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The Tahoe Rim Trail is offering a free guided hike Saturday, Sept. 27.

Hike Description: Big Meadow to Shower’s Lake: The trail wanders from meadows to lakes to creeks, and through dense stands of pine, fir and aspen. The trail then climbs to the granite lined shores of beautiful Shower’s Lake. Enjoy beautiful fall colors, large alpine meadows and stunning high cliffs. Total of 14 miles, out and back. Bring lunch and water!

For more information or to sign-up for this hike call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012 or email emilyw@tahoerimtrail.org.

John Nilsen, who has recorded 17 CDs selling 750,000 copies, and his incredible percussionist Jason Moore will be performing at Kings Beach United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Their music is a melodic weave of folk, jazz and classical music. They have performed throughout the USA, Japan and Europe. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be received. Located at of Bear and Cutthroat Streets. Contact Kings Beach UMC at 546-2290.

A $100 savings bond, provided by Plumas Bank, will be awarded to each of the following school-age groups: Preschool/Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Bring your drawing to Plumas Bank by Monday Oct. 20. Drop it off with Stephanie Bosco, Bridget Murray or Shelly Wright at the Truckee branch on Donner Pass Road. All entries will be displayed in Plumas Bank. Stop by and see the children’s artwork!

Be imaginative. Color, paint, whatever works. Keep your drawing to a maximum of 11″ x 17″ single sided. Write your name, age, grade and phone number on the back.

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On Oct. 22 a panel of community judges will choose one drawing from each age group and award a total of four savings bonds. Winners will be contacted by telephone. Visit http://www.uforschools.org. Contact Measure U at 550-5000.

The University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce two students from Truckee were accepted into its Honors Program at the start of the 2008 academic year. Only 132 students were accepted.

The students are Angela Raso of Cold Stream Alternative and William Mann from Tahoe-Truckee High School.

“We have about 500 students enrolled in the program,” said Tamara Valentine, Honors Program director. According to Valentine, the program “is designed to allow students to explore and push the limits of their learning.”

Lace up your roller skates and spin to your favorite tunes from the 70s and 80s at Northstar’s Village Skating Rink Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. All $5 skate rental fees will be donated to Truckee High School’s Project Graduation ” a safe and sober evening for ’09 graduates.

Everyone is invited to enjoy Northstar’s last night of Retro Skating for the season while rocking to tunes spun by a live DJ. The best retro-dressed skater wins a $50 cash prize.

Rubicon Pizza Company is generously donating a portion of proceeds from the evening to Project Grad. Bring your family and friends for dinner and listen to the music whether you skate or not. To contact Rubicon Pizza Company, call 562-2199.

All skaters under age 18 must have a signed release prior to skating. Call the Northstar Village at 562-2288.

The Afiara String Quartet will visit the Truckee-Tahoe community, Oct. 1-4, sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Educational Outreach Program. Wednesday through Friday will include school-wide assemblies for Truckee, Glenshire, Tahoe Lake and Kings Beach Elementaries and Incline Middle School. On Saturday, local string musicians are invited to attend “String Day with the Afiara String Quartet” at Truckee Elementary School, 9 a.m. to noon. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Afiara will perform at Moody’s Restaurant, downtown Truckee as part of the “Wine Walk and Shop.” Contact Rita Whitaker-Haun at 582-1341.

Submit your fine art, fine craft, photography and holiday decor for a juried two month show, Art and Ornaments, A Celebration of Winter from Nov. 15, 2008 to Jan. 12, 2009 at the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City.

“We are looking for diversity, to integrate the winter season as well as gift giving,” said Nancy Olson, Holly Art Coordinator.

Local and regional artists are encouraged to participate. Open to all fine art media, sculpture and functional or wearable arts. Entry deadline Oct. 10. Applications are available now at northtahoearts.com or call 581-2787.

Passport to Dining is North Tahoe’s biggest restaurant showcase of the year.

The fourth annual event will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., at the North Tahoe Community Conference Center. Tickets are $25 for NTBA members and $30 for non-members. Enjoy tasters from 25 local restaurants and wineries, live music from Drinking with Clowns, silent and live auction, and a commemorative glass.

This year’s event will raise money for the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, in addition to the North Tahoe Business Association.

Raffle and silent auction prizes include season ski passes, an overnight stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel and more.

Tickets are available at Spirits of Tahoe, Plumas Bank, North Tahoe Conference Center, and the NTBA office.Call 546-9000 or visit ntbamainstreet.org.