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Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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The Loomis Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, and 11 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Donations are accepted; call 652-7061. A crab feed to benefit Ophir Elementary School will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at Loomis Veterans Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Live music, dancing, raffles and a cash auction run from 8 to 11 p.m. It’s an all-you-can eat affair of crab, clam chowder, salad and bread; tickets are $40 each. Get tickets at the school office or call (530) 885-3495. A meeting to discuss proposed changes to a mixed-use development on Taylor Road proposed by the Lazarus Project has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 6414 Brace Road. For more information, call 772-6833. A special meeting of the Loomis Town Council begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Loomis Depot. During the public meeting and workshop, the council will review the current status of Measure A, the term limits measure, obtain attorney advice, obtain public comment and determine how council will proceed. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840. 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 www.puhsd.k12.ca.us/deloro. 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. Free preparation of federal and state taxes is offered by the Tax-Aide Program, by appointment only, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Loomis Library. The service, sponsored by the IRS and AARP, is open to everyone, with no age or membership restrictions. All returns are filed electronically. For an appointment, call 652-9024; do not call the library. A “Cowboy Dinner & Big Bucks Saloon Night” fundraiser for Placer Elementary School will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Events will include a country dance, charity auction, bar and saloon, games, theme costume contest, catered dinner, and live music with the Stephen Charles Band. Tickets are $40 each; call the school at 663-3993. 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. Spend an evening with birds of prey from Gold Country Wildlife Rescue during “Wings, Wine and Art,” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, inside the High Hand Fruit Shed. Learn about the owls, hawks, falcons and a bald eagle while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine. Browse art by local artists in the High Hand Art Gallery’s Third Saturday reception. Tickets to the benefit are $10 each and are available at High Hand Nursery, 3750 Taylor Road; call 652-2065. County supervisor Jim Holmes and friends will host a chicken and ribs barbecue dinner, starting with a 5:30 p.m. social hour, Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Music will be provided by Tad Kitada and Fire in the Kitchen. Tickets are $25 each. Contact Holmes at 530-823-1534 or ussholmes@aol.com. 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.