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Free event showcases 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. Girl Scout event looks for new members A Doll Tea Party for all girls in grades kindergarten through third grade, who are not currently in Girl Scouts, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the multipurpose room at Loomis Grammar School. Girls, who must be accompanied by an adult, are asked to dress up, bring a favorite doll, and participate in a “Me and My Doll Fashion Show.” To save a spot, call Kiara at 638-4475, ext. 2794. Get reading material at benefit book sale A book sale to benefit pets of the homeless who are clients of Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, at 2166 Swetzer Road in Penryn, Thousands of used books will be available. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and video games will also be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday morning. Summer basketball league forming girls team The Lady Eagles Girls AAU basketball club will hold a player registration and parent meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Loomis Grammar School gymnasium. Girls in grades four and five are eligible to participate in the summer league. For more information call 624-4325 or e-mail Tennis pros will play at Del Oro 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. Blue Goose concert features blues band The music of The Hammer Smith Band, a blues and rock 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. Concert benefits church rebuilding project A piano and viola concert by Chi-Xin and David Thorp will be held at 3 p.m. at the Loomis Basin United Church of Christ, located at 6440 King Road. Proceeds will go toward the project to replace the building that was destroyed by arson fire last year. Thorp is a professional musician with the Millington Strings and is also the assistant principle viola with the Stockton Symphony. Chi-Xin received her BM degree on piano performance from the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, summa cum laude, and her MM degree from California State University Sacramento. A free-will donation is requested; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ginny Day at 847-1188 or the church office at 652-6011. Home winemakers can enter contest The Placer County Wine & Grape Association is accepting entries from home winemakers for its third annual Placer Gold Wine Fest to be held on Saturday, June 14. The entry fee is $7.50 for each wine entered. Entries are due by June 7 and can be hand-delivered to Café Zorro in Loomis. To view the competition rules and to print entry forms, visit the association’s web site at or contact Bob Barthelow at (530) 305-1617. Kids can join a rock band this summer The McLaughlin Studios Summer Rock Band Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 21 through 25. Musicians, ages 10 to 15, will put a band together, learn the tunes, jam with others, and perform for an audience on the final day. For more information, call 652-6377. 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. Summer sports camps to be held at Loomis Park A series of recreational activities will be offered during summer sports camps to be held at Loomis Community Park. Boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, are eligible to participate in the camps presented by the South Placer Recreation Association, in association with FirstStep Sports Marketing. The weekly camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning June 23. Fees start at $175 for a week of activities, which will include basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, water sports and sports tournaments, among others. Registration and forms are available at Jim Kellner Classic taking registration 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.