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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community briefs

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Kids Rodeo Day

Truckee Donner Horsemen Association invites all area children to its annual Truckee Pro Rodeo Kids Day on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McIver Arena, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. It is a free fun-filled day featuring games, horses, local service agencies, the rodeo clown, a performance by the Truckee Donner Horsemen drill team, a free lunch for children and much more. See the Tahoe World, inside, for full rodeo story.

Protest animal cruelty

Community demonstration of compassion for animals at the Truckee Rodeo on Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m. at McIver Arena located next to Truckee River Regional Park. Join 10-15 (or more) people attending the demonstration against rodeo cruelty to animals.

Native American Weavers’ Gathering

On Aug. 23, 10:30-4 p.m., Native American basketweavers and jewelry makers from California and Nevada will gather for the 11th Annual Native American Weavers’ Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.

The artisans will demonstrate basketweaving and sell their wares.

Baskets were once critical survival tools as well as sacred objects of worship found most North American native cultures. Today, the creation of these functional and/or ceremonial containers is a highly stylized art, kept alive by dedicated artists and passed along to successive generations.

The Gatekeeper’s Museum sits on ancient Washoe grounds the people spent summer months. Washoe Tribe Historic Preservation Officer Darrel Cruz, a museum Advisory Council member gives the event a nod of approval. The Gatekeeper’s Museum is also home to the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Collection, a world-class collection of more than 900 baskets from more than 80 tribes, including the Washoe people.

A $5 entrance fee includes admission to the museum. Children ages 12 and under are free with an adult. NLTHS members are free. Visit

Plant yourself at the Kings Beach Public Library

“High Altitude Gardening: What, where and how to plant in our climate.” Learn, ask questions, share thoughts and understand the challenges of planting in our unique environment. A panel of experts includes a renowned landscape architect, a master gardener and an expert from a local nursery, on Aug. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Take a picnic, a low back chair and questions. Kings Beach Public Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, 530-530-546-2021.

Sing with community chorus

Do you like to sing? The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus rehearsals begin Monday, April 25, 5:45 p.m. at Tahoe-Truckee campus of Sierra College. All voices are welcome and no audition is required. The chorus meets weekly leading up to a holiday performance in early December. For more information visit or email

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