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North Tahoe Jazz Band - Jungle Jazz
The North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will offer their Spring Show this year on Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. This is a local favorite every year. Tickets at the door are $12 per adult or $7 per student, but you can get them for a $2 discount by buying them from a Jazz Band student.
Coffeebar’s Beer & Wine Tasting
Coffeebar, Truckee’s Italian-style coffee house and eatery, will host an ‘grand opening’ party and tasting event Saturday, May 25,5-8 p.m. to celebrate its new beer and wine beverage service. The event will kick off at 5 p.m., with local funk band Thick Newton playing on the patio. Inside, beer and wine service will be available as well as a Beer & Wine tasting featuring a number of Italian and Belgian selections. Coffeebar will also feature homemade sangria, mimosas and a new Bloody Mary bar.
Attendees must be 21+ to order alcohol or participate in the Italian Beer & Wine tasting event. Cost for the tasting event is $10, and Coffeebar is asking all attendees to consider a $1-$5 cash donation at the door for the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society.
A dance party will keep guests hopping 8-11 p.m., with music provided inside by local DJs. Attendance is limited to ages 21+ after 8 p.m.
Coffeebar is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is located at 10120 Jibboom St., Ste. 101 in Truckee.
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, Georgia from Sept. 7-21, 2013, contact Secretary-Treasurer, Bob Haynes, at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
Sable offers EMDR counseling
Karin Sable, licensed counseling therapist in Tahoe City, has been awarded full certification in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an evidence-based counseling approach with excellent results reducing suffering that can persist after personal trauma. It can be used with recent trauma or trauma that occurred years ago including in childhood. EMDR provides a structured approach to help individuals minimize, if not resolve, post-trauma symptoms which can include re-experiencing the event (e.g., flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts) anxiety, depression, irritability, avoidance issues, sleep disturbances, concentration and focus problems, and other symptoms. For more information 530-581-0339 or visit www.karinsable.com. Karin also volunteers for Give An Hour, a program providing free trauma-focused counseling to active or veteran military personnel impacted by the post 9-11 conflicts. Visit www.giveanhour.org to learn more.
Zano’s Deck Opening a Booster fundraiser
Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zano’s, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join Truckee High Boosters and Zano’s for their annual Deck Opening fundraiser. Zano’s will generously provide food for an all-you-can eat dinner. Adults $10, students $8. All proceeds are being donated to the Truckee Boosters Club, a long-standing organization that supports students in the arts, academics and athletics. The Deckheads will play with their Truckee/summer music live. We thank you ahead for your support!
For information call 530-587-7411.
Tahoe Bike Path Cleanup
Love biking? Want to do your part to keep Tahoe’s public resources in good condition? Join UC Davis TERC, TCPUD, and IVGID for the Tahoe Bike Path Cleanup, Thursday, May 30, 3-6 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Tahoe City Field Station, 2400 Lake Forest Road, at the junction of Lake Forest Road and Highway 28, for a cleanup of the bike trail between the Field Station and Commons Beach. Pick up litter and clear the trail of debris. The cleanup is part of a basin-wide initiative to prepare the bike trails for Bike to Work Week. It is a great opportunity for participants to get to know their local bike trails and promote biking to reduce traffic and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Gloves, materials and snacks are provided, volunteers are asked to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen.
If you are interested in participating contact Kelsey Poole at 775-881-7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups are welcome!
Bike Rodeo to ride in to Commons Beach
On Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department will host a fun-filled family bike event at Commons Beach. The Bike Rodeo is chock full of activities including a Family Bike Poker Run on the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail, a street obstacle course, a strider glider race for the little ones, a bounce house and face painting. Kids won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a chance to dunk staff members Shaun and Tim in the dunk tank.
The Bike Rodeo is a great way to kick off your family’s cycling season. Free bike safety checks will be available and other important info on bike safety. A few local organizations will have lunch and treats available for purchase and there will be music by DJ Retro.
Take part in 32nd Annual Summit Cleanup
The Annual Summit Cleanup is a homegrown event that has become a 30-plus year springtime tradition on Donner Summit. Every year, dozens of volunteers come together to protect the rugged beauty and fragile environment of Donner Summit by clearing away the post-winter debris that clutters walk and water ways. Donner Summit Area Association will present the Annual Summit Cleanup, sponsored by Donner Ski Ranch. On June 1, DSAA members, neighbors and friends will meet at the Soda Springs General Store to get cleanup assignments from Cleanup organizers, Nancy Latimer, and Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. Volunteers will pick up trash to be hauled away in dumpsters donated by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. Supplies are donated by Caltrans, American Rivers, and the Soda Springs General Store. DSAA’s after-party is always at an undisclosed location. Saturday, June 1, Soda Springs General Store 9 a.m. Everyone welcome! Hats, sunscreen and work gloves are recommended.
Truckee Area Boat Inspections and AIS Prevention
Attention Boaters! For a fourth season, watercraft inspections and boater education on aquatic invasive species (AIS) will take place at Donner Lake and Boca, Prosser, and Stampede reservoirs from late May through early September. Inspections are voluntary but highly recommended to help boaters avoid spreading aquatic invasive plant and animal species, which could threaten the ecological and economical integrity of the Truckee/Tahoe area.
Started in 2009, the Truckee Regional AIS Prevention Program (TRAISPP) works to provide community education on AIS and implements boat inspections, which are the front line to prevent the introduction of AIS, as boats and other motorized watercraft are the highest-risk vectors for spreading AIS into new water bodies. Boaters are encouraged to “Clean, Drain and Dry” their watercraft prior to launching.
Decontaminations will be available for a fee for high risk vessels launching at Truckee area water bodies. Decontaminations will take place at Alpine Meadows, off Highway 89, and Northstar-at-Tahoe, off Highway 267.
Last year, Truckee Town Council and the Boards of Supervisors for Sierra County and Nevada County passed ordinances related to these AIS prevention efforts. Tahoe RCD, the Truckee River Watershed Council and more than 30 partner organizations, agencies and citizens continue to work with local policy-makers to tailor prevention programs.