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North Lake Tahoe 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.

Soroptimist Wine and Restaurant Faire

Join the ladies of Soroptimist Saturday, June 1, 5-7 p.m. at Coyote Moon and enjoy a variety of wines from wineries near and afar. Take an empty stomach and taste a large selection of menu items from local restaurants. The evening includes all you can eat and drink, live music, a silent auction, souvenir wine glass and more.

Tickets are $40 before and $45 at the door and can be purchased through any SITD member or at Dickson Realty, Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Physical Therapy. For tickets and/or information, contact Nancy Davis at 530-550-1433. Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is a volunteer service organization dedicated to creating opportunities that improve the quality of life in the community and throughout the world with an emphasis on women and girls.

Two Bills Memorial Raffle and Golf Tournament

The 20th annual “Two Bills Memorial Golf Tournament” sponsored by the Tahoe City Recreation Association will begin Friday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. with a raffle in the Club House at the Tahoe City Golf Course. There will be free appetizers and a Para Mutual. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. Raffle prizes include a brand new golf bag and a Sunnyside dinner.

The golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Tahoe City Golf Course beginning with a 9 a.m. P-51 Fly Over Start and a four-person team scramble. The $130 player fee includes lunch, dinner, golfers raffle, lots of tee swag and a huge dose of fun! Tee sponsorships are available.

This annual tournament is a community fundraiser with proceeds donated to youth programs in the North Lake Tahoe area through grants and scholarships. For more info call Wally Auerbach at 530-448-1231.

Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge And Kick-Off Celebration

Join the TRTA for a kick-off celebration of the inaugural 2013 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge in conjunction with National Trails Day. Hike, mountain bike, ride horseback, snowshoe or ski to complete the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge to benefit TRTA. TRTA registrants can pick up their Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech T-shirt, meet other Trail Challenge participants and hike to one of six 2013 challenge destinations. Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s trail mascot, “McCleod the Marmot,” available for photos, Saturday June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Harrah’s Back Parking Lot. Challenge cost $55 to join as a new Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge members; $85 to join as a Family Member (includes two participants); $20 for current TRTA members and additional family participants. Group rates available. Visit or call 775-298-0012.

Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club

Tuesday, June 4, 7-8:30 a.m. Granlibakken Resort, buffet breakfast upstairs. Breakfast meeting in Cedar House Room. Program starts 7:15 a.m. Chair for the day: Sandy Evans Hall

Making A Difference In Our Community and All Of California — local state parks and what the future holds with Marilyn Linkem, Sierra district superintendent, California State Parks and Heidi Doyle, executive director, Sierra State Parks Foundation, 25 minutes. Great Happenings At Sierra College with Dave Ferrari, Trustee, Sierra College Board of Trustees; Dr. Kim Bateman, dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus; Willy Duncan, superintendent/president, Sierra College, 40 minutes. Starting this month you may purchase your Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club ticket online. Tickets are $15 each. Quarterly online payment options will begin in July. As always, cash, credit card, and check payments of $15 per meeting can be made at the door. Funds generated in excess of costs are donated for educational programs and projects.

For more information on joining the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club contact Deanna Frumenti, 530-581-8764,

It’s not another mixer, it’s the BizTalk Blender!

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is launching a new facilitated and structured networking event that gets people talking and connecting. Created and trademarked by Alice Heiman, the BizTalk Blender makes it easy for participants to meet new people and guides them through steps to maximize time and results.

Building a strong, usable network is one of the most important things a business leader can do. People do business with people they know, like and trust.

The BizTalk Blender is a fun, structured 1.5-hour event. More than 80 percent of participants who attend a BizTalk Blender generate business as a result because of the unique three-part process. The first 30 minutes are set aside for “blending” with food and beverages provided. Next is the BizTalk group discussion – the group determined by a number on the name tag. Topics are provided to initiate and keep the conversations flowing. Finally, specific and easy guidelines are provided on follow up.

The Truckee Donner Chamber’s first BizTalk Blender will take place June 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Truckee-Tahoe (formerly Larkspur) at 11331 Brockway Road. Cost to Truckee Chamber members is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Non-Truckee Chamber members are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Advance registration is required at or call 530-587-8808.

Marty’s Café to support Relay for Life

Treat yourself to breakfast at Marty’s Café Wednesday June 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and support Relay for Life raise funds for research, education and out-reach programs for cancer patients and their families. For the past six years Truckee has joined in the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event that goes on across the country – Relay for Life.

The Relay for Life Truckee Tahoe event will be held on July 13 -14 at the High School Soccer field. For 24 hours straight, Relay teams will walk around the field because “Cancer never sleeps.” Many teams will hold fundraising events prior Relay for Life day and Marty’s Café has graciously offered to donate a portion of their breakfast proceeds on June 5. Join the JK Real Estate Team and treat yourself to breakfast and help the millions of people who battle cancer every day (24 hours a day) – it’s that easy!

Marty’s Café is located in Downtown Truckee at 10115 Donner Pass Road.

UC Davis Tahoe Docent Training

Do you enjoy science, learning new information, and sharing your knowledge? Would you like to become a local expert on research taking place at Lake Tahoe? Attend the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s 2013 Docent Training. Community volunteers are needed to give tours at education centers in Incline Village and Tahoe City. Free training prepares volunteer docents for the Education Team. Snacks will be provided at each session. Copy of the UC Davis Docent Training Manual provided. No prior experience is necessary. First two docent trainings to be held Friday, June 7, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 9-noon, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. The third training on July 9, starts with a boat ride aboard the UC Davis Research Vessel John LeConte, finishing at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station. Space aboard the boat is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. Attendance at all three training sessions is strongly recommended. RSVP for the training at 775-881-7566 or e-mail

Brew tasting to support SELS

New Moon Natural Foods has paired up with Sierra Expeditionary Learning School to help raise money for SELS Capital Campaign. On Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., New Moon will be hosting a beer tasting with craft beer from Knee Deep Brewing. All donations will benefit SELS and go toward helping them add more classrooms for next school year.

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