion of proceeds benefits the Blue Goose Fruit Shed restoration. For more information, call Blue Goose Produce at 652-8341. Del Oro to host tennis pros World-class tennis is coming to the Del Oro High School tennis facility. The sixth annual RWI Pro Circuit Men’s Futures tournament will run from June 3 to 5 at Park Terrace Racquet Club in Sacramento. It continues with the Qualifying and Main Draw June 6 to 15 at Del Oro. In addition to professional tennis, a free kids day begins at 8:30 a.m. June 9. Throughout the week, all match play is free to the community. Visit the tournament Web site at for a complete roster of players, match schedules and for information on community events. Free concert series begins June 13 Fred Morgan’s big band sound opens the 2008 summer concert series presented by the Town of Loomis. The band will play outdoors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Loomis Station Plaza, located at Horseshoe Bar and Taylor Roads. Admission to the monthly concerts is free. Bring a chair as seating is limited, and pack a picnic or visit neighboring restaurants for dinner. Playing on July 11 will be John Skinner’s band. Jon Pauling closes the series on August 8. For more information, call Loomis Town Hall at 652-1840. Blue Goose show is a tribute to Tom Jones The Tom Jones Experience, featuring international recording artist Keith Williams, will play at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 7 p.m. Opening the show will be singer/songwriter Mike Coroll. The show is a benefit for HartSong Ranch, a Greenwood sanctuary for animals with disabilities. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Blue Goose Produce, or call 652-8341. Boys basketball camps start June 16 Del Oro High School will hold a series of boys basketball camps, coached by the Del Oro staff. The Junior High Team Camp for 7th and 8th graders is from 9 a.m. to noon from June 16 to 19; and the Frosh/Sophomore and Junior/Senior Camp for athletes in grades 9 through 12 runs from 5 to 8 p.m., also June 16 to 19. The Junior Eagle Camp is for boys in grades 3 to 6; it will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 to July 3. The Individual Offense Camp, for boys in grades 7 through 12, runs from 4 to 8 p.m. June 30 to July 3. Individual camps are $80; two camps are $150. Space is limited; registration forms are available at the Del Oro front office. Call Coach Broyles at 652-7243, ext. 1703, for more information. Bible school open to area youth A vacation Bible school will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 16 to 20 at Hope Lutheran Church and School, located at 7117 Hope Way in Penryn. The free classes, with a theme of “The Bible Discovery Museum,” are open to children ages 3 through sixth-grade. They will include Bible stories, crafts, music, playtime and snacks. For more information, call 652-0459. Enter to play golf Jim Kellner Classic The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Jim Kellner Golf Classic, which begins at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Indian Creek Golf Club. Entry fee is $55, and includes golf, dinner and a goody bag. For those not interested in golfing, dinner tickets can be purchased at $15 each. The tournament will offer a 2008 Toyota FG Cruiser as a hole-in-one prize for the first player to ace hole No. 3. Prizes will also be awarded for men’s and women’s longest drives, men’s and women’s closest-to-the pins, and first- and second-place teams. For more information, call the chamber at 652-7252.