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A class on cold-weather preparation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Black Bear Outdoors, 3587 Taylor Road. The following evening, Black Bear will lead a moonlight snowshoe hike to Foresthill the next evening. The class and hike are free; snowshoe rentals are $6. Reservations for the snowshoes are required. Call 652-2327 for more information. Table sponsorships are being offered by the H. Clarke Powers Elementary School PTC at a Hawaiian Luau, its annual Kodiak feast and auction. The fundraiser takes place Friday, March 19, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Donations are also accepted. Call Leisa Hood at 275-1977 by Feb. 26. The Huntington's Disease Society of America will host a crab feed, that will include live music, Sunday, March 7, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 3 p.m.; dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person if purchased by Feb. 26 or $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit HDSA research. For more information, call Madalyn Kruger at 927-4400. An Art ’N Craftacular event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 and 28, at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Admission, refreshments, and door prizes are free. For more information, call 644-6879. A spaghetti feed to support brain cancer awareness is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Del Oro High School cafeteria. The dinner, the senior project of Del Oro student Kelsey Reynoso, will benefit the Bruce Kaye Brain Tumor foundation and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For tickets, call Kelsey at 847-4850 or 660-0997. The Loomis Lions Club will hold a crab feed at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed Saturday, Feb. 27. Call Jack Morris at 652-3225 for ticket availability. Penryn Faith Church, located at 2252 Penryn Road in Penryn, hosts Kent Wilson and Todd Murphy of Micaiah Ministries at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. There will be a healing service at 6 p.m. Sign up now for the Loomis Lions Club Golf Tournament, to benefit Boy Scout Troop 12. Reservations made by March 1, of $90 per person or $500 for a sponsorship package, which includes four golfers and a sponsorship sign. After March 1, fees go up to $100 per person or $550 for the sponsorship package. All golfers get a barbecue dinner. Non-golfer barbecue tickets are $15 each. The tournament is Saturday, May 8, at the Lincoln Hills Orchard Course at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Call Tom Millward at 652-0273 or Russ Kelley 652-6836. Hope Lutheran School, which offers instruction in grades kindergarten through eighth-grade, will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4. This is an opportunity to tour the classrooms and meet the staff. A free dinner featuring authentic Brazilian cuisine will also be served. The school, located at 7117 Hope Way in Penryn, is also offering free tuition for children entering kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. For more information, call principal Paul Leifer at 652-0459. A “Scouting for Food’ drive will be conducted Saturday, March 6, when Boy Scouts will go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items for the local food closet. Donations can also be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on March 6 at the Loomis Grammar School parking lot. See "Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, and Saturday, March 6, at Placer Elementary School. Admission is free; donations accepted at the door. Magical Roses to help “bring the Beast back to life,” will be available for $5 each at both shows. For more information, call Lori Wolfley at 916 539 9007. The 56th Annual Oriental Food Bazaar will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Del Oro High School cafeteria. Guests can eat in or take out the kushiyaki, chow mein, chicken teriyaki, sushi and baked goods. Sumie Ward will perform a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. A Tostada Bingo Night is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Tickets are $15 each; admission is free for children age 5 and under. Tickets include a shredded beef tostada dinner, dessert, beverage ticket and bingo game packet. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin programs. Tickets are available at the Loomis Chamber of Commerce office, or call 652-5276. The Franklin School Parent Teacher Club will host its annual dinner auction, “Escape to Paradise,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Granite Bay Country Club. Proceeds benefit programs such as sports, art and technology at the Loomis school. Tickets, which include cocktails, dinner and dessert, are $45 each. A live auction will also be held. For tickets and more information, call 652-6407. The Tax-Aide Program is offering free federal and state tax preparation by appointment only on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Loomis Library. Appointments are by reservations only; call 652-5840. The service, sponsored by the IRS and AARP, is available to all taxpayers with no age or membership restrictions. All returns are filed electronically and fast refunds are available by direct deposit. Those who have farm or property income or home offices are not eligible for this service. The Friends of the Penryn Library have eco-friendly totes available. The book bags are available at the Penryn Library, located at 2215 Rippey in Penryn. For more information, call 663-3621. The Placer County Writers Group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month at the Flower Farm Coffee Shop, at the corner of Horseshoe Bar and Auburn-Folsom Roads. “It is our express purpose to write and collect stories that bring our attention to the wonder of life,” said coordinator Bob Golling. Call him at 652-4950 for more information.