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Loomis Basin events calendar

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Thursday An informal soup and bread supper and Maundy Thursday service will be held at 6:30 p.m., tonight, Thursday, April 5, to commemorate the Last Supper, at Sierra Chrisitian Church, 5645 Rocklin Road. For more information, call624-8733. A barbecue dinner fundraiser will be held for Supervisor Jim Holmes at 5:30 p.m., tonight, April 5, at the Blue Goose Event Center. For reservations, call (530) 888-1303. Friday There will be a Good Friday Lenten Walk at noon, Friday, April 6, and an Easter Sunrise Labyrinth Walk at 7:15 a.m., Sunday, April 8, at the Sierra Labyrinth at 5645 Rocklin Road. Both events are free of charge and all are welcome. Sunday Lighthouse Christian Center will have an Easter egg hunt following their 11 a.m. service on Sunday, April 8, at 5770 Saunders Ave. For more information, call 652-5185 or go to lccalive.com. Upcoming PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Placer County meets at 7 p.m., Monday, April 9, in Conference Room A at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., Auburn. The featured speaker will be Sierra College Emeritus Professor of Biology, Joe Medeiros, who will speak on sexual diversity in the animal kingdom. Sign up a team or volunteer for the Loomis American Cancer Society Relay For Life at their 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 meeting at the Loomis Roundtable Pizza. The 24-hour event begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at Del Oro High School. The Loomis Relay For Life raises funds for cancer awareness, education and research. For more information, go to relayforlife.org/loomisca, email javaughan@sbcglobal.net, or call 626-2432. Del Oro High School FFA’s Third Annual Open House is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14, near the 600s building on campus. A plant sale, barbecue and fun activities for children are available. Agriculture students will showcase the sustainable school farm facility, the new aquaponics project plans will be previewed, the rainwater harvest system and hedgerow pollinator habitat can be viewed. For more information, call 652-7243. The South Placer Republican Women Federated luncheon is Saturday, April 14, with 11:30 a.m. registration, and noon lunch, at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave., in Roseville. Cost is $20 and $15 for first-time guests. For reservations or more information, contact ginnytownsend@gmail.com. Sierra Christian Church celebrates the grand opening of their Community Gardens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday April 14, at 5645 Rocklin Road. The event features two free workshops on composting and gardening, a planting dedication in the Memorial Garden, local arts, crafts and vendors including Sacramento Tree Foundation, Placer Grown, Heifer International and the Placer Food Bank, plus live music provided by The Bell Boys. Sierra Gold Chorus will have a free performance at 8 p.m., Monday, April 16, at Burback Hall at Dewitt Center, 11577 E Ave., in Auburn. The event will be a dress rehearsal for their Reno competition later this month. They will perform the competition songs and more. Del Oro High School Drama presents the musical comedy “13,” at 7:30 p.m., April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at the Del Oro Performing Arts Center, 3301 Taylor Rd. “13” is a family-friendly coming of age story with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and the book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Tickets are $12 general, and $10 for students; and go on sale April 16 in the school office, or can be purchased at the door. McLaughlin Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Seussical the Musical,” for ages six to 18, at 7 and 8 p.m., on April 19 and 20; and at 10 and 11 a.m., on April 21, at McLaughlin Studios. Rehearsals begin April 28. For more information, call 652-6377, or email mtctheatre@att.net. Friends of the Del Oro Pool will hold a 24-hour swim-a-thon from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 21 until 9 a.m., Sunday, April 22, to raise money for the new Del Oro Aquatic Center. For more information, contact Grace Kamphefner at friendsofthedopool@gmail.com. The Loomis Basin Education Foundation E-waste Drive is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Loomis Grammar School. Items that can be dropped off include monitors, TVs Desktop PCs, notebook PCs, VCRs, stereos, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, phones, video game players, printers/copiers, scanners, fax machines, hair dryers and small kitchen appliances like blenders, mixers, and toasters. Larger household appliances, hazardous material are not accepted. All hard drives are completely shredded. For more information, go to lbef.net. Free space is available at the Loomis Earth Day Yard Sale, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Loomis Train Depot. Space will be reserved for residents with a 95650 zip code until April 10, then space will be open to all. For reservations and more information, call 652-0956. The Community Garage Sale, sponsored by Griffith Realty Group and the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21. Call 899-0422 for more information. Loomis Earth Day is noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Loomis Train Depot. For more information, call the Town of Loomis at 652-1840. It’s Contra Dance time at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Rd., Newcastle. The cost is Contra Dance is $8, $7 for members. Live music by Starthistle, the caller is Jean Gibson-Gorrindo. Beginners are welcome, an partners are not required. For more information, go to http://foothilldancers.org, or call (530) 346-0099 The CSUS Opera Workshop production of Mozart’s opera “La Finta Giardiniera,” will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 26, and Saturday, April 28, at High Hand Nursery and Fruit Sheds, 3750 Taylor Rd. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at highhand.com. The Town of Loomis Sping Clean-up Day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Del Oro High School pool parking lot. Must show proof of Loomis residence, e-waste will be accepted, small trailers only, no car batteries, paint or hazardous materials. A backhoe will be available for large items. For more information, call 652-1840. The Second Blessings Thrift Shop Fashion Show and luncheon is at noon, Saturday, April 28. The fashion show theme is dressing for less and will feature clothing and accessories from the thrift shop. The show and luncheon will be held at the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ, 6440 King Rd. Cost is $10. For reservations, call 652-7962. The ninth annual Loomis Art Loop Mother's Day weekend Open Studio Tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May, 13. The event is free. For more information or to contact the participating artists, go to loomisartloop.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. Ongoing The Town of Loomis will be hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the summer swim program at the Del Oro High School pool. Those interested in being a lifeguard must have completed the American Red Cross lifeguard training title 22 and have a valid one-year CPR Class. Classes are being held this spring in Rocklin, Roseville, Orangevale, & Folsom. Register now. Calling all chefs and community cooks. The 12th Annual Blue Goose Food Extravaganza is set for May 19, and organizers are looking for people who love to cook. The event is a community favorite and benefits the Blue Goose Fruit Shed Renovation project. For more information, contact Marianne at bluegooseeventcenter@gmail.com. Community Garden plots (both raised bed and in-ground) are available for a yearly fee of $30 at Sierra Christian Church, 5645 Rocklin Rd, Loomis. The gardening year begins April 15. For information and applications, call 716-6825. California Youth Basketball League is holding spring registration, for boys and girls ages four to 18. Games begin April 14 and continue to June 16. For more information, call 391-3900 or go to cybhoops.com. Registration continues for Loomis Union School District full-day junior kindergarten, transitional kindergarten, and traditional kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. For more information, call Niki Helton at 652-1800. Tax-Aide is scheduling appointments now for free federal and state tax preparation on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons through April 11, at the Loomis Library. The service is sponsored by the IRS and AARP and is available to all taxpayers, regardless of age, excluding those who have farm or rental property income or home offices. Appointments must be reserved in advance by calling 652-5429.