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Del Oro Homecoming parade Friday Del Oro High School’s Homecoming rally and parade and football game against Woodcreek High are Friday, Dec. 31. The Homecoming dance is Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, call the school office at 652-7243. Give blood, save a life The Loomis Community Blood Drive takes place from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Blue Goose, 3550 Taylor Road. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Gayle at 453-3042. Education Foundation seeks event sponsors The Loomis Basin Education Foundation will hold its first annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Sponsors are needed for the event that benefits the seven schools in the Loomis Union School District. The deadline to be included in promotional materials is Nov. 5. For more information contact Valerie Rathbone at 660-0133 or Lots of events at Cowboy Poetry In addition to three performances by nationally known poets and musicians, there will be several other events at the Cowpoke Fall Gathering on Nov.7 and 8 at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Meet the performers at the Poets & Musicians Reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. On Saturday, Nov. 8, bake your best apple dessert and test your talent at the Apple Pie & More contest. Submit your entry by 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a Western Barbeque starting at 3 p.m. Also on Saturday, kids get free stagecoach ride Saturdays. Limited tickets are available at Blue Goose Produce, Foothill Feed & Gift, Main Drug, or call 652-4480 or online at New this year is the Open Mic Session, which will showcase new cowboy poetry and western music talent at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. Admission is free and everyone who has wondered what cowboy poetry is all about is welcomed to find out. Peter Pan, Wendy to visit Del Oro Del Oro High School presents “Peter Pan & Wendy” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 to 15 and Nov. 20 and 21, with a 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 15. General admission is $8. For more information, call 652-7243. Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who flies and magically refuses to grow up, spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. This is a theater presentation for the kids, and the kid in you, who may or may not want to grow up. Tennis marathon will go round the clock The Del Oro High School boys tennis team will hold a “marathon” fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 15. For 24 hours straight, team players will play tennis against friends, family and community members. Sponsors are needed to play and pay. Some team members will also be available to teach kids tennis for a minimal fee. All proceeds go toward court resurfacing, tennis balls, uniforms, and tournament fees. For more information, contact the school at 652-7243. Register for lacrosse by Nov. 18 The Sierra Foothills lacrosse club holds pre-season practice from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday mornings through January at the LDS Recreational Park, 3211 Boulder Creek Place in Penryn (take the Penryn exit off I-80. The sessions offer new player skills demonstrations and 2009 preseason conditioning for returning players. Registration for the 2009 season has been extended to Nov. 10. For more information, call Kurt Robinson at 663-3944 or go online to Vendors needed for Del Oro holiday shopping event Del Oro High School’s Parent Club will hold a Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the Safe and Sober Grad Night. Vendors are needed to participate in the fair; booths are $30 each. Contact Marilyn Robinson at 712-6980. Loomis principal back at school Loomis Grammar School “Principal of the Year” Rick Judd returned to work Oct. 20, after suffering first-, second- and third-degree burns in a propane tank fire at his Rocklin home on Oct. 2. Judd was treated at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center and released, then was hospitalized for five days at the UC Davis Burn Center. Read the full story on Web at Horton Farm Pumpkin Patch now in 4th year Horton Farm, known for iris flowers in the spring, now has pumpkins for Halloween. Carving pumpkins, as well as cooking and mini pumpkins are available on the vine or in the harvest tent. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, and mid-week by appointment for preschoolers, mom groups, birthday parties and individuals. Call 239-9432. Flower Farm hosts hay rides The Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch is offering hayrides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during October. Movie-themed pumpkin people venues will line the hayride route. The Flower Farm is located at 4150 Auburn-Folsom Road in Loomis. Penryn art show features three artists The Penryn Art Gallery presents “Sculpture and Paint,” to Nov. 11, at 1394 Orange Hill Lane in Penryn. Featured artists are Ron Peetz, Nakona MacDonald and Rodney Mott. A public reception for the artists will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on opening day; admission is free. Crafters wanted for holiday fair Local crafters are being recruited to show in the second annual Christmas craft faire and bake sale, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Blue Goose. Space fee is $25. To join in the fun, e-mail or