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Spring Fling craft show at Vet Hall Craft Treasures will present a Spring Fling Craft Faire from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Wednesday Lent services at Hope Lutheran Hope Luthern Church, located at 7117 Hope Way, is holding Lent services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings; the next service is March 11. For more information you may call Pastor Kehren at 652-4273. Free e-waste recycling event at Powers School Recycle electronics at a drive-through event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the parking lot at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School, located at 3296 Humphrey Road. The school’s eighth-grade class will receive a donation from Sims Recycling Solutions, which will hold the event. Items accepted will include televisions, laptops, computer monitors, cell phones, telephones, printers, speakers, keyboards, radios stereos and VCRs, among others. No household appliances, microwaves, batteries, toner or ink cartridges and cans or bottles will be accepted. Assistance will be available to lift donations. Burrito bingo night for baseball Golden Eagle Baseball presents its annual Burrito Bingo fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Blue Goose. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and are available at Blue Goose Produce, Mi Ranchito Taqueria or the Pizza Factory. Franklin School benefits from dinner auction Franklin PTC will host their annual dinner auction to benefit Franklin School at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Granite Bay Country Club. Tickets are $35 and include a hosted champagne and martini hour from 6 to 7 p.m. and a prime rib and salmon buffet dinner. Both silent and live auction items will be available throughout the evening. For tickets, call Lisa Deloye at 501-2834 or the Franklin School office at 652-1818. Del Oro to hold Comedy Sportz show Teams will compete for laughs at a Comedy Sportz show, to be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Del Oro High School Performing Arts Center. General admission is $2 per person; tickets are available from Lisa Fachia in the high school office, as well as at the Mr. Pickles sandwich shop in Loomis. Advanced purchase is recommended. The show is sponsored by the Del Oro Parents Club. Sourdough Slim to perform at Blue Goose Sourdough Slim performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Blue Goose. Tickets are $20 each and available at Blue Goose Produce and Foothill Feed & Gift. The one-man show is a benefit for the Blue Goose Fruit Shed renovation project. Democrats to meet at Round Table Pizza The Five Cities Democratic Club (serving Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Ophir and Lincoln) will hold its monthly meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Loomis Round Table Pizza. High-Hand plans crafts faire The High-Hand Crafts Faire takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Stylish, hand-made toods, clothing, jewelry, and High-Hand Café cuisine and baked goods will be available. High-Hand Gallery Artists will be working on projects for all to watch and enjoy. Admission is free. Blood drive at Blue Goose Donate blood at the Loomis Community Blood Drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Blue goose fruit Shed. No appointment is necessary. Donors will receive free T-shirts. For more information, call Gayle Graves at 453-3042. Head Start has openings Head Start is now accepting applications for its infant, toddler, preschool and prenatal program in Loomis. For more information, call (530) 885-5437. Curves rolls out red carpet for SilverSneakers members Members of the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, an exercise program designed for older adults, are eligible to join Curves of Loomis at no cost, according to club owner Ginger Abalkhail. To visit Curves of Loomis for a tour, contact Abalkhail at 660-9735. Open enrollment period continues for high schools Applications for open enrollment in the Placer Union High School District are being accepted until April 1. The policy allows students to attend a school outside of their normal area of attendance, provided there is space available and that the application deadline is met. Athletic eligibility may be affected, so questions related to athletics should be directed to the Athletic Director at any of the high schools. Application forms can be picked up at the Del Oro office. For more information, contact the District office at (530) 886-4400. Appointments available for free tax preparation Free preparation of federal and state tax returns is being offered by the Tax-Aide Program. Appointments are available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Loomis Library. To make an appointment, call 652-5130; do not call the library. The service is available to all taxpayers with no age or membership restrictions; however, those who have farm or property income or home offices are not eligible. All returns are field electronically and fast refunds are available by direct deposit. The program is sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Youth water polo practice begins Eagle Youth Water Polo is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight. Practice is held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Del Oro High School pool. For more information, call coaches Stu Ryland at 652-5226, Lindi Callahan at 663-1487 or Randy Trefry at 652-9427. Entertainment is free at Houston’s Houston’s Steaks in Penryn is hosting Baughman and Friends, a country western band featuring Jim and Linda Baughman, Chad Perry and Biff Adam. Friday and Saturday are country western dance and line dance nights; they do Karaoke Sunday through Thursday. Dinner is served beginning at 4 p.m.; the music starts at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge on any day of the week.