LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS Teacher's Choice art show

Week of March 21, 2013
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There will be a Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Sierra Christian Church, 5645 Rocklin Road. For more information, call 837-1109.


Attend a free, one-hour introduction to round dancing class at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Finnish Temperance Hall, 4090 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin. No dance experience is required. The class simplifies ballroom dance with choreographed steps. The class is led by Sharon Parker, with assistance from new cuer-teachers. For more information, call 989-4464.

High Hand’s Art Fest 2013 is March 23-24 and features more than 30 local artists with demonstrations and art for sale. For more information, go to or call 259-4298.


Gold Country Media’s second annual Bridal Faire is from noon to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at Sunset Whitney Country Club, 4201 Midas Ave., in Rocklin. Admission is $5 or a non-perishable food item for the Placer Food Bank. For more tickets or more information, call (530) 852-0278, or go to


Free tax preparation through Tax-Aide will be available by appointment only on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the Loomis Library for federal and state tax preparation. Sponsored by the IRS and AARP, the service is available to all taxpayers except those who have farm or rental property income or home offices, with no age restrictions. All returns are filed electronically and refunds are available by direct deposit. Appointments can be made by calling 672-1182.


Richard Mersereau, policy director of the Assembly Republican Caucus, will speak at the Placer Tea Party meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the City of Rocklin Event Center, at 2650 Sunset Blvd, Room 107. For more information, go to

Sara Holm, biologist with California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, presents a free program “Living with Wildlife and Leaving It Wild” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. Josh Huntsinger, Placer County’s Agricultural Commissioner, will discuss the county’s wildlife services program. The event is sponsored by the Sierra Club. For more information, call 652-7005.

Loomis First Assembly of God presents the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30 at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School. The event is free with a grand prize for each age group during the hunt, plus raffle baskets, games and food. The hunt starts promptly at noon. For more information, email

Hope Lutheran Church, in Penryn, has a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., March 29. Easter services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 31, with an Easter breakfast served from 9-10 a.m., and a children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 652-4273.

A used book sale to benefit Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento, will be held 8 a.m. - noon, April 6 and 7 at 2166 Swetzer Road, in Penryn. Prices are 25 cents to $1. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 663-1608.

Del Oro Dance and Cheer teams hold an E-waste drive Saturday, April 6, at the Del Oro pool parking lot, 3301 Taylor Road. Participants won’t need to leave their car, just pop the trunk or open the door and it will be unloaded. Funds raised go to uniforms and equipment. For more information, call 916-652-7243, ext. 1100.

A giant yard sale will be held in the pool parking lot at Del Oro High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, to benefit many programs and sports teams at the school.

South Placer Republican Women Federated luncheon is at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave., in Roseville. The cost is $20 per person. For reservations email

The annual Community Yard sale is Saturday, April 13. The cost to participate and be included on maps is $10. For more information or to sign up, call the Loomis Chamber of Commerce at 652-7252 or email

The Town of Loomis Earth Day is Saturday, April 13, at the Loomis Train Depot and includes a yard sale. Free yard sale spaces are open to all residents in the Loomis 95650 zip code and will be assigned on a first-come basis. In the spirit of reuse and recycling, only used items may be sold – no new goods, arts/crafts or commercial vendors. To sign up for a space, call 652-8606.

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 soil health in raised beds on April 13; 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

American Legion Post 775 and the Loomis Firefighters Association hold a golf tournament on April 13, at Lincoln Hills Golf Course, to benefit the Del Oro High School Class of 2013 Safe and Sober Graduation Party. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  The cost is $95 and includes dinner. Sponsors, raffle prizes and auction items are needed. For more information, call 652-0273, 304-6106, 607-3056 or 652-6836.

Golden Eagle Baseball’s Burrito Bingo is at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at the Blue Goose Event Center. Tickets include dinner and bingo and are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Pizza Factory. For more information, go to

The Afro-Cuban Funk Band will perform at 7 p.m., April 13, at the Loomis United Methodist Church, 6414 Brace Road. Other performances in the series include the Honeybee Trio on June 1, 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, call 791-1657 or email

High Hand Nursery presents Tony Award winning “Barrymore” live on stage at 7 p.m., April 19, 20, 26, 27 and May 3 and 4, at High Hand. The play stars Steve Barkett as John Barrymore and John Blythe Barrymore – Barrymore grandson and brother of Drew Barrymore – as Frank. The two will have a question and answer period after each show. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 each and available at High Hand Nursery or online at No tickets will be sold at the door.

Crabby About Cancer, to benefit Wellness Within, is at 6 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road. Wellness Within is a nonprofit organization that works with cancer patients and their families on mind-body-medicine cancer treatment and offers yoga, nutrition, meditation and writing programs for cancer patients. Music, food and wine are featured at the event. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at

The Loomis Basin Education Foundation holds a drive-thru E-waste recycling drive and a thrift store item drive from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday April 20, at Loomis Grammar School. For the e-waste drive all electronics, except for large appliances will be accepted. All hard drives are shredded. For the Re-Use It drive usable clothing, home goods, small working appliances and many other items will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the seven elementary schools in the Loomis Union School District. For more information, call 660-1546 or go to

The Loomis Quilt and Fiber Guild holds Wish Upon a Star Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road. Vendors and the Shining Star Boutique will be at Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road. Admission, valid for both days, is $7. For more information, call 801-0337 or email

Del Oro High School’s FFA presents its 4th Annual Open House from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the school. Visitors can see the aquaponics project, solar energy project, rainwater harvest system, hedgerow pollinator habitat, livestock, poultry gardening and agriculture mechanics. There will be a barbecue and student plant sale.

American Legion Post 775 is sponsoring a golf tournament to raise funds for the Del Oro Aquatic Center on Sunday, May 5, at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course. The tournament is a four-man best ball scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Player cost is $95, which includes dinner. Sponsors, raffle prizes, auction items and golfers are needed. For more information, call 663-1487, 652-0273 or 652-6836.

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.

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 silent auction will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Blue Goose Fruit Shed renovation through the South Placer Heritage Foundation Project. Tickets go on sale April 16, and 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 For more information, call 287-7021.

Visit High Hand’s Maple Rock Gardens from 10 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