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The Tin Thimble, located in the High-Hand fruit shed, will hold a Student Art Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 9 through 11. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served at 6 p.m. Friday to celebrate the shop’s three-year anniversary. For more information, call 652-2134. A pancake breakfast will be served by Boy Scout Troop 12 from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Loomis Memorial Hall. Adult admission is $5 per person. “Kick the Tick,” Lyme disease awareness run takes place Saturday, April 10, through Penryn and Loomis. The four-mile run/walk starts at Anytime Fitness in Penryn. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m.; the race starts at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. The first 100 entrants get a free T-shirt. The fundraiser is the senior project of Mikayla Arbegast; contact her at 996-2475 for more information. The Loomis Youth Soccer Club will hold walk-in registration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13 and 14, at Placer Elementary School, located at 8650 Horseshoe Bar Road. The fee is $55 per player; after May 1 there is a $25 late fee. For forms and instructions, visit www.lysc.net. A free electronic recycling collection event, sponsored by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Loomis Grammar School, located at the corner of King and Taylor roads. For more information, call 660-1546. Creek Week will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 17, at Heritage Park, the property at the end of Walnut Street recently purchased by the Town of Loomis. Naturalist and Sierra College instructor Shawna Martinez will gives talks on the park’s native plants and animals, native trees will be planted, a park clean-up effort will be held, and T-shirts will be given away. For more information, call Walt Scherer at 652-9328 or Jennifer Knisley at 719-1132. The Third Annual Gardeners’ Gathering will be presented by Placer County Master Gardeners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Speakers will discuss sustainable gardens, garden tools, herbs, compost tea and growing citrus. Admission is $25, which includes lunch; seating is limited. For more information, call (530) 889-7388. The Five Cities Democratic Club will meet from 11:15 to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Round Table Pizza in the Raley’s Shopping Center in Loomis. The club includes members from Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Ophir and Lincoln and welcomes newcomers. For more information, call Noreen Aguilar at 663-3897. The Loomis Basin Dolphins Swim Team will hold tryouts and registration for new swimmers from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Del Oro High School pool. Swimmers from age 6 and under to 18 are eligible. Swimmers will need goggles and a towel, provide a birth certificate and medical insurance information, and be accompanied by a parent. Registration fees start at $265 for one swimmer; there are discounts for family members. Garrick Gookin, of Edward Jones Investments in Loomis, will host a free workshop on preparing estate plans at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Café Zorro, 5911 King Road. Dinner will be served. For reservations, call 660-0680. A release party for “Placer County Real Food from Farmers Markets” will be hosted by PlacerGROWN from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Tickets, at $10 each, are available at Blue Goose Produce. The book contains recipes and menus for every week of the year and is a yearlong project of Joanne Neft with Laura Kenny. The program includes the April tasting, sampling of Placer County wines and a dessert bar. Rocklin native Alfred Corral will hold a slide presentation on the history of Rocklin during the Loomis Basin Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Loomis Library. Corral’s grandparents were a part of a large Spanish community that arrived in Placer County about 1915. Corral-Alva Park in Rocklin is dedicated in his parents’ honor. Loomis Friends of the Library will hold a book sale April 23 and 24 in the Jessie Helms Room of the library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Loomis Basin Iris Tour and Festival takes place April 23 to 25. Venues include Horton’s Iris Garden on King Road, Yarda’s Ditch Water Iris Farm on Hansen Road, and High-Hand Nursery on Taylor Road. For further information, call High-Hand Nursery at 652-2065. Free space is available at the Loomis Earth Day Yard Sale, to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Loomis Depot. Space will be reserved until April 10 for residents with a 95650 zip code, then space will be open to all. For reservations and more information, call 652-0956. The free Loomis Earth Day Celebration will include environmental displays, music, information booths, a plant sale, pets, a book signing by Joanne Neft for her “Placer County Real Food from Farmers Markets” cookbook, and tours of the new Loomis Town Hall. The Jim Martinez Trio, along with Elizabeth Wendt and Aileen Kelley, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church, 5400 Barton Road. Tickets are $20 each; call 965-087. Proceeds benefit Music Partners in Healthcare, which provides live music to patients in area healthcare facilities. The Del Oro High School Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception will honor athletes, coaches, teams and community members of the 1960-70 classes. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the high school’s Performing Arts Center, followed by a reception at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. The induction ceremony is open to all; tickets for the reception are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the high school; contact Cindy York at 652-7243. Honorees are David Johnson, Tom Cooper, Butch Enkoji, Ed Bonner, Randy Hansen, Kurt Richter, Bob Bonner, Paul Yokote and Jun Takuma. Also honored will be the 1969 track team and the 1966-67 boys basketball. Members of these two teams who have not been contacted are asked to call Monte White at 652-7243. The Rhythm Riders will perform their tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline in the second annual benefit concert for the Penryn School PTC on Friday, April 30, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Tickets go on sale March 26 at Blue Goose Produce, Foothill Feed and the Penryn School office. For more information, call Donna Delno at 652-6298. The Loomis Lions Club Golf Tournament, to benefit Boy Scout Troop 12, will be held Saturday, May 8, at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club. The entry fee is $100 per person or $550 for a sponsorship package. All golfers get a barbecue dinner. Non-golfer barbecue tickets are $15 each. Call Tom Millward at 652-0273 or Russ Kelley 652-6836. The CORE Placer Charter School is enrolling students for grades kindergarten through 12. The tuition-free school offers home and independent study, as well as virtual and online distance learning. For more information, call (530) 346-8340. 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.