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Community Briefs

Things to do and see, places to go in Loomis
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McLaughlin Theatre Company will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 22-2324, at the Loomis Depot. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; call McLaughlin Studio at 652-6377. Kimberly Bayer holds YogaStretch classes weekly at the Loomis Depot. Classes run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays (there will be no class July 30). Drop-in fee is $12; a 10-class pack is $100. Loaner mats and props are available. For more information, call 771-9642. 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. Apply for a $500 scholarship by entering the World of Talent Contest, sponsored by the Loomis Lions Club and other clubs in District 4C5. The contest is open to vocal and instrumental students ages 8 to 20, who must submit a CD or DVD and a photograph. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Aug. 1. Contact Ron Jones at 4127758. A book sale fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1, at 2166 Swetzer Road in Penryn. The sale benefits Lincoln's Fieldhaven Feline Rescue and Grass Valley's Scooter's Pals. For more information or directions, call 663-1608. The community pool at Del Oro High School is open for swimming and lessons Aug. 2 to 13. For pool hours and lesson schedule, call Loomis Town Hall at 652-1840. Donate blood at the Loomis Community Blood Drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. No appointment is necessary. Donors will receive a certificate for a pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. For more information, call 453-3042. Marcelle, a jazz group that plays “silky, sultry” music, will be featured in the final summer outdoor concert, sponsored by the Town of Loomis at the Loomis Depot. Music starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. Admission is free. You’ll need a chair or something to sit on. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840. A rummage sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Loomis Basin United Church of Christ, 6440 King Road. Vendors can also call about a few spaces available for a flea market in the parking lot. Food and beverages will also be available. For more information, call 652-3556. The Griffith Quarry Museum in Penryn is among 19 Placer County museums from Roseville to Tahoe that will be featured in the third annual Heritage Trail tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8. Museum admission will be free the entire weekend. You can also visit museums on two different tours Saturday and one on Sunday for only $10 for the round trip. Bus trip reservations are required; call (530) 889-6500 for more information. 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. A Jimmy Buffet tribute concert, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere,” featuring Garratt Wilkin and The Parrotheads,” takes place Friday, Aug. 13, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Proceeds will support Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin projects. Get tickets at Blue Goose Produce or the Loomis Chamber office. For information, call 303-6837. Don’s Classic Car Show will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 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. A Tomato Gathering, which includes a tomato-growing contest, will be hosted by High Hand Nursery and Conservatory Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20 through 21. Friday’s event is a PlacerGrown dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. and includes entertainment and a live auction. For more information, call 660-0128. 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.