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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

First Friday at Trunk Show

Coinciding with Uncorked’s Annual Grape Stomp, September’s First Friday at Trunk Show will feature live music in the parking lot, exhibits by Dan Guabe, a Kings Beach furniture maker, and Ferel Fashions, fierce, locally made, women’s clothing by Ferrell Hapgood. Trunk Show will serve margaritas (21 and over with ID) with a wine tasting from Uncorked. Lather & Fizz will clean “grape feet.” The main parking lot will be closed to vehicles. Trunk Show is located at the Cobblestone Center, 475 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 154, Tahoe City.

Community barbecue, community kitchen

Food Works, Inc. is a nonprofit organization comprised of parents, the Truckee Tahoe Unified School District, businesses, restaurants, and community members. Food Works aims to build a community commercial kitchen at Glenshire Elementary. Join the Community Barbecue, Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. at Glenshire Elementary School, 10990 Dorchester Drive, a fundraiser. The community kitchen will enrich the school meal program, offer culinary classes, and lease the kitchen. Enjoy your meal on site or take it to go. Hamburgers and hot dogs with pasta salad or cole slaw for $5 or chicken breast / pulled pork with pasta salad or cole slaw for $7. Purchase apple crisp or beverage for an additional $1. Sponsors include Full Belly Deli, U.S. Foods and Whole Foods. Call Noel Trim at 530-308-3566 for information.

3rd Annual Calpine Marketplace

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Calpine Community Park, sponsored by The Calpine Improvement Association. The Sierra Valley Lodge will hold an open house for walk-throughs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Calpine Marketplace will offer arts/crafts, fine jewelry, contemporary artwork, fine wood work, fresh produce and home-sewn wearables. Enjoy a barbecue, beer and wine garden, live music, and a mini classic car Show & Shine. Fun and games for children. The Calpine Improvement Association raises funds for the community scholarship and Calpine Community Park and Community Center beautification. Located off Highway 89 between Highway 49 and Highway 70. Call Paula at 530-994-3610 for info.

Children’s Safety Fair

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m-1 p.m. at Kings Beach Elementary, 8125 Steelhead Ave, Kings Beach. Attendees with learn about bike helmet safety, evacuation information, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide, water safety, take part in car seat inspections and much more! Get a safe start to the school year.

Dog Day in the Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. All four-legged and two-legged family and friends are invited for a fun filled “dog day” afternoon. Entry is free. Featuring demonstrations, $6 rabies vaccines, $20 micro-chipping, licensing, barbecue, beer and wine garden, dog and cat adoptions, live music, dog-themed carnival games, and raffle. This year’s grand prize is a RCI pick your destination vacation valued at $1,500. Raffle tickets are $5 or three for $10, need not be present to win. All funds raised will help support WARF (Wiley Animal Rescue Foundation), the Placer County Animal shelter and dog park construction at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. Visit http://www.Dog Day or email

Dog Day at the Beach

Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District is hosting the “Dog Days of Summer” at West End Beach on Donner Lake on Sunday, Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m. Events include: Dog jumping competition off the boat dock, discounted SUP rentals with dogs welcome on board, “Doggie Lifeguard” photo booth, Dog Expo on main beach, raffle with admission, fenced dog play area, adoptable dogs from HSTT and the American Cancer Society “Bark for Life” agility course. Dogs are free with paid admission, must have leash. Cost is $4 adult, $3 child. For info call 530-582-2361.

Flying from Boca

Airplanes will fly on and off the water at Boca Reservoir, Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. Public is invited. There will be all kinds of planes on floats including a Schinder Cup racer from 1935, the Macchi MC-72. However, these airplanes are all radio control model airplanes, some with 9-foot wing spans. The Reno Radio Control Club will host the “Float Fly In” on the west side of Boca Reservoir about 1/4 mile before the large campground. There is parking and a rest room.

Silicon Mountain to meet

The Silicon Mountain Group will welcome Sandra Silva and Michelle Calloway from Total Creative Solutions to present “Augmented Reality — What Is It? How Is it Used?” Augmented Reality is a term for a camera-enhanced view of a physical real-world technology, where virtual elements are merged with a real-life scene, creating a “mixed reality.” The meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks, with discussion before and after. This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital.

Seeking ‘Woman of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is currently seeking nominations for the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women helping Women (locally known as the Woman of Distinction Award since 1984). This program honors women who use their personal or professional influence to improve the lives of other women. Feel free to nominate yourself, someone in your club, workplace, other affiliations, agency, or family and friends. Contact Lenni Charter no later than Sept. 10 at Soroptimist thanks you for your thoughtful consideration.

Class of 1973 to hold reunion

The Truckee-Tahoe High School Class of 1973 will hold their 40th reunion at the home of Art and Kim Diaz in Truckee on Sept 14. at 1 p.m. The fee is $25 per person. Other classes are welcome to join in the festivities. Contact Art Diaz for other details or to RSVP by email to or call 530-550-8911.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the annual Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14. Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and (of course!) live student music. All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. To register for the 30-mile, 60-mile or 100-mile rides, visit

Get your Dining for Schools Card

Dine for half off at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) Sunday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 9, 2013 and Sunday, April 6 through Thursday, June 19, 2014. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

Dining cards are available at Porters Sports, Save Mart, Safeway (Kings Beach and Truckee), Mountain Hardware and online, For more information call 530-550-7984.

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