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Memorial Day weekend heralds the return of Spud’s fresh fruit and veggie stand at the far east end of downtown Truckee. “Spud” Pribble went in search of the perfect tomato more than 25 years ago, and is now a fixture weekends with his haul of seasonal produce, hand selected from more than 20 farms in the foothills and beyond.
Family friend Laurie Denham will be there, as per usual. Drop by Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The stand does not operate Memorial Day however will be open Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout the summer.
Memorial Day Service Tahoe City
May 26, 5 p.m., Trails End Cemetery, Tahoe City.
Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 will present a ceremony honoring those who gave their lives to serve and protect our country. The public is invited to attend, take a few moments to remember those they loved, listen to inspirational readings to honor all those who sacrificed their lives, and hear the country’s symbolic traditions of a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” The scouts will place American flags on the grave sites of all veterans in the cemetery, please come and take some time to walk through, remember, love and honor. The cemetery is located on Fairway Drive behind Tahoe City Golf Course in Tahoe City.
Memorial Day Service Truckee
The memorial service at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery is sponsored by the Truckee Cemetery District each year to honor all who have died in their country’s service and to recognize the grief of loved ones who still mourn them.
The Civil Air Patrol provides the color guard for the raising of the flag while the Mountain Belles sing the National Anthem, with the ceremony to begin at 10 a.m. on May 26.
Alicia Barr, vice mayor of Truckee and the Richard Anderson, Supervisor of the 5th District of Nevada County will attend with Rev. Joanie Tankersley of Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian to offer the invocation. Members of the Board of Trustees of the Truckee Cemetery District offer words of thanks and appreciation and share history of the commemoration. The community is encouraged to attend.
Veterans Hall fundraiser
On Tuesday, May 27, 6-10 p.m. the Friends of the Truckee Veterans Memorial Building will hold a fundraiser at the Bar of America. Proceeds will be used to restore and renovate this building that honors veterans, past, present and future. The Veterans Hall will also provide a place for community use. There will be multiple bands and drink specials.
Zano’s / Truckee High Booster deck opening fundraiser
Zano’s, May 27, 5-7:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad buffet. Adults $12, students $10. All proceeds will generously be donated back to Truckee High Boosters.
Visit email@example.com. Truckee High Boosters supports all students in the arts, academics and athletics.
The Nature Grant Cycle
This competitive grant cycle is made possible by TTCF’s Nature Fund and Martis Fund. For 2014, the Nature Grant Cycle will provide more than $100,000 to support projects and organizations that conserve wildlife, land, water and air quality in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions. Organizations may also share capacity building needs related to conservation objectives.
Martis Fund resources will be distributed to organizations with projects committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands specifically in Martis Valley or the greater Eastern Placer County region. Organizations with prior, ongoing or upcoming projects may apply for capacity building grants.
All applications for 2014 will occur online and proposals will be due June 20, 5 p.m. Visit www.ttcf.net for guidelines and a link to the online application.
InnerRhythms to host Dinner and a Show
Join InnerRhythms for an evening of music and dance on Friday, May 30, at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley to raise funds in support of youth performing arts programs. The InnerRhythms Junior Dance Companies Pulse, Crescendo & Paradiddle will be featured along with special guests Alder Creek Middle School Jazz Band, “InnerRhythms Dance Theatre,” “RhythMatriX” and “The Breaks.” Tickets are $25 per person for all ages and include pasta dinner. A silent auction will offer fabulous prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets are on sale through May 27 at InnerRhythms Dance Centre, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee or call 530-550-8464. This event is supported by Squaw Valley and JMx2.
Senior Pancake Breakfast
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on June 1, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Fire District. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children $3.
Jake’s Charity Fishing Derby
Competition is on Lake Tahoe from one hour before sunrise to “High Noon” Sunday, June 1. Prize money is awarded to anglers who reel in the largest Mackinaw $1,000, $1000 brown trout, and $250 rainbow trout. (No browns caught in 2013 Derby, so prize money rolled over!). $60 entry donation includes T-shirt, raffle and buffet brunch (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Proceeds benefit North Tahoe Booster Club. Entrants must pre-register in Tahoe City at Jake’s On The Lake or Pete ‘N Peters by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Don’t fish? Join the buffet for $22 per person, $12 per child. For more information visit www.jakestahoe.com or call 530-583-0188. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, in front of the Tahoe City Marina.
Boosters golf tournament
The Truckee High Boosters Club is holding its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, June 1 at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. Entry fee is $125 per person. This four-person scramble event starts at 11 a.m. and will include range balls, putting contest, closest to pin and long drive prizes and a raffle afterwards. Contact Mike Merriman at 530-546-2079, email Boosters at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on line at www.truckeeboosters.org. All proceeds benefit the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club and the students of Truckee High School.
Soroptimist Wine & Restaurant Faire
Taste. Savor. Enjoy. Mark your calendar for the 39th annual Wine & Restaurant Faire, and dream of letting your taste buds go wild. Live music, silent auction, souvenir wine glass, wine and beer tasting, culinary delights prepared by area restaurants and caterers. Tickets will be on sale at Dickson Realty, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Physical Therapy and at the door.
Presented by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner Soroptimist Wine & Restaurant Faire Fundraiser, Saturday, June 1, 5-7:30 p.m., Coyote Moon Golf Course, 10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
For more information contact Nancy Davis at 530-550-1433.