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LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS: Sign kids up for Ride With Pride

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SATURDAY

The Town of Loomis Spring Cleanup Day is from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Del Oro High School pool parking lot, for Town of Loomis residents only with proper ID. For more information, call 652-1840. 

Placer County Master Gardeners are giving a series of composting and soil improvement workshops at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., in Roseville. Classes are from 8:30-10 a.m., Saturdays. Topics are mulching basics - garden decomposers on May 11; and compost tea and vermicomposting on June 8. For more information, call (530) 889-7388 or go to www.roseville.ca.us/explore/garden.asp.

The Loomis Art Loop Open Studio Tour is celebrating their 10th annual Mother's Day Weekend open studio tour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. Five local studios will be featured at this free event. Download the map at  www.loomisartloop.com.

The Grand Opening of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue’s new Wildlife Intake Center for South Western Placer County is from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 3221 Rippey Road, Ste. 300. Meet live raptors and birds, learn about native wildlife and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, go to http://goldcountrywildliferescu.org.

SUNDAY

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Placer County Master Gardeners are hosting their 28th Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, May 12. Seven picturesque gardens in Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay and Loomis will be featured.  Tickets are $12 per person, with children under 12 free. Tickets can be purchased at Eisley’s Nursery, in Auburn; The Flower Farm, in Loomis; and Green Acres Nursery, in Roseville.

MONDAY

The 2013 Gold Country Prosperity Summit, is at 2 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the Blue Goose Event Center. Breakout sessions include sustainable business planning and practices, alternative energy and conservation, strengthening local economies and accessing community capital. The cost is $20. For registration and information, go to http://placersustain.org/community/.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Placer County meets at 7 p.m., Monday, May 13, in Conference Room A at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street, in Auburn. Donna Ibbotson of Lilliput’s Children Services, an adoption and foster care agency, will speak. 

WEDNESDAY

High Hand holds a free class on Attracting Beneficial Wildlife to Your Garden at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15 or Saturday, May 18. Register online at highhand.com or call 652-2065.

The Del Oro High School ABC (Anti Bullying Club) invites the community, parents and all ages of students to an Anti Bullying Program from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15 in the school’s Bonner Gym. The club will show their TAKE A STAND video and present a donation to the Morgan Helman Memorial Fund. Morgan died in a car crash on Auburn Folsom Road in February. Keith Hawkins will then give a presentation on bullying prevention (see www.keithhawkins.com). Refreshments will be served.

ONGOING

Team Sign-ups

Sign up a team for the Loomis American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The 24-hour event is from 9 a.m., Saturday, June 22 to 9 a.m., June 23 at Loomis Grammar School. For more information, call 660-1916. To sign up a team or donate online, go to www.relayforlife.org/LoomisCa.

UPCOMING

Go The Distance, a 24-hour run benefiting schools in the Loomis Union School District, is from 2 p.m., Friday, May 17 to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Del Oro High School track.Last year, 18 teams made up of both children and adults participated. For more information, go to www.gothedistancerun.com.

Golf For Troop 12

A golf tournament to raise funds for Loomis Boy Scouts of America Troop 12 is on Saturday, May 18, at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course. The tournament, a four man scramble best ball, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., sponsored by American Legion Post 775. Player cost will be $85, which includes dinner. Sponsors, raffle prizes, auction items and golfers are needed. For more information, call 652-0273, 652-6836 or 652-7495.

Blue Goose Food Extravaganza

The 13th Annual Blue Goose Food Extravaganza is 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at the 

Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road. More than 70 chefs, caterers and community cooks participate and guests get unlimited tastes. Local wines, a raffle and a silent auction will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Blue Goose Fruit Shed renovation through the South Placer Heritage Foundation Project. Tickets are $25 until May 17 and $30 day of. Tables for eight are $500. Tickets are available at Main Drug, Blue Goose Produce and Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce or online at www.bluegooseeventcenter.com. For more information, call 287-7021.

The Loomis Community Blood Drive is from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3350 Taylor Road. For more information, contact Gayle at 453-3042.

