Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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Black Bear Outdoors, located at 3587 Taylor Road, will hold a free class on paintball tricks and techniques at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. At 8 a.m. the following day, meet at the store for a trip to Action Paintball in Sacramento. Everyone ages 10 and up is eligible for the class and the trip. At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, the shop will hold a free class on the 11 most common knots. For more information, call 652-2327. The Loomis Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays 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. 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. The Five Cities Democratic Club will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Round Table Pizza in Loomis. For more information, call 663-0174. Past and present military will be honored at the Red White & Blue country western dance, with music by Crossman Connection, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 for singles. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors family support division and the Veterans Student Alliance at Sierra College. Special recognition will be given to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. For more information, call 652-8441. A Friendship Sunday barbecue and concert of sacred music will be hosted by Hope Lutheran Church beginning at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at 7117 Hope Way in Penryn. Admission is free; freewill offerings will be accepted. The concert features Dr. Patricia Backhaus on the trumpet and Valerie Floeter on piano and organ. For more information, call 652-4273. A workshop on asset protection will be presented by David McCauley of Leaders Without Limits, Inc., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 6100 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite C. Seating is limited; to pre-register, call 652.8122. A Children’s Health & Safety Faire runs from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 24, at Loomis Community Park. Free activities will include face painting, arts and crafts, train rides, personal safety information, nutrition and health information, tours of emergency vehicles, and information about community resources. The event is open to children up to age 5, parents, teachers, and child care providers. For more information, call (530) 745-1380. Connect 4 A Cure, a cycling event, will start at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Del Oro High School. There will be 30-, 69- and 102-mile races. Proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and The Children’s Cancer Foundation. Register at A book sale fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 2166 Swetzer Road in Penryn. Proceeds benefit Scooter's Pals, an animal-rescue group located in Grass Valley, and pets of the homeless at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books are also accepted. For more information, call 663-1608. The Placer Buddhist Church hosts its annual Food Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 3192 Boyington Road in Penryn. For more information, call 652-6139. A rummage sale and crafter’s fair, open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Loomis Grammar School, will benefit the 8th grade student trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. Donate items for the sale, set up a crafter/vendor table, or shop at the event. For more information, call 768-3501. Bingo games will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Advance tickets are $20 per session or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Blue Goose Produce. The event is presented by the Mountain Mandarin Growers Association Joanne K. Neft Scholarship Committee; a portion of proceeds benefit the Assistance League of Greater Placer. For more information, call 652-8341. See Journey Unauthorized, a salute to the music, sights and sounds of Journey, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at Main Drug Store and Blue Goose Produce. Concert proceeds will benefit the fruit shed. 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. 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.