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Green Thumb Gardening Series
The Green Thumb Gardening Series continues with “Pest Management: What’s Bugging You?” on Tuesday, July 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. focusing on dealing with the shifty pests attacking your garden. From bark beetles to deer, meet with Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners to learn about the different management options. Bring all your gardening questions and concerns to the Tahoe City Field Station, 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. Refreshments provided. Additional Green Thumb Workshops include: July 23, Green Thumb Gardening: Composting From Garbage to Garden; July 30, Green Thumb Gardening: Get Wild in Your Garden; Aug. 6, Green Thumb Gardening: Sprinkle or Shower? Efficient Irrigation; Aug. 20, Green Thumb Gardening: The Dirt on Your Garden Soil. Visit the event calendar at http://terc.ucdavis.edu for information.
Free summer concerts
The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s Summer Music Series is in full swing with great concerts in the outdoor Amphitheater at the Truckee River Regional Park. The concerts are every Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. and are free. The upcoming lineup includes; Down Beat, booty shakin’ funk and soul on July 17; Moonalice, 60s electric folk on July 24; and Drop Theory, funk, rock and fusion on July 31. Take a picnic and your beach chairs and enjoy a great evening under the stars in Truckee. Smoking and dogs are not allowed. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.
River-Friendly Landscaping in action
When homeowners Dot and Paul Ingels moved to Donner Lake, they knew they wanted to protect the house’s foundation from already-evident erosion and create a more usable space in their backyard. They just weren’t quite sure where to start. Working with River-Friendly Landscaping Conservation Assistant Jane Lufkin, the Ingels turned a largely unusable yard with bare soil and other potential sources of erosion into a river-friendly oasis. Contact Andy Otto via email or at 530-550-8760, ext. 3 to sign up for your free site evaluation today. Rebates of up to $1,000 are available while funds last.
Kings Beach Library summer events
The Kings Beach Library’s twice monthly computer classes continue every second and fourth Thursdays. Lively preschool storytime every Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and more. It’s always a goofy and fun time. July 27, 1 p.m., Marvelous Magic by Bill. Aug. 2, 1 p.m. Puppet Art Theater presents “The Boy who Cried Wolf.” Aug. 9, 3 p.m., Wild Things! Watch for Read, Write and Ride, a 4-H club program that encourages kids to set reading goals and be rewarded with horseback riding. Call for details. Aug. 18, 4-7 p.m., Library Luau Extravaganza! This is the major summer event with Hula dancing, roasted pig, and more. August 27th 11:30-1:00 Tahoe Rim Trail Association will present on the history, opportunities and future of the Rim Trail. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
Vikingsholm: Conversation with History
On July 17, join a special evening at Emerald Bay State Park and the incomparable Vikingsholm Mansion. Following a unique “behind–the-scenes” tour, guests will meet in the courtyard where wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Helen Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spending 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner. Smith will present a signed copy of her book “Vikingsholm,” a guide she authored, to every guest. The DVD “Vikingsholm” will be available for sale. Tickets are $50 per person and space is limited. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call 530-583-9911 or visit www.SierraStateParks.org.
Toni Fauver Memorial Hike
On July 18, join hike leader Jerry Misfeldt on a guided wildflower hike. Year after year, they manage to find the best, least known arrays of wildflowers in the area! Group size is limited — early reservations are advised. NLTHS members $25; non-members $30. Information: email@example.com or call 530-583-1762. Gatekeeper’s Museum is at 130 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to Fanny Bridge (outlet gates). Visit www.northtahoemuseums.org.
Parents’ Night Out
July 19, and Aug. 2, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth through 12-years-old are welcome. Donation of $10 per child for the evening requested. Maximum of $20 per family per evening). Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. The church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call the church at 530-583-1534 or visit www.tahoeministries.com.
Old Timers’ Picnic and Truckee Reunion
For 33 years, the Truckee Donner Historical Society has hosted the annual Old Timers’ Picnic. The event is a casual get-together of Truckee residents past and present. Some people have not attended because they don’t feel they qualify as an “Old Timer,” so a number of years ago “Truckee Reunion” was added to the title, hoping to generate interest from any Truckee residents who want to come out and enjoy each other’s company for the day on Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park. Pack in your own lunch and lawn chairs and stay for the day. Take the whole family and make it an annual tradition on the third Saturday in July. The Truckee Donner Historical Society runs the Old Jail Museum and the Joseph Research Library. For more information on the Society or to volunteer at one of their locations, visit truckeehistory.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers announced their 29th annual barbecue and Fund Raiser for Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park (on the river). Join the local flyfishing club for an excellent lunch of plank salmon or teriyaki chicken, casting practice, fly tying demonstration, discussions with other flyfishers — both expert and beginner.
The fundraiser is based on raffles/auction of more than $3,000 worth of merchandise donated by sponsors, including Orvis Reno, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Scheels, Mountain Hardware and Sports, Outdoor Specialties, Fly Fishing Specialties, Tahoe Donner Association and others. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 by advance reservation to TTFlyfishers@gmail.com. Children under 12 for free. Visit www.TTFF.net for more information.
Dog Training Classes at Savvy Dog
Calling dogs of all ages! Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes start on Monday, July 22 and Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners starts Tuesday, July 23. Find more information at www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.
Tahoe Maritime Museum Lecture: A New Deal Retrospective
On July 25, join Mella Harmon, M.S. University of Nevada, Historic Preservation Program, 5:30 p.m. Fee, call 530-525-9253 or visit www.tahoemaritime.org.
Lake of the Sky Garden Club Tour
Lake of the Sky Garden Club will host their 25th annual garden tour, July 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Incline Village Garden Tour. Proceeds will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries. Tickets for this year’s garden tour will be available at local Truckee/Tahoe nurseries.
The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and more information, visit www.lake-of-the-sky.org.
D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare
Bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family’s life with a family friendly, 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.
To reserve free Young Shakespeare tickets call 800-74-SHOWS. Visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com. Groups of 10 or more call 775-832-1616.