What's going on in Loomis

Week of July 21
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Today Preschool storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Loomis Library. For more information, call 652-7061 or go to Thursday Night Familyfest livens up downtown Loomis tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 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. 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. Placer County Wine and Grape Association will hold the 6th annual Home Winemakers Competition on Saturday, July 23 at Geiger Woods, 3690 Auburn-Folsom Road. The competition is open to all amateur winemakers in Placer County. Admission is $20 for PCWGA members and $25 for non-members and will include wine tasting and a picnic. Reservations are required. For entry rules and information go to UPCOMING It’s not too late for children to earn prizes for reading by joining the Loomis Library summer reading program, which ends July 30. For more information call 652-7061 or go to Free CPR classes are offered twice monthly, on Saturdays, at the Loomis Fire Protection District. For reservations and class schedules, call 652-6858. Constitutional Scholar, Kelly Groth will discuss points from the book "The 5,000 Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Are Changing the World," by author Cleon Skousen, at the Loomis Tea Party Patriots meeting, at 7 p.m., Monday, July 25, at Cattlebaron's Cafe, in Penryn. Attend a free consumer awareness workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, at Dobbs Auto Repair & Smog. Ken Myers, from the Bureau of Automotive Repair, is the guest speaker. Dobbs Auto Repair & Smog is located at 3220 Swetzer Rd., Suite B8. For more information, call 652-6530 or go to The Loomis/Sunset Business Walk to be held 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, includes a breakfast and orientation, three hours of business visits, a lunch and roundup session. This event is free and is presented by Loomis Chamber of Commerce, Town of Loomis and Placer County, in partnership with the Sacramento Metro Chamber. It will begin at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Businesspeople who would like to volunteer to be a business walker can register online at Support Loomis Friends of the Library at a book sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 29 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 30 at the Loomis Library, at 6050 Library Dr. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 652-7061. The Del Oro High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30th class reunion on Saturday, July 30, at Lions Gate Hotel. Tickets are $75 each and must be purchased by July 14. A picnic barbecue will he held the following day, July 31, at Loomis Park. The classes of 1980 and 1982 are also invited. Tickets for both events are available at A book sale fundraiser for Friends Forever, A Cat Sanctuary, runs 8 a.m. to noon, on July 30 and 31, at 2166 Swetzer Rd., in Penryn. A kindergarten readiness camp, hosted by kindergarten teachers, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 1 to 4, at Franklin Elementary School. Introduction to phonics, number exploration, basic math concepts, activities, art, calendar, and more are included. The cost is $80. For applications, email Explore Placer County's colorful history for free on Aug. 6 and 7 when 18 local museums open on the 4th annual Heritage Trail Museum Tour. The museums stretch from historic Roseville and Rocklin through Penryn, Auburn, Foresthill, Colfax, Dutch Flat, Boreal Mountain Resort, Donner Summit and North Lake Tahoe. Chartered buses are available for $10 per person. For more information call (530) 889-6500 or go to There will be a reunion of Sierra College football players, coaches, and those associated with the team from 1980-1983, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds main concession area. Supporters and fans from the same time period are also welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jim Thomas at 600-9851 or; or Dave Bassett at 716-491-1142 or The Tomato Gathering will be held at High Hand Nursery 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21. Local farmers will sell a variety of locally grown tomatoes, including many heirloom varieties. Free taste testing of dozens of different varieties; delicious food and beverages for sale. Enter your homegrown tomatoes in a contest at 11 a.m., Saturday. For more information, contact Lyn Bristol at High Hand Nursery, (916) 652-2065. A dinner and golf fundraiser for the new Del Oro High School pool will be held on Saturday, August 27. Golf, at Lincoln Hills golf club, will be followed by a silent auction and dinner at the Blue Goose. Cost to golf and dine is $100 per person. Dinner only is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Table sponsorship for 10 is $500. Silent auction contributions are also being accepted. For tickets or donations, contact Ryllie Haynes at 663-4072, or A Placer High School reunion for those who graduated in the 1940s will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 27, at Auburn Recreation Park. The cost is $20 per person and reservations must be received by Aug. 10. For more information, call (530) 885-3538. 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, booked by Aug. 15, 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 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, Sept. 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 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 Placer County Nikkei, including all generations of Japanese and Japanese Americans, are planning a reunion on Saturday, 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