Community Briefs

Things to do, places to go in Loomis and Penryn
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The community pool at Del Oro High School is open for swimming and lessons. For pool hours and lesson schedule, call Loomis Town Hall at 652-1840. Artisan Outdoors is a new Loomis business selling redwood lumber and fencing at 3250 Rippey Road, Suite C. They will hold a grand-opening celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 9. It will include a barbecue, raffles and special pricing. For more information, call 652-9205. The band Pablo Cruise will perform at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed Friday and Saturday, July 9 or 10. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show is at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 each, or $65 for a VIP ticket that includes a backstage after-party, a dessert and coffee lounge and an event T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. Tickets available at the chamber office, U.S. Bank or Blue Goose Produce. For more information, call 652-7252. The Loomis Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Those who have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth from Mark at Blue Goose Produce. Call 652-8341. A Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary will hold an open house and expo from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at 1865 Willow Brook lane in Penryn. A Home Winemakers Competition will be held by the Placer County Wine & Grape Association at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Geiger Woods, 3690 Auburn-Folsom Road. The competition is open to all amateur winemakers in Placer County at $10 per entry. A barbecue will follow. All events are open to the public; admission is $20 for PCWGA members or $25 for non-members and will include wine tasting. Don's Classic Car Show will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Loomis Depot. Admission is free. The show includes music and raffle prizes. Cars dating from 1974 or older are eligible to participate. For more information, call 652-5433. Lugo Parts Restoration will host a classic truck show Sunday, July 11, at the Loomis Depot. Registration is at 7 a.m.; awards are at 1 p.m. For more information, call 652-0840. A summer used book sale will be held by the Loomis Friends of the Library from 12 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16; and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Loomis Library. For more information, call 652-7061. The Five Cities Girls Fundraiser Golf Tournament on July 17 at Lincoln Hills Orchard Course will help raise funding for community restrooms at Loomis Park on the girls softball side (north) of King Road. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and the format will be a four-person scramble. Prizes will be given for both men and women longest drive and closest to pin. A barbecue and raffle will be held at Loomis Memorial Hall following the tournament. Entry is $100 per person or $500 per sponsor (includes 4 golfers and sign). For businesses without golfers, sponsorship of $100 and includes barbecue for two and sign. Barbecue tickets for non-golfers are $15; a hot dog or hamburger plate for children 12 and under is $5. For more information, contact Tom Millward 652-0273 or Russ Kelley at 652-6836. McLaughlin Theatre Company will present "Thoroughly Modern Millie at 8 p.m. July 22 to 24 and 29 to 31, at the Loomis Depot. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; call McLaughlin Studio at 652-6377. Free Vacation Bible School is being offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 26 through 30, by Hope Lutheran Church, located at 7117 Hope Way in Penryn. "Circle J Ranch - J Stands for Jesus," will be a western dude ranch theme with each day focusing on a different part of the ranch and a corresponding Bible story. Activities will include crafts, songs and snacks. The VBS is open to children ages 3 through sixth grade. For more information, call 652-0459. The Loomis Grammar School Class of 1956 will hold its first-ever reunion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Williams Pond. For more info, contact Sharon Hamada Howard at (530) 885-3553 or Dorothy Waggoner Brieten at 660-0265. Reserved seating for Del Oro High School 2010 home football games is being offered to benefit the football program. Applications are due Sept. 3 and are available at the Del Oro front office.