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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

CALTRANS announces traffic delaysExpect possible delays Monday July 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the intersection of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley Road, up to 30 minutes. Due to grinding and paving repairs on the road.Cabin FeverListen to Cabin Feverandamp;#8217;s boogie woogie beat Saturday and Sunday nights, JAX at the Tracks in Truckee, 5-8 p.m. all summer and fall. Jodi Sweet, keyboards and vocal, Kelly Bentson, vocals and guitar.Campfire Program with Tahoe Rim Trail Associationandamp;#8220;The Trail of Dreams,andamp;#8221; Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m., Martis Creek Lake campground amphitheatre. On Highway 267, 1/2 mile south of Truckee Tahoe airport, follow signs to campground, park outside of campground and walk in. Amphitheatre is in the very center of the campground. Call 530-587-8113 for more info.Donate tents and sleeping bagsKai Amundsen, longtime Truckee resident, is putting together a tent drive to provide shelter and comfort for the homeless in Reno. If you have a usable, but unneeded tent, sleeping bag or folding chair, just drop them off at Pacoandamp;#8217;s Bike and Ski, in the Safeway Shopping Center, Truckee during business hours seven days a week. The drive runs until Aug. 8. Call Kai at 587-3536 if you have any questions.Pickleball demonstrationPickleball demonstration day in Truckee, Saturday, July 24, at the Regional Park on the basketball courts, 9-11:30 a.m. Pickleball, andamp;#8220;Americaandamp;#8217;s Fastest Growing Sportandamp;#8221; a combination of tennis, ping-pong, paddle tennis and badminton is played on a badminton court using a whiffle ball, ping-pong like paddle and a low net. A game for almost all ages. Especially popular with seniors. It is a quickly learned game (usually in a half hour) and equally inexpensive.Fly Fishing for KidsThe Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers present a two-day event for children 11 to 15 on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. Attendees will learn all facets of fly fishing through classroom and streamside instruction. Contact the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District at 582-7720.Buzzyandamp;#8217;s Book BashBook lovers of all ages and family tree shakers welcome at Buzzyandamp;#8217;s Book Bash, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Downtown Truckee, Sunday, July 25, 4-6 p.m. Music, family tree games, ice cream, a book reading and book signing, Shaking the Family Tree:Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist. Buzzyandamp;#8217;s award-winning andamp;#8220;A Bad Woman Feeling Goodandamp;#8221; will also be available. Info 587-7499 or truckeefol@gmail.com. In conjunction with Friends of the Truckee Library.New deputy in townThe El Dorado County Sheriffandamp;#8217;s Department would like to invite all community members to meet your community Deputy. On Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m., come to Marie Sluchak Park at Wilson and Pine Street, Tahoma. Deputy Greg Almos will be present to make an introduction and answer any questions you may have about EDSO and itandamp;#8217;s partnership with the community. Contact Deputy Greg Almos 573-3375, ext. 8935 or e-mail wsdeputy@edso.org for information.Plumas Bank pays it forwardPlumas Bank announced it will offer a zero interest emergency relief program to current Plumas Bank customers who are California State employees and are affected by the state budget impasse. If you are an affected California State employee and a current Plumas Bank customer with an established direct deposit account, visit your local Plumas Bank office. To receive funds by Aug. 1, complete the paperwork by July 21 or soon thereafter.Rummage sale to benefit Squaw Valley ChapelRummage Sale, Squaw Valley, July 31, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., 1602 Squaw Valley Road, corner of Christy Hill and Squaw Valley Road. Luggage, BBQ, complete patio set. Donations accepted, clean clothing, household items in good condition, working order. No mattresses or pillows. Call Bev to drop off at 386-2060. Truck pickup of large items Friday, July 30. Call Guthrie at 583-7401. Benefit for Squaw Valley Chapel.The Tahoe League for CharityTLC is accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2010. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization and the other paragraph stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying to: Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2010. For information contact Ellen at 546-3157.ARCandamp;#8217;s 7th Annual Public Poetry ReadingAdventure Risk Challenge invites you to its Seventh Annual Public Poetry Reading, Wednesday, July 28, 7-9 p.m. at the Cedar House Sports Hotel in Truckee. Itandamp;#8217;s a celebration of a group of extraordinary teens participating in the ARC 40-day Leadership and Literacy immersion program this summer. Please join ARC for a moving evening listening to their observations of nature, perceptions of self-identity and inquiry about family and community. The event is sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation and Cedar House Sport Hotel. ARC participants will share poems they have developed over the course of the program. Members of ARCandamp;#8217;s Advisory Council and ARC Director Jen Gurecki will be on hand. Contact Jennifer Gurecki at jgurecki@berkeley.edu or visit http://www.arcprogram.org.Lake of the Sky Garden TourLake of the Sky will host the 2010 West Shore Garden Tour, Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds will fund one or two $1,000 scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $5,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries. The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and information visit http://www.lake-of-the-sky.org.Sharon Gay wine and cheese receptionMeet local author and fine arts photographer Sharon Gay at a wine and cheese garden reception held at McBrideandamp;#8217;s Nursery (Tahoe Tree Nursery) immediately following the Lake of the Sky Garden Club Tour featuring beautiful West Shore gardens Saturday, July 31. Sharon will sign copies of her new hardcover book, andamp;#8220;Lake Tahoe Gardensandamp;#8221; and answer questions about gardening in the Lake Tahoe area. The free event, hosted by owners Leslie and John Hyche, will be held outdoors behind the main building in the demonstration garden gazebo area. Call 583-3911.Vacation Bible SchoolGet ready to experience the most amazing community get-together under the sun as children pre-school through fifth grade join Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church for BAOBAB BLAST Vacation Bible School. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, 10079 Church St., Truckee, 587-4407.