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Fight off the summertime blues

By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
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“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” That’s a favorite lament heard during the lazy days of summer. These local activities will keep kids and grownups happy and active all summer long. Swim lessons at Del Oro Pool Children learn to swim or learn strokes at these 30-minute lessons. Two-week sessions run Mon.-Thurs. Starts June 29, July 13 and July 27. Cost $55 residents, $60 nonresidents. Sign-ups at 6 p.m. on July 2 and 16 or at the pool 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Mon-Fri. Sponsored by the Town of Loomis. Free community swim at Del Oro Pool Lifeguard supervised. Mon.-Thurs. 1:30-3 p.m., Fridays 11:30- 3 p.m through Aug. 7. Sponsored by the Town of Loomis. Playgrounds and fields of green Run, jump and play at Loomis Park North, Loomis Park South, Sunrise Loomis Park and at the grammar school playgrounds. Tennis anyone? Del Oro High School tennis courts are available for public use daily during the summer, except during tennis camps. Coin operated lights available for evening play. Frisbee golf Courses at Penryn Elementary and H. Clarke Powers schools. Free concerts 7-9 p.m. at Loomis Depot July 10: John Skinner’s Band Aug. 14: Fred Morgan’s Combo, big band sound Sponsored by the Town of Loomis Take a hike Bring water and wear comfortable shoes for free hikes in Traylor Ranch Reserve, 1910 English Colony Way or Griffith Quarry Park, corner of Taylor and Rock Springs roads, both in Penryn. Play bluegrass Bring musical instruments and join in a Bluegrass jam session. The Station Pickers meet from 6-9 p.m., on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, inside Loomis Depot. Free. Visit the Loomis Library 6050 Library Dr., 652-7061 Story Time 10:30-11 a.m., Thursdays, ages 3-5, free Ventriloquist Roger Carroll at 10:30 a.m., Thurs., July 9, free. Kids crafts, 1:30 p.m., Thurs., July 16, pre-register. Free. Summer Reading Program. Prizes. Free. Visit the Penryn Library 2215 Rippey Road, 663-3621 Summer Reading Program. Prizes. Free. Jimboy’s Classic Car Shows Free classic car shows are held from 4-9 p.m., second Saturdays of every month at Loomis Depot parking lot. Free motorcycle show on Aug. 1. Loomis Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 9a.m.-1 p.m., Blue Goose Fruit Shed Breakfast served plus fresh, local produce, eggs, meat, honey, trees, crafts. Soda fountain at Main Drug Store 3685 Taylor Road Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy cones, shakes, floats, sundaes and banana splits, along with sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee served at an old fashioned soda fountain. Take a float Rent a raft, canoe or kayak from Black Bear Outdoors for a float on a local pond, lake or river. Wear a life jacket. From $29/day. 3587 Taylor Road. 652-2327 “Once On This Island” McLaughlin Theatre Company performance. At Newcastle Elementary School on Fri., July 24, Sat., July 25, Sun., July 26 matinee. At Blue Goose on Thurs., July 30, Fri, July 31, and Sun., Aug. 2. Tickets are $10. 652-6377 Summer youth basketball Now-July 23, Thurs. evenings, at Loomis School, grades K-4, $40 316-3084 Hoop improvement camp June 29-July 3, 2-3:30 p.m., at Loomis School, grades 5-8, $50 316-3084 Sports camps at Del Oro High School Contact: Cindy York 652-7243, ext. 1011 Girls water polo Now-July 23, Mon, Wed. 6-9p.m., grades 9-12, $100 Boys Jr. Eagle basketball June 29-July 2, 9-noon, grade 3-6, $80 Boys basketball-individual offense June 29-July 2, evenings, grades 7-12, $80 Isaac Tennis Camp July 6-9, Aug. 3-6, mornings, ages 5-high school, $95+ Boys volleyball July 6-9, 5-8pm $40 Girls soccer July 13-16, 9-noon, grades 7-9, $65 Advanced performance training/conditioning June 29-July 2, July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, daytime, grades 7-12, $150 Jr. Golden Eagle football camp July 24-25, Fri.-Sat., ages 6-14, $70