What's going on in Loomis?

June 16, 2011
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Today Thursday Night Familyfest brightens up downtown Loomis tonight from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at the Loomis Depot. Live entertainment, 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. SATURDAY The Five Cities Democratic Club will meet at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, June 18, at Round Table Pizza in the Raleys Center. The club includes Loomis, Penryn, Ophir, Newcastle and Lincoln and welcomes visitors and new members from the surrounding areas. For more information, contact Cynthia Davis at 663 - 0174. UPCOMING Registration for Town of Loomis swim lesson Session I is available at the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at 6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd. 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. Girls basketball camp runs June 20 to 23 at Del Oro High School’s Bonner Gym. Camp is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 3 to 7; and 1 to 4 p.m. for grades 8 to 10. Camp costs range from $50 to $75. Cost includes t-shirt, refreshments, and snacks. Registration will be accepted from 8 to 8:30 a.m. for Session 1, and 12:30 to 1 p.m. for Session 2 on June 20. Children will enjoy seeing and learning about wild animals during Wild Things, a special animal program at the Penryn Library at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23. The library is located at 2215 Rippey Road. For more information, call 663-3621. 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 swim 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, 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 The Del Oro youth baseball clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1. The camp is for grades 1 to 7 and costs $100. The clinic is run by Del Oro coaches and players and includes a t-shirt and prizes. Registration forms available or call 752-7354. Jr. Eagle Basketball 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 The Town of Loomis free summer concert series continues with John Skinner’s Band at 7 p.m., Friday, July 8 at the Loomis Train Depot. Azuar performs on Friday, Aug. 12. For more information, contact the town at 652-1840. The Del Oro boys and girls soccer camp runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, July 11 to Thursday, July 14. Camp will take place on the Del Oro boys soccer field. The clinic fee is $75. Questions contact Del Oro girl’s volleyball camp for incoming and current high school students will be held on July 11 to14; for grade nine camp is from 5 to 8 p.m.; for grades 10, 11, and 12 camp is 2 to 5 p.m. Players will learn new skills and concepts. The camp fee is $25. The First United Methodist Church of Loomis, located at 6414 Brace Road, presents The Sacramento Men’s Gay Chorus performing 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. 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