Community Briefs: Big Truck Day, TC Harvest Festival, Maritime Museum, Dragonfly Benefits Boys andamp; Girls Club, Humane Society gets Boost, Historian Frankye Craig Presents | SierraSun.com

Community Briefs: Big Truck Day, TC Harvest Festival, Maritime Museum, Dragonfly Benefits Boys andamp; Girls Club, Humane Society gets Boost, Historian Frankye Craig Presents

Big Truck DayThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is hosting Big Truck Day Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your child, of any age, to the Regional Park Rodeo Parking lot for a hands-on, up-close day with heavy equipment. This event is free to the public. Let us know if you have a big truck of equipment you would like to make available. For information call 582-7720.TC Harvest Festival still happeningThe Tahoe City Harvest Festival continues with great activities. On Saturday Oct. 18 get your pumpkins and enjoy fun family activities and refreshments at the Tahoe City Park andamp; Recreation Pumpkin Patch Carnival, Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane. And see the Scarecrows on Parade. Walk through town and vote for your five favorite scarecrows, made by the local businesses and the youth of Tahoe City. The winner gets a $25 gift card (just in time for Christmas shopping). Ballots are available at Geared for Games, The Store, TCDA and the TC Visitors Center and are due by 2 p.m. Oct. 18. It is also available on the TCDA website http://www.visittahoecity.com.Maritime Museum hosts lunchMuseum members and community members interested in learning more about the Tahoe Maritime Museum are invited to the annual Meeting Oct. 18. Interactive and informational presentations by the Board and staff as well as opportunities to share your interests and what youd like to see offered at the Museum from 10 a.m. to noon. Buffet lunch follows meeting. $10 per person. Please RSVP to Heather Leonard at 525-9253 ext. 103.Support the Boys and Girls ClubDragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is once again supporting area non-profit organizations with its ongoing Ten Percent to Non Profits Wednesday Evenings during the month of October. The final event slated in this series will happen on Oct. 22 benefiting the local Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.The Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Tahoe was founded 10 years ago in response to a lack of affordable, year-round youth development services in the region. The Boys andamp; Girls Club offers program activities in the arts, sports fitness and recreation, technology, character and leadership development, education and career development, and health and life skills.Plan to spend the evening dining out at Dragonfly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. To reserve a table for this worthwhile benefit evening, call Dragonfly at 587-0557.Humane Society gets big boostThe Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe raised nearly $40,000 at two of its biggest benefits of the year. The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest proved to be a successful fundraiser for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. All proceeds from beer tasting sales and entry donations benefited HSTT. The event, which has become one of the most well-attended Squaw Valley events of the year, raised $23,000 for the nonprofit.We want to thank all those who attended and supported our organization, said Stephanie Hiemstra, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. This event was a total success and music to the ears of anyone who enjoys a good beer and great music.The fifth annual Art Bark Animal Art andamp; Wine Festival in the Village at Squaw Valley was also a fundraising success for the nonprofit. Wine glass sales and entry donations went to HSTT, raising nearly $16,000 for the organization. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy great wine, art, and most of all, support our animal programs, said Hiemstra.The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs. To learn more about HSTT, visit http://www.hstt.org or call (530) 587-5948.Be preparedThe North Tahoe Fire Protection District has mailed a newly developed Disaster Preparedness and Evacuation Guide to all residential property owners. Its one of the most frequent questions asked by local residents, says North Tahoe Fires Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Dave Ruben, regarding how to leave the basin in the event of a major emergency. The District will be sending this information to businesses through local business organizations and service clubs. A Spanish language edition will be distributed later this year. You can learn more about how to deal with local disasters, including the Disaster Preparedness and Evacuation Guide by visiting the North Tahoe Fire website at http://www.NTFIRE.net. Frankye Craig presentsDonner Party historian, author, and lecturer, Frankye Craig is presented by The Truckee Donner Historical Society, from 6 to 8 p.m. Northwoods Clubhouse, Tahoe Donner, for a slideshow presentation and book signing. Frankye Craig is the author of The Donner Party Fateful Journey, A Donner Party Story; the Daughters of Destiny, and The Fateful Journey of Tamsen Donner. Contact Carmen LeBlanc at 582-5535 or cleblanc@truckeehistory.org.