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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Excitement is growing about a downtown streetscape project scheduled to break ground next week in Truckee. The town is partnering with two private property owners to build new sidewalks and landscaping at the intersection of Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street andamp;#8212; a key downtown location. The goal is to have full access restored to all businesses in the project vicinity prior to July 4.This project will be constructed to the west of the recent sidewalk improvements along the frontage of the Carmel Gallery and the Truckee Hotel. It will dramatically improve the frontage of the Bar of America and the Truckee Hotel. The improvements will include wider sidewalks and high-quality streetscape amenities, including landscaping, street furniture and lighting.Updates on the project will be posted at http://www.townoftruckee.com. Contact Mike Vaughan, senior engineer at 530-582-2923 or e-mail mvaughan@townoftruckee.com.

The North Tahoe High School Jazz Ensemble is holding a New Orleans Jazz Performance Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the North Tahoe High School Theater.Tickets are available directly from Jazz Ensemble students or The Store, 850 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students purchased in advance and $13 adults and $8 students at the door. Proceeds directly benefit the Jazz Ensemble Tour and generally all other North Tahoe High Jazz Ensemble activities.

Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Cards are on sale. The transferable cards cost $400 and are valid for 18-holes of play at eight of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Old Brockway, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing. Cards may be purchased at Porters Sports in Truckee and online at ExinEd.org. There is an eight card per person purchase limit and additional restrictions apply. Only a limited number of passes are available and cards will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org.

Lecture by David Antonucci, May 19. This presentation brings a broad introduction and overview of the important facts and unique history of Lake Tahoe to everyone. Hear about Tahoe’s exceptional size, depth and clarity. Understand its long history as a supplier of lumber and water and as a recreational playground. Participants will have a greater understanding of the area, leading to a deeper appreciation and lasting memories of Lake Tahoe. Companion booklets are available for $5 each. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. To purchase tickets please visit marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.

Through the eyes of the Ghost of Mark Twain, McAvoy Layne, this saga begins with Nevadaandamp;#8217;s first millionaires and skips comically and panoramically across the remarkable characters and occasions that made Nevada, andamp;#8220;Americaandamp;#8217;s Playground,andamp;#8221; May 20. Bugsy, Harrah, Hughes, Frank and Marilyn, Lake Tahoe and the Cal-Neva Lodge, theyandamp;#8217;re all included in this entertaining production recounting Nevadaandamp;#8217;s romance with disrespect-ability at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m., shows begin at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets: $24.99 adults; $19.99 seniors and $9.99 students at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or 775-831-2820.

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Sierra Senior Services and the Community Health Partnership would like to announce a one-day event for the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe community offering information useful for health aging in place from public service providers and private vendors. This event will also be combined with group discussions on topics such as legal issues, Medicare, medication interactions and what to do when you canandamp;#8217;t live alone.The goal is to promote healthy aging by connecting community members to appropriate services and providers. This opportunity will be held at the North Tahoe Events Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.If you are interested in promoting an agency or a service targeting adults over the age of 55 and their families you are invited to participate by connecting with Sarah Deardorff at shdsierraseniors@sbcglobal.net or 530-550-7600.

West Shore and Tahoe City homeowners face unique challenges in maintaining homes and properties. This yearandamp;#8217;s record winter has been particularly damaging to roofs, decks, siding and windows. Landscape and trees have also suffered from the long winter. Granlibakken Resort is hosting an event offering opportunities for year round and second home owners who face maintenance challenges. This is an opportunity to meet contractors and material suppliers representing multiple trades. Their focus will be on Tahoe City and West Shore specific homeowner needs, Saturday, May 28, noon-5 p.m. with wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers 3-5 p.m. No entry fee but vendor/contractor registration required. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kay Williams at Granlibakken Resort, 530-581-7307 or Kaywilliams@granlibakken.com.