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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Once a year Truckee becomes the Comedy Capital of California when the annual Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District show, andamp;#8220;Don’t Laugh With Your Mouth Full,andamp;#8221; blasts off at the Community Arts Center. The show line-up this year features Rick D’Elia as host and MC for live auction of local dates. Next up is Morgan Preston, a rising star from the Seattle area, and one of the most outspoken, in-your-face, andamp;#8220;I dare you not to laughandamp;#8221; comedians working today. Back by popular demand, Jimmy Shubert delivers his andamp;#8220;tough loveandamp;#8221; comedy with such red-faced, seething intensity; you’re guaranteed to be rolling in the aisles by the end of the show. Tickets for the Saturday, May 15 show are on sale now for $30 at Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Shampoo Hair and Makeup Salon and the Truckee branch of Plumas Bank. They’ll cost you $5 more at the door, so get your tickets early. Doors open at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and bar provided by Full Belly Deli. Bring some extra for dinner and drinks, and the quick live auction happening during the show. All proceeds go to camp scholarships for local teens. Last year TDRPD awarded more than $4,300 to 30 families for Camp Radical, Whatever Wednesday Ski andamp; Snowboard at Northstar, and other teen programs. For tickets and more information, call TDRPD at 582-7720. For large groups/reserved tables, call TDRPD’s Susan Duffey Smith (c’est mois!) at 582-7766. Says Rec Superintendent Dan O’Gorman, andamp;#8220;I can’t wait for this year’s show. Last year I laughed until I was sore and the tears ran down my face.andamp;#8221;

Mark your calendar for the 11th Anniversary of the Best of Tahoe Chefs Incognito, an elegant masked affair of mystery, unveiling, surprise and incredible food, Sunday, May 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe in Truckee. It’s formal attire, dinner and dancing with tickets at $175 per person. Proceeds benefit the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee.

The Transplant Network will host its 3rd Annual Donate Life Awareness Walk at the Sparks Marina on Sunday, May 16. Please join Tahoe Truckee transplant recipients, donor families and supporters for a fun walk to raise awareness of the desperate need for organ, eye and tissue donation. Registration is $25 for individuals and $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9 AM. Proceeds will provide scholarships and financial aid to local transplant recipients. For more information please contact Tracy Copeland at

Saturday, May 15, 10-11:30 a.m., KidZone Museum. You and your family are invited to enjoy the new farm activities and see Liz Bordner’s (staff) chickens! Free event. We will be doing some fun planting, so bring seeds and soil if you have some to share. Yummy picnic food by D’Lish Catering! KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 587-KIDS (5437), Volunteer Kerry Stendell is back by demand to host the KidZone Museum composting workshop May 29, 10-11:30 a.m. Donation of $20 per family recommended for take home bin and worms.

North Tahoe AYSO is holding Fall Season 2010 signups for children and parent volunteers. Catch them at Kings Beach Elementary, May 19, 3-5 p.m. and May 20, 6-8 p.m. or Tahoe Lake Elementary, May 19, 6-8 p.m. and May 20, 3-5 p.m. $50 for 10 weeks of play is a great deal! Be an AYSO Volunteer. The goal is building strong team players and connecting with community through play. For more info call 583-PLAY. Join the team!

At 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Big Water Grille support the team andamp;#8220;Keep Tahoe Pinkandamp;#8221; on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Tickets are $20 (cash and check only) in advance or $25 at the door and includes appetizers and one raffle ticket. The evening will offer great raffle prizes along with music by local artist Neva. For advanced tickets contact

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Snapshot Day is a water quality monitoring event for citizens who care about of the Tahoe and Truckee River Watershed. Learn about your local watersheds and collect data that provides a andamp;#8220;snapshotandamp;#8221; in time of water quality and stream conditions May 22, 9 a.m.-noon. Citizen monitoring teams led by water resource professionals will field-test streams for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature; collect water samples for laboratory analysis and conduct visual habitat assessments. Contact Beth Christman at 550-8760 or Rebecca Williams at (775) 832-1284. Register online at

Come enjoy an evening of shopping, jewelry making and refreshments at Gioielli. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Girls on the Run andamp;#8212; Sierras. Contact, 582-4464, Gioielli, 10280 Donner Pass Road Truckee, 582-4464, May 24, 4 p.m.

West end Boreal Parking lot, Auburn Ski Club Training Center, May 30, 9 a.m. Great deals on outdoor gear, equipment and clothing. Many of your favorite outdoor brands andamp;#8212; sold at below wholesale prices, 15 percent of sales helps support the Auburn Ski Club’s junior teams, (530) 320-3068.

Competition is on Sunday, June 6, 2010 from one hour before sunrise to high noon. Prize money is awarded to the angler who reels in the largest Mackinaw $1,000, $500 for the largest Brown Trout and $250 for the largest Rainbow Trout. $50 Entry donation includes T-shirt, Jakeandamp;#8217;s Buffet Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and raffle. All proceeds to benefit North Tahoe Booster Club. Register in Tahoe City at Jakeandamp;#8217;s On The Lake or Pete andamp;#8216;N Peters by 5 p.m. June 5. You donandamp;#8217;t have to fish to join the festivities, food and fun! Brunch buffet for $18 per adult, $12 per child 12 and under. For more information call 583-0188.