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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Bowl Incline to celebrate 25th

Bowl Incline will celebrate their 25th anniversary under current management on Saturday, June 22, beginning at noon. The celebration will consist of drink and bowling specials, live music with local favorite band Jacked Up and a complimentary barbecue by Brimm’s Catering. The Waldman/Wegener families greatly appreciate the support of the Tahoe community, and their long-time, loyal employees and would like to say “thank you.”

Bowl Incline opened for business in October, 1965 as Tahoe Forest Bowl. Incline Village General Improvement District later purchased the facility and changed the name to Bowl Incline. The late Sam Waldman and his wife Lorri purchased Bowl Incline in June of 1988. Their son David managed the center until 1998. The center is currently owned and operated by Sam and Lorri’s daughter Mindy and her husband Curt Wegener. Curt and Mindy moved to Incline Village and became involved with the family business in June, 1992.

Parents’ Night Out

June 21, July 5, 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 530-583-1534 or visit

Free Community Recycling Day

The Town of Truckee, in partnership with Suddenlink, announced the 6th annual Electronic Waste Recycling event scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road. Residents are encouraged to drop off old electronic equipment for free recycling. Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, radios, telephones and fax machines, etc. must be kept out of household trash and recycled separately. All of these items and more will be accepted during the annual collection event.

If you can’t make the event don’t worry – electronics waste may be recycled at the Eastern Regional Landfill (ERL), free of charge throughout the year. The Eastern Regional Landfill is located on Cabin Creek Road off Highway 89 south about three miles outside of the town of Truckee. ERL is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For details call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148. Truckee Police Department to offer residents the opportunity to shred confidential paperwork on site at the Community Recycle Event, 9-11 a.m. only.

For more information contact Nichole Dorr, Town of Truckee at 530-582-2909 or email

Truckee River Fly Fishing Day

Free event, Saturday, June 22, 8:30-5:30 p.m. Meet at the Glenshire Bridge, on the Truckee River. Truckee and Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers (TTFF) invites novices and experts to join the club for a day fly fishing. TTFF is a group of local fly anglers engaged in education, conservation and raising the art of fly fishing on local waters. Start the day with a brief introduction and a short discussion of the river. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Basic skills instruction relative to the two fundamental casts (overhead and roll), knot tying, “reading water,” trout behavior, aquatic entomology and fly selection. Experienced fly anglers will be informed of what hatches are occurring, suggested flies and productive techniques. Participants will be paired with club members based on existing skill. Attendees must provide their own fly fishing gear. Those 12-18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Space will be limited. RSVP to

Be in the Truckee July 4 parade

Plans are underway for another Fourth of July Parade, a true Truckee tradition. Already confirmed are the Sierra Highlanders bagpipe band and the Truckee River Drill Team. Truckee’s July 4 parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District parking lot at the west end of town, and progresses 1-1/2 miles down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending around noon. This year’s parade theme is Celebrating Truckee’s 150 Years Since Establishment and 20 Years of Incorporation.

Parade entry fee is $50 and entries will be accepted through noon, June 27. Trophies (and bragging rights) will be given for Best of Show, and winner in each five classifications: Commercial (representing a business), Youth Group (18-years-old and younger), Classic Auto, Open (your group doesn’t fit into any other category), and Non-Profit. New this year a $200 cash prize will be given to the parade entry that best represents the 4th of July patriotic spirit and/or the parade theme.

The parade, produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee, seeks sponsorships to help offset costs. Call the Chamber at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Pine Lodge: An Evening of Wine and Wisdom

June 23, there is a very special evening planned! Take a “behind the scenes” guided tour of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park followed by fine wines, exquisite hors d’oeuvers and the wisdom of Mark Twain presented by McAvoy Layne. The evening benefits the work of the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Cost is $40 to attend and reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call for reservations at 530-583-9911 or purchase tickets on

Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversay Tour

The Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversary Tour will stop for lunch at Donner Ski Ranch on June 24. The tour runs June 21-30. Half of the participants start the tour in San Francisco and the other half start in New York. They meet in the middle in Nebraska. To check out all the cool old cars and join them for lunch, stop by Donner Ski Ranch. Visit

Tahoe Neighborhood Table

United for Action presents Tahoe Neighborhood Table, a free community dinner Monday, June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community House, 8321 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served by the Catholic Church and Community House staff. The Community House is comprised of Tahoe SAFE Alliance, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, and Project MANA. Everyone is invited to share a meal together while getting to know your neighbors.

Tahoe Neighborhood Table came to the North Shore after seeing the success of Truckee’s Stone Soup community dinners. The premise is the same — food brings people together. Sharing a meal and conversation can be the foundation of a friendship. Building a stronger community can build a stronger safety net for those experiencing difficult times.

Enjoy a night of free food, conversation, music, and community. United for Action is a partnership between nonprofits and faith-based organizations in North Lake Tahoe. From different philosophical backgrounds with one core value: helping others. They share a common vision to provide social services and ministry in the community. Rather than work alone to reach those goals, they combined resources and support each other. For more information email or call Jessica at 530-546-7804.

Come Out and Play at Katie’s Playground

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board of Directors and staff invite you to join a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for Katie’s Playground, commemorating the memory of Katie, Hannah and Wyatt Morrison.

Katie Morrison served as an Airport District Board Member and Airport Community Advisory Team member, contributing significantly to these efforts as well as many other initiatives in the community. Katie, Hannah and Wyatt passed away as the result of an aircraft accident in March of 2011. Her contribution to the Airport District as a Board member and Community Advisory Team member are acknowledged and appreciated. Her support and desire to construct a playground on the airport, providing a place for children to play and families to gather are well documented.

The $50,000 playground was built thanks to a partnership between the Truckee Tahoe Airport District and friends of the Morrison family. The playground is already popular, where children playing and the excitement of aviation mix perfectly. All are invited to attend the dedication, June 27, 2 p.m. at the Playground Area adjacent to Truckee Tahoe Airport Administration Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

Continuing education for small business owners

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large in Tahoe City. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented in their area taught by experienced instructors which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from Survival Tools to Manage Your Business, Internet Marketing, How to Create an Effective Business Plan, How to Start a Business and Thinking of Selling Your Business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit

InnerRhythms to present “The Golden Ticket”

InnerRhythms Dance Centre will celebrate their year-end with “The Golden Ticket,” a full production on stage at the Truckee High School theater on June 28 and 29, 7 p.m. and June 30, a 2 p.m. matinee. “The Golden Ticket” showcases every studio dancer from minis to adults in an edgy performance inspired by Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. A cast of hundreds will dance onstage in full costume with choreography by talented instructors. Produced by Artistic Director Elizabeth Archer, this show is not to be missed!

Tickets are available at the Dance Centre or online at $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors/veterans. For additional information, visit or call 530-550-8464.

Rotary’s Lakeside Lobster Dinner

July 5, 5:30-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again present this great dinner including appetizers, cooked on site live Maine lobster, Caesar salad, Truckee Bakery Ciabatta, fresh sweet corn, and dessert. It will be at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, on the deck next to the state beach. Tickets are only $65 and are limited. Mail a check made out to Rotary to Jim Cline, P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143. For information call 530-546-4840. This is a wonderful way to entertain your holiday guests, includes entertainment. Visit

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