Memorial Day Ceremony

The community is invited to join Del Oro students to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s veterans at 9 a.m., Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at Del Oro High School’s football stadium. There will be a breakfast for veterans and their families beginning at 7:20 a.m. The event opens with a helicopter delivering the American flag followed by student presentations and guest speakers. RSVP for the breakfast at DelOroMemorialDay@gmail.com or call 626-7023. The Tribute is an annual project of Del Oros WINGS (With Integrity ‘n Guiding Support) and American Legion Post 775 of Loomis.

Blues and BBQs

The 3rd Annual Blues and BBQs, a benefit for Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, is at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 30 at the Blue Goose Event Center. Hosting the event are Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, Placer Court District Attorney Scott Owens and Superior Court Judge Susanne Gazzaniga. The event features a barbecue dinner and Blues by Johnny O and the Blue F Os. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.placerchaplains.com.

Loomis Basin Has Talent Finale

The grand finale for Loomis Basin Has Talent is at 7 p.m., Friday, May 31 at the Blue Goose Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thirteen finalists will compete for prices. A silent auction and food, drinks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and seniors, age 62 and older. For more information, go to www.loomischamber.com or LoomisBasinHasTalent Facebook

JUNE

ONGOING SUMMER

Thursday Night FamilyFest

Loomis Thursday Night FamilyFest is back every Thursday night, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., starting June 6 through Aug. 1, at the Loomis Train Depot. Live music, food, kids zone, pony rides, local businesses, arts and crafts and a beer and wine garden are featured. For more information, call 835-0989 or go to www.loomisfamilyfest.com.

ONGOING SUMMER

Farmers Market

The Loomis Farmers Market is back every Sunday this year, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning June 2 through August, in front of the Blue Goose Event Center. Come by and shop for locally grown produce and products. Those with farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth by calling Mark at Blue Goose Produce, 652-8341.

ONGOING SUMMER

Summer Reading Program

The Loomis and Penryn Libraries’ Summer Reading Program runs from June 15 to Aug. 15. Children can pick up a reading log at their local library, keep track of the books they read and win prizes when they reach halfway and again at completion of their goals. For more information, call the Loomis Library at 652-7061, the Penryn Library at 663-3621, or go to placer.ca.gov/library.

Visit High Hand’s Maple Rock Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1

to benefit Placer County farmers and agricultural student scholarships. The visit includes the garden walking tour, kids activities and the garden railroad. A plant sale will be held and food and beverages will be available for purchase. For tickets and directions, go to maplerockgardens.com.

Free Concert

The Honeybee Trio performs at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1at the Loomis United Methodist Church, 6414 Brace Road. Other performances in the series include Jim Martinez and singer on Sept. 28 and the American River Chorus on Nov. 9. Single show tickets are $13 in advance, two for $25 or $15 cash at the door. Children 12 and younger are free. For tickets or more information, go to www.loomisfumc.org, call 791-1657 or email FumcConcerts5@gmail.com.

Graduation

Del Oro High School graduation ceremonies are at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at the Del Oro football stadium.

“Aladdin” Mini Musical

McLaughlin Theatre Company presents a cast of 5 to 11-year-olds in the Mini Musical “Aladdin” at 7 p.m., Friday, June 7 at McLaughlin Studio, 3470 Swetzer Road. Tickets are $6for general and children ages 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at mtcminialaddin.brownpapertickets.com or at mtctheatre.org.

High School Basketball Camps

Boys Basketball Camp for grades 10-12 is from 3-5:30 p.m., June 10-13 at Del Oro High School. The cost is $80. For incoming freshman, camp is from noon - 3p.m., June 12-13. The cost is $50. Registration forms can be downloaded from the athletics page on the school website.

Fairytale Dance Camp

McLaughlin Studios Summer Fairytale Dance Camp is offered in two sessions on June 10-13, at 3470 Swetzer Road. Mornings are from 9-11:30 a.m., and afternoons from 12:30-3 p.m. Students will learn dance routines and participate in related fun activities, with a performance at the end of camp. The cost is $110 before May 25 and $130 after. Register online at mcfairytales.brownpapertickets.com or at the studio. For more information, call 652-6377.

