Find summertime fun close to home

By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
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The economic woes and rising gas prices are keeping lots of folks close to home this summer. But that doesn’t mean summertime has to be dull. Local businesses offer some great ways to help make local time fun time. Jimboy’s Classic Car Shows Along with the free classic car shows held from 4-9 p.m., on the second Saturday of every month at Loomis Depot parking lot, Jimboy’s will sponsor a free motorcycle show on Saturday, Aug. 1. Loomis Farmer’s Market Blue Goose Fruit Shed Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Breakfast served plus fresh, local produce, eggs, meat, honey, trees, and crafts. Soda fountain Main Drug Store 3685 Taylor Road Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Experience the good old days when folks sat at the drug store counter for eats and cool treats. 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 or sleep under the stars Black Bear Outdoors 3587 Taylor Road 652-2327 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. Or if you want to sleep out under the stars, they rent backpacking and camping gear. Wine Wednesdays Café Zorro 5911 King Road 660-1612 On Wednesdays, there is no corkage fee when guests bring their own bottles of wine, plus Café Zorro offers special glass pours of wine. They also serve gourmet gelato for a refreshing cool-down. Jazz Gitan will perform acoustic jazz from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Golf for Kids Indian Creek Golf Course 4487 Barton Road 652-5546 Student summer price of $10 for nine holes, kids, age 17 and under, on Monday-Thursday any time, and after 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kids on Course lessons: 6:30-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sundays, ongoing, $22 per lesson, or $179 for 9 lessons. Extreme camps Extreme Gymnastics 3210 Swetzer Road 652-6559 Open Gym: age 4-17, noon -2, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, $10. Through Aug. 7. Gymnastics & Arts & Crafts: age 3 & up, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 17 Tumbling Skills: age 7 & up, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 24 Two-day Break Dance: age 6 & up, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, July 29 Two-day Gymnastics & Art: 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, July 28, Thursday, July 30 Fun Camp: age 3 & up, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 31 Tumble Camp: age 7 & up, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 31 Camp Prices: One-Day $45, Two-Day $85 Music, Dance & Theater Camps McLaughlin Studio Music, Dance & Theater Facility 3415 Swetzer Road 652-6377 Rock Band: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weekdays, Aug. 3-7, $400 Fantasy Ballet: 9-11 a.m., weekdays, July 27-31, $180 Hip Hop: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weekdays, July 20-24, $400 Broadway Show Choir: 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25, $125