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Gold Country Wildlife Rescue will hold a membership drive meeting for people interested in volunteering with the 28-year-old organization from 5 to 8 p.m. today at its new intake center at 5901 Horseshoe Bar Road, near Veterans Memorial Hall. For more information, call Diane Nicholas at 847-1471. A half-day class on pasture-based meat production and Argentine asada-style cooking will be held by Flying Mule Farm at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Pine Hill Orchard in Loomis. A tour of the orchard begins at 4 p.m., followed by an asada dinner under the trees. The class fee is $30 and the dinner fee is $50; the package is $75. To make reservations, call (530) 305-3270 by May 13. 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 Del Oro FFA Community Field Day and Plant Sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, on the high school farm, promises fun for the entire family. Flowers, vegetable starts, herbs, melons and more will be available in the plant sale. There will also be kids’ activities, educational booths on the FFA’s sustainability projects such the rain water catchment project, environmentally friendly bug control, and food vendors. 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. Coming Up 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. The second annual Artful Bra Show runs May 21 to 23 at the High-Hand Gallery. Proceeds from the auction of the one-of-a-kind designs will benefit the American Cancer Society. Special events include a dinner and live auction, with admission of $75, at 6 p.m. Friday; and a Ladies’ Night Out event, at $20 per person, at 5 p.m. Saturday. The weekend display of silent auction bids ends at noon Sunday. 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. Water Wise Gardening Workshop, led by certified arborist and water conservation specialist Vicki Bartish, takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Flower Farm Nursery, 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd. Call 652-5650 to reserve a spot. 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 10th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Del Oro High School at 9 a.m. Monday, May 31, on the football field. Community members are invited to participate in the event that honors all those who have served the United States. 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. Reserved seating for Del Oro High School 2010 home football games is being offered to benefit the football program. Packages are $150 for the Golden Eagle Pass, which includes free reserved parking, and $100 for the Eagle Pass. A season ticket pass for all Del Oro athletic sports home games can be added for $50. Applications are due Sept. 3 and are available at the Del Oro front office.