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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. 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 “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 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.