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Loomis Basin events calendar

Week of May 10, 2012
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Tonight The Loomis Thursday Night FamilyFest is held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., every Thursday, at the Loomis Train Depot, 5801 Taylor Road. Tonight, the group Cyprus plays from 6 to 7:30p.m., followed by the jazz group of Paul Foreman and the Honky Tonk Rockers. The event also features craft and business vendors, food, classic car cruise-in, farmers market, kids zone, beer and wine garden, and activities. For more information, email loomisfamilyfest@gmail.com Saturday Loomis Boy Scouts of America Troop 12?s pancake breakfast is from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, at the Loomis Grange Hall, 6486 Swetzer Road. Tickets are $5 at the door, children five and under are free. UPCOMING Registration is currently open for Jr. Golden Eagle Football and Cheer. There are also a limited number of vacant board member positions available, if interested, contact DOJGE at vicepresident@jrgoldeneagles.com or visit their booth at the Thursday Night Familyfest. To register, go to jrgoldeneagles.com. Ben Mavy, Placer County Water Agency Director for District 5, will be the featured speaker at the Placer TEA Party meeting at 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the Eagles Lodge,124 Vernon St., in Roseville. For more information, call 218-9411 or go to placerteaparty@yahoo.com. Del Oro High School holds its Future 9th Grade Sports Night at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at Del Oro?s Bonner Gym. Attendees can meet the coaches and get information on and sign up for summer camps, physicals, and learn about try-out procedures and dates. For more information contact Cindy York, athletic secretary, at 652-7243, extension 1011. Sign-ups for summer swim lessons are at 6 p.m., Wednesdays May 16 and 23 at the Del Oro High School pool, for beginning to advanced swimmers, or at the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce Mondays to Thursdays, 6090 Horseshoe Bar Road. Three, two-week sessions begin on June 12, July 6 and July 20. The 30-minute lessons are Tuesday to Friday at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Registration is on a first-come basis. Fees per session are $55 for Town of Loomis residents, and $60 for nonresidents, proof of residency required. For more information, call 652-7252. PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Placer County meets at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14, in Conference Room A, at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., Auburn. A spaghetti feed to benefit the Penryn Firefighters Association is from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 18, at Penryn Fire Station 38, at 7206 Church St., in Penryn. All proceeds will be used for fire and rescue equipment. Tickets are $6, or $25 for a pack of 5 tickets, and can be purchased at the Penryn Fire station or at the door. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, call 663-3389. Cancer survivors are invited to the Loomis Relay For Life opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19. Survivors will be honored, receive a free t-shirt and will walk the opening lap of the event, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Volunteers and teams are still needed. For more information, call 626-2432, or 225-5088, or go to relayforlife.org/loomisca. The12th Annual Blue Goose Food Extravaganza is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Blue Goose, unlimited tastes will be served by more than 70 chefs, caterers and community cooks. Tickets are $25 per person or $500 for a reserved table for 8. The event benefits the Blue Goose Fruit Shed renovation. Tickets are on sale at Main Drug, Blue Goose Produce and Loomis Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 287-7021, or go to bluegooseeventcenter.com. The Fourth Annual Artful Bra Show to benefit the American Cancer Society is from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at High Hand. There will be a silent and live auction, wine and appetizers. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the High Hand Gallery or online. For more information call 259-4298 or go to highhandgallery.com. The Del Oro High School cheerleaders will hold an e-waste drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Del Oro pool parking lot. This fundraiser with CEAR e-waste will help offset the fees associated with the rising cost of cheerleading. Newcastle Contra Dance is Saturday, May, at Newcastle Portuguese Hall 690 Taylor Road, in Newcastle. A newcomer orientation starts at 7:30 p.m., and the dance starts at 8 p.m. The cost is $8, $7 with membership. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. All dances taught and prompted. For more information, call (530) 346-0099 or go to foothilldancers.org. A Loomis Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, and is presented by BloodSource. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 453-3042. A book sale fundraiser will be held for Lincoln's Fieldhaven Feline Rescue on from 8 a.m. to noon, May 26 and 27, at 2166 Swetzer Road, in Penryn. For more information, call 663-1608 or email lyn4animal@aol.com. The St. Petersburg Men?s ensemble will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Loomis United Methodist Church, 6414 Brace Road. Tickets are $13 each, or two for $25 in advance, or $15 at the door. A concert series five-pack is $50. Children, 12 and under, are free. For more information, call 474-4204, or go to loomisfumc.org. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., Monday May 28, at Del Oro High School on the football field and track. Free refreshments will be served after the 20 to 30 minute ceremony. American Legion Post 775?s golf tournament to raise funds for the new community aquatic center at Del Oro High School, is at 2 p.m., June 3, at Indian Creek Country Club, followed at 4 p.m. by a no-host bar and 5 p.m. barbecue dinner at Loomis Memorial Hall. Golfers are $45 each; sponsorships, which include four players, are $230; sponsorships without golfers are $75 and include two t-shirts and two dinners; dinner only is $20. Raffle prizes are also needed. For information, call 652-0273, or 652-6836. Community Open Swim, sponsored by the Town of Loomis, will be from 1 to 3 p.m., on Tuesdays through Fridays, at the Del Oro High School Pool, beginning June 21 until July 15. Admission is $1, and the snack bar will be open. For more information, call the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at 652-7252.