What's going on in Loomis?

Week of June 2, 2011
By: Staff Report
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Today Thursday Night Familyfest brightens up downtown Loomis this evening from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 2, and continues weekly through Aug. 25, at the Loomis Depot. Stroll through this street fair with craft and business vendors, classic car cruise-ins, a farmer’s market, kids’ fun zone, food court, beer and wine garden, and live entertainment. For more information, call 835-0989. SUNDAY American Legion Post 775 will have a flag disposal ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 5, at Loomis Community Park. The Auburn Knights of Columbas will assist in the flag retirement ceremony. The public is welcome to bring American flags that have reached the end of their serviceable life. COMING UP Sign ups for Town of Loomis swim lesson sessions I and II will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, at the Del Oro High School pool. Session I begins June 21 and ends July 1; session II begins July 5 and ends July 15. Session II sign-ups will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. Lessons will be taught Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon. The cost is $55 for Loomis residents, and $60 for non-residents. Open swim will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. Admission is $1 per person. Registration forms are available at the Loomis Chamber of Commerce. The Town of Loomis begins its free summer concert series with Randy Richardson and Band at 7 p.m., Friday, June 10, at the Loomis Train Depot. Additional performances will be provided by John Skinner’s Band on Friday, July 8 and Azuar on Friday, Aug. 12. For more information, contact the town at 652-1840. The First United Methodist Church of Loomis, located at 6414 Brace Road, is presenting a concert series. The Sacramento Men’s Gay Chorus performs “Show Tunes” by Capital Pops is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and an opera original composition by David Rudat will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Single tickets are $15 each, and children 12 and under admitted free of charge. For more information, call the church at 652-0469. The Town of Loomis and Kindred Spirits fawn rescue will celebrate the Loomis community and dedication of the new downtown park with Tracking the Loomis Spirit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12 in downtown Loomis. Activities include a decorated bike and pet parade along Taylor Road. Food tasting, live entertainment, exhibitions and games are scheduled. The deadline for entering the parade is June 1. Entry forms are available at Loomis Town Hall, Christensen’s Saddlery and online at A youth tennis camp will be held from Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16 at Del Oro High School. The four-day camps are the senior project of Renae Leveille and proceeds will benefit Del Oro’s girls tennis program. A session for 4- to 7-year-olds, will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 8- to 11-year-olds, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and 12- to 16-year-olds, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. The cost is $60 and includes a t-shirt, reserve by May 26 to guarantee shirt size. For more information, call 276-5004. Terry Lemerond presents “Over-Medicated and Unhealthy America,” a lecture on natural medicines for pain, cancer, cholesterol and other conditions, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Healing Secrets, 6100 Horseshoe Bar Rd. For more information, call 652-4420. Girls summer volleyball skills camps is Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June, 16, at Del Oro High School’s Bonner Gym. Incoming fifth- and sixth-grade camp is 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily, early registration is $55, and $60 day of. Seventh- and eighth-grade camp is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ninth- and tenth-grade camp is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is $75, and $80 day of. Camp includes instruction, incentives, refreshments and a t-shirt. Register at the high school office, 652-7243, or call 205-3848. Del Oro boys basketball camp for seventh- through ninth-graders will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16. The cost is $80. To register or for more information, call 652-7243. A Spring Garden Tour of Maple Rock Gardens, in Penryn, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 18 and will benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home. The gardens encompass 3.5 acres on a 30-acre ranch and include the Maple Rock Garden Railway, 1,000 feet of g-scale, outdoor railroad and cars. Tickets are $5 per person at the gate. For maps and more information, go to or email them at Two sessions of Isaac Tennis Camp will be offered this summer at Del Oro High School for ages 5 to 18. Session are 8 a.m., Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23; and July 4 through 7. Registration is $95 for 11- to 13-year-olds; and $65 for younger children. Register at Del Oro High School or call (530) 823-5313. The Cork & Craft Festival, celebrating fine wine, original art and quality crafts, comes to the Loomis Train Depot from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 25. Wine from local vintners, such as Secret Ravine Winery, will be available, along live jazz music. Admission and parking are free. A souvenir wine glass and unlimited tasting is $30 for adults, age 21 and over, with valid identification. For more information, visit their website at A Summer Evening at High Hand at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25 will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento. A complimentary glass of wine and light appetizers in the garden are included in the price. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Bring a donation from the wish list and receive 25 percent off all nursery items. For more information and to view the Foundation’s wish list, visit Reserve booth space now for the 2011 Eggplant Festival to be held on Oct. 1, at the Loomis Depot. For reservations stop by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce office at 6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd., or email