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North 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 published in the print edition news space permitting.

Friends, family and community

An account has been opened at Plumas Bank to accept donations in loving memory of Andrew Metlenko to assist his family through this difficult time. Please make checks payable to Laura and Michael Metlenko. Checks may be mailed to Plumas Bank, 11638 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161. If you have questions, please call 530-587-4747, ext. 8701.

Thank you very much for your support and consideration.

Society of American Foresters Educational Field Tour

The Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will host an educational forestry field tour on Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Sagehen Creek Field Station near Truckee. The public is invited to attend. Presenters include Jeff Brown, director of Sagehen Creek Field Station and Scott Conway, District Vegetation Management Officer with the Tahoe National Forest, Truckee River Ranger District. He will present a brief synopsis of the projects history, the science that informed project decisions, as well as how those decisions were tested and then modeled.

Reservations are required at or 530-913-7757 by Thursday, June 20. Guests should wear long pants, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, and bring their own sack lunch.

Sagehen Creek Field Station & the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Berkeley Natural History Museums & the U.C. Natural Reserve System.

Sierra College summer session

High school students, new and ongoing college students and interested community members can enroll in Sierra College’s summer classes this week. Classes begin July and end by Aug. 3. Offerings on the Tahoe Truckee campus include Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Introduction to Composition, Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature, Western Civilization since 1715, History of the U.S. since 1865, World Religions and Elementary Statistic. Tuition is $46 per unit for California residents. There is no charge for the classes for current Tahoe Truckee Unified School District high school students. For more information stop by the campus in Truckee or visit

Be in the Truckee July 4 parade

Plans are underway for another Fourth of July Parade, a true Truckee tradition. Already confirmed are the Sierra Highlanders bagpipe band and the Truckee River Drill Team. Truckee’s July 4 parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District parking lot at the west end of town, and progresses 1-1/2 miles down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending around noon.

This year’s parade theme is Celebrating Truckee’s 150 Years Since Establishment and 20 Years of Incorporation.

Parade entry fee is $50 and entries will be accepted through noon, June 27. Trophies (and bragging rights) will be given for Best of Show, and winner in each five classifications: Commercial (representing a business), Youth Group (18-years-old and younger), Classic Auto, Open (your group doesn’t fit into any other category), and Non-Profit. New this year a $200 cash prize will be given to the parade entry that best represents the 4th of July patriotic spirit and/or the parade theme.

The Chamber is seeking sponsorships to help offset the costs of the parade.

The Parade is produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee.

Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Kings Beach Library

Let the summer fun begin!

The Kings Beach Library’s twice monthly computer classes continue every second and fourth Thursdays. Lively preschool storytime every Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and more. It’s always a goofy and fun time. June 22 and July 13, Read with RUFF. Trained therapy dog who loves listening. Bring your reluctant reader or avid reader and share a book with Alice the Labradoodle. July 16, Special Kids’ event celebrating the library’s 25th anniversary in its present location. July 27, 1 p.m., Marvelous Magic by Bill. Aug. 2, 1 p.m. Puppet Art Theater presents “The Boy who Cried Wolf.” Aug. 9, 3 p.m., Wild Things! Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021. Watch for “Evenings by the Creek,” and Read, Write and Ride, a 4-H club program that encourages kids to set reading goals and be rewarded with horseback riding. Call for details.

Truckee AAA to honor local heroes

AAA is an organization that believes in giving back to the community, and what better way than to set aside a day to honor local fire department first responders?

AAA will donate a combined $5,000 to the Truckee Fire Department and North Tahoe Fire Department and they invite everyone in the community to help us celebrate these heroes.

This free event will take place on Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Truckee office in the Gateway Shopping Center and will feature raffle prizes, the opportunity for kids to check out a fire truck and a chance to win an autographed baseball signed by first baseman Will Clark of the San Francisco Giants!

The donation is scheduled for noon. Everyone is welcome, take your cameras and shake hands with these local heroes.

Poetry Workshop

Learn new ways to approach language and craft in your writing of any genre in this workshop by focusing on poetry through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Even if you don’t “get” poetry, you will come away with crazy new ideas for your writing and process in this workshop! Cost is $40. Saturday, June 22, 1-4 p.m. For more information see or call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

Pine Lodge: An Evening of Wine and Wisdom

June 23, there is a very special evening planned! Take a “behind the scenes” guided tour of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park followed by fine wines, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and the wisdom of Mark Twain presented by McAvoy Layne. The evening benefits the work of the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Cost is $40 to attend and reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call for reservations at 530-583-9911 or purchase tickets on

Come Out & Play at Katie’s Playground

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board of Directors and staff invite you to join them for the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting of Katie’s Playground, commemorating the memory of Katie, Hannah and Wyatt Morrison.

Katie Morrison served as an Airport District Board Member and Airport Community Advisory Team member, contributing significantly to these efforts as well as many other initiatives in our community. Katie, Hannah and Wyatt passed away as the result of an aircraft accident in March of 2011. Her contribution to the Airport District as a Board member and Community Advisory Team member are acknowledged and appreciated. Her support and desire to construct a playground on the airport providing a place for children to play and families to gather are well documented.

The $50,000 playground was built thanks to a partnership between the Truckee Tahoe Airport District and friends of the Morrison family. While only open for a very short time, the playground has become a popular play area for children and families in the community. It has quickly become a place where children playing and the excitement of aviation can mix perfectly.

All are invited to attend the dedication, June 27, 2 p.m. at the Playground Area adjacent to Truckee Tahoe Airport Administration Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

Tahoe Music Institute summer music lessons and classes

Tahoe Music Institute is currently registering students for summer lessons and programs. Flexible lesson packages for students of all ages are available for piano, guitar, bass, voice, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruction. This year’s summer classes will include a brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, jazz and blues workshop, a children’s chorus, and an A Cappella chorus. Classes and lessons start June 17. For more information visit or call 530-581-0618.

Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversay Tour

The Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversary Tour will stop for lunch at Donner Ski Ranch on June 24! The tour runs from June 21-30. Half of the participants start the tour in San Francisco and the other half start in New York. They meet in the middle in Nebraska! To check out all the cool old cars and join them for lunch, stop by Donner Ski Ranch. 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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