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June 27, 2013
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InnerRhythms to present “The Golden Ticket”

InnerRhythms Dance Centre will celebrate their year-end with “The Golden Ticket,” a full production on stage at the Truckee High School theater on June 28 and 29, 7 p.m. and June 30, for a 2 p.m. matinee. “The Golden Ticket” showcases every studio dancer from minis to adults in an edgy performance inspired by Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. A cast of hundreds will dance on stage in full costume with choreography by talented instructors. Produced by Artistic Director Elizabeth Archer, this show is not to be missed.

Tickets are available at the Dance Centre or online at $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors/veterans. For additional information, visit or call 530-550-8464.

Register for Weed Warrior Walk

Join Courtney Rowe, botanist and Annaliese Miller, botanical illustrator, Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. for a two-hour Weed Warriors Weed Walk. The focus of this weed walk will be local native and invasive thistles, as well as other non-native invasive plants. This will be an easy to moderate walk and lunch will be provided. Contact Jeannette Halderman at the Truckee River Watershed Council to make sure that you are on the list at 530-550-8760, ext. 6 or

Youth Paddleboard Program

A youth SUP Class at Commons Beach in Tahoe City will be taught by Tahoe Maritime Museum’s Public Programs Coordinator Katena Sanford. Sign your youth ( ages 8-14) up for the youth stand -up paddleboard program. All equipment and instruction provided. Several time slots are still available. Cost is $50 total five different sessions. Contact Katena at 530-525-9253, ext. 103

Economic well-being in the Tahoe Truckee area

Tuesday July 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Truckee Town Hall, Council Chambers, Truckee. Speakers, Steve Frisch, Sierra Business Council and Tony Lashbrook, Truckee Town manager. Presented by Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee, 530-587-1776.

Northstar and Martis Valley Good Morning Truckee focus

The July 9 Good Morning Truckee will focus on the Northstar Mountain Master Plan and Martis Valley Trail. The Northstar Mountain Master Plan outlines mountain improvements proposed for the next 10-15 years. Hear details from Bill Rock, COO of Northstar California.

The Martis Valley Trail is a 9-mile multiuse trail through the Martis Valley, connecting Truckee to North Lake Tahoe. The trail will run through the valley to Northstar and up to the Fibreboard Freeway. It will connect with the Town of Truckee planned trail network. The Martis Valley Trail is a Placer County project that includes several partners including Northstar Community Services District, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Truckee Trails Foundation. Speaking: Mike Staudenmayer, general manager of the Northstar Community Services District.

Good Morning Truckee is open to the public second Tuesdays at Truckee Tahoe Airport 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast and raffle.

Sponsorships opportunities are available. Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Family Fun Day at Tahoe Maritime

June 29, Tahoe Maritime Museum Family Fun Day: Cardboard Kayaks. Learn what it takes to build your own cardboard kayak for the race day on July 13. Call 530-525-9253 or visit

North Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Celebration

Catch any of three lakeside fireworks displays at Kings Beach (July 3), Incline Village (July 4), or Tahoe City (July 4) by night. For a full list of events, go

Fireworks and Party in Kings Beach, July 3. Kick the afternoon off with a beach party starting at 2 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center deck that includes a DJ, live music, food, beer garden and vendors. Then, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the skies light up with a dazzling fireworks display over Lake Tahoe. The fireworks are free to the public.

Red White and Tahoe Blue. Incline Village’s Independence Day festival since 2007, Red, White and Tahoe Blue has 28 events in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, including a parade and concerts and one of the nation’s best fireworks displays July 4 at Incline Beach.

Fireworks at Tahoe City, July 4. Fireworks begin at dusk on Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City, but can be viewed from various locations around the Northwest shore. Arrive early to picnic.

Fourth of July Boat Parade, West Shore, July 4. Join the parade of Tahoe Maritime Museum members’ boats, led by boats from the museum’s collection, leaving Commons Beach at noon on a cruise down the West Shore to Obexer’s Marina, Homewood.

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District Fireworks

Open to residents and homeowners, Truckee’s fireworks show and party on West End beach at Donner Lake includes six different bbands, games for the kids, barbecue and fireworks. Tickets are available at the Community Recreation Center office at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Tickets are $6 each and you must show proof of residency in the District. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Call 530-582-7720 for info.

Know Your Farmer Dinner Series

Knowing your farmers reconnects you with your food. It also connects you to the value food has in the health of your body, the soil and the economy! Tahoe Food Hub wants to link small farms and ranches within 100 miles of North Lake Tahoe to restaurants, small grocers and schools. Building a regional and equitable food system is the best way a community can support local agriculture. Join Tahoe Food Hub this summer at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee and meet the farmers. Chef Billy McCullough will create a four-course meal paired with wine using local, seasonal produce from July to September. July 16, Gary Ramano, Sierra Valley Farms, Beckwourth; Aug. 13, Pablo Wilkins, Four Frog Farm, Grass Valley; Sept. 17, Greg Weber, Greg’s Organics, Grass Valley. Cost is $42. For reservations call Dragonfly at 530-587-0557. Visit

Friends, family and community

An account has been opened at Plumas Bank to accept donations in loving memory of Andrew Metlenko to assist his family through this difficult time. Please make checks payable to Laura and Michael Metlenko. Checks may be mailed to Plumas Bank, 11638 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161. If you have questions, please call 530-587-4747, ext. 8701.

Thank you very much for your support and consideration.

Thunderbird Yacht Still Cruising

The iconic Thunderbird Yacht still cruises Lake Tahoe with elegance and grace after 73 years. Since America’s Great Depression, Thunderbird has transported guests in opulent luxury between high-mountain estates and resorts. Now owned by Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, a Nevada public charity, Thunderbird continues to promote Lake Tahoe’s maritime heritage by serving as a floating classroom for children’s educational programs and as a platform for scientific and environmental research.

As part of the Preservation Society’s effort to pay off its $1.1-million note and keep Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe, Thunderbird will attend charity events at Lake Tahoe venues. On July 26-27, Thunderbird will attend the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic at Tahoe Keys Marina. Aug. 9-10, find her at the 39th annual Concours d’Elegance at Carnelian Bay.

In 1939, enigmatic George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird in the style of his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft for use at his majestic Thunderbird Lodge estate on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Constructed at a cost of $87,000 (more than $3.3-million today), Thunderbird was launched from Tahoe City in the pre-dawn hours of July 14, 1940. A raffle drawing will be held at each show. To make a donation, visit

D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare performances

Bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family’s life with a family-riendly, one-hour performance adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The 2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare production, an adaptation of the Festival’s mainstage offering, is designed with the young audience member in mind and runs July 29-Aug. 8 at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village and a variety of other outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

Now in its 12th year, the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program has entertained more than 50,000 children and their families over its history. Each year, the program affords aspiring young actors the opportunity to work with theater artists in a professional environment and perform at multiple venues. Over a four-week period, with eight-hour days, the students receive hands-on experience in acting, movement, voice and stage craft. In addition to the student performers, the cast also includes professional actors, designers and stage managers.

To reserve free Young Shakespeare tickets call 800-74-SHOWS. Visit Groups of 10 or more call 775-832-1616.

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