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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Admission is free to the Wednesday, June 2 North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo andamp; Mixer. Meet and network with local businesses 5-7:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The event is open to the public with food and beverages, raffle prizes and free giveaways. More than 50 exhibitors will offer services and products. For information, contact Chamber manager Kym Fable at 581-8764.

The Char Pit, the popular Kings Beach burger joint and andamp;#8220;Tahoe classic,andamp;#8221; will expand to summer food concession operations at Sand Harbor. Owner/operator Bobby Starbard plans to offer andamp;#8220;the same experience and quality.andamp;#8221; Starbard, 25, began work at the Char Pit at age 15, worked his way through the ranks and became part owner in 2007. He eventually bought out partner Cary Peterson to attain full ownership in 2009. As a born-and-raised local he is thankful for the opportunity to provide Char Pit’s brand at a summer hot spot. Starbard will uphold the tradition of great burgers, fries and shakes the Char Pit has served since 1962. Summer operations will begin mid-June and run into September. Call 546-3171 or Char Pit Sand Harbor (530) 414-8949.

The Friday Night Live Dance Club is a collaboration between Sierra High School, InnerRhythms Dance Theater and Placer County Friday Night Live. Offering free dance classes at the InnerRhythms’ new studio, which is in the Citizen Bank Plaza, formerly the Factory Outlet Center. Classes are held the second and fourth Friday of each month through June from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a variety of different classes: hip hop, salsa and more. InnerRhythms is currently exploring students’ interests. Friday May 21 is Salsa! For sign up and information call 582-2640.

Polucha Chiropractic and Tyler Bruno Acupuncture are hosting their 11th Community Wellness Outreach day on Saturday, May 22 from noon-4p.m. Introductory chiropractic and acupuncture treatments will be offered at the economical rate of $25 a session. Community Wellness Outreach has become a popular, highly sought after service for many community members. For those who cannot afford to pay the customary costs of healthcare or want to try a more natural approach to wellness, Community Wellness Outreach helps mitigate the financial burden obstructing the path toward health. Call to make your appointment and start feeling better. Donner Lake Healing Arts, 13450 Donner Pass Road, Suite A, Truckee. Look for the red awning that says Lakeside. For chiropractic 582-1228, acupuncture 563-6060.

Truckee resident Lily Islas is a cancer patient in need of funds for medical expenses. Please attend a community fundraiser May 22, Truckee River Regional Park, 4-9 p.m. there will be plenty of Mexican food, a raffle and music.

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Join artist Eva Nichols at North Tahoe Arts Saturday, May 22, noon-2 p.m. Eva was born in Denmark and is a watercolor artist. She loves this fluid expressive medium and teaching children about color theory in a playful and fun way. She starts with identifying the three primary colors andamp;#8212; red, blue and yellow. Children discover how to create purple, green and orange by mixing colors. They also learn if all colors are mixed together they get mud color! The children will then paint a painting using their imaginations.

Longtime Truckee Tahoe local and shining light Andrea Perry had a decade struggle with a debilitating back injury. Perry underwent a complex spinal surgery in December, and a fundraiser for medical costs will be held Sunday, May 23, 2andamp;#8211;7 p.m. 5:30 raffle, Drunken Monkey Lounge and the Rock Patio. Suggested donation: $10. Donate services or products at Make donation check payable to Andrea Perryandamp;#8211;Recovery and mail to: Allison Monroe, P.O. Box 1205, Tahoe City, CA 96161.

Bocce Social May 23, 3 p.m., Truckee River Winery, 1467 Brockway Road, (next to Mountain Home Center). Appetizers, wine, socializing and bocce ball games. Great prizes and lots of fun supports the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, dedicated to extraordinary arts and cultural programming on a year-round basis from Truckee to Incline., 581-4138.

To maintain forest health, California State Parks is planning prescribed understory burning on 7.5 acres in Ed Z’berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground during the weeks of May 17 and/or May 24 weather and other conditions permitting. For more information call CA State Park’s Burn Hotline 583-2240.

May 24, 3:30 p.m., Rideout Community Center, Tahoe City. Guest speaker will be Laird Blackwell of Sierra Nevada College, author of many wildflower books. He will speak about his new book andamp;#8220;Month by Month Guide to Wildflowers of California.andamp;#8221; Call 546-4902,

Sierra Mountain Cemetery, Truckee, May 31, 10 a.m. The Civil Air Patrol (Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron) will once again help with the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery May 31 at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The Civil Air Patrol also collects American flags which need to be properly andamp;#8220;retired.andamp;#8221; Drop at the container inside the Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal, Todd Aero, Donner Lake Realty, or call: 587-4811 (days) for pick up in the Truckee area. Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron, 587-6948 (answering machine), 587-4811 (days) Charlie White or e-mail

Event is open to the entire community andamp;#8211; runners, walkers, kids and strollers are all welcome (please, no dogs). Online pre-registration is $20 per person at, race day $25 per person. Festivities include music, games, a great raffle and food for purchase. Registration and pre-race festivities begin at 9 a.m., run starts promptly at 10 a.m., Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive. Raise money for a program that creates strong, confident women of the future.