Memorial Day happenings |

Memorial Day happenings

Humane Society Rummage Sale – Sat., May 23 through Mon., May 25. The location of the Humane Society of Truckee’s annual Memorial Weekend Rummage Sale (May 23-25) and animal adoption program has been changed. The event will now be held inside the big red storage building located at 10257 West River Street.

Campfire Rummage Sale – Sat., May 2. Campfire Boys and Girls will be hosting its second annual rummage sale at Truckee Elementary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a huge sale involving more than 20 families. Games and refreshments will be available for the kids.

Truckee Home and Building Show – Sat., May 23 and Sun., May 24 at the Tahoe-Truckee High School. The show will feature creative home plan designs and information about geothermal heating and cooling, solar roofing and insulation.

Lions Club Rummage Sale – Sat., May 23 and Sun., May 24. The Truckee Host Lions and Lioness clubs are gearing up for their fifth annual Giant Community Rummage Sale. The event will be held at the Truckee-Donner Public Utility District parking lot beginning at 9 a.m. Usual items include televisions, video cassette recorders, home and office furniture, sporting goods, appliances, toys, tires, tools, clothing, books, jewelry and art. Call 582-9136.

Lake Tahoe Charities Arts and Crafts Fair – Sat., May 23 through Mon., May 25. The annual Memorial Day fund-raising arts and crafts fair will be held at the Truckee Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Fifty local and visiting artists will participate in the fair. Popular storyteller Deborah Hakam will entertain audiences with her interactive puppet show at 1 p.m. daily. Mike Fontana and Dave Lingensjo will be playing a mixture of blues and Celtic music. Call (530) 546-2768.

VFW Memorial Day Service – Mon., May 25. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2675 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at Sierra Mountain Cemetery to honor veterans.

Alpine Meadows – Sat., May 23 through Mon., May 25. Texas Twill will perform from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat. and Mon. Burnt Toast will play from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sun. Alpine Meadows is also offering a $5 discount off its already reduced spring ticket rate of $32 for skiers who bring a can of corn through Memorial Day. For information call (53) 583-4232.

Squaw Valley – Sat., May 23. Squaw Valley USA will open three additional lifts for Memorial Day weekend, bringing its total for the weekend to nine lifts. The Mountain Run will also be open. The ski area will also feature the Lake Cushing Classic on May 23. The sixth annual spring festival will take place near Squaw Valley’s base village and will have a carnival-like atmosphere. Contestants will try to cross the 75-foot-long, 40 degree waters of Lake Cushing on everything from skis to snowboards to couches and engineless snowmobiles.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. outside Dave’s Deli in the base village. For more information call (530) 583-6985.

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