Community Briefs

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A presentation on the Downtown Implementation Plan will be made by MIG, the Town of Loomis consultant, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Loomis Depot. The town center design and preliminary estimates on the project costs will be discussed. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840. The annual Town of Loomis Spring Clean-up Day runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the upper parking lot, by the swimming pool, at Del Oro High School. Only Loomis residents are eligible; identification will be required. A backhoe will be available to lift heavy items, but residents must unload their own trash into the Dumpster. Electronic waste will be allowed. For a complete list of items allowed and those prohibited, call town hall at 652-1840. 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. Eleven area artists will host the free Loomis Art Loop Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. For a free map, visit A ribbon-cutting for the new Loomis Town Hall will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. The building is located at 3665 Taylor Road, next to the post office. A Future 9th Grade Sports Night will be held by Del Oro High School at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the Bonner Gymnasium. Meet the coaches, learn about try-out procedures and physical information and dates, and get find out about summer camps and sign-ups. For more information, call athletic secretary Cindy York at 652-7243, ext. 1011. A farmers market will be hosted by H. Clarke Powers Elementary School, 3296 Humphrey Road, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 14. Proceeds help fund the campus life lab and vegetable garden. A Spring Fling runs from 4 to 8 p.m. the same day. For more information, call 652-2635. The Blue Goose Food Extravaganza, formerly Celebrity Chef, takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. The evening includes choose-your-prize drawings and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 each and allow unlimited tastes of dishes by 80 chefs. Reserved seating is $500 for a table for eight. Get tickets at Main Drug or Blue Goose Produce, or call 787-0878. Proceeds benefit the fruit shed renovation project. To participate as a chef, call Dot Shiro at 663-3892. A silent auction of vintage western paperback novels is being held by the Friends of the Penryn Library. Bidding ends at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20. The books are on display at the Penryn Library. For more information, call 663-3621. E.S. Electric and the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce will co-host a mixer with home-based businesses at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at 2210 Taylor Road in Penryn. Call 652-7252 for more information. A Placer County Health and Safety Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Del Oro High School. The free event will feature demonstrations by K-9, SWAT and hostage negoitation teams. It will highlight how public safety organizations work together to improve the safety of the community. Entries for the 2010 Eggplant Festival logo art contest are now being accepted by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. The artist whose design is chosen will receive a complimentary booth at the Eggplant Festival. Submit entries by May 25 to the chamber office. Make a donation at the Loomis Community Blood Drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Gayle at 453-3042. The season of free summer outdoor concerts, sponsored by the Town of Loomis, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the Loomis Depot. The Station Pickers will perform bluegrass music on June 4. Coming up July 2 will be Temporary Jazz, presenting a variety of music styles, including classic rock, big band, bluegrass, Latin and jazz. The performers at the Aug. 6 concert have yet to be announced. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840. Those who will have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth at the Loomis Farmers Market, opening Saturday, June 5, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Contact Mark at Blue Goose Produce, 652-8341. Sponsorships for the Jim Kellner Golf Classic are sought by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. The annual golf tournament will be held Friday, June 25, at the Indian Creek Golf Club. For more information, and to sign up for the tournament, call the chamber at 652-7252.