Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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A “Jazz Tribute to Doris Day” plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at 3565 Williams Pond Lane. Vocalist Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez group pay tribute to Days through music and stories, which came from a visit with Day. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Call John at 997-9319 or Dilyn at 997-8848. 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. An annual sale to benefit homeless animals in Placer County will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10 at 5700 Val Verde Road. Proceeds will help fund the medical needs of shelter animals from all over Placer County and help to provide for the needs of animals housed at A New Hope Animal Foundation. Donations of used blanket and rawhide bones can be dropped off at the sale. For more information, call 652-4164. The 10th annual Oktoberfest will be presented by the Penryn Fire Association starting at noon Saturday, Oct. 9, at Rippey and English Colony roads, in front of the Penryn post office and library. There will be live music, activities for kids, local vendors, a raffle, and food and refreshments. 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. 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 Del Oro Golden Eagle 32nd annual Band Spectacular is 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. Crafty Treasures holds a Fall Faire craft show Oct. 14 through 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. 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. 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.