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Truckee High School Drama Club
to present “Best of Broadway!”
Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats. The family-friendly spring musical is about to begin. Colorful costumes, resounding voices and contagious songs will soon fill the Truckee High School theater as the hard work of 30 students comes to fruition on May 10, the opening night of “Best of Broadway!”
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, at the Community Recreation Center. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, with a Mother’s Day Matinee at 2 p.m. on May 12, all at 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Intermission features a bake sale, and a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Drama Club. Call 530-386-1929.
Have a bike to donate?
The fourth grade English Language Development class at Kings Beach Elementary is collecting used bicycles to give to students and families in need. They will be collect bicycles, scooters and helmets in the office through May 28, at 8125 Steelhead Ave., in Kings Beach. They will only accept bikes in working condition. They hope you will help the fourth grade in their community project.
North Tahoe Arts to host opening reception
A selection of 23 talented artists, all members of North Tahoe Arts, will display artwork in all mediums ranging from watercolor to ceramics and woodworking to papier mache. The exhibit is open to the community to enjoy the varied expressions of their local artists and to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Artwork is on view in the Main Gallery and Corison Loft Gallery through June 3. Gallery and Artisan Shop hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., closed on Tuesdays. The opening reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Saturday, May 11, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Show your support for the visual arts!
North Tahoe Arts has supported the arts in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area with numerous programs and exhibits for more than 25 years. For more information visit northtahoearts.com or call 530-581-2787. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, next to the fire station.
Silicon Mountain Meeting
Panel Discussion – Youth and Technology
Ever wonder what your children are doing on their phones and computers? The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, announces an open community discussion and interactive demonstration on the use of phone and computer technology.
A panel of children and teens will present their favorite apps and sites, as well as describe the challenges they face with technology. The panel will be available for individual questions and discussion. Local educators will also be in attendance to share their perspectives.
The meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people. This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital. Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com.
Bring On The Blues
On Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m., the Tahoe Music Institute will present it’s third annual Bring on the Blues event at Dockside 700 in Tahoe City. Many of the Institute’s finest young musicians will showcase their jazz skills while they perform along side their instructors, who are accomplished Tahoe area musicians. The musicians are instructors at the Tahoe Music Institute and include Kerry Andras of Sneaky Creatures and Todd Holway of Quartet Minus One. The event will be led by the director of the Institute, Shauna Righellis. Students will perform many types of music including the blues. Dockside 700 is located at the Tahoe City Marina and will feature happy hour prices on food and drink throughout the event. Visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com or call 530-581-0618 for more information.
Grow your business
Would you like appreciative customers telling friends and associates about your business, suggesting they patronize you? On Wednesday, May 15, the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will host a “Connecting Your Way to New Business” workshop. Presenting will be nationally recognized sales expert Alice Heiman, to explain how business people can improve their business networking, lead generation and sales skills.
This workshop will lay an excellent foundation for the next networking opportunity the Chamber is offering: BizTalk Blender. Heiman is also the founder and creator of the BizTalk Blender — innovative peer-to-peer networking events that connect business people.
Alice will introduce this networking series to the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce June 5, at the Hotel Truckee-Tahoe (formerly the Larkspur).
Advance registration is required for the May 15 workshop and the June 5 BizTalk Blender.
Go online to www.TruckeeChamber.com to register or call the Truckee Chamber at 530-587-8808.
Ladies Night in Truckee
Bespoke; Mo, Jo & Zoe and Urban Angels salon in downtown Truckee teamed up to host a second “Ladies Night” on Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-8 p.m. All ladies are invited to join in for a 1980s-themed evening of funky fashion, shopping and fun.
The collaborative “Sip and shop with style!” customer appreciation night is exclusively for females. Expect music, refreshments, light eats, raffle prizes and a first look at new summer merchandise. Photo booths will capture the night’s memories and fabulous 80s looks.
Stylists from Urban Angels salon will be on hand at both store locations providing “rad” 80s-style hair and makeup. Tickets, available at Bespoke; Mo, Jo & Zoe and Urban Angels, are required for entry to the Ladies Night event. Tickets are free, providing exclusive event access, free raffle entry and more.
