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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Announcing Family Fun Night Friday, May 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Truckee Family Resource Center in the Sierra Mountain Education Community Center (behind the fire station). It is a great opportunity for families who are not going away for the Memorial Day Weekend and would like to spend some time with others playing together, eating together and receiving free chair massage. Schedule of events: 5:30 to 6 p.m. board games and dinner, served until 6:15 p.m.; 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., bingo and fun games; 7:30 p.m. door prize. All this is done for a love of community spirit!

The Lions community rummage sale, May 23 and 24 at the Truckee PUD parking lot is a chance for the club to give back to the community. One hundred percent of the profits, about $5,000 each year, go toward programs for the Knights of the Blind. Drop off items at the PUD Saturday, May 23 from 7 to 9 a.m. As of press time, there are three warehouses full of good quality merchandise. A family in Tahoe Donner donated an entire household, from pots and pans, bed linens to furniture. Oh man, that was incredible. Those are the calls we like, said Lions Club Don Casler. Cash and checks are accepted. The weather should be shopping-perfect.

Revel in the un-official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend at The Rock with live music by popular local band The Deckheads, Saturday, May 23. Popular alternative rock band, The Deckheads, so named for their affinity for Jimmy Buffet and frequent performances on ski-resort decks, will be playing their repertoire of summer hits from 4 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard. An outdoor beer garden, provided by FiftyFifty Brewing Co., will open at 5 p.m. Revelers will want to stick around as FiftyFifty celebrates its two year anniversary with drink specials and more.The Rock multi-use center is located at 11197 Brockway Road. For more event information, call 550-2252.

Jeff Brown, Director of Sagehen Research Station, just 10 miles north of Truckee on Hwy 89, will give a slide show and presentation about current research projects on the Sierra flora, fauna and ecology, community programs and opportunities for involvement in their activities, speakers and programs. The public is welcome to attend May 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Northwoods Club House in Tahoe Donner. Sagehen is a UC-Berkeley field research station. Station activities are excellent and most are open to the public.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is kicking off the mountain biking season by raffling off a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite mountain bike.Tickets are on sale for the nonprofits Bike Raffle fundraiser. The winning ticket will be randomly selected at Bar of America in downtown Truckee on Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $20 and directly benefit HSTTs animal programs.We are especially thankful to Pacos Truckee Bike andamp; Ski for donating the mountain bike at dealer cost, said Stephanie Hiemstra, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. By making a $20 donation, people will not only help save our communitys animals, but theyll also have the chance to win a $3,100 mountain bike.Tickets can be purchased at HSTTs administrative offices, 10382 Donner Pass Road, Bar of America, Lakeside Pizza, Pacos Truckee Bike andamp; Ski or Wild Cherries Coffee House. To purchase tickets by phone, call 587-5948. Visit http://www.hstt.org/bike-raffle for additional contest details.

Kawaiulu O Tahoe is offering a two-weekend outrigger canoe paddling class through the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District starting May 30. The public may also drop in for one of the clubs open Monday sessions at Donner Lakes West End Beach at 5:45 p.m. throughout the summer. Call 582-7720 to sign up for the classes, or visit the clubs Yahoo Group page at groups.yahoo.com to learn more.

The Fourth Annual Truckee Brew Fest fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee will be Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Truckee Regional Park.This years Brew Fest will feature premium brews by Northern California and Nevada breweries including Fifty/Fifty Brewing Company the major sponsor, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Fox Barrel Cider Co., Mt. Tallac Brewing, Hoppy Brewing, Firestone Walker Fine Ales, Great Basin Brewery, Black Diamond Brewing Co., Buckbean Brewing, Mad River Brewing Co., Lockdown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co. and more.This years feature band will be SolJibe. This popular Reno-based band features a world beat sound with instrumental flair.Brats and other BBQ items will be available and there will also be a silent auction. Entry fee includes a commemorative tasting glass. Advanced tickets for $20 are available at Truckee Community Center, Truckee Book and Bean and Dickson Realty. Tickets at the gate are $25. Must be 21 years or older and no dogs are allowed.Call 582-9062 or http://www.truckeeoptimist.com.

Summer heats up with activities and events for the whole family every Thursday evening at Downtown Truckees weekly street festival.Kicking off with the Tour De Nez bike race on June 18 and running through Aug. 20, from 4 to 9 p.m., Downtown Truckee is the epicenter of music, art, childrens entertainment, outdoor activities, shopping and restaurant sampling. New this year is the addition of the Foothill Farmers Market.All of Truckee the downtown district will be participating and parking is free.The focus of Truckee Thursdays is to bring the community together; to interact, to shop, to socialize, to ease on into an early weekend. There will be kid-friendly activities each week. Think Local. Be Local. Buy Local. Give Local. Local musicians will rock the Train Depot parking lot next to local artisans and craftsmen. The Foothill Farmers Market will feature regional and organic products. Outdoor activities will ignite the adventurous spirit, and fabulous food from local restaurants will soothe the palate. Look for local merchants offering discounts and promotions. Vendors may e-mail andy@ind-events.com or phone (530) 386-0801.

Local youth can play golf with the pros this summer through the Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation and U.S. Kids Golf.The foundation has launched a summer golf program based on the U.S. Kids Golf curriculum. The week-long program, for ages 6 through 17, will be offered at Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach and Timilick Tahoe in the Martis Valley. All classes are under the instruction of PGA professional instructors, and the cost is $100 per student, per week.This golf program will offer the best training and expertise to our communitys youth, said Keith Vogt, chief volunteer officer of the foundation.Old Brockway and Timilick Tahoe will be set up for youth to learn the basics of golf and then play on course the final day of each weeks class. To learn more about the program or to sign up, visit http://www.lttygf.org.

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