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

Free summer concerts

The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District’s Summer Music Series is in full swing with great concerts in the outdoor Amphitheater at the Truckee River Regional Park. The concerts are every Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. and are free. The upcoming lineup includes; Down Beat, booty shakin’ funk and soul on July 17; Moonalice, 60s electric folk on July 24; and Drop Theory, funk, rock and fusion on July 31. Take a picnic and your beach chairs and enjoy a great evening under the stars in Truckee. Smoking and dogs are not allowed. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.

Flyfishers barbecue

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers announced their 29th annual barbecue and Fund Raiser for Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park (on the river). Join the local flyfishing club for an excellent lunch of plank salmon or teriyaki chicken, casting practice, fly tying demonstration, discussions with other flyfishers — both expert and beginner.

The fundraiser is based on raffles/auction of more than $3,000 worth of merchandise donated by sponsors, including Orvis Reno, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Scheels, Mountain Hardware and Sports, Outdoor Specialties, Fly Fishing Specialties, Tahoe Donner Association and others. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 by advance reservation to Children under 12 for free. Visit for more information.

Dog Training Classes at Savvy Dog

Calling dogs of all ages! Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes start on Monday, July 22 and Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners starts Tuesday, July 23. Find more information at or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.

The Gathering

July 15, The Gathering at the Gatekeeper. Join an annual dinner and auction fundraiser under the stars and trees at Layton Park in Tahoe City. This evening includes a fabulous dinner and both silent and live auctions. 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 located at 130 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to Fanny Bridge (outlet gates). Visit

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

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.

Write a Better Blog

What do your readers need? How can you write posts that increase your audience and highlight your strengths? This workshop will help you develop your blog purpose, build your audience, and polish memorable posts with fresh energy. Get specific constructive feedback on improving your writing. Cost is $40. Tuesday, July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit, call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

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

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

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