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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Squaw Valley/Tahoe City ski pioneer Pete Huega passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the age of 102. Full story to be published next week. Services to be held Saturday May 7, 5 p.m., Queen of the Snows Catholic Church, Olympic Valley. Reception to follow at Squaw to be announced.

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day will host screenings of environmental films that address a variety of topics, including water, climate change, energy, conservation, wildlife, and adventure. Tickets are $10, April 22, 7 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley. Call 775-881-7566 for information.

Join the Pastime Club in Truckee, the April 22 at 10 p.m. for aural-bending rock from The Luminous Empty and Secure Sounds.Tahoe-based The Luminous Empty is a melodic metal band featuring Jason Wordal on vocals and guitar, Dave Burright on drums and Travis Edmunds on bass. Special opening guests, Sacramento’s own Secure Sounds is an alternative/progressive rock band. Both bands will also play at Knuckleheads in Reno on April 23 at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jason Wordal at word@grandtrineproductions.com.

McAvoy Layne is the Ghost of Mark Twain. Relive Mark Twain’s western experience as portrayed in andamp;#8220;Roughing Itandamp;#8221; by the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne. Featuring andamp;#8220;1601andamp;#8221; a ribald fireside conversation that will make a cast iron dog laugh. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach. Doors open at 6 p.m., shows begin at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $24.99 adults; $19.99 seniors and $9.99 students. Buy your tickets at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820. The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Village Center, across from the Post Office, Incline Village, April 22.

Saturday, April 23, 11a.m.-5 p.m. The Village at Squaw Valley USA and the Truckee North Tahoe TMA invite you to stop by table 62 and find out about the following opportunities: Have your business/association adopt a bus shelter, learn about the road to recovery volunteer driver program, ride TART for free, learn about Google Transit, pick up your spring bus schedules, buy a bench for your bus stop, win a round trip for two on the North Lake Tahoe Express and advertise on the buses.

Did you ever hang out with Hans in the notorious Bunker? Enjoying a sizzling brat and a cold Jager shot while the polka tunes played into the afternoon? Well then, go to Mt. Rose andamp;#8212; Ski Tahoe, Saturday, April 23, to help Hans bring back the Bunker for a nice spring day in the usual spot (OK, rookies andamp;#8212; it’s at the knob off the Kit Carson Traverse; just look for the flags). Visit http://www.skirose.com.

A memorial fund account is open for Juan Matamoros-Flores, a 25-year-old Truckee man involved in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash Sunday caused by a suspected drunken driver. Juan died Monday afternoon. Juan Matamoros has no family in the area, he was an only child. The community of Truckee is gathering funds to send his body back to Mexico City to his mother. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. The account is with Wells Fargo Bank: account number is 5359517207. Any questions please contact Alejandra cuevas at 530-414-8219.

Crystal Bay Casino, 14 SR 28, Crystal Bay, Nev., April 29, 9 p.m. Melvin Seals, whose musical roots seep deep into gospel soil, has always been seeking that point where music merges with spirit, what he calls andamp;#8220;church vibe.andamp;#8221; He found it with Jerry Garcia over two decades ago, and he is finding it again in the new JGB. Special guests Poor Man’s Whiskey. Tickets $20 advance or $23 day of show. Call 775-833-6333 or visit http://www.crystalbaycasino.com.

Great social event gives everyone chance to be a high roller with play money, Sierra Valley Grange Hall in Vinton Corner of Highway 70 and 49, April 30. Tickets $10 starts you with $2,500 and two drink tickets. All proceeds go to local scholarship funds. Visit http://www.loyaltonrotary.org.

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held May 1, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. This month’s sponsor is the Truckee Optimists. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children $3. For information call 530-587-5086.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College, in collaboration with the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra, will present andamp;#8220;Spring Pops Potpourriandamp;#8221; at The Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, Calif. Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. Directors Chris Nelson, Susan K. Horst and Tom Acord from TTCC and Owen Lee from DVC are joining forces again to bring you a delightful blend andamp;#8212; from patriotic to popular and light opera to Broadway. For concert and ticket information, go to http://www.singttcc.org or see your favorite chorus member. General admission tickets are $15 and children and students are free of charge.

Truckee High School Senior Class of 2011 will present the annual senior Fashion Show Sunday, May 1, at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. This fundraiser will benefit the 16th annual Project Graduation/Safe and Sober Grad Night. On Grad Night students leave on charter buses for a secret destination where they celebrate in safe and supervised settings. The Senior Fashion Show is a tradition of collaboration between parents and local stores where current fashions are featured. Students are center stage for the show where they captivate audiciences with the charm and wit of high school seniors. Audiences share in the fun and friendships of the students as they model. This yearandamp;#8217;s theme is andamp;#8220;Oscar Night.andamp;#8221; Help celebrate the Oscar night with lively music, delicious food and silent auction items and lots of laughs. Sunday, May 1, Truckee Community Recreation Center, 5:30 p.m. silent auction and hors dandamp;#8217;oeouvres, 6:30 p.m. show begins. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 all students. Raffle tickets will be sold. Purchase tickets at Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District.

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