High Fives Charity Gold Tournament to kick off season
The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation is excited to once again host its Charity Golf Tournament on May 16, 2013 at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. With check-in for the 32 pre-registered teams beginning at 10 a.m., the third annual event, presented by GoPro is set to be an amazing kick-off to golf season in the Lake Tahoe region. Visit www.highfivesfoundation.org for info.
Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers to meet
As part of the Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers’ ongoing programs welcoming both novice and newly arrived fly anglers, a presentation with Ralph Wood, long-time fly fishing guide, will be featured after a brief meeting, Thursday evening, May 16, 6-8 p.m., Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Ralph’s talk will be on the North Fork of the Yuba River. Ralph will discuss the various areas of the river and where to look for fish. He will also discuss the major hatches including golden stones, PMD’s and October Caddis and how the water levels affect the fishing.
Ralph will also discuss the tributaries of the North Yuba including Lavazzola Creek, Haypress Creek, Salmon Creek and Pauley Creek. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.ttff.net for more information about the group.
Calling all businesses
for 6th Annual Bike Rodeo
It’s that time of year again to inform and prepare the community for a fun and safe biking season around the Basin. This year’s Bike Rodeo will be held at Common’s Beach, on Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tahoe City Parks & Recreation is looking for as many organizations as possible to participate in the poker run along the Lake side trail to and from Commons Beach. Their vision is to have a variety of stations that are fun, interactive, and informative about bike safety. Once the participants complete the poker run, they will have a chance to enter in the grand prize drawing. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17 to Sara Scheid at 530-583-3440, ext. 16.
Kids on the Move: Kids’ Day
May 18, at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and The KidZone Museum, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Family Resource Faire & Grand Opening of the brand new KidZone exhibit! Kids activities, food trucks, helicopters, raffle and prizes, police cars, fire trucks and music. For more information, call 530-587-2513.
This event is not sponsored or approved by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District or any schools of the District.
Congressman Tom McClintock’s Office
to hold Veterans Resource Day
Congressman Tom McClintock’s office will join with representatives from Nevada and Placer counties to hold a Veterans Resource Day in Truckee on May 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held at the Truckee Town Hall, second floor, Boardroom E, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.
The event will provide veterans with the information they need to access benefits from the Veterans Affairs Administration. Representatives from the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will also be on hand to assist active-duty military, wounded warriors and military families.
Veterans advocacy groups or related organizations interested in participating should contact Joel Scott, constituent services officer for Congressman Tom McClintock, at 916-786-5560 for details.
Family Resource Center of Truckee seeks volunteers
FRoT is looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers who can volunteer in a variety of different capacities. If you are interested in volunteering, check out the FRCoT Volunteer information meeting on Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, next to the KidZone Museum. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the Family Resource Center of Truckee visit www.truckeefrc.org.
Cruise into summer with Tahoe Sailing Charters
Now until June 21. Tahoe Sailing Charters offers half off spring discounts on all cruises except for Memorial Day weekend and Saturdays and 20 percent off private charters. The “Tahoe Cruz” sails daily from the Tahoe City Marina located at 700 North Lake Blvd. on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. For reservations and more information visit our office at the Tahoe City Marina, call 530-583-6200, or visit www.tahoesail.com.
Enjoy an evening at Petra with TCDA!
Join a relaxed light dinner and wine pairings at Petra in the Northstar Village. This casual fundraising event to benefit the Tahoe City Downtown Association will include a wonderful organic chicken, salad, dessert and more, paired with chardonnay and pinot noir (beer option available), all for $40 per person, on Saturday, June 1. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
A morning with Alpine Meadows’ native birds
Join naturalist and ornithologist Warren Bray as he introduces us to the secret world of the birds who live in the meadows and creekside trees of Alpine Meadows, on Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. in the meadow area next to the corner of Snowcrest and Alpine Meadows Road. Please bring your field glasses and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots — the Bear Creek meadows can still be wet and marshy. Remember to bring insect repellent. Hats or caps with bills for shade are recommended. Contact Pam at the Alpine Springs Water District office for last-minute changes due to weather or for additional information at 530-583-2342, ext. 11.
Seeking 2nd Infantry
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for individuals who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and their annual reunion in Columbus, Ga. from Sept. 7-21, 2013, contact Secretary-Treasurer, Bob Haynes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-225-1202.