Girls Volleyball Camp

Girls volleyball skills camp is from June 10 - 13, at Del Oro High School.  For students going into grades four to six, camp is from 8:30-10 a.m., and the cost is $55 in advance $60 at the door; for incoming students in grades seven and eight, camp is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and for incoming students in grades nine and ten, camp is from 1:30-4 p.m.; and the cost is $75 in advance and $80 at the door. Camp includes instruction, a T-shirt, refreshments and incentives. Register at the front office and download the form from the Del Oro volleyball web page or call 205-3848 for more information.

Black and Gold Golf

The 2013 Black and Gold Golf Tournament to raise funds for student scholarships is Saturday, June 14 at Turkey Creek, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. https://sites.google.com/a/puhsd.k12.ca.us/black-gold-del-oro-golf-tournament/.  For sponsorships or to donate a prize, contact Gerry Nash at grrynash@aol.com.

Free Concert

The Town of Loomis free Summer Concert Series kicks off with the teen band Rockitt from 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 14 at the Loomis Train Depot. The band will perform rock classics.Bring your own chair and picnic dinner. The Depot is located at 5775, Horseshoe Bar Road. For more information, call 652-1840.

Gardening Class

High Hand Nursery offers a free class on succulents at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15. Register online at highhand.com or call 652-2065.

Casino Night

The Third Annual Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the building of the Del Oro pool is at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include appetizers and desserts, soft drink and gaming chips. A cash bar is available along with silent auction and raffle. Tickets are now on sale at the Del Oro High School office, Loomis Chamber and Loomis Main Drug Store. Silent auction items and sponsors are needed. For more information, email callahan@vfr.net.

Isaac Tennis Camp

Session I of Isaac Tennis Camps is June 17-20 at Del Oro High School. For ages 5 to 7, camp is from 8-8:45 a.m., and the cost is $60 before May 31 and $65 after; for ages 7-11, camp is from 8-9:30 a.m., and the cost is $85 before May 31 and $95 after; for ages 11 to 13 and for high school ages, camp is from 8-11 a.m., and the cost is $145 before May 31 and $160 after. Beginners will learn about technique, scoring and tennis etiquette. Intermediate and advanced players will learn about strategy, stroke production, footwork and motivation. Registration forms are available in the school office.

Amazing Animals

The Penryn Library presents Amazing Animal World, a free program for children at noon, Monday, June 17. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Taste of Loomis

The first annual Taste of Loomis food and wine expo is from 6-10 p.m., Friday, June 21 at the Blue Anchor Park stage. More than 30 local restaurateurs and wineries will offer a delicious combination of ethnic dishes, family favorites, exotic and local Loomis specialties. Live music and dancing are included. The event benefits clean drinking water efforts in third world countries by the For One Another Foundation. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased online at www.foroneanother.org. For more information, call 660-2178 or email carrie@foroneanother.org.

Musical Comedy “Smile”

McLaughlin Theatre Company presents the musical comedy “Smile” at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21 and 28; Saturdays, June 22 and 29; and at 3 p.m., Sundays June 23 and 30 at McLaughlin Studio Theatre, 3470 Swetzer Road. The show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 general and $8 for students and available online at MTCsmile.brownpapertickets.com or mtctheatre.org or at McLaughlin Studios. For more information, call 652-6377.

Loomis Relay For Life

The 24-hour Loomis American Cancer Society Relay For Life begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 22 and finishes at 9 a.m., June 23 at Loomis Grammar School. Cancer survivors are invited to opening ceremonies where they will be honored, receive a free T-shirt and walk the opening lap of the event which benefits the many programs of the American Cancer Society. In the evening a touching luminaria ceremony is held and the event closes Sunday morning with a fight back ceremony. Visitors are welcome to stop by during the event. To sign up a team or donate, go to www.relayforlife.org/LoomisCa.

Boys Volleyball Camp

Del Oro Boys Volleyball Camp for boys entering grades seven to 10 is from 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27, in the Bonner Gym at Del Oro High School. The cost is $50 in advance and $60 at the door and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the school or email loates@puhsd.k12.ca.us.

Basketball Offense Camp

Boys Volleyball Individual Offense Camp is June 24-27 at Del Oro High School. Grades seven to nine is from 4-6 pm.; and grades 10-12 are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $80. Registration forms can be downloaded from the athletics page on the school website.

