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Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 23rd annual Loomis Eggplant Festival begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, with a pancake breakfast at the Loomis fire station, opening ceremonies are at 8:45 a.m., and booths and activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Loomis Chamber at 652-7252. 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 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. Crafty Treasures holds a Fall Faire craft show Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 14 through 16, at the Blue goose Fruit Shed. 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 social 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. 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. 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. 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.