Community events for week of Nov. 1, 2012

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Visit the Loomis Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, in front of Blue Goose Produce. For more information, call Mark at Blue Goose Produce, 652-8341.

Second Blessing thrift store holds its First Saturday Parking Lot and $5 Bag Sale, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6440 King Road. Spaces are $10. For more information, call 652-8449.

A used book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 3 and 4, at 2166 Swetzer Road, in Penryn, to benefit A New Hope Animal Foundation.  Prices are 25 cents to $1. For more information, call 663-1608.

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Loomis Grange Hall to raise funds for legal fees for the Stop 150 Apartment. Get more informed about the Orchard project. Dinner will be provided by Edelweiss restaurant.Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 10 and under. Beverages are extra. There will be a bake sale for dessert.


Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to change smoke alarm batteries and set clocks back one hour.


Crafters and vendors are wanted for an arts and craft boutique during the Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School. Booth spaces are $30. The application deadline is Nov. 30. More than 500 people are expected. An email will be sent to confirm acceptance in the boutique. For more information, please contact


Elections are Tuesday, Nov. 6. Don’t forget to vote.

BloodSource will hold a blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. For more information, call 453-3042.

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue will hold a Fall Haul Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Nov. 10, at their Wildlife Intake Center at 5901 Horseshoe Bar Road. Proceeds benefit the rescue and support of local wildlife. For more information, go to

Author Donalyn Miller, the “Book Whisperer,” will speak at Del Oro High School, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Del Oro Performing Arts Center. Come find out how to get children enthused about reading. Light appetizers will be available during check-in at 4 p.m. The event is presented by the Placer Area Reading Council. Tickets are $15 for reading council members and $25 for non-members. For more information, go to or call 208-2537.

MandaRUN 2012 is Sunday, Nov. 18 and features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K Run. The half-marathon starts at 8 a.m. at the Auburn Fairgrounds and ends in downtown Loomis. The 5K and 10K start at 9 a.m., in downtown Loomis. Mail-in must be postmarked by Nov. 10; online registration closes at 3 p.m., on Nov. 17.  Same day registration for the 5K and 10K begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day. The races are presented by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and benefit the students of the Loomis Union School District. For registration and more information, go to or find MandaRun on


A Del Oro High School All Class Reunion is from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Rocklin Park Hotel. The event is open to all alumni and Golden Eagle supporters. The cost is $25 per person and includes food, entertainment and a drink ticket. Proceeds benefit the new Del Oro Aquatic Center. Tickets go on sale at football games and in the Del Oro office.

The Loomis Day Before Thanksgiving Parade is 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, in downtown Loomis, on Taylor Road. Entry fee is a canned food donation and entry forms are due by Nov. 13. For more information, call parade sponsor Loomis First Assembly of God Church, at 652-6884.

Del Oro High School hosts Walk for Wishes to benefit the  Make a Wish Foundation from 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Dec. 1. Pre-registration is $25 and $30 at the door, and participants can drop in to run/walk the track. Donations are accepted or supporters can  sponsor laps. For more information, call 652-7243.

Friends of the Loomis Library’s 37th annual Christmas Craft Faire is from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Veteran’s Hall. To reserve a table, contact Beth Enright at 652-7061.

The Town of Loomis will hold Christmas in Loomis, a free tree lighting event, from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Loomis Train Depot. Free hay rides, ornament making, face painting, hot apple cider, cookies and popcorn will be available. Entertainment includes a puppet show, dancers, live manger scene, children’s choir, live music and caroling. For more information, call town hall at 652-7939.

The Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 and benefits the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and the students of the Loomis Union School District. View local homes all decked out for the holidays and enjoy a $15 buffet lunch that includes a sandwich bar, salads, soups, dessert and beverages. A free craft faire and art show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School. Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 in Loomis at High Hand Gallery, Blue Goose Produce and at the Flower Farm Nursery; in Rocklin at Pottery World; in Roseville at California Backyard; and in Auburn at Eisley Nursery. Online tickets sales and information are available at