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North Tahoe Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Truckee Sunrise Rotary inducts new members

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Truckee Sunrise Rotary inducted three new members to their club. They are Pat Barrett of the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Don Harder, Fleet Manager of the Department of Transportation at TTUSD, and Patrick O’Toole, Independent Businessman. Current president, Dr. Mark Brown, inducted them. Sunrise Rotary is pleased to have three new members committed to community service in Truckee. Truckee Sunrise Rotary meets on Tuesdays, 7 a.m. at Marty’s Cafe, 10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information visit or call Eileen Driscoll, president elect, at 530-414-4917.

Donner Museum Advisory Committee announces organizational meeting

In anticipation of the Donner Memorial State Park’s new museum opening, the newly formed Donner Museum Advisory Committee is holding an organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m. at Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road. The committee will assist the Sierra State Parks Foundation in achieving the fundraising goal of supporting a Museum Coordinator position for the new world-class facility. This critical position will provide school group programs, public educational opportunities, exhibit support and volunteer coordination. California State Parks has no identified funds to provide staffing for this new facility slated to open summer 2014. Be on the ground floor in the planning and execution of events — have a positive and lasting impact. The Sierra State Parks Foundation is an 501( c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise critically needed funds to support Truckee/Tahoe area California State Parks.

“ The Sierra State Parks Foundation is looking forward to engaging Truckee residents with this project and encourage anyone with a sense of adventure and community to join us on April 17,” said Executive Director Heidi Doyle. “We want to ensure educational programming will be available for our visitors and we will need lots of help to make our vision a reality.”

The new museum will be a pillar attraction for Truckee, drawing visitors from around the globe. Parking fee will be waived for meeting attendees. Call 530-583-9911 for more information.

Squaw Valley to host Lake Tahoe Wedding Faire

Squaw Valley and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association welcome brides-to-be to the Lake Tahoe Wedding Faire at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 13, noon-4 p.m. At the Wedding Faire, future brides can meet and mingle with local business owners, including bakeries, florists, musicians, photographers, venues, event coordinators and wedding rentals.

“We wanted to host this Wedding Faire to make it as easy as possible for brides to see all of what Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe have to offer,” said Jessica Greenleaf, Squaw Valley’s wedding and banquet sales manager. “I really believe there is no better place for a wedding.”

The Wedding Faire will feature a raffle with great prizes. Register at Admission is free and the first 100 people to register online will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

International Classical Guitar Concert

An afternoon of International Classical Guitar will be held at the Squaw Valley Chapel, 4 p.m., Sunday, April 21, at 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley. Featured on the program: Nevada/Californian guitarist, Larry Aynesmith; Russian/Israeli guitarist, Yuri Liberzon; and slide guitarist, Chakrapani Singh from India. Admission is free and contributions to the Chapel will be accepted. Visit or call 530-581-4011.

Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation announces Concours d’Elegance, registration

The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 9-10, Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay is accepting boat registrations at They may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed in hard copy format. Space is limited. The 41st anniversary show will feature the Alan Furth Collection as this year’s Marque Class.

“Alan Furth was one of the most renown boat collectors in the world. His collection featured over 90 of the most eccentric, elegant and rarest wooden boats ever built,” said Foundation President Dave Olson.

Each accepted boat will receive two full-access passes for both days, an exhibitor gift bag, and admission for two to Friday evening’s Awards Presentation and catered Exhibitor Barbecue. Registrants can pay boat show fees online by credit or payment by check via mail. The 2013 event will have professional guided tours, more history, cool facts and restoration information.

For more show details and social functions of Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s Wooden Boat Week visit Tickets will be available soon.

Bluestone Jewelry, Inc.

member of International Jewelers Group

Bluestone Jewelry, Inc. announced its membership in the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), an international buying group and educational organization of independent retail jewelers. Bluestone Jewelry, Inc. will be the area’s exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member.

“Our Buying Group is geared for stores that offer high quality at good values,” said Jeffrey Roberts, president and CEO of the organization. “Our members share the international purchasing power of almost 900 members across the U.S. … Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.”

Bluestone Jewelry, Inc. owners Marc and Linda Bigelow will take advantage IJO membership benefits, including direct access to the international diamond markets of Antwerp, Belgium through the IJO Buying Office.

“Antwerp, Belgium is our gateway to more than half of the world’s finest diamonds. It will allow us to act as an international diamond broker for our customer’s right here in Tahoe City and Truckee,” said the Bigelows.

IJO membership includes IJO Business College participation. A joint Gemology and Business Curriculum is offered in conjunction with the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.). The G.I.A. certifies diamond and color stone quality and acts as the “educational college” for the jewelry industry worldwide.

Bluestone Jewelry, Inc., the area’s exclusive IJO member is located at 495 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 170, in Tahoe City and 10046 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-581-4298 or

Truckee Donner PUD launches new website and Facebook/Twitter

Pick up a mouse, smart phone, or tablet and get connected with the TDPUD! Wednesday April 3, at the regularly scheduled board meeting, the TDPUD announced the launch of a new website, interactive conservation program kiosk, and Facebook/Twitter.

“The TDPUD is determined to improve how we communicate with and serve our customers,” said Michael Holley, TDPUD general manager, “These new sites will provide quick access to information and will improve customer service while saving resources.”

The TDPUD invites you to check out their new and improved website at, connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (twitter@tdpud); visit the new conservation program kiosk; and stay tuned for online energy and water conservation rebates. Please use these new communication sites to interact with the TDPUD and let them know what you think.

The TDPUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with water and power services while encouraging resource conservation. For more information call 530-587-3896 or visit

“An American Tapestry” TTCC spring production

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus is celebrating the rich history music plays in the fabric of America with their spring concert series titled “An American Tapestry,” Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Tickets are $15 general admission, children/students free, available on-line or at the door. Visit or email

The concert will feature folk, dance, music theatre, and spiritual music depicting the diversity of music in American culture past and present. Under the direction of Susan K. Horst and Tom Acord, the Chorus will also be joined by the Diablo Valley College (DVC) Orchestra performing selected movements of Frostiana-musical settings of Robert Frost’s poetry. In addition, the Chorus will premiere an original composition by DVC’s conductor, Owen Lee, based on a love letter treasured by TTCC’s deceased founding conductor, Chris Nelson. Featured guests include Truckee’s own OK Chorale and the DVC Vocal Jazz Ensemble and join a rousing patriotic closing.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus was organized in the spring of 2002. It is cosponsored by the Osher Life Long Learning Institute of Sierra College and charitable donations from the community. The chorus is made up of 60 members from Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. The organization represents a cross-section of gifted students and people of various occupations and professions. The unifying ingredient of the group is a love and respect for fine choral music and a willingness to experience a wide range of musical styles. The mission of the organization is to promote choral music and the arts in the schools and community, and to provide a performance outlet for the members.

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group announced

Tahoe Mountain Sports is proud to announce the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group, on Maybe someone new to the area wants someone to hike with, or your significant other desperately needs to find their own biking friends. The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group is a way to meet others who share a passion for outdoor activities, and it’s free to join! Post your plans (or ideas for future plans) and start discussing activities like day hikes, trail runs, bike rides, or yoga on the beach. Collaborate with others for a creative outing, or invite someone to tag along on a trip you’ve got planned.

A few items in the line-up are a Trail Run Demo with new shoes from top brands; Ladies Night, where local women enjoy snacks, drinks, socializing and rare discounts; and Ultimate Frisbee on the beach.

Become a fellow Tahoe Trekker to meet locals and share good times, enjoy new activities and even save money on outdoor gear (TMS gives a 10 percent in-store discount to members of their meet-up group).

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