Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

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

Good Dirty Fun Trail Work

Truckee’s beloved trails need love each year — ongoing maintenance to keep them in safe and sustainable condition. For five years the Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF), in partnership with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and United States Forest Service (USFS) has held volunteer days. This year, a generous grant from the Vail Echo Resorts Program is funding planning and crew leaders for volunteer days.

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The TTF has four volunteer trail days scheduled, the first being May 17 on the Sawtooth Trail. TTF will provide crew leaders, tools and safety equipment. Big Blue Adventure trail day sponsorship includes a $30 credit toward any 2014 Big Blue Adventure event, lunch and refreshments. Water bottles provided by Vail Echo.

Sawtooth trailhead, off USFS 06, can be accessed from Thelin Drive in Sierra Meadows. Take Palisades Drive to Silver Fir and turn right. Take Silver Fir to Thelin and turn left. Turn right at the green gate of 06 road and follow to the trailhead on your right.

Help maintain the Sawtooth trail by brushing back overgrowth and light tread maintenance.

Additional volunteer trail days planned this summer include: June 14, Upper Emigrant Trail sponsored by Paco’s Truckee Bike & Ski; Aug. 9 and 10, Hole in the Ground Trail sponsored by Tahoe Dave’s Boards & Skis and Olympic Bike Shop and Sept. 6, Emigrant Trail sponsored by Biking for a Better World.

Register at or email for more info.

Inspired Adventure Spring Festival

Inspired Adventure Spring Festival at Kindred Art and Folk Institute is an all-ages event, May 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., that celebrates nature, art and music while helping raise funds for scholarships, project supplies and transportation for Kindred’s out of the studio treks.

Expect something for everyone at the Community Art Center on Church Street in Truckee, with free activities such as an obstacle course, live music, May pole dancing, drum circle, games and crafts. Other activities will include an artisan marketplace, make and take art stations, henna tattoos, wholesome food and special presentations.

Contact Kindred by phone at 530-205-7336, by email at or visit Like Kindred on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Hollywood Jazz

Friday, May 23, the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will present “Hollywood Jazz.” The concert will feature selections from hit movies from yesterday and today including “Skyfall,” “Greased Lightning,” “Footloose” and “Spiderman” to name a few. The concert will take place at Oscar Central AKA the North Tahoe High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults and the class of 2014 gets in free. Teachers from anywhere get the $5 rate. The show starts at 7 p.m. See you at the Oscars.

InnerRhythms “Recycled Riches” Garage Sale

InnerRhythms’ annual “Recycled Riches” Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 12047 Donner Pass Road in the Tri-Counties Bank Plaza in Truckee. Donner Dogs will have hot dogs for sale. Gently used items may be dropped off at the Dance Centre on Friday, May 23, 4-7 p.m. Please no electronics or skis! All proceeds will benefit InnerRhythms Dance Centre. For more info contact or 530-550-8464.

Veterans Hall fundraiser

On Tuesday, May 27, 6-10 p.m. the Friends of the Truckee Veterans Memorial Building will hold a fundraiser at the Bar of America. Proceed will be used to restore and renovate this building that honors veterans, past, present and future. The Veterans Hall will also provide a place for community use. There will be multiple bands and drink specials.

InnerRhythms to host Dinner and a Show

Join InnerRhythms for an evening of music and dance on Friday, May 30, at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley to raise funds in support of youth performing arts programs. The InnerRhythms Junior Dance Companies Pulse, Crescendo & Paradiddle will be featured along with special guests Alder Creek Middle School Jazz Band, “InnerRhythms Dance Theatre,” “RhythMatriX” and “The Breaks.” The show will include award-winning choreography as well as student choreography by talented young dancers. Tickets are $25 per person for all ages and include pasta dinner. A silent auction will offer fabulous prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets are on sale ow through May 27 at InnerRhythms Dance Centre 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee or call 530-550-8464. This event is supported by Squaw Valley and JMx2.

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.

Tahoe League for Charity accepting grants

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2014. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524 Tahoe City, CA 96145 ATTN: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014. For information contact Nileta Morton at 530-546-4559 or

Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Clean up Day

Volunteers are needed for Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Clean up Day, Saturday, June 7, a part of Keep California Beautiful.

Help pick up trash in Tahoe City. Check in at Commons Beach at 8:30 a.m. Snacks provided. Pick up trash from 9-11:30 a.m. along designated routes. Pizza party at Lakeside Pizza following. This volunteer opportunity may be used as a service learning project/ high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school.

Must be at least the age of a high school student; able to easily walk 1-2 miles; responsible with community spirit. Outgoing, positive personalities encouraged!

For more information call 530-386-3016 or email


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