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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Tahoe Music Institute To Host Classical Concert

Tahoe Music Institute will be continuing their quest to bring classical music to the local community by hosting another Community Recital. The performance will feature some of the best hidden classical talents from the Tahoe area. and will be held on Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m. at the Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill at the Tahoe City Marina.

This upcoming recital will feature music of Joseph Haydn, Robert Starer, Antonio Vivaldi, some Flamenco guitar and more. Some of the musicians will include Stephanie Fountaine on piano, Eddie Mozen, Shauna Righellis and Gordon Shaw on clarinet, Todd Holway on piano, Wolf Schaefer on flamenco guitar, and Kate Kerrigan on cello. The recital is free and open to the public; optional donations will help fund educational clinics and seminars for local music students. For more information about the event or if you are interested in participating in future Tahoe Music Institute events, call 530-581-0618 or visit

The Great Skate SELS fundraiser

End of School Party at Northstar June 6. Summer is coming and it’s time to celebrate the end of a great school year with friends and family. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is hosting The Great Skate, an all-district skating party at Northstar California on Friday, June 6, 4-9 p.m.

The Great Skate is SELS’s first annual fundraiser. Think “Grease” without the carnival rides but with plenty of “We Go Together” moments. The party will include DJ Gurbtron on the village stage, a kendama contest, face painting, a raffle and several booths will be set up around the village, from KidZone, Truckee High, Kings Beach Elementary and others. Fun and funky costumes are encouraged. Skate rentals are $10 and Northstar California will donate 20 percent of all skate rentals to SELS, a public charter school within Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD). Northstar’s open air skating rink is in the center of the village, surrounded by outside lounge areas with fire pits and food and drinks available for purchase.

Volunteers needed for Tahoe City’s July 4 celebration

Feeling patriotic? Love a party? Go out and help raise money for Tahoe City’s fireworks show and enjoy the street faire while you’re at it!

Volunteer opportunities include: Collect donations, sell T-shirts and merchandise, monitor games in the “Fun Zone,” set up and clean up. Dunk tank participants needed as well! Two-hour shifts available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Each volunteer will receive a commemorative fourth of JulyT-shirt.

For more information please contact Dana Tanner Powell, Event and Volunteer Coordinator, Tahoe City Downtown Association 530.386.3016 or

Golf for Boys & Girls Club

Golf at Old Brockway Golf Course on June 8 and a portion of green fees will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Call today for a tee time and mention you want to Golf for Club Kids at 530-546-9909.

Shred your paper

Tahoe City Downtown Association And Rotary Club Of Tahoe City will jointly sponsor a paper-shredding opportunity on Friday, June 13, near the Tahoe City Post Office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

As a protection against identity theft, consumers are urged to shred anything containing financial information, account numbers, PINs, birthdates or Social Security numbers.

Organizations and individuals who have documents that need shredding can drop them off at no cost.

Ninth Annual Truckee Brew Fest

Sponsored by Truckee Optimist Club, Saturday, June 14, 1-5 p.m., Truckee River Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Road Truckee

The Truckee Optimist Club’s 9th Annual Truckee Brew Fest will feature tasting of specialty brews from Northern California and Nevada breweries, live music by the Buddy Emmer Blues Band that features every form of blues from the 1930s up to modern blues. Brews, brats, silent auction, collector tasting glass, and lots of fun on the lawn at Truckee River Regional Park. This is a great way to kick off the summer. Advanced tickets $25, $30 at the gate. Tickets available at Dickson Realty, Coffeebar, Tuff Beanz, Auto Glass Express Truckee, and Optimist Club members. Must be 21; and no dogs allowed. Designated drivers admitted free and taxis are available. All proceeds benefit programs, sponsorships, grants and major scholarships for the youth of Truckee. For information, call Ron Wulff 530-587-8720 or

Good Dirty Fun Trail Work

For five years the Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF), in partnership with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and United States Forest Service (USFS) has held volunteer days. This year, a generous grant from the Vail Echo Resorts Program is funding planning and crew leaders for volunteer days.

The TTF has volunteer trail days scheduled. TTF will provide crew leaders, tools and safety equipment for trail work on June 14, Upper Emigrant Trail sponsored by Paco’s Truckee Bike & Ski; Aug. 9 and 10, Hole in the Ground Trail sponsored by Tahoe Dave’s Boards & Skis and Olympic Bike Shop and Sept. 6, Emigrant Trail sponsored by Biking for a Better World.

Register at or email for more info.

The Nature Grant Cycle

This competitive grant cycle is made possible by TTCF’s Nature Fund and Martis Fund. For 2014, the Nature Grant Cycle will provide more than $100,000 to support projects and organizations that conserve wildlife, land, water and air quality in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions while enhancing opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. This year, organizations may also share their capacity building needs related to their conservation objectives.

Martis Fund resources will be distributed to organizations with projects committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands specifically in Martis Valley or the greater Eastern Placer County region.

All applications for 2014 will occur online and proposals will be due June 20, 5 p.m. Visit for guidelines and a link to the online application.

Classic Car Stroll

The Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe is presenting a Classic Car Show in Tahoe City, Friday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. The Tahoe City Public Utility’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Tahoe City Downtown Association and North Lake Auto Parts will be sponsoring the seventh annual event. Persons interested in exhibiting their classic and vintage automobiles are encouraged to register for this event, which is free for participants and spectators.

Past events have featured muscle cars, hot rods, antiques, sports cars and other classics. Parking along the north side of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City will be set aside for these vehicles. North Lake Auto Parts will be awarding prizes in various categories.

For information on the event or to arrange participation contact Dave Shelton at 530-583-3787 or

Tahoe League for Charity accepting grants

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2014. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524 Tahoe City, CA 96145 ATTN: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014. For information contact Nileta Morton at 530-546-4559, or

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