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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 are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Knee-Deep Water Race at Music on the Beach

Point to Point race through knee-deep water, Friday, July 26, during intermission of Mojo Green’s live set, Music on the Beach at Kings Beach State Recreation Area, free to all participants. Sponsors: Tahoe Mountain Sports, Teva and North Tahoe Business Association. Three separate divisions: 13 and under, 14-45 years, and 46 and up. Top male and female racers from each division get a new pair of Teva sandals of their choice from Tahoe Mountain Sports. Most participants will receive cool gifts from TMS and Teva.

Friday evenings during July and August NTBA hosts a free concert on the sand in Kings Beach. Kick off the weekend dancing to live music until the sun sets. Visit

Antique show to benefit Boosters

Thousands of quality antiques and unique collectibles, all for sale, will be featured at the 39th Annual Truckee Antiques Show July 26, 27 and 28 at Truckee High School on Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Benefits Truckee High School’s scholarship, academic and sports programs. Admission is $5 ($1 discount per person with this article) with free return, free parking and daily drawings for “Antique Bucks.” Truckee High School is located at 11725 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Call 530-241-4063 or visit

Living History Day at Sugar Pine Point

California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host Living History Day at Sugar Pine Point State Park on July 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will be filled with live music, special docent tours, Native American dancing, an antique car show, a Children’s Activity Zone and more. Visit

Fly fishing for kids

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is offering a two-day class July 28 and 29 for ages 11-15 to introduce boys and girls to the sport of fly fishing. Saturday will be an indoor class introducing students to equipment requirements, knot tying and how to set up a balanced system. Sunday will be spent out on the water, learning wading safety, stream entomology, how to read the water, fly casting, etc. Cost is $50 for both days, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rods are supplied for class. Call Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District at 530-582-7720 for more info.

Truckee-Donner Historical Society to celebrate 150 years

Join a celebration of 150 years of Truckee history on Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Joseph Research Library, 10115 Donner Trail Road in Truckee, behind the PUD building. Special guests to include the Washoe Cultural Council; who will present a demonstration; Mark McLaughlin, noted Truckee author; Tom Macaulay, local ice industry historian with an ice history presentation; Sierra County Historical Society representatives, who will bring mining artifacts from the Kentucky Mine; Donner Summit Historical Society, focusing on the history of Old Highway 40; Truckee Donner Railroad Society; North Lake Tahoe Historical Society; and the town of Truckee. Hot dogs will be provided. Take your blankets, your kids and your thirst for knowledge. For more information call 530-559-2378.

Free outdoor movies

Enjoy free outdoor movies under the peaks of Squaw Valley. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended. Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August (weather permitting) in the Events Plaza in The Village at Squaw Valley. In addition to weekly family movies on Thursdays, The Village at Squaw Valley will also host free Bluesdays concerts every Tuesday night in July and August. Aug. 1: “The Avengers” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 8: “Les Misérables” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 16: “Moonrise Kingdom” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 22: “Skyfall” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 29: “The Hobbit” (Rated PG-13). For great summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit

Win a bamboo Wai SUP

A raffle sponsored by The Sports Exchange to support the local Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Programs, includes carbonite paddle. Cost is one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20. No need to be present to win. Drawing to be held on Aug. 8 at Downtown Truckee Thursdays. Call Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600 for more information and ticket locations.

Truckee High School Soccer Micro 6 fundraiser

Please mark your calendar for the seventh annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament to be held Saturday Aug. 3 at Riverview Sports Park. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at Completed registration must be received by July 31. The teams must be co-ed this year and divisions start at U10 and continue through adult brackets. Join a fun day of soccer and barbecue in Sam’s memory.

Carfit coming to Truckee

Sierra Senior Services is bringing Carfit to Truckee on Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon, EAA building parking lot at Truckee Airport on 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, American Automobile Association, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CarFit is the first program to offer older adults the opportunity to check how their personal vehicles “fit” them. Trained volunteers guide drivers through a 12-point checklist. An occupational therapist provides information to participants on recommended devices or adjustments.

Northstar Retro Skate Nights

Benefits KidZone Museum at the Northstar Village Skating Rink Tuesday nights through Aug. 27, 5-9 p.m. The event is free and skate rentals are available for $10. Dress up in your best 70s and 80s attire for games, lasers, glow necklaces and costume awards! Northstar is donating a portion of skate rentals to KidZone. Weather and conditions permitting. Skaters under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a release of liability.

Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series to benefit nonprofits

Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series will again feature a different local nonprofit organization, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting its worthy cause. Dinner dates and nonprofit partners: July 28, Gateway Mountain Center; Aug. 3: Donner Summit Area Association; Aug. 4, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe; Aug. 10, Truckee Donner Land Trust; Aug. 11, Excellence in Education; Aug. 17, Truckee Trails Foundation; Aug. 18, Donner Summit Historical Society; Aug. 25, Sugar Bowl Academy; Sept. 1, KidZone Museum; Sept. 14, SWEP; and Sept. 15: Sierra Avalanche Center. Nestled next to Lake Mary, the stunning ambiance of the patio pairs perfectly with a French-inspired California cuisine menu created by Chef Alan Davis. To make a reservation call 530-426-7002.

IRIE Rafting Company presents “Boating for Benefit”

On selected days through September, IRIE Rafting Company will donate 100 percent of profits of rafting trips on the Lower Truckee River Gorge to selected nonprofits. IRIE Rafting believes in supporting nonprofits who work to create community, provide service to those in need, open opportunities, and give individuals a hand up, not a hand out. Join them in supporting the incredible work of their beneficiaries, book now at or e-mail Aug. 9, CR Johnson Foundation,; Sept. 7, Project GO,

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