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Reception set for Finnish artist The Flower Farm Coffee House will host a reception and wine tasting in honor of artist Liisa Chandler, whose work is inspired by nature, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. Lone Buffalo Vineyards will pour their award-winning 2006 “Where the Buffalo Roam” and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The artwork will be on display through August. For more information, call 652-5661. Technology camp to be held in Loomis Technomania – a technology camp that focuses on movie making, PowerPoint, photo editing, keyboarding, and more – will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 to 8 at Loomis Grammar School's computer lab. With a ratio one staff member to three campers, there will be individual attention and one-on-one instruction to help students reach their technology potential. The camp is open to students entering fourth through eighth grade. Technomania is $250 for five days of intense instruction. A student showcase will be exhibited on the final day. Only a limited number of students will accepted into the camp. For more information, contact Kari Hazen at (530) 305-8658 or email Free admission offered to all Placer museums Explore Placer County’s 18 museums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10. Free admission to all the museums, located from Roseville to Lake Tahoe, will be offered during the Heritage Trail Placer County Museums Tour. For more information, call (530) 889-6500. Give a pint, get a pint The Loomis Community Blood Drive takes place from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Give a pint of blood and receive a certificate for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. No appointment necessary. For more information, call Gayle at 453-3042. Taste of the Vine at Flower Farm The 5th annual Taste of the Vine takes place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn-Folsom Road. The evening will include award-winning wines, catered fare, art, local brews, a silent auction and live music. Tickets are $35 per person. The event is a benefit for Soroptimist Interanational of Rocklin-Loomis. For tickets and more information, call 652-9254. Volleyball tournament open to all levels A grass volleyball tournament – open to all levels of players — will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, at Loomis Community Park. Play in the LBD Awareness tournament is open for men’s and women’s 6-person recreational teams, 2-person competitive teams, and junior boys and junior girls doubles, as well as co-ed teams. Play begins at 9 a.m. The tournament benefits the Lewy Body Dementia Association and LBD awareness. LBD is a progressive brain disease and the second most common cause of neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with LBD have similar problems to those with Parkinson’s disease with dementia (PDD), which is also a Lewy body disorder. For fee information and registration, go to Fan Fest and Car Show for Del Oro football The Golden Eagle Fan Fest and Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 16, supports the Del Oro High School football team. The free event begins at 10 a.m. at the high school. Activities will include a chili cook-off and games. Vendors will offer food and other products. Vendor spaces are also available at $50 each. For more information, call Nicole Siddle at 397-8789. Recycle e-waste next month A free electronic waste collection fundraiser, to benefit Penryn Elementary School PTC, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the school, located at 6885 English Colony Way in Penryn. Volunteers will be available to unload donations from cars. All electronics accepted; household appliances and hazardous household waste is not allowed. CEAR Inc. will shred all accepted computer drives for optimal security. Ongoing Farmers market is open Sundays The Loomis Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 26, on the deck and inside the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Vendors offer fruits, pies, specialties, organic vegetables and Acme bread. Heirloom tomatoes will be offered for the first time this season. Admission is free. For information, call Blue Goose Produce at 652-8341. Town sponsors free outdoor concerts The free Town of Loomis summer concert series will offer one more night of al fresco music Friday, Aug. 8. Jon Pauling will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loomis Station Plaza, located at Horseshoe Bar and Taylor Roads. For more information, call Loomis Town Hall at 652-1840. Classic car show at Loomis Station Plaza Jimboy’s Classic Car Show is held every second Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Loomis Station Plaza and behind Jimboy’s Tacos. The next show is Aug. 9. Cars from 1974 and older are eligible to show. A best of show trophy is given. There will also be live music and raffle prizes, and admission is free. For information, call Don at 652-5433. Kids can pick free strawberries Children under age 12, accompanied by a parent, will have the opportunity to pick free strawberries at High Hand Nursery strawberry patch, located at 3750 Taylor Road. “We are excited to have children encounter field to table agriculture. This experience will teach kids about the importance of farming,” said Scott Paris, owner of the nursery. The strawberry patch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit or 652-2065. 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 Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels for Placer County is in need of drivers for the Rocklin and Roseville areas. Volunteers donate two hours a week or two hours once a month of their time. They must be able to lift 25 pounds and have a good driving record. Contact Brenda Cathey at (530) 889-9500, ext. 206.