Community Briefs

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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Crafty Treasures holds a Fall Faire craft show today through Oct. 16, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Ewing Irrigation Products is accepting donations for the Ewing Cares Food Drive, to benefit the Placer County Food Bank. Drop off food donations from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, at 3265 Swetzer Road. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31. For more information, call 652-9530. MandaRun 2010 is a 5k, 10k and kids ¼-mile fun walk/race beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Franklin Elementary School, located at 7050 Franklin Road. Registration fees are $25 for ages 18 and up, or $15 for ages 5 to 10. There is no fee for the kids fun walk/race, and registration is not required. Contact Carolyn Petree at 660-1546. The event is sponsored by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation; proceeds benefit Loomis district schools. The 32nd annual Del Oro Golden Eagle Band Spectacular begins with a parade down Taylor Road at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information, call the high school at 652-7243. The Five Cities Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Round Table Pizza in the Raleys Shopping Center. For more information, call Noreen Aguilar at 663-3897. The free Loomis Art Loop self-guided Fall Studio Tour features the work of eight local artists showing at four studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17. Pick up free maps at businesses throughout town or call 652-8052. 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. Golden Eagle Baseball 2011 will hold walk-in registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loomis Pizza Factory on Monday, Oct. 18; Tuesday, Nov. 9; Wednesday, Nov. 17; and Thursday, Dec. 9. Youngsters ages 5 to 14 are eligible to participate. Fees range from $60 to $100, and there is an additional fee for late registration. For more information, call 458-1556. A Fall Clean-up Day, sponsored by the Town of Loomis and open only to residents living within town limits, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Del Oro High School upper parking lot, near the pool. To find out if you live within town limits, and for questions about items allowed, call town hall at 652-1840. Bike for Bliss from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23, beginning at Trailhead Coffee & Cycling Lounge, 2210 Taylor Road in Penryn. Choose a 3.1 fun ride or a 30-mile outing. Entry is $15 for 6 to 16 years, or $35 for 17 and up. Proceeds benefit A Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary. To register, call 663-9121. Loomis Tea Party Patriots will hold a Candidate Forum Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. All candidates for the Loomis Fire Protection, South Placer Municipal Utility, and Loomis Union School district boards, as well as Loomis town council, will have the opportunity to make a statement to the audience. Main speaker will be Assemblyman Ted Gaines, candidate for the Senate. For more information, call 218-9411. The 2nd annual Oktoberfest, presented by PEACE for families, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Enjoy micro-brews, ciders and wines, and good things to eat from local restaurants. There will be live music, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets are $30 in advance; designated driver tickets are $20. For tickets, call (530) 823-6224. A Fall Book Fair will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 1 to 5, at Franklin Elementary School. Local artists will be showcased during the Gallery for Hope from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn-Folsom Road. The event will include music, drinks, and testimonies from moms from Acres of Hope, a long-term renewal program in Applegate for at-risk and/or homeless mothers with young children. For more information, call (530) 878-8030. Give blood from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, during the Loomis Community Blood Drive at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Gayle at 453-3042. The 16th annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering returns Nov. 11 to 14 to the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Performing will be R.W. Hampton, Pat Richardson, Larry Maurice, Bill Brewster, Jeff Severson, Jeralynn Strong and John Kinz. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening’s poetry and music are $35 general admission or $45 for preferred seating. Saturday matinee tickets are $15 each. Admission is free to the 9 a.m. Student Poets show on Saturday and 10 a.m. Cowboy Church on Sunday. For tickets, call 652-6113. Dispose of old computers, printers, televisions and other electronic equipment for free at Loomis Self Storage, 5950 Jetton Lane (off Swetzer). The free service is in conjunction with Greenspot Dropoff, which will recycle the e-waste. Loomis Self Storage is open for recycling from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.