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Peter Pan play at Del Oro tonight “Peter Pan & Wendy” opens at 7:30 p.m. today and returns for 7:30 p.m. shows on Nov. 14 and 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. Del Oro tennis marathon sponsors needed 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. Del Oro holiday shopping event looking for vendors 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. 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 sierrafoothillslacrosse.org. Play rugby with local club The Sierra Foothills Rugby Club will hold a free “Learn to Play Rugby” clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at LDS Sports Park, 3211 Boulder Creek Place in Penryn. All teams are open for new players from any school in grades 6 to 8, 9 to 10, and 11 to 12. The season runs from Feb. through April. Games are held on Fridays. For more information, call (530) 368-6050 or visit www.sierrafoothillsrugby.com. Plan to enter annual parade Nov. 26 Start planning to enter the Day Before Thanksgiving Parade, which takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. The one-hour parade will travel down Taylor Road from Walnut Street to King Road, ending in front of the Blue Goose. Entry forms are available at Blue Goose Produce in the fruit shed, 3550 Taylor Road. Entry fee is canned food or nonperishable food items. The community event is sponsored by the Loomis First Assembly of God Church, which requests entries be submitted by Friday, Nov. 21. For more information, call 652-6884. Tour Loomis Basin holiday homes The Loomis Basin Education Foundation will host its 1st annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour of seven unique homes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Beautifully decorated for the holidays, the homes range from a charming cottage in downtown Loomis to a Colonial-style estate. Tickets purchased in advance are $25; they are available at Blue Goose Produce and the Flower Farm Nursery. Day-of-event tickets will be $30 and available at the Loomis Train Depot. Proceeds benefit the district’s Loomis, Placer, Franklin, H. Clarke Powers, Penryn, Ophir and Loomis Basin Charter schools. For more information, visit www.lbef.net. Holiday fair looking for vendors 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 bnelson@loomis-usd.k12.ca.us or asmith@loomis-usd.k12.ca.us. Soroptimists to make $1,000 award The Soroptimist of Rocklin/Loomis club is seeking applicants for their Women’s Opportunity Award of $1,000. The Women’s Opportunity award gives a woman the resources she needs to improve her education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their family, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. For more information, call Dee Ash at 765-2861 or go online at www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html.