What's going on in Loomis?

Week of Sept. 15
By: Staff Report
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Thursday Come out for free live music to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new stage at Blue Anchor Park at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. FRIDAY The Content, Creation and Distribution Expo will have free, live entertainment and keynote speakers on two stages from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at the Loomis Train Depot and the new Blue Anchor Stage. Seminars on the latest technologies for music, video and film creation, production and marketing are also available, all are free. For more information, go to The Jimmy Buffet tribute band Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the new Blue Anchor Park Stage, as part of the Content, Creation and Distribution Expo. Special guest is Jaime Kyle. Evan Zee is the opening act. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, seating is on a first-come basis. Tickets are available online at, or at the Loomis Chamber of Commerce. SATURDAY The Content, Creation and Distribution Expo will have free, live entertainment and keynote speakers on two stages from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Loomis Train Depot and the new Blue Anchor Stage. Seminars on the latest technologies for music, video and film creation, production and marketing are also available, all are free. For more information, go to A holiday gift fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Sierra Christian Academy at 6245 King Road. Proceeds benefit the school and scholarship program. 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. The Five Cities Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Round Table Pizza, in Loomis. 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 benefiting 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. For more information, call 652-0273 or 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 SUNDAY Fight for the Flag, a one-day police and fire flag football tournament 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 will have their snack bar open. Teams from the Loomis Fire Protection District, Placer County Sheriff’s, Roseville Police, and Auburn Police will compete. UPCOMING The 8th Grade Washington D.C. and N.Y.C. Trip Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, at Loomis Grammar School library. Learn about trip details, registration and fundraising. Seventh-grade parents are welcome. For more information, call 768-3501, or email PlacerSustain and the Town of Loomis will hold an Energy Fair from 5 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Loomis Train Depot. Residents and Loomis business and property owners, can hear a presentation from energy organizations and private service providers about energy conservation and solar. For more information, call 652-1840. Penryn Elementary School Parent Teacher Club will hold a Fun Run fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 22. Donations in any dollar amount will help fund the Monart program, computer lab, classroom supplies, special assemblies, and more. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to Penryn Elementary School PTC, Attn. Fun Run, 6885 English Colony Way, Penryn, 95663. For more information, call 663-3993. The South Placer Heritage Foundation invites the community to an Open House at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road. Light beverages and snacks will be served. Find out about renovation and improvements at the Blue Gooseand plans for the future. A brief annual meeting will be held, along with 2011-2012 Board elections. Call 287-7021 for more information. Placer Budhist Church’s annual Food Bazaar runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3192 Boyington Rd., in Penryn. For more information, call 652-6139. 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. Donations for the raffle and auction are appreciated. For tickets or more information, email A book sale fundraiser will be held for Lincoln's Fieldhaven Feline Rescue at 8 a. m. to noon, Sept. 24 and 25,. Thousands of items will be sold including CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. The sale will be held at 2166 Swetzer Rd., Penryn. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books are welcome. Animal-related items are also welcome and will be passed on to rescue groups. Opera singer David Rudat, accompanied by Jim Martinez, performs a variety of tenor pieces at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at First United Methodist Church of Loomis, at 6414 Brace Rd. Tickets are $15 each, and children, 12 and under, are 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 Del Oro Boys Soccer Team will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Loomis Park South, off of King Rd. There will be raffle prizes and live music. Tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for child tickets, and include a meal and beverage. For more information call 208-3610, or email 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. A rummage and crafter’s fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Loomis Grammar School benefits the 8th-grade student trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. Donate items to sell, be a crafter of vendor or shop. For more information, Call 768-3501. A Taize service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Shepherd of the Sierras Presbyterian Church, at 5400 Barton Rd. For more information, call 652-4851. The Del Oro Golden Eagle 33rd Annual Band Spectacular will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. A two-day hunting education course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, at Loomis Pizza Factory, by instructor Gary Sypnicki. The cost is $25 and includes Saturday lunch. For more information, call (530) 305-2931 or the Sacramento Department of Fish and Game office, at 653-1235. 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 MandaRun 2011, a 5K, 10K and half marathon will be held Sunday, Nov. 20. The 5K and 10K start and finish at The Blue Goose Fruit Shed, in Loomis. Races start at 9 a.m. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m. at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, in Auburn and finishes at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. The run benefits the Loomis Basin Education Foundation. For volunteer information, email For sponsorships or information and registration, go to