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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Help select Fourth of July Parade theme

Plans are underway for the Truckee Fourth of July Parade, produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town of Truckee.

This year’s parade theme nominations will be accepted through May 9. The Chamber also seeks sponsorships to help offset parade costs. Sponsors receive recognition in all parade publicity, Chamber website, social media, newsletter, Truckee Weekly e-mail and from parade emcee. Submit theme ideas to by May 9 or call 530-587-8808.

Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop

Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with Board Member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner Polly Triplat will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10 at the Truckee River Sanctuary.

The cost of the workshop is $6 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $12 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at

Teen Open Mic and concert

The last Open Mic & Free Show of the school year will be at Coffeebar is Saturday, May 10, 6:30-9 p.m. There will be a local artist performing and hosting the event. Take your songs, your poems, stories, comedy and more while enjoying some great coffee! There will be a prize giveaway, including a secret Apple prize.

Contact Jackie McKinney, AmeriCorps Family Support Aide at the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 530-587-2513, ext. 117 for more info.

NTHS Seniors + Fashion = Fun!

Go out and support Project Grad at the Senior Fashion Show Sunday, May 11, 4 p.m. Your attendance will be appreciated. Watch North Tahoe High seniors model the latest fashions from generous local stores Kalifornia Jeans Bar, Tahoe Dave’s, Gravity and Fine N Funky in Tahoe City and Dress the Party in Incline Village. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event and anyone who wishes to donate please contact Stacey Goodwin at Join us a fun evening of modeling at the NTHS auditorium and help the graduating class of 2014. Purchase tickets at the door: Adults $15 and children $5.

Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop

A fun and generative workshop for writers and creatives of all experience levels exploring imagination, craft and prompts for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A six-week kick in the butt for your writing life! Tea and chocolate provided. Mondays, through June 16, (no class May 26) 6-8 p.m. in downtown Truckee, cost is $140. Although this class started May 5, there are still spaces available and cost will be pro-rated for late sign-ups. Call Karen Terrey of Tangled Roots Writing at 530-386-3901 or email

Ishi Orcutt Memorial Knap-in

Enthusiasts of every skill level and culture are invited to the Ishi Orcutt Memorial Knap-in and Ancestral Technology Faire, May 10 and 11 on the South Yuba River at the Land of Stone Bear. Camp for a weekend of ancient skills and connect with others inspired by ancestral wisdom. This “wisdom sanctuary” is dedicated to preserving humanity’s tools, technologies and arts prior to electricity.

George Hynes, Grog Verbeck and friends will demonstrate flintknapping. Basketmaker Sharon Wesley will show her work and give classes. Located off Interstate 80, exit 164.

For more info call 530-426-5086 or visit

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, May 15, beginning at 5 p.m. for a Fly Rod Casting Clinic and social meeting on the Truckee River near Squaw Valley. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their fly rod to get pointers from club members on casting techniques as well as an appetizer to share, the beverage of their choice and a chair.

The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome — from beginner to expert fly fishers.

Contact TTFF at or visit the calendar on for directions to the site.

Rideout Rummage Sale

Spring cleaning is under way and what better way to make a little extra cash then by selling household items you no longer use? Rent booth space at Rideout’s first time Rummage Sale and give your unused items a new home or browse your neighbor’s and community group’s booths to find just the thing you never knew you needed.

Booth space costs $10 and goods can be dropped off Friday night before the event and you get to keep all the profits!

This special event will be held at Rideout Community Center on Saturday May 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. General admission is $1. Contact the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department office at 530-583-3440 for more information or to rent booth space: Deadline to rent a spot is May 23.

Historic house museums to open

Sierra State Parks Foundation historic house museums open for tours, May 24-Sept. 30.

Explore the magic of the early days of Lake Tahoe by taking a tour of the historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate, located at Sugar Pine Point State Park and the unique Vikinghsolm castle, in Emerald Bay State Park. Knowledgeable guides offer a unique and fun glimpse into these west shore landmarks. Call 530-583-9911 to confirm tour times or visit Adults $10, students 7-17 and with valid college ID $8 and children 6 years and under are free.

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 or sign up on line at All proceeds benefit the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club and the students of Truckee High School.

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