Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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Heartbreaker, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will perform Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets available at Blue Goose Produce. Trailhead Coffee & Cycling Lounge, located on Taylor Road in Penryn, will present “Bike for Bliss” to benefit A Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary Saturday, Jan. 15. Rides begins at 10 a.m. for the two routes: a 3.1-mile fun ride and a 30-mile personal best ride. Registration fees are $15 for ages 6 to 16 and $25 for ages 17 and up. To register, call 663-9121 to register. Late registration opens at 9 a.m. Saturday. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Five Cities Democratic Club will meet from 11: 15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Loomis Round Table Pizza in the Raley’s Shopping Center. The meeting is open to newcomers as well. For more information, call Cynthia Davis at 663-0174. Free lacrosse clinics, for boys in grades five through 12, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the LDS Recreation Park, 3211 Boulder Creek Place, in Penryn, at the I-80 exit. There will be skills demonstrations for new players and pre-season conditioning for returning players, followed by a fun, non-contact scrimmage. Wear cleats and take a stick; loaner sticks are available. The regular season begins in February; registration is now being accepted. For more information, call Kurt Robinson at 663-3944. Del Oro’s 10th Annual Crab Feed, to benefit the Band Program, was originally set to take place Saturday, Jan. 15, at Veterans Memorial Hall. Due to a scheduling conflict at Memorial Hall, there may be a change of venue or date. Tickets are $40 each, and the menu will include all-you-can eat crab, shrimp, chowder, bread and salad. Raffle baskets and silent auction items will be up for bid. A no-host bar will be open. Tickets available at Main Drug; for more information, call Beth at 759-7594. Nominations are being accepted for the Del Oro Athletic Hall of Fame for 1960s, ’70's and ’80s coaches, players, teams, staff and community members. Nomination forms are available at Del Oro or at Deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. For more, information, call Athletic Director Monte White at 652-7243, ext. 1004. The 18th annual Cioppino Dinner, presented by American Legion John A. Stacker Post 775, takes place Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the family style dinner, including salad, bread, pasta and cioppino, will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each, and there a limited number available. Raffles will follow dinner. Call Fuzzy Jarnagin at 798-8586 or Tom Seth at 652-3539. A concert series is being presented by the First United Methodist Church of Loomis, located at 6414 Brace Road. Brady McKay and the Neurotypicals star in “Jazz, Jazz, and More Jazz!” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13; the Sacramento Men’s Gay Chorus perform “One for the Road” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30; “Show Tunes” by Capital Pops is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and an opera original composition by David Rudat will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The series 5-pack is $50 per person, or $45 each for 2 or more people. Single tickets are $15 each, and children 12 and under admitted free of charge. For more information, call the church at 652-0469. 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. 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.