What's going on in Loomis?

Week of Aug. 25, 2011
By: Staff Report
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Today Thursday Night Familyfest livens up downtown Loomis tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Loomis Depot. Live music, a craft fair, classic car cruise-ins, farmer’s market, kids’ fun zone, food court, beer and wine garden are available. For more information, call 835-0989. Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Loomis Library. For more information, call 652-7061 or go to SATURDAY The Loomis Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Those who will have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth by calling Mark at 652-8341. UPCOMING The Battle at the Capital golf tournament will tee off at 11 a.m., Aug. 29, at Lincoln Hills Golf Club, registration is at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $185 and includes, golf, lunch, tee prizes and dinner. Dinner only tickets are $50. The event kicks off the Battle at the Capital football series to be played at Del Oro High School over Labor Day Weekend, benefiting Wounded Warriors. For registration and more information, call 532-3514, or go to Del Oro High School will hold Back to School Night at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, in the Bonner Gym. For more information, call 652-7243. A community garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sep. 3, at Loomis Basin United Church of Christ, 6440 King Rd. Spaces are $10 each. For space reservations or more information, call Dottie at 652-8449. Come find treasures at the Loomis Lions yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Donations will be accepted that morning, except clothing or furniture. Proceeds benefit the community. The Content Creation & Distribution Expo comes to downtown Loomis on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. The event is a trade show, festival with entertainment, and conference that focuses on the latest technologies for creating and distributing content to the end user. For more information, call 256-7758 or go to The 5th Annual Pet Parade and Artists' Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sep. 17 at Flower Farm Nursery. The pet parade is free, but donations will be collected for Field Haven Feline Rescue. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed, most talented, pet/owner look-alike, and most unusual pet. Registration is at 9 a.m. with judging at 10 a.m. For more information, call 652.5650. A golf tournament to benefit Loomis Boy Scouts of America Troop 12 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Lincoln Hills golf club. A barbecue dinner follows at the Loomis Memorial Hall. Early bird prices are $80 per person and $400 for a sponsorship that includes golf and dinner for four. Dinner only is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. The event is sponsored by the Loomis Lions and American Legion Post 775. For more information, contact Tom Millward, at 652-0273, or Russ Kelley, at 652-6836 Penryn Oaks Stables will hold BBQ at the Barn from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sep. 17, to benefit Penryn resident Janice Taylor Pallavicini’s heart transplant surgery. The event includes a barbecue, carriage rides, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, raffle, bake sale, car show, DJ and silent auction. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and includes a meal and beverage. The cost to enter the car show is $20. For more information, call (775) 338-0561 or email Fight for the Flag, a one-day police and fire flag football tournament designed to bring members of the local public safety community together in competitive spirit, will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, at Loomis Basin Park, on King Road. The event is free. Loomis Golden Eagle Baseball is providing the playing fields and will have their snack bar open for the entire event. Teams from the Loomis Fire Protection District, Placer County Sheriff’s, Roseville Police Department, and Auburn Police Department will compete. Del Oro football presents Oktoberfest 2011 from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Blue Goose Event Center. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include dinner. Beer tasting, music, dancing, raffle and silent and live auction are also available. For tickets or more information, email The First United Methodist Church of Loomis, located at 6414 Brace Road, presents an opera original composition by David Rudat at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Single tickets are $15 each, and children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 652-0469. The Del Oro High School Class of 1976 is planning its 35th class reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Radisson Hotel, in Sacramento. The event includes dinner, dancing, entertainment and prizes. Organizers ask for help in locating missing classmates. Call 786-8008 or 214-6596 for more information. Foster Adoption Information Night will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sep. 28, at Koinonia Family Services, located at 3731 Magnolia St., in Loomis. The event will focus on the adoption requirements, home study process, overview of the court process, foster care and other important topics related to successfully adopting through the foster care system. For more information, contact Stephany Smith, at 577-7980, ext. 105 or Children under age five and their parents, teachers and caregivers are welcome at the Children’s Health and Safety Faire 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sep. 30, at Loomis Community Park on King Road. The event is sponsored by the Placer County Office of Education— Early Childhood Education and First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission. The 24th Annual Eggplant Festival will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Loomis Train Depot and includes entertainment, gourmet food, drinks, wine and beer, plus children’s activities and more. Reserve booth space now, visit the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at 6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd., or email The third annual Red, White & Blue Spooktacular Dance will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at the Blue Goose. Live 60s and 70s music will be played by the band 9.5, activities include a Halloween costume contest, hula hoop contest, and free group swing dance class at 6 p.m. The event honors American Armed Forces and Veterans and benefits Wounded Warriors and Courage For the Journey. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per person. For more information, call 652-8441 Free CPR classes are offered twice monthly, on Saturdays, at the Loomis Fire Protection District. For reservations and class schedules, call 652-6858. The Del Oro High School Class of 1991 will hold a reunion. Organizers invite classmates to attend the Oct 21 Del Oro versus Granite Bay home football game, followed by a reunion at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct 22, at the Hacienda Sports Bar and Grill, in Rocklin. For more information visit Facebook Del Oro Class of 1991 or email Placer County Nikkei, including all generations of Japanese and Japanese Americans, are planning a reunion on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort, in Lincoln. A golf tournament is slated for 8 a.m., an informal friendship renewal session will be held from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and a short program. For more information, contact Rich Kawahata, at 652-6650 or; Homer Yoshizuka, at (408)269-4099 or; or Akio Seo, at 443-7746, or