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Community Events

Things to do, places to go in the Loomis Basin
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A used book sale will be held by the Loomis Friends of the Library from 12 to 7 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 16; and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Loomis Library. For more information, call 652-7061. Kimberly Bayer holds YogaStretch classes weekly at the Loomis Depot. Classes run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays (there will be no class July 30). Drop-in fee is $12; a 10-class pack is $100. Loaner mats and props are available. For more information, call 771-9642. The Loomis Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Those who have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about having a free vendor booth at the farmers’ market from Mark at Blue Goose Produce. Call 652-8341. The Five Cities Girls Fundraiser Golf Tournament on July 17 at Lincoln Hills Orchard Course will help raise funding for community restrooms at Loomis Park on the girls softball side (north) of King Road. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and the format will be a four-person scramble. Prizes will be given for both men and women longest drive and closest to pin. A barbecue and raffle will be held at Loomis Memorial Hall following the tournament. Entry is $100 per person or $500 per sponsor (includes 4 golfers and sign). For businesses without golfers, sponsorship of $100 and includes barbecue for two and sign. Barbecue tickets for non-golfers are $15; a hot dog or hamburger plate for children 12 and under is $5. For more information, contact Tom Millward at 652-0273 or Russ Kelley at 652-6836. An open house and herd reduction sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Lakeside Equestrian Center, 3635 Auburn Folsom Road. For more information, call 652-2197. Quilted Blessings, a quilting outreach program of the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ, will hold a workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at 6440 King Road. Quilting materials are provided, but you’ll need basic notions, a sewing machine (provided if you don’t have one), and a bag lunch. For more information, call 652-6011. McLaughlin Theatre Company will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie at 8 p.m. July 22 to 24 and 29 to 31, at the Loomis Depot. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; call McLaughlin Studio at 652-6377. A free asset protection planning and education workshop, specifically for small business owners, will be presented by David McCauley of Leaders Without Limits, 6100 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite C, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 652-8122. Learn how to assemble a 72-hour kit, or urban survival kit, during a free class to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Black Bear Outdoors, 3587 Taylor Road. The class is open to anyone 18 and up, or 10 and up when accompanied by an adult. Call 652-2327 to let Black Bear you plan to attend. Apply for a $500 scholarship by entering the World of Talent Contest, sponsored by the Loomis Lions Club and other clubs in District 4C5. The contest is open to vocal and instrumental students ages 8 to 20, who must submit a CD or DVD and a photograph. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Aug. 1. Contact Ron Jones at 412-7758. The Griffith Quarry Museum in Penryn is among 19 Placer County museums from Roseville to Tahoe that will be featured in the third annual Heritage Trail tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8. Museum admission will be free the entire weekend. You can also visit museums on two different tours Saturday and one on Sunday for only $10 for the round trip. Bus trip reservations are required; call (530) 889-6500 for more information. The Loomis Grammar School Class of 1956 will hold its first-ever reunion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Williams Pond. For more info, contact Sharon Hamada Howard at (530) 885-3553 or Dorothy Waggoner Brieten at 660-0265. A Jimmy Buffet tribute concert, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere,” featuring Garratt Wilin and The Parrotheads,” takes place Friday, Aug. 13, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis. Get tickets at Blue Goose Produce or the Loomis Chamber office. For information, call 303-6837. Reserved seating for Del Oro High School 2010 home football games is being offered to benefit the football program. Packages are $150 for the Golden Eagle Pass, which includes free reserved parking, and $100 for the Eagle Pass. A season ticket pass for all Del Oro athletic sports home games can be added for $50. Applications are due Sept. 3 and are available at the Del Oro front office.