Community Briefs

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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Del Oro Theatre Arts presents “Rumors,” a play by Neil Simon, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18to 20, in the school’s Performing Arts Center. General admission tickets are $8 each. For more information, call 652-7243. 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. See “ Bugsy Malone Jr.,” presented by the McLaughlin Theatre, Nov. 19 to 21 at the McLaughlin Studio, located at 3415 Swetzer Road. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 general and $8 for students. For more information, call 652-6377. 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. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in the Heritage Park on Saturday, Nov. 20. The nature area is located at the end of South Walnut Street. The registration table opens at 8:30 a.m.; planting starts at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until noon. Sturdy shoes, long pants and a hat are suggested apparel. For more information, call Jenny at 652-7252. The 36th Annual Days of Yesteryear Country Christmas Faire, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. In addition to a variety of arts and crafts, homemade desserts will be available. A lasagna luncheon, at $5 per person, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a Christmas Breakfast in the Country from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Loomis Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 6440 King Road. A complete breakfast of ham or turkey sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee, tea, fruit and juice will be served, and there will also be a bake sale, a raffle and silent auction. Breakfast tickets are $7 for adult or $4 per child; children under 5 eat free. For more information, call the church office at 652-6011. Golden Eagle Baseball 2011 will hold walk-in registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loomis Pizza Factory on 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 large, multi-crafter Craft Boutique will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Look for home décor, gifts, jewelry, candles, baked goods, kid gifts, purses, scarves, soaps, and Christmas items. It takes place rain or shine. Visit five homes during the Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 the day of the event. The self-guided tour is sponsored by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation to benefit students of the Loomis Basin Union School District. In Loomis, tickets are available at the Flower Farm, High Hand Nhursery and Blue Goose Produce. Sierra Foothills Rugby Club will hold free clinics at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the LDS Park in Penryn. The club is expanding with 6 divisions that will cover a wide range of kids from the entire foothills area. Practice starts in December and tournaments run January to May. For more information, call (530) 368-6050. 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.