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LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS Week of Nov. 29, 2012

By: Staff Report
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Friday

Friends of the Loomis Library’s 37th annual Christmas Craft Faire is from 6 - 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30; and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road.  A lasagna lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $6. Homemade desserts will also be for sale. For more information, call 652-7061.

Saturday

The Loomis Basin United Church of Christ’s annual Christmas Breakfast is from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6440 King Road. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, ham and more in a festive holiday setting with music, bake sales, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and older. Children under 12 eat free. All adult tickets are entered for a drawing for a $50 gift card. Each senior ticket is entered for a $20 gift card. For more information, call 652-6011.

A used book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 1 - 2, at 2166 Swetzer Road. The sale benefits Gold Country Wildlife Rescue.  Prices are 25 cents to $1. Donations are welcome. Call 663-1608 for more information.

Sunday

Children and their families can attend a Holiday Teddy Bear Tea to benefit homeless families from 2 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at The Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road.  The event is hosted by Amy Lewis, KFBK news radio morning host, and features Teddy bears for guests ages 12 and under, a dance performance from “Nutcracker,” photos with Santa, holiday story reading, children’s tea with snack and drinks and traditional afternoon tea for grownups. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children. For tickets or more information, email info@

rosevillehomestart.org or call 782-6667.

Del Oro High School hosts Walk for Wishes to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Dec. 1. Pre-registration is $25 and $30 at the door, and participants can drop in to run/walk the track. Donations are accepted or supporters can sponsor laps. For more information, call 652-7243.

Loomis Community Preschool presents its Children’s Holiday Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6414 Brace Road. Children ages 2 to 10 years can shop for homemade crafts in the company of a friendly “elf,” while parents shop at the silent auction and bake sale. Tickets are limited and available by calling the school in advance at 652-7842.

Del Oro High School metal shop is holding a Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the school cafeteria.

The Town of Loomis will hold a free tree lighting event, from 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Loomis Train Depot. Free hay rides, ornament making, face painting, hot apple cider, cookies and popcorn will be available. Entertainment includes a puppet show, dancers, children’s choir, live music and caroling. An abbreviated program will be held if it is raining. For more information, call Town Hall at 652-1840.

ONGOING

Placer Elementary School is selling Christmas trees at the Flower Farm to raise money for technology, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, until Dec. 20. Children can have free visits with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Flower Farm Café. The Flower Farm is located at 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road.

Donate to the Loomis Basin Christmas Basket program and help local families in need. Checks, non-perishable food, new and unwrapped toys and other gift items are being sought. Collection boxes are located at the Loomis Chamber of Commerce; Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle fire stations; Blue Goose Produce; and The Loomis News office. Checks can be made out to Loomis Basin Christmas Baskets.

UPCOMING

Volunteer to help fill food boxes for the Loomis Basin Christmas Basket program from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, at Doupnik Manufacturing, 3237 Rippey Road.

The Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8.  View six local homes all decked out for the holidays and enjoy a $15 buffet lunch that includes a sandwich bar, salads, soups, dessert and beverages. A free craft boutique and art show is 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School. The events benefit the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and the students of the Loomis Union School District.Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day. Tickets are available in Loomis at High Hand Gallery, Blue Goose Produce, Foothill Feed and Flower Farm Nursery; in Rocklin at Pottery World; in Roseville at California Backyard; and in Auburn at Eisley Nursery. Online tickets sales and information are available at lbef.net.

The Loomis Basin Holiday Craft Boutique, is 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School. Find unique Christmas gifts at this free event, open rain or shine. Come hungry, as the Del Oro Pool Foundation will be selling pastries and their Jump In coffee by the cup or the pound.

Skirt Draggers car club is hosting a Coats for Kids fundraiser and car show from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Loomis Train Depot. The event will go, rain or shine.  Admission for the public or car entries is free. New or gently used coats are appreciated. For more information, call 751-9192.

The second annual Winter Music Festival is from 6:30 - 11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Blue Goose Event Center, and is presented by Be the Change. The event benefits the Gathering Inn and Gold Country Wildlife Rescue. Entertainment includes Garrat Wilkin and the Naked Parrots; Steve Price and Larry Antonino from Pablo Cruise; Frank Hannon, from TESLA; Randy Scoles and many others and will include a tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Food, drinks, beer, wine, cocktails and raffle items will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Blue Goose Produce or online at www.bethechange.cc, or call 230-8129.

The Auburn branch of American Association of University Women will host their annual Holiday Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., Sunday Dec. 9, at the Auburn Valley Golf Club, 8800 Auburn Valley Road. New and prospective members are invited to join the group for lunch, lively entertainment and vendors offering unique gifts.  Reserve by Nov. 29. Cost is $25. For more information or reservations, call (530) 888-1273. To learn more about AAUW, visit auburnaauw.org.