What's going on in Loomis

Week of June 9, 2011
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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. Registration for Town of Loomis swim lesson session I is available at the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at 6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd. or are online at, under special events. Session I begins June 21 and ends July 1; Signups for session II will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. Session II begins July 5 and ends July 15. Lessons are 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. FRIDAY 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. SATURDAY 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. SUNDAY Tracking the Loomis Spirit will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Sunday, June 12 in downtown Loomis. Activities include a decorated bike and pet parade along Taylor Road, dedication of Blue Anchor Par, free food tasting, live blue grass music, activities and games. The event is sponsored by the Town of Loomis and Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue. For more information, call 652-7252. Upcoming 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 benefit Del Oro’s girls tennis. 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 p.m. The cost is $60 and includes a t-shirt. 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 camp runs 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. Steven Greenhut, Journalism Director of Pacific Research Institute and author of "Plunder! How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives, and Bankrupting The Nation" will speak at the Loomis Tea Party Patriots meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 13, at Cattlebaron's Cafe, in Penryn. Mr. Greenhut will be discuss public pension reform. Jr. Eagle Basketball team camp will be held for incoming third- through sixth-grade boys from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 27 through 30 at Del Oro High School; team camp for seventh- to twelfth-grade boys is June 12 to 15. Individual Offense Camp is June 27 to 30 for seventh- to twelfth-grade boys. Cost is $80 per person per camp. For more information, contact Coach Tomscak at 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, a 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 Open swim at the Del Oro High School Pool begins Tuesday, June 21. The public is invited to cool off from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Tuesdays through Fridays until July 15. The cost is $1 per person. Community swimming is sponsored by the Town of Loomis. For more information call 652-7252. Two sessions of Isaac Tennis Camp will be offered 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. A book sale fundraiser will be held for A New Hope Animal Foundation of Loomis from 8 a.m. to noon, June 25 and 26. Thousands of items will be sold including 10,000+ books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books are welcome. The sale will be held at 2166 Swetzer Rd., Penryn. 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 Hope Lutheran Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 13 through17. The program is free and open to children ages 3 years through fifth grade. Daily Bible study, crafts, songs, games and snacks are included. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 7117 Hope Way, Penryn. Preregistration is available by calling 652-0459 or 652-4273. A kindergarten readiness camp, hosted by local kindergarten teachers, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 1 through 4 at Franklin Elementary School. Activities include an introduction to phonics, number exploration, basic math concepts, oral and social activities, literature and art projects, calendar skills, modeled and interactive writing, plus lots of fun. To receive an application, email Camp cost is $80. 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