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

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff is a comprehensive resource used by commercial guides and enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities, and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, offered in a fun-to-read format sprinkled with color photos and Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving cold water, legends of Eagle Rock, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, buy Bucko’s cruising guide at The Bookshelf in Truckee, Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood, The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay, and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Beth Weber’s Arts & Craft Fair

The fairs are on a lovely cobblestone plaza, Kings Beach State Recreation Area Plaza, 50 yards from Lake Tahoe and have been running for more than 30 years. All of the work has been created by each artist. Open weekends in July, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 530-546-2768 for information or visit

Classical performance

The Tahoe Chamber Music Society will present a classical concert on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church on the corner of Northwood and Village Boulevards in Incline Village. Mezzo soprano Susan Sonnemaker, pianist Karen Miskell and cellist Eileen Brownell collaborate to perform a wide variety of works. The program includes Andre Previn’s Four Songs with lyrics by Toni Morrison, Lieder by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann and a viola da gamba sonata by J. S. Bach. The concert is offered free of charge to the community.

Not-so-great future in plastics

On Tuesday, July 8, Mountain Area Preservation, along with the town of Truckee and Cabona’s will sponsor a special screening of the film “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” at the Cedar House Sport Hotel.

Bay Area native and award-winning television host/journalist Angela Sun has carefully documented the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Her film premiered at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in June 2013 and has since garnered 12 independent film festival awards, including the Jury Award for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in early 2014.

In her director’s statement Sun notes “What we throw away, doesn’t really ever go away.” The message of the film centers around the history of plastic and the evolution of the utility material consumers daily lives. The majority of the film takes place at the island Midway Atoll between Asia and North American continent, investigating the island as a plastic cemetery for the floating debris.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 adults or $15 students at Cabona’s in downtown Truckee or by calling 530-587-3161. Tickets will be available the night of for $25. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Mountain Area Preservation.

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Monday movies and bocce ball league

The North Tahoe Public Utility District is pleased to announce Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course.

Movie Mondays in the Park will start at 8:30 p.m. and run through Aug. 11 in collaboration with Radiant Blue Events. The movies are free to the public. Parking is $5 per car if you do not have a valid North Tahoe Public Utility District resident sticker. The Souper Wagon and A Pop Above Kettle Corn will be on site.

The Bocce Ball League will run July 11-Aug. 28. Scheduled games times are 6 and 7 p.m. Spindleshanks will offer a 10 percent discount on all food and beverage for players. Teams must have a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight per team. League fees are $100 per team, download the registration form at under Recreation. Email for info.

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on July 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the P.E.O. Sisterhood with assistance from Ron Allen Catering. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.

Wine and Wisdom

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is offering a rare opportunity to experience a “behind the scenes tour” of the 1903 Pine Lodge known as the Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sunday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a custom tour, fine wines from Tahoe Ridge and the humor and wisdom of Mark Twain courtesy McAvoy Layne, all while experiencing the moonrise over Lake Tahoe.

Following the tour, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and chat with attendees. Space is limited to 40 guests and reservations are recommended. The cost is $50 for adults and $20 for children ages 17 and under. Proceeds are earmarked to provide funds for maintenance and repairs at the Hellman-Ehrman Estate.

Call 530-583-9911 or purchase tickets at

Caddyshack Party

Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit

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