Community announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

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

Horsemanship and riding skills clinic

Saturday, June 28. The Tahoe Donner Horsemen will present “Form to Function” with Sherry Gibb Bertagnolli of the Gibb Ranch in Palomino Valley, Nev. Bertagnolli has 35 years of experience raising, training and showing horses and is an accredited horse show judge. She teaches “a horse’s feet are directly connected to his mind” and will help you learn where your horse’s feet are and improve his footfalls resulting in more control and a smoother ride. Learn how to better your own body position to improve control, transitions and stops with a light feel on the bit. The Clinic will be held at the McIver Arena (Truckee Rodeo grounds) at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The number of riders and horses is limited. Clinic fees are $80 for TDHA members and $100 for non members. Auditors are welcome. Call or text Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 to sign up or information.

Truckee Annex Open House

The majority of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s boat collection is housed at its Truckee Annex, filled with rare boats too large for the Homewood site. A visit to the Truckee Annex is a must for hard-core boat lovers at the Open House, Saturday, June 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m. to see historic boats and artifacts.

Special arrangements for a tour of the Annex can be arranged for groups of 10 or more, summer only.

This is the first of three Annex Open Houses this summer at 10434 River Park Place in Truckee, the blue and white building. Visit

Take a Truckee whitewater trip to benefit at-risk youth

I.R.I.E Rafting is offering a benefit Benefit Day with all proceeds from Saturday, June 28 raft trips going to growing wellness, therapeutic mentoring, and adventure programs for local at-risk youth. All funds will be matched! Proceeds received for this raft trip and additional donations this summer will be doubled thanks to a generous donor for The Gateway Mountain Center. The 501 (c)3 non-profit public charity develops and delivers real-world, relevant field science and eco-literacy curriculum and provides much-needed adjunct to the system of care for youth in mental health treatment, including outdoor experiences. Participate in one of two ways:

Sign up for a Class II-III whitewater trip on the lower Truckee River, (Boca to Floriston), 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Call I.R.I.E. Rafting and purchase/sponsor a rafting spot for a Sierra Continuation High School or Truckee Community School student.

Cost is $69 for adults, $65 for youth 14 and under. Book online at or call IRIE Rafting at 530-582-4900.

Help family in time of grief

On Saturday, June 14, Truckee lost one of its youth. Homero Barajas, age 16, was struck by a car while riding his bike and died instantly. Homero’s family recently moved to Reno, Nev. where the incident took place. Homero’s mother, Mitzi Smylie is an employee of Tahoe Forest Hospital. Mitzi’s co-workers and friends are hosting a bake sale on Friday, June 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Stop by for some sweet treats while supporting a wonderful family. There is also a memorial account set up at Wells Fargo, account number: 7858466860. For questions or more information contact Tenaya Ideker at

Paddleboard package raffle

A Laird paddleboard package worth more than $2,000 will belong to one lucky person who donates a mere $10 (or six tickets can be purchased for $50) to the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, helping homeless pets in our community. The drawing will be held July 1. The winner will receive a Laird 12’6” LXT paddleboard, Laird full-carbon paddle and two one-hour private paddleboard lessons provided by Start Haus.

Purchase your tickets at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click for directions.

To purchase tickets over the phone call 530-587-5948. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Delivery is not included. For more info visit

Seeking July 3 fireworks volunteers

The North Tahoe Business Association is seeking volunteers for its annual July 3 Fireworks and Beach Party at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area/North Tahoe Event Center on July 3, 4-10 p.m. Positions include set-up, ticket takers, ushers, security, merchandise sales, donation collection, breakdown and clean up. Volunteer on July 3, and be free on the Fourth to enjoy the holiday. Meet new people, make new friends and have fun. Two-four hours of your time would be a big help! Contact or 530-546-9000.

KidZone Museum to host “Science of Bubbles”

Tickets on sale now for holiday weekend event. Bubble master Sterling Johnson will take his “Science of Bubbles” show to the KidZone Museum on Sunday, July 6, 1:45-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are on sale at the museum and at

Johnson has presented his remarkable hand-blown bubbles for more than 45 years. He is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and he is the first person to walk completely through a bubble film. Event sponsors include IMLS and Truckee Hotel. All fees and contributions support museum programs.

The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-KIDS or visit

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.

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