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Tahoe Truckee Announcements

Truckee's Cub Scout group, pack 734 here held their annual Pinewood Derby March 10 at the Glenshire gymnasium. There were 69 participants, from first to fifth grade. All cars raced six times, once in each of six lanes of the racing track. The lowest average times were computed to determine the winners. From left: 1st place: Jacob Villaman, third grade, homeschool, also 1st place winner in 2008; 2nd place: Nicholas Villaman, first grade, homeschool; 3rd place: Ian Campbell, fifth grade Glenshire Elementary.
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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be offering a CPR/First Aid certification course Saturday, March 28. The course will begin at 9 a.m. in the D.W. Reynolds nonprofit building in Incline Village, Nev. and will last until approximately 3 p.m. The course is open to anyone from the public. Additionally, the TRTA would like to recruit volunteers for the organization and CPR/First Aid certification is required for all volunteer guides, hike leaders, ambassadors and crew leaders.

The cost for the course is $45 which includes instruction, a one year certification, and educational materials. For more information and to sign up for the training, contact Katy Washington at (775) 298-0238 or e-mail katyw@tahoerimtrail.org

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club announced the winners of its annual Speech and Music Contest. The Speech Contest winners are: First place, Brittany Brouwers; second place, Kailee Waters both are in 11th grade at Truckee High School; third place went to Makaiah Mohler in the ninth grade.

The Music Contest winners are: First place, Natalia Tomasello, 11th grade at Truckee High School, playing the tenor sax. The second place winner was Will Lowder in 10th grade playing the stand up bass.

The two first place winners will move up to the Rotary District Area 3 Speech and Music Contests.

The Area Contests will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the Parasol Foundation Building in Incline Village. The competition is open to the public.

The winners of the Area contests will compete at the District 5190 Speech and Music Contest Finals at the Rotary District 5190 Conference Saturday, May 16, at the Peppermill Casino, Reno.

The Rotary Speech and Music Contests are part of Rotary’s Youth Service programs in the Truckee area.

This could be the year to backpack the entire 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail! The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is now accepting applications for the 2009 Annual Thru Hike. This 15-day backpacking trip will begin on July 25 or 26, 2009 and end on Aug. 8 or 9, 2009.

Do a “supported” 15-day backpacking trip with two or three experienced guides and some truly remarkable views along the way.

Your support comes from “Trail Angels” who appear every one to three days with food, fuel and water. Trail Angels also reward you with cold beer, warm pizza and lots of other scrumptious treats along the way.

In it’s ninth year, the Thru Hike is life-changing and has left many with life-long memories and great friendships. It is also the TRTA’s largest fundraising effort. The $1,750 from each participant directly contributes to the education, outreach and programs offered each year.

Take the challenge of backpacking the entire Tahoe Rim Trail in 15 days and help to ensure the sustainability of one of the most beautiful trails in the world!

Space is limited! Registration is now available online for the Thru Hike at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. For more information call Emily Williams at (775) 298-0231 or e-mail emilyw@tahoerimtrail.org.

Need a night out? Several North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants honor Excellence in Education Dining for Schools cards during the extended period through April 11.

Restaurants offering discount during extended period are Blue Onion, Christy Hill, Graham’s at Squaw Valley, Jake’s on the Lake, Las Panchitas, Ristorante Montagna at Squaw Creek, Rosie’s Cafe, Sandy’s Pub at Squaw Creek, Six Peaks Grille Squaw Creek and Summit Restaurant.

Dining for Schools cards are good for 50 percent off entrees at more than 40 participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants. Cards cost $45 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use during the specified dates. The regular period dates for use of the Dining for Schools card are September 7th through December 11, 2008 and April 19 through June 11, 2009. Dining for Schools’ cards are available at all Porters Sports locations.

Join Board Members and staff for the first ever Truckee Annex work party on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. Assist in organizing, sorting and organizing the museum’s amazing collection of artifacts, historical photos, outboard motors from throughout the last century, assemble shelving and more. Lunch provided. Morning, afternoon, full day and weekend shifts available. For location and details, contact Nicole today at 525-9253 ext. 102 or nicole@tahoemaritime.org.