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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Family-friendly bug night

To celebrate National Moth Week, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will host a family-friendly bug night at Donner Memorial State Park on Wednesday, July 23. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., researchers from University of Nevada, Reno will set up black lights to attract moths and insects. Whether you have a scientific interest or simply want to experience a unique nature activity, stop by the camp amphitheater to see some of the hundreds of native species. For more information about TINS visit

Community bookshelves

Fifteen Community Bookshelves have been installed to increase access to books for area children. The Community Bookshelves have simple directions: “Take A Book, Leave A Book, or Do Both!” Truckee bookshelves are located at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office, TDRPD Community Recreation Center lobby, Truckee Train Depot, KidZone Museum, Sunset Inn Mobile Home Park, Donner Creek Mobile Home Park, Community Art Center, Truckee Pines Apartments Community Room, Sierra Village Apartments Community Room, Trout Creek Children’s Kids Club, Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, town of Truckee Town Hall and Glenshire Clubhouse. At Lake Tahoe find the community bookshelves at Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach and Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City.

Find Wild Things at the library

Kings Beach Library will host the ever popular Wild Things! on Saturday July 26, at 1 p.m. Wild Things is an amazing, family oriented, exotic, animal show that has a message of conservation and appreciation for the environment. Meet some incredible critters and learn their stories. Tech classes are going strong. On Thursday July 24, Doug Greenwood will teach “Facebook Basics — Tips and tricks to mastering Facebook.” Coming in August: Evening by the Creek, Tahoe History, High Altitude Gardening and the annual Library Luau! Call 530-546-2021 for details on any events. Kings Beach Library 301 Secline St., Kings Beach.

Living History Day at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Step back in time on July 26, with a day filled with costumed docents, stomp-your-feet music, open house tours, great food, children’s activities, antique car show and more. The historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate will come alive 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for a day to delight the entire family. All events are free. Parking $10. Sponsored by the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Visit

Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens

The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.

Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.

Savvy Dog training classes

Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Donner History Hikes

Donner History Hikes will be offered all summer at Donner Memorial State Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead hikes focusing on the trials and tribulations of crossing the Sierra Divide by early emigrants, to include the infamous tragedy that occurred in the winter of 1846. Call the Emigrant Trail Museum for the weekly schedule at 530-582-7892.

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