Tahoe Truckee announcements

Volunteer gardeners are welcome at Sierra Nevada College’s Demonstration Garden starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, for a workday. For information please contact Margaret Solomon by e-mail at

Country Club Centre will hold its Annual Community Open House on Friday, June 19. We invite all to come and enjoy our food and beverages and introduce yourself to our business owners who will show you their products. You can walk around, window shop and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere at the Centre. The Centre is located at 102 Country Club Dr.

The Village at Squaw will be transformed into a scenic outdoor art gallery during the 5th Annual Squaw Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Festival June 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the same time Mother Nature is painting the landscape with splashes of colorful wildflowers, visitors can meet award-winning artists from throughout California. Photography, watercolors and oil paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and more will adorn the streets of the pedestrian village.

Join Downtown Tahoe City for the 3rd annual Solstice Sip andamp; Shop Wine Walk on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe June 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Sample regional wine and local food pairings while strolling through Tahoe City’s eclectic shops. Enjoy live outdoor music and views of the lake along the boardwalk during the event and stay the evening for dining specials at local participating restaurants. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of event. To purchase advance tickets by phone contact the TCDA at 583-3348. The Solstice Sip andamp; Shop Wine Walk is part of the annual Tahoe City Heart andamp; Solstice Festival which runs through June 21.

The story of Lake Tahoe’s castle on Emerald Bay spans from the Great Depression to today. More than 150,000 people a year visit Vikingsholmandamp;#8212;the magnificent Scandinavian castle on the shores of Emerald Bay. andamp;#8220;Vikingsholm: The Legacy of Lora Knight and Helen Smith,andamp;#8221; a 55-minute film directed and edited by Josh Murphy, will debut June 20 at a gala celebration. Call the Sierra State Parks Foundation at 525-9460,

Explore the night sky the way Galileo saw it 400 years ago at Sand Harbor State Park. Special viewing of Saturn through the authentic Galileo Telescope replica. Free parking for this event is from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 20. Gate closes at 8 p.m.

The second annual Tail andamp; Ale will be held Saturday, June 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Tahoe Biltmore. Entry includes live music, a fish fry and beer from regional breweries. Proceeds will benefit the North Tahoe Business Association. Tickets are available at the Tahoe Biltmore, by calling (775) 833-6724, or at the door. Visit or call 546-9000.

Ladies join the Tahoe Luna Chix for a mountain bike ride on Emigrant Trail Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Come ready to have fun, enjoy the scenic trail, and meet other girls with a passion for getting outside and staying active. No experience necessary and this is a no-cost, no-drop ride. All abilities welcome! To access the trailhead exit I-80 at 188B onto Highway 89, head north. Trailhead is on the right just past Prosser Creek Bridge. This is a two-hour, out-and-back ride. For more information, visit

The Truckee-Tahoe Community Foundation Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund is sponsoring the second annual andamp;#8220;Senior Spring Cleaningandamp;#8221; for Truckee seniors on Sunday June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truckee Senior Apartments located at 10040 Estates Dr., Truckee. Volunteer activities include cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, window washing, beautifying porches, and moving furniture. Individual apartment needs will be identified and volunteers assigned based on their skills and capabilities. Cleaning supplies will be provided by the Queen of Hearts Fund through local donations and cash contributions. Please contact Irene Self at (775) 888-4474 or to donate. Check contributions to the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road. Designate andamp;#8220;Spring Cleaning.andamp;#8221; To volunteer contact Judi Roberts at 582-6992.or e-mail

H A Distributors presents Tahoe Comedy North on Wednesday, July 1, entertaining for the first time at the River Ranch Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8:30 p.m. Your headliner for the night is the hysterical Carl LaBove, featuring the introspective Leo Flowers, with the energetic and joyful Sean Peabody as your host and a guest appearance by witty local, Rowie. Tickets are $15 and available at the River Ranch Lodge, Incline Cleaners, Grog andamp; Grist, Noah’s Video, C B’s Pizza, and New Moon Natural Foods in Tahoe City and Truckee. For a complete Tahoe Comedy North schedule, go to

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is accepting applications for the 2009 Annual through Hike. This 15-day backpacking trip begins July 25 or 26, and will end either Aug. 8 or 9. The hike, in its ninth year, includes two groups of 15 people. Each group will have two to three experienced guides and remarkable views. andamp;#8220;Trail Angelsandamp;#8221; appear every one to three days with food, fuel and water as well as cold beer and warm pizza. This event is the TRTA’s largest fundraising effort and the $1,750 from each participant directly contributes to education, outreach and programs. Space is limited. Registration online at Call Emily Williams at (775) 298-0231 or e-mail

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has completed its summer lineup for the Urban Village Monday Night Music Series, July 13 through Aug. 17. The six-week series takes place at the Festival’s Sand Harbor location and will feature the following performances. July 13 Broadway on the Beach with Broadway star Hugh Panero. July 20 is the Babbo Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 3 will be Sugaray Blues. Aug. 10 is Omar Alexander, Latin Funk and Aug. 17 will be Karen Briggs, Soulchestra. Tickets for the Urban Village Monday Night Music Series start at $22. Visit All festival performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with gates open at 5:30 p.m.

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