Musical Robots

The Penryn Library presents Musical Robots, a free program for children, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 25. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

JULY

Isaac Tennis Camp

Session II of Isaac Tennis Camps is July 1-4 at Del Oro High School. For ages 5 to 7, camp is from 8-8:45 a.m., and the cost is $60 before May 31 and $65 after; for ages 7-11, camp is from 8-9:30 a.m., and the cost is $85 before May 31 and $95 after; for ages 11 to 13 and for high school ages, camp is from 8-11 a.m., and the cost is $145 before May 31 and $160 after. Beginners will learn about technique, scoring and tennis etiquette. Intermediate and advanced players will learn about strategy, stroke production, footwork and motivation. Registration forms are available in the school office.

“Ratatouille”

Penryn Library holds a Movie Day showing G-rated “Ratatouille” at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 3. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Jr. Eagle Basketball Camp
Jr. Eagle Volleyball Camp is July 8-11 at Del Oro High School. For boys entering grades three and four, camp is 8-10 a.m.; for grades five and six, camp time is 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Instruction and drills, along with fundamentals will be covered. The cost is $80 and includes a camp jersey. Register by July 1. A $10 late fee will be charged later if space is available. For more information, call 652-7243.
 

Ventriloquist Show

The Loomis Library presents a free program for children with ventriloquist Roger Carroll at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 11. For more information, call 652-7061.

Rock Band Camp

McLaughlin Studios offers Rock Band Camp from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, at 3470 Swetzer Road. For ages 8 – 13, camp time is 10 a.m. to noon; and for ages 14 and up, camp time is 12-2 p.m. The camp is designed for the beginning/intermediate rock musicians who will put a band together, learn the tunes, jam with others and perform for an audience. Camp ends with a in-studio concert and students receive a CD of their performance. The cost is $135 by May 25 and $175 after. Register online at McRock.brownpapertickets.com or mclaughlinstudios.com. For more information, call 652-6377.

Voice Workshop

McLaughlin Studios offers “The Voice” Performance Workshop for ages 10 and up from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., July 8-12, at 3470 Swetzer Road. Students will perform pop music with a show at the end and CD of their performance. The cost is $135 by May 25 and $175 after. Register online at McVoice.brownpapertickets.com or at mclaughlinstudios.com. For more information, call 652-6377.

Adult/Teen Game Night

Penryn Library holds an Adult and Teen Game Nigh from 4-6 p.m., Friday, July 12, for 14-year-olds and up. Snacks are welcome. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Free Concert

The Town of Loomis free Summer Concert Series features the River Bend Folk band from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 12 at the Loomis Train Depot. The group will perform folk, cowboy, country and bluegrass music. Bring your own chair and picnic. The Depot is located at 5775, Horseshoe Bar Road. For more information, call 652-1840.

Isaac Tennis Camp

Session III of Isaac Tennis Camps is July 15-18 at Del Oro High School. For ages 5 to 7, camp is from 8-8:45 a.m., and the cost is $60 before May 31 and $65 after; for ages 7-11, camp is from 8-9:30 a.m., and the cost is $85 before May 31 and $95 after; for ages 11 to 13 and for high school ages, camp is from 8-11 a.m., and the cost is $145 before May 31 and $160 after. Beginners will learn about technique, scoring and tennis etiquette. Intermediate and advanced players will learn about strategy, stroke production, footwork and motivation. Registration forms are available in the school office.

Lunch Storytime

Penryn Library holds a lunch storytime from 11 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, July 17. Bring a lunch and enjoy a story. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Free Kids Craft

The Loomis Library presents a free craft program for children at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 18. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 652-7061.

Mini Musical Workshop

McLaughlin Theatre Company offers the “Shrek!” Mini Musical Workshop on Fridays from July 19 to Aug. 16, at 3470 Swetzer Road. For ages 4 to 10, workshop times are 3-5 p.m., and for ages 11 to 17, workshop times are 5-7 p.m. No experience or audition is required. Mini Musicals are a culmination of a condensed children's book reworked with song and dance to enable each actor to learn what it takes to be on stage. Rehearsals focus on training the student to deliver lines, sing, dance and work as a team to deliver a short musical performance. Cost is $125. To register online log on to mtcminishrek.brownpapertickets.com or mtctheatre.org. For more information, call 652-6377.

