Community Briefs

Places to go, things to see and do in the Loomis Basin
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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 free class on paintball, including discussions on new and different innovations in the sport, begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Black Bear Outdoors. The class is open to ages 10 and older. For more information, call 652-2327. The community pool at Del Oro High School is open weekdays for swimming from 12:30 through 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 13. For more information, call Loomis 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 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. The Griffith Quarry Museum in Penryn is among 18 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 Buffett tribute concert, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere,” featuring Garratt Wilin 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. Free CPR classes are offered to residents of the Loomis Fire Protection District on Saturdays at the Loomis fire station on Horseshoe Bar Road. For more information or to get on the waiting list, call 652-6858. 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.