Spring brings outdoor festivities

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Spring will usher in three weekly outdoor festivals to Loomis. New this year is the Loomis Thursday Night Familyfest at the train depot, the classic car show has a new promoter and sponsor at Taylors restaurant, and the Loomis Farmers’ Market returns to the Blue Goose. The Loomis Thursday Night Familyfest begins a 17-week schedule May 5 at the Loomis Depot. The weekly event will include vendors, a farmers’ market, entertainment, a kids’ fun zone, a food court, classic cars and a beer and wine garden. Tim Plummer and Marie Blomgren are the promoters. For vendor information, call Plummer at 835-0989. Cruisin’ Loomis Saturday Nights start in May at Taylors restaurant, at Taylor and Horseshoe Bar roads next to the Loomis Depot. Auto Works is the co-sponsor. The Cappuccino Cruisers will host the classic car shows from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, May 28, June 18, July 16, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10. All pre-1974 automobiles are eligible; bikes are not allowed. There will be cruising music, awards and raffles with proceeds benefiting a different non-profit each month. For more information, call Ray or Chris at 988-6376. The Loomis Farmers’ Market opens for the season Saturday, June 4, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Those who have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth from Mark Foley at Blue Goose Produce. Call 652-8341. ¬– Staff report