Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation and community awards dinner Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. The no-host bar opens at 5 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the door. For availability, call the chamber office at 652-7252. 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. An asset protection workshop for businesses will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6100 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite C. The workshop, presented by Leaders Without Limits, Inc., is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 652-8122. 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. Sierra Foothills Rugby Club has spots open on its new girls high school girls team. For more information, call the hot line at 801-4968. 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. The Placer County Writers Group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month at the Flower Farm Coffee Shop, at the corner of Horseshoe Bar and Auburn-Folsom Roads. “It is our express purpose to write and collect stories that bring our attention to the wonder of life,” said coordinator Bob Golling. Call him at 652-4950 for more information.