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Expo, Food Extravaganza and Artful Bra this weekend

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Thursday Thursday Night Familyfest brightens up downtown Loomis this evening from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 19, and continues weekly through Aug. 25, at the Loomis Depot. Stroll through this street fair with craft and business vendors, classic car cruise-ins, a farmer’s market, kids’ fun zone, food court, beer and wine garden, and live entertainment. For more information, call 835-0989. Friday Hope Lutheran School presents "Big Bad" at 7 p.m., Friday, May 20. Students star in this play populated with favorite fairytale characters. The school is located at 7117 Hope Way, Penryn. For more information, please call 916-652-0459. Saturday The Placer County Sheriff’s Council will host its Community Services Expo & Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday May 21, at Del Oro High School. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit or call 652-2450. The Friends Of The Penryn Library are holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at the Penryn Library, 2215 Rippey Rd. Subjects include fiction, non-fiction, romance, western, baby, parenting, children, youth, and many more. Penryn Library book bags will be available for a $3 donation. All cash donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 663-3621 or visit The Five Cities Democratic Club monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at Round Table Pizza in the Raley’s shopping center. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact Cynthia Davis at 663-0174 for more information. A golf tournament to support Del Oro High School girls sports programs will be held Saturday, May 21, at Lincoln Hills Golf Course by American Legion Post 775. Cost is $100 per person; sponsorships are also available at $500 for four players and signage, or $100 and signage without golf. Contact Tom Millward at 652-0273, Russ Kelley at 652-6836, or Jill Tooker at 652-7243, ext. 1151. The 11th Annual Blue Goose Food Extravaganza takes place Saturday, May 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Enjoy unlimited tastes from over 70 chefs, caterers and community cooks. Tickets are $25 for inside or outside seating. Reserved seating at a table for 8 is $500. Tickets are available at Main Drug and Blue Goose Produce, or online at Proceeds benefit the continuing renovation of the fruit shed. To participate as a chef, call Marianne at 916-652-8555. High Hand Gallery presents the Artful Bra Show and Ladies Night Out at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 21 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Bra-themed art entries, either decorated real bras or artwork in any medium, will be featured along with a silent auction. Tickets are $20 and are available at High Hand Nursery. This is a family friendly event open to all. For more information, call 259-4298. Del Oro Class of 1971 will hold its 40th Reunion Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, 22. Alumni and faculty are welcome. Classmates who have not been contacted are asked to e-mail Trish Adams at, or Shannon McClurg at COMING UP California State Assemblyman Dan Logue, 3rd District, will be speaking to the Loomis Basin Tea Party Patriots at 7 p.m., Monday, May 23rd, at Cattlebarons Café, located at the Penryn Road exit and Interstate 80. Assemblyman Logue will be discussing how high taxes and regulations have been driving businesses out of California. Save a life by donating blood at the Loomis Community Blood Drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. The drive is sponsored by BloodSource. For more information, call 453-3042. A book sale fundraiser will be held for Gold Country Wildlife Rescue from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 2166 Swetzer Rd., in Penryn. Thousands of items will be sold including books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books are welcome. For more information about the sale or directions call 663-1608 or email The 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Club will be holding elections for the 2011/2012 Board, at a meeting set for 6:30 p.m., June 1, at the Loomis Grammar School library. To submit candidate names, for questions, or if you have an interested eighth-grader for next year's trip, contact Holly Andreatta at A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Del Oro High School stadium at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30. The ceremony includes the Placer County Sheriff’s helicopter, members of American Legion Post 775, members of the Del Oro choir and band, a bagpiper and student poetry. Refreshments will follow and veterans will be able to record their recollections as part of the Veterans History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress. For more information, call 410-7766. Del Oro Safe & Sober Grad Night, to be held Saturday, June 4, is seeking cash and food donations to make the event. Send tax-deductible donations to DOPC/Grad Night, P.O. Box 1662, Loomis, CA 95650 or call Peggy at 837-6106 for drop-off information. The Town of Loomis begins its free summer concert series with Randy Richardson and Band at 7 p.m., Friday, June 10, at the Loomis Train Depot. Additional performances will be provided by John Skinner’s Band on Friday, July 8 and Azuar on Friday, Aug. 12. For more information, contact the town at 652-1840. A youth tennis camp will be held from Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16 at Del Oro High School. The four-day camps are the senior project of Renae Leveille and proceeds will benefit Del Oro’s girls tennis program. A session for 4- to 7-year-olds will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 8- to 11-year-olds from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and 12- to 16-year-olds from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. The cost is $60 and includes a t-shirt, reserve by May 26 to guarantee shirt size. For more information, call 276-5004. The First United Methodist Church of Loomis, located at 6414 Brace Road, is presenting a concert series. The Sacramento Men’s Gay Chorus performs “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. Single tickets are $15 each, and children 12 and under admitted free of charge. For more information, call the church at 652-0469. The Town of Loomis and Kindred Spirits fawn rescue will celebrate the Loomis community and dedication of the new downtown park with Tracking the Loomis Spirit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12 in downtown Loomis. Activities include a decorated bike and pet parade along Taylor Road. Food tasting, live entertainment, exhibitions and games are scheduled. The deadline for entering the parade is June 1. Entry forms are available at Loomis Town Hall, Christensen’s Saddlery and online at The Cork & Craft Festival, celebrating fine wine, original art and quality crafts, comes to the Loomis Train Depot from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 25. Wine from local vintners, such as Secret Ravine Winery, will be available, along live jazz music. Admission and parking are free. A souvenir wine glass and unlimited tasting is $30 for adults, age 21 and over, with valid identification. For more information, visit their website at