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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 To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Become an English tutor

Help adults in the Truckee community improve their reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills. Volunteer today to become a literacy and/or ESL tutor with the Read Up Literacy Project based at the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training in July for new tutor incumbents at a mutually convenient time. Books and training are provided.

Read Up is a free tutoring service. You must be at least 18 years of age, read, write and speak English well.

Contact Truckee Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at 530-575-7030 for date and information.

Gatekeeper’s Concert in the Park

Check out the Gatekeeper’s Museum special concert in the Park July 3, with 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Moon Gravy Band performances and 4:30 p.m. a show by Wonderfunk. Big Blue BBQ and Cheri’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream on site for lunch and dinner. No-host bar and soft drinks. Family and dog friendly! Bring a chair or a blanket! Cost is $5 for 15 years and over for a full day of music, food and fun.

Tickets are available at or call the museum 530-583-1752.

Want to hear the music for free? Volunteer by calling Marnie at 530-583-1762 for more information.

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 Blvd. 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.

Wine and Wisdom at Sugar Pine Point

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, all while experiencing the moonrise over Lake Tahoe.

“We’re proud to present this special evening,” said Heidi Doyle, Executive Director of Sierra State Parks Foundation. “Guests will view locations not available to the public … and enjoy the wit and wisdom of a very talented Mark Twain performer, McAvoy Layne.”

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

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 however 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.

Celebrate Diana, goddess of hunt and moon

New Vintage Baroque is proud to present a program that focuses on Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon. It is a celebration of nature and story-telling, featuring Baroque instrumental music and songs. With narration by composer Doug Balliett, (host of “the Brothers Balliett” on New York’s WQXR radio) family fun is guaranteed on Thursday, July 3, Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Take a picnic dinner and beverage of choice or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s, or the Village Deli. Admission is free with $20 suggested donation. Call 787-602-2121 or email for reservations.

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.

KidZone Museum to host “Science of Bubbles”

Tickets on sale now for holiday weekend event. Bubble master Sterling Johnson will bring his unique “Science of Bubbles” show to the KidZone Museum on July Fourth weekend.

The Science of Bubbles will be held Sunday, July 6, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., at the KidZone Museum. 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

Truckee Library’s book sale lands at AirFair

The Friends of the Truckee Library will be holding their annual book sale again this year. This popular event will be at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices start at 25 cents and there will be quality books for readers of all ages. The Friends will have a booth at Truckee Thursdays too and will be selling a variety of books. All proceeds go to support the community library. For more information, call the library at 530-582-7846 or email the Friends at

Donner History Hikes

Donner History Hikes will be offered all summer at Donner Memorial State Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead hikes focusing on the trials and tribulations of crossing the Sierra Divide by early emigrants, to include the infamous tragedy that occurred in the winter of 1846. Call the Emigrant Trail Museum for the weekly schedule at 530-582-7892.

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