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North Lake Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Kings Beach Library book sale

Friends of the Kings Beach Library will hold a used book sale through July 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations accepted during the sale. All proceeds to benefit the Kings Beach Library 2013 remodel. Call 530-546-2021 for more information. Kings Beach Library, is located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach.

Truckee Library book sale

Saturday, July 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Truckee Library will hold a used book sale at the Truckee Air Fair at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Once again, there will be books for sale in all genres. Once again, there will be hidden treasures, and perhaps, a rare valuable book. Take your friends and neighbors and celebrate the revival of this great tradition. For more information call the Library at 530-582-7846.

Silicon Mountain networking event

The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to announce their annual July networking event.

The event will be on Monday, July 8, 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. Network with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital. Find them on LinkedIn, Facebook and at

Community Art Workshops sponsored by Trails & Vistas

Save the date for two free painting workshops with Susie Alexander July 10 and 13 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Create community art paintings for the art hike of Trails and Vistas. No experience is necessary, open to all levels, ages fourth-graders to adult. RSVP by July 7 to Susie Alexander at Wednesday, July 10 session: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Animal Strength, paint a symbol of the animal that represents your individual source of natural grounding strength. Open to all levels, materials and aprons are provided. Saturday, July 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ceremonial Talking stick, bring any special small beads, feathers and ribbon you may want to add to your Ceremonial Talking stick. Open to all levels, materials and aprons are provided, donations are welcome.


Meet the artist opening reception

July 9, 5-7 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City. Art, food, wine and beer plus live music by singer-songwriter Tuck Wilson. Join the free joint mixer with the Truckee-Donner Chamber, Tahoe City Downtown Merchant’s Association, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the North Lake Tahoe Business Association. The reception will kick off ARTour 2013, slated for July 12, 13 and 14 and July 19,20 and 21. ARTour is an annual open studio event of North Tahoe Arts, showcasing the finished works of local artists and inviting visitors to meet the artist, witness the process, and see where art is created. Through demonstration and dialog, visitors will experience the evolution of art from creative spark to finished product.

Studios will be open throughout the region from Incline Village to Tahoma, out to Truckee, and points in between. While the event is free, the work of all artists will be for sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Visit or call 530-581-2787.

Got a Paddle? Get on Lake Tahoe’s Water Trail

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a network of access points, resting places, attractions and amenities for users of human powered watercraft. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association, led by a dedicated team of volunteers, helps protect access to public waters, educate paddlers about stewardship, safety, and etiquette issues. On Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m.-noon, at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City join a free event with speaker Niobe Burden. Burden is a Lake Tahoe Water Trail supporter, avid Lake Tahoe paddler and professional photographer. Enjoy an hour of pictures and information for paddlers on Lake Tahoe’s Water Trail. Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association. Coffee from Tahoe City’s The Dam Café. Contact NLT Visitor Center Manage Kym Fabel at 530-581-6900 or Visit

Lake Tahoe SummerFest Offering Locals Discount through July 15

Lake Tahoe SummerFest will hold its 2nd annual Orchestra Concert Series Aug. 2-18 at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. The Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra is comprised of 40 virtuoso musicians invited from the great orchestras of North America and beyond: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, among others. Lake Tahoe residents receive 25 percent off ticket purchases through July 15. Visit and use the coupon code, LOCAL.

“We are so pleased to continue the magic created by last year’s inaugural SummerFest concert series,” said Madylon Meiling, Lake Tahoe SummerFest founder and chair. “In the same intimate concert environment, we’re adding “TalkBack,” an opportunity for post-concert discussions with Maestro Revzen and the musicians.”

Orchestral concerts are held Fridays at 7 p.m., intimate chamber music concerts held on Saturdays at 7 p.m., and concert performances for families on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Join the parade to celebrate Tahoe City 150

Tahoe City 150, also known as TC150, is an ongoing multi-faceted community recognition and celebration of Tahoe City’s 150th Anniversary.

According to public records, the place now recognized as Tahoe City was surveyed and recorded by W. Taft on Aug. 8, 1863. Throughout the year, events, tie-ins, and promotions will incorporate mention and recognition of the anniversary.

