North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 23, 2016 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 23, 2016

Relay for Life Purple Party set for today

The Relay for Life Purple Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Zano's Family Italian and Pizzeria in Truckee.

Admission is $15 adults, $10 kids 10 and under and includes all you can eat pizza and pasta. Music by The Deckheads will be featured, as well as a raffle.

All proceeds benefit fundraising efforts of Relay for Life of Truckee Tahoe — this year scheduled for July 23 at Riverview Sports Park — and the American Cancer Society. Visit facebook.com/truckeetahoerelay to learn more.

Free car seat safety checks available today

Child Passenger Safety Technician Sandi Hedenland will assist Tahoe-Truckee families with installation and inspection of car seats during a free event Wednesday, May 25, from 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 11695 Donner Pass Road, next to KidZone Museum.

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There will be limited number of car seats available at the May 25 event to replace broken or expired seats. Call (530) 587-2513 to learn more, or visit truckeefrc.org to learn more about the Family Resource Center of Truckee.

Second-graders hosting wildlife prevention meeting today

Interested in helping prevent wildfires in our beloved Tahoe Basin? Join the second grade class of Tahoe Expedition Academy on Wednesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation in Tahoe Vista to learn how you can help keep our community safe.

There will be a short introduction on the geology of how Lake Tahoe was formed. Afterward, Dr. Graham Kent will present about ALERTtahoe, a valuable community resource aimed to prevent destructive wildfires, improve monitoring capabilities and disaster response.

The Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista. Questions can be emailed to kbloom@tahoeexpeditionacademy.org.

THS Band Concert: A Night At The Movies

The Truckee High School Band will be performing musical selections from many popular movies at their second annual "A Night At The Movies" concert on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Community members are invited to purchase prepaid tickets (students $5 and adults $8) at the THS library, or from any band member. Last year this amazing event sold out, but if there are tickets at the door, they will be $10.

New exhibit opens next week at KidZone

Be one of the first to explore and experience "Once Upon a Time" — the newest exhibit open at the KidZone Museum that allows children to travel by ship to a medieval village of kings and queens, where exploring an enchanted fairytale land challenges their imagination.

Plan to visit for the opening celebration with staff and volunteers on June 2 from 2-4 p.m. Entertainment includes themed craft projects and a "Fractured Fairytale" puppet show performed by local students.

Cost is $3 for members and $6 for guests. The museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road next to the high school. Visit kidzonemuseum.org to learn more.

Truckee fun run rescheduled for June 12

Register now for Truckee Elementary's Running Wild Fun Run on Sunday, June 12. The event was originally scheduled to take place this past week, but was postponed due to weather.

There will be a 5K, 10K and fun 1-mile obstacle course race on the trails of Tahoe Donner's Alder Creek Adventure Center. The event is open to all ages. Registration and packet pick up are from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on race morning. Sign up today on TruckeeELPTO.org/upcoming events.

TCDA cruise is June 9

The Tahoe City Downtown Association's 12th annual cruise aboard the Tahoe Gal is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets, limited to 100 guests, are available at VisitTahoeCity.com for $45 per person in advance. The cruise will feature music by Nevadan Darcy Kathleen and Argentinean native Lucas Arizu, a local jazz and blues duo that combines a sweet voice and skillful classical guitar, known for Latin-infused rhythms inspired by the Beatles and beyond. 

The cruise will also feature a raffle with great prizes from Tahoe City businesses, and local restaurants on the lake's shore are offering specials for guests.

Boarding takes place at 952 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City ad the pier behind Lighthouse Mall. Visit VisitTahoeCity.com or call 530-583-3348 to learn more.