North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 29 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 29

Donate to Tahoe City fireworks

The Tahoe City Downtown Association is seeking community donations for this year's Fourth of July fireworks celebration, and for future displays. This year marks the 70th year for the Tahoe City fireworks.

To help, business can sponsor the show! Visit visittahoecity.org/events/4th_of_july/ to download a sponsorship form. You also make a cash donation by visiting the same website to donate by credit card, or mail us a check to: TCDA | PO BOX 6744 | Tahoe City, CA 96145.

This year's show also is in need of volunteers.  If interested, email Dana Tanner at Dana@visittahoecity.com for information. Shifts are for two hours. The fireworks go off at dusk off the shores at Commons Beach.

Throughout the day, there will be activities for all ages, including hula hoops, beach balls and corn hole, as well as performances from Penney the Clown, Kid Yager and DJ Chapin.

To learn more, call 530-583-3348 or email info@visittahoecity.com.

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Community invited to Truckee Fire's Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

The Truckee Fire Protection District is hosting its 17th annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, benefiting the Truckee Firefighters Charitable Fund.

Breakfast will be served 7-10 a.m. at Truckee Fire Station 92, located at 11473 Donner Pass Road (where the parade starts). Adults are $7 and children are $5.

All proceeds go back to the community. High school scholarships, Relay for Life and many other community functions are funded by proceeds from the breakfast.

Contact firefighter/paramedic Garrett Schnieder at garrettschnieder@truckee fire.org for info.

Retro Skate Nights benefit Excellence in Education

Bring the entire family to The Village at Northstar California for Retro Skate Nights each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through September 3. Don't forget to dress the part ­— Northstar will award Best Costume at each skate night to the guest with the best retro-wear.

Be ready to get your groove on as a DJ spins all of your favorite tunes from the Œ70s and Œ80s live from The Village Stage. Laser lights, glow necklaces, games and prizes will set the stage for this throwback skate party.

Twenty percent of all skate rental proceeds from Retro Skate nights during the month of July will be donated directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation. Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for just $10.

Arts For the Schools rolls out new website

Arts For the Schools has a new website. Visit http://www.artsfortheschools.org to learn more about the nonprofit's programming, check out its meet the ARTIST project to see pictures and videos of young artists and their work and purchase tickets to upcoming events.

You can also view the brand new onSTAGE Season Digital Zine for the 2015-16 performing arts series. This online magazine lets you watch videos, learn about upcoming performers, and find out how to get an early bird season pass or purchase tickets for performances.