The kick-off event will be the TC150 Parade, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m., beginning at the bike trail connector next to the post office parking lot and ending at Commons Beach. Following the parade, participants and spectators are invited to the Tahoe City Town Party and golf tournament at the Tahoe City Golf Course.

TC150 invites everyone in the community to participate in this fun event. Dress up in your favorite old-time costume and skate, walk, ride your bike or your golf cart, build a push-cart float, create a drill team, form a band, or be a clown. Use your imagination to come up with something historic and funny.

For a parade application, contact the SnowFest office at 530-583-7167 or email

Free yard waste drop

Warm weather, dry conditions and windy afternoons present ideal conditions for a quick spreading wildfire. Residents are encouraged to take extra precautions to reduce fire danger around their homes.

For Truckee residents generating large quantities of yard waste, the Town has extended the free yard waste drop-off at the Eastern Regional Landfill through July. Residents may drop-off up to 6 yards (equivalent to 40 bags) of material for free. Multiple trips are permitted and bags are not required. Be prepared to unload your vehicle. Items accepted include: limbs, branches, brush, pine needles, pine cones, bark, garden waste, etc. In order to participate, residents (including second homeowners and renters) must present a photo ID with the property address or a photo ID with a utility bill to match the name with the property address.

The Eastern Regional Landfill is located off Highway 89 south on Cabin Creek Road, open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The ‘Green Bag for Green Waste’ curbside collection program provides a convenient method to dispose of smaller amounts of yard waste. Only four green bags are picked up each week. Leaving large piles of green bags at the curb presents a fire danger and looks unsightly — utilize the free drop-off. Green Bags are available for purchase at Mountain Hardware, the Office Boss, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company, Tahoe Supply Company and the Tahoe Donner HOA Member Services office. They must be tied and weighing no more than 40 pounds each. Accepted items include: small twigs and branches, brush, pine needles and cones, bark, garden waste etc.

Placer and Nevada County residents may drop-off yard waste for free at the Eastern Regional Landfill the week of July 15- 20. Limit of 6 yards per household, multiple trips permitted. Proof of residency required.

Art, Wine & Music Festival

July 13 and 14, Squaw Valley’s base village will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. In The Village, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and wine tasting 2-5 p.m. Cost is $25 donation for unlimited wine tasting includes a commemorative wine glass. All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West. Visit

The Gathering

July 15, The Gathering. Join an annual dinner and auction fundraiser under the stars and trees at Layton Park! This evening includes a fabulous dinner and both silent and live auctions. This is one of Tahoe City’s “must do” events. Open to members and to the public. NLTHS members $60/$65 at the door; non-members $75. Information: or call 530-583-1762. Gatekeeper’s Museum is at 130 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to Fanny Bridge (outlet gates). Visit

IRIE Rafting Company to present “Boating for Benefit”

On selected days June 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 July 16, The Zawadisha Fund,; Aug. 9, CR Johnson Foundation,; Sept. 7, Project GO,

Know Your Farmer Dinner Series

Knowing your farmers reconnects you with your food. It also connects you to the value food has in the health of your body, the soil and the economy! Tahoe Food Hub wants to link small farms and ranches within 100 miles of North Lake Tahoe to restaurants, small grocers and schools. Building a regional and equitable food system is the best way a community can support local agriculture. Join Tahoe Food Hub this summer at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee and meet the farmers. Chef Billy McCullough will create a four-course meal paired with wine using local, seasonal produce from July to September. July 16, Gary Ramano, Sierra Valley Farms, Beckwourth; Aug. 13, Pablo Wilkins, Four Frog Farm, Grass Valley; Sept. 17, Greg Weber, Greg’s Organics, Grass Valley. Cost is $42. For reservations call Dragonfly at 530-587-0557. Visit

HSTT launches hard hat tours of new animal shelter

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee have a new animal shelter in its final stages of construction on a back parcel on Stockrest Springs Road. HSTT is offering hard hat tours of the new animal shelter which are free and open to anyone interested. The tours will be conducted twice a week throughout the summer months.

The new animal shelter is another notable example of cooperation and collaboration as it will be operated as a joint facility by both the Town of Truckee and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Tours are filling up fast. For times and reservations, call 530-587-5948 or email

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