Community Briefs

Things to do and places to go in Loomis
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A book sale fundraiser to benefit the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento and Pets of the Homeless at Loaves and Fishes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, at 2166 Swetzer Road, in Penryn. There will be thousands of items available, including books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books and other miscellaneous items. For more information, call 663-1608. The 10th Annual Memorial Day celebration at Del Oro High School begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 31, on the football field. The program will include the ceremonial raising and lowering of the flag, playing of taps, and the singing of the national anthem. Del Oro students will recite poems they’ve written, and Veterans and Boy Scouts will participate, and Del Oro students will recite poems they’ve written. Food and beverages will also be served. Community members are invited to participate in the event that honors all those who have served the United States. Entries for the 2010 Eggplant Festival logo art contest are now being accepted by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. The artist whose design is chosen will receive a complimentary booth at the Eggplant Festival. Submit entries by June 2 to the chamber office; call 652-7252 for more entry information. The High-Hand Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the High-Hand Fruit Shed, 3750 Taylor Road. Scott Paris will discuss a project pertaining to horticulture and following him will be a demonstration on floating water gardens by Sue Golden from Golden Pond Water Gardens in Loomis. Admissionis free; for more information, call 652-2065. The season of free summer outdoor concerts, sponsored by the Town of Loomis, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the Loomis Depot. The Station Pickers will perform bluegrass music on June 4. Coming up July 2 will be Temporary Jazz, presenting a variety of music styles, including classic rock, big band, bluegrass, Latin and jazz. The Aug. 6 concert will be a talent contest. For more information, call town hall at 652-1840. The Loomis Basin Education Foundation will hold a Golf Ball Drop at 6 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the Home on the Range driving range in Newcastle. Grand prize is $1,000; and a variety of other prizes will be given way. Golf balls are $5 each or $20 for five balls; proceeds benefit the foundation’s Music Booster Program. Tickets are available through any school in the Loomis district. Del Oro High School commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2010 will be a 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in Golden Eagle Stadium. Those who will have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or handcrafted items can get information about a free vendor booth at the Loomis Farmers Market, opening Saturday, June 5, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Contact Mark at Blue Goose Produce, 652-8341. Summer Baseball Camp is open to incoming eighth- and ninth-graders. It will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 7 to 17, at Del Oro High School. Camp director is Bret Lacheman, Del Oro head baseball coach. Clinic fee is $80 To pre-register, contact Lacheman at 412-7600. Free tennis for kids ages 6 through 14 starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Del Oro High School, as part of the RWI Pro Circuit Loomis Futures Tennis Tournament. The Kids Day includes drills, games, prizes, lunch and the Quik Start method of learning tennis basics. To register, go to Don’s Classic Car Show takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Loomis Depot. Cars from 1974 or older will be displayed, and there will be raffle prizes and music. Admission is free. For more information, call Don at 652-5433. Sponsorships for the Jim Kellner Golf Classic are sought by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. The annual golf tournament will be held Friday, June 25, at the Indian Creek Golf Club. For more information, and to sign up for the tournament, call the chamber at 652-7252. Reserved seating for Del Oro High School 2010 home football games is being offered to benefit the football program. Packages are $150 for the Golden Eagle Pass, which includes free reserved parking, and $100 for the Eagle Pass. A season ticket pass for all Del Oro athletic sports home games can be added for $50. Applications are due Sept. 3 and are available at the Del Oro front office. Summer basketball camps for boys and girls will be held at Del Oro High School Monday through Thursday, June 14 through 17. The fee is $80 per athlete. The girls camp is from 9 a.m. to noon grades 3 - 7, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for grades 8 through 10; contact camp director Michael Takayama, Del Oro girls varsity coach, at 607-1497. There is a boys camp for grade 9 and a boys camps for grades 10 – 12; contact camp director Geoff Broyles, Del Oro varsity head coach, at 652-7243.