North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 12, 2015 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 12, 2015

Haunted Tour hits streets Thursday, Friday nights

The sixth annual Truckee Historical Haunted Tour will have attendees nervously shifting in their boots with its exploration of the town’s darker past this Thursday and Friday.

Individual performances will take place those evenings at the following host sponsor sites: Art Obsessions, Tonini House, Moonshine Ink, Moody’s Bistro & Beats, Truckee Hotel, and Dark Horse Coffee Roasters.

Based on true events and steeped in historical fact, the Historical Haunted Tour, limited to those 21 and over, brings the town’s past to life, with embellishments that make the stories seem even more real.

This year’s event is sold out; for those not attending, and are wondering what’s going on throughout downtown, tours begin at 5 p.m. and run every 15 minutes through 8 p.m. both nights.

The Truckee Historical Haunted Tour is the original production created by Sunshine Tahoe. Conceived to help raise funds for a handful of nonprofit organizations, the tour is now the signature fundraiser for Trails & Vistas, whose mission is to inspire community by celebrating the arts in nature.

Visit http://www.truckeehistorytour.org for more information.

Slow Sips series begins Thursday

Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s inaugural Slow Sips Series takes place on select Thursdays this fall from 5-7 p.m., featuring a slow sip and slow nosh for $10.

The first event is set for Thursday, Oct. 15, at Mellow Fellow-Truckee, where attendees can enjoy a locally brewed beer and locally made Mountain Valley Meats sausage in celebration of Oktoberfest. Other events are set for Nov. 12 (Truckee Tavern) and Dec. 10 (Café Spice).

The Slow Sips series builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect our community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com or at the door.

Free paint drop-off event Saturday in Truckee

PaintCare, the nonprofit that runs the California Paint Stewardship Program on behalf of state paint manufacturers, is holding a special event to collect old and leftover paint to make it easier for households and businesses to recycle their unwanted paint.

It will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

This free event will accept larger amounts of paint and is a good opportunity for businesses who have been stockpiling paint for years.

What’s accepted: containers must have original labels; house paint and primers (latex or oil-based); stains; deck and concrete sealers; and clear finishes (e.g., varnishes and shellac).

For more details, visit http://www.paintcare.org/truckee.

Community Garage Sale & Party set for Saturday

Tahoe Mountain Martial Arts & Yoga recently officially changed its business name to “Tahoe Mountain Fitness.”

Tahoe Mountain Fitness is located at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste B7, in Truckee and shares space with the nonprofit organization InnerRhythms Dance Centre.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Tahoe Mountain Fitness and InnerRhythms are hosting a Community Garage Sale & Party from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will also include a bake sale and raffle, along with performances by the Inner Rhythms dancers. Also, Tahoe Mountain Fitness will be offering free 30-minute classes from 1-3:30 p.m., open to anyone.

All proceeds will go toward InnerRhythms Dance Centre to help pay for their performances and costumes. For more information, contact Holly Hust at 530-412-3548 or tahoemountainbliss@gmail.com. Visit http://www.tahoemountainfit.com to learn more.

Community Wellness Day set for Saturday

This free event will take place 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Lake Tahoe Wellness Center in Kings Beach to celebrate community and #KeepingTahoeWell with movement, education, healing and food. Activities include workshops and lectures, demonstrations, classes, local vendors, kid zone, live music and a wellness raffle, with prizes from local businesses, to benefit the Aim High Organization. LTWC is located at 695 Wolf St., behind the elementary school.

Seventh Big Truck Day set for Oct. 24

The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will present the seventh annual Big Truck Day at the Town Corp Yard at 10811 Stockrest Springs Road on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Big Truck Day is an event that fuels imagination and allows local children to step inside their favorite machinery to bring to life the Tonka toys they play with at home. With events like Big Truck Day, a child may decide their dream is to become a firefighter, construction worker, or pilot.

They may even get the chance to feel what it is like to fly when they step inside the Truckee Airport’s Flight Simulator. Other activities include hanging out with Smokey Bear, a barbecue provided by Truckee Lions Club, and a bake sale benefiting the TDRPD Butterfly Preschool.

Several agencies, businesses and organizations will be on hand. Visit tdrpd.org to learn more.

Tahoe City Rotary to plant seedlings

The Sugar Pine Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to restoring the natural regeneration of white pines in the Tahoe region and beyond.

Tahoe City Rotarians get their hands dirty each year by spending a morning planting sugar pine seedlings and creating a healthier forest in the process.

The Rotary Club helps pay for the seedlings and spends personal time helping to plant while incorporating the group’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

This year’s planting is on Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon at 7138 Antelope Way, Tahoma. For information, contact the North Lake Tahoe Chamber at GoTahoeNorth.com or call 530-581-8764.

Placer County Chaplaincy event at Squaw Valley

A Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy event is scheduled to take place Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Terrace Restaurant at High Camp in Squaw Valley.

The event will feature the Chaplaincy’s host committee: Ed Bonner, Placer County Sheriff; Scott Owens, Placer County District Attorney; Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor; Robert Weygandt, Placer County Supervisor; Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley CEO; and Larry Sevison, former Placer County Supervisor.

Special guests will include Placer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Davis and Deborah McMahon, the brother and mother of slain PCSO Detective, Michael Davis. The event will focus on, “The importance of the Chaplaincy to Law Enforcement and the Public.”

Tickets are $100 per person or $150 for a couple; business sponsors are also sought. Visit placerchaplains.com to learn more.

Passport to Dining tickets on sale

Passport to Dining is a not-to-miss fall social gathering featuring tastings from up to 35 local restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries as well as a raffle and silent auction chock-full of valuable items.

The 11th annual event is a fundraiser for North Tahoe Business Association and will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6-9 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

A portion of Passport to Dining’s proceeds will be donated to Tahoe Public Art, a program dedicated to enhancing and preserving the natural beauty and history of North Lake Tahoe through visual arts that promote environmental stewardship and cultural unity.

Tahoe Public Art is a collaborative effort of NTBA North Tahoe Arts and Tahoe City Downtown Association.

Advance tickets are available through northtahoebusiness.org for $40. Day of event tickets are available for $50 online or at the door of the event, starting at 6 p.m. For information or to purchase tickets with cash or check, call 530-546-9000.