Dance Camp

McLaughlin Studios offers Where In The World Dance Camp from July 22-25 at 3470 Swetzer Road. Session are from 9-11:30 a.m., or 12:30-3 p.m. Students will learn dance routines and participate in related activities and at camp’s end will perform. The cost is $110 before May 25 and $130 after. Register online at McWorld.brownpapertickets.com or mclaughlinstudios.com. For more information, call 652-6377.

Family Party

Penryn Library’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Family Party is from

2-5 p.m., Tuesday, July 23. There will be a reading of the book, a craft, and a viewing of the movie. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Free Kindergarten Prep Camp

The Loomis Union School District’s free Kindergarten Summer Prep Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 29 to Friday, Aug. 2 at both H. Clarke Powers Elementary School and Loomis Basin Charter School. The class is open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled in the Loomis district. The camp allows students to experience the kindergarten program and will introduce them to the academic, social and behavioral expectations of kindergarten in a setting of approximately 15 students.  Transportation for this camp is not provided. Registration forms are available at school sites, the district office or online at www.loomis-usd.k12.ca.us. Completed forms must be turned in to the Loomis District Office at 3290 Humphrey Road, Loomis CA  95650. For more information, call 652-1800.

AUGUST

Isaac Tennis Camp

Session IV of Isaac Tennis Camps is Aug. 5-8 at Del Oro High School. For ages 5 to 7, camp is from 8-8:45 a.m., and the cost is $60 before May 31 and $65 after; for ages 7-11, camp is from 8-9:30 a.m., and the cost is $85 before May 31 and $95 after; for ages 11 to 13 and for high school ages, camp is from 8-11 a.m., and the cost is $145 before May 31 and $160 after. Beginners will learn about technique, scoring and tennis etiquette. Intermediate and advanced players will learn about strategy, stroke production, footwork and motivation. Registration forms are available in the school office.

Death By Chocolate

Penryn Library’s Death by Chocolate Party is from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 for all things chocolate: tasting; taste-testing milk, dark, white and special; brief history; trivia game; Cocoa Krispies treat sculpting; and chocolate pudding finger painting. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Wild Things

The Loomis Library presents a free program for children featuring animals from “Wild Things” at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 652-7061.

Free Concert

The Town of Loomis free Summer Concert Series final performance features Fred Morgan’s Combo/Big Band from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9 at the Loomis Train Depot. The group fetures swinging ballroom dance music. Bring your own chair and picnic. The Depot is located at 5775, Horseshoe Bar Road. For more information, call 652-1840.

Final Fling

Penryn Library’s Final Fling with Treats is from 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug.15, with a raffle drawing and community get-together. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621.

Back To School

The first day of the 2013-14 school year for the Loomis Union School District is Thursday, Aug. 15. Del Oro High School students return on Aug. XXXX.

“Shrek!” Mini Musical

McLaughlin Theatre Company presents “Shrek!” Mini Musical at 7 p.m. for the youth cast and 8 p.m. for the teen cast, Friday, Aug. 16, at 3470 Swetzer Road. Tickets are $6 general and free for ages 3 and under, at mtcminishrektix.brownpapertickets.com or mtctheatre.org.

High Hand will hold A Tomato Gathering on Aug. 24 at Maple Rock Gardens. For more information, go to highhand.com or call 652-2065.

Auditions for McLaughlin Theatre Company’s production of “Annie Jr.” begin in late August and continue into September. August auditions are from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 and Friday, Aug. 30, at McLaughlin Studios, 3470 Swetzer Road. For more information, call 652-6377.

The Honor Bowl, formally known as Battle For Veterans, is Friday, Aug. 30 at Del Oro High School. The event begins with the Battle of the Badges at 5 p.m., when the Placer County Sheriff’s team plays the Nevada County Sheriffs. At 7:30 p.m., Del Oro takes on the Logan Colts. Funds raised benefit military veterans.