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Tahoe-Truckee community announcements

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TGFS Optimist All Stars is holding try-outs for the 16U tournament fast-pitch girls’ softball team for highly competitive players from Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and Reno, Nev., and surrounding areas. This team will compete in Northern Nevada and Northern California Regions. Try outs May 29 and June 5, 3-5 p.m., Truckee Regional Softball Field, Truckee. Visit http://truckeesportsacademy.com or call Coach Chris Simpson, 619-971-9000, or Coach Jeremy Weber, 949-244-4001. Season runs May 29-Aug. 30. Cost is $300 plus fund raising and volunteering opportunities.

Saturday, May 28, at Granlibakken Resort Conference Center, noon to 5 p.m. Free to vendors and homeowners. Designed to connect homeowners who may need assistance with repairs or remodeling after the big winter with local contractors and vendors. Participating vendors include: Tahoe Tree Company, Town and Country Flooring, Tahoe City PUD, Liberty Energy andamp;#8211; Free energy Assessments, North Tahoe Fire Protection, Sierra Skyline Construction, Meeks Lumber andamp; Hardware, Tahoe City Woodworks, Truckee/Tahoe Lumber/Home Design, West Shore Sports, Pomin’s Tahoe Hot Tubs, Woodstock two Cabinets, Pablo’s Gallery and Frame Shop, Nielsen Construction, Tahoe Furniture Company, Longren Construction. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 530-583-4242 or e-mail Kaywilliams@granlibakken.com.

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce will host their next Chamber Business Mixer at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station (also known as the Historic Fish Hatchery) Tuesday, May 31, 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City.Attendees will mix and mingle during the mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. with appetizers and a no-host bar. The program titled, andamp;#8220;Steinbeck at Tahoe: Hatching His First Novel,andamp;#8221; will begin promptly at 7 p.m. A $10 donation per person is requested.The program is presented by Scott Lankford, who will discuss Steinbeck writing his first novel, Cup of Gold, at Tahoe’s Cascade Lake just prior to taking a job at the State Fish Hatchery in Tahoe City. There the famed author met and wooed first wife.Call Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce manager, at 530-581-8764 or kym@puretahoenorth.com.

Fran Tarkenton, founder and CEO of GoSmallBiz.com invites you to join a Small Business Breakfast Club Event with special guest Tamara Knechtel, June 1, 7:30 a.m., Jax at the Tracks, featured on the Food Network Channel, 10144 W. River St., Truckee.Social media is one of the fastest-growing forms of marketing in today’s business world. Understanding and using social media effectively is vital in creating brand awareness and building customer relationships. Join Tamara Knechtel, founding partner of BeEverywhere.tv, a leading social media marketing firm, as she shares how embracing social media can help you build your brand and grow your business. Bring business cards, coupons and promotional material. Expose your business and find new customers. The event is hosted by Marnita Hadnot Baird, reserve your seat now at marnitahadnot@hotmail.com, 602-481-4455.

The Tahoe School of Music and Wild Cherries will host a Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce mixer June 2, 5-7 p.m., 10038 Meadow Way, Ste. E, behind Tahoe Forest Hospice Thrift across the street from Wild Cherries. Bring your business cards for a raffle, including music lessons. Also entertainment, libations and yummy food.

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.

The Truckee Masonic Lodge holds its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., 10068 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. All Master Masons are cordially invited to attend. Please call WM R. Brooks Bloomfield for more info, 530-314-9026.

The Truckee Little League Annual Community Rummage Sale, its largest fundraiser, will help fund the 2011 program serving 400 local boys and girls ages 4-12. Truckee Little League is seeking donated items to sell. Clean out the attic, garage, closets or basement: A receipt for your donation is available.The Rummage Sale will be held at the Truckee PUD parking lot on Donner Pass Road during the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 starting at 8:30 a.m.Furniture of all kinds, appliances, electronics, clothing, sporting goods, art work, books, tools, toys, antiques and much more will be available at reasonable prices.Help Truckee Little League by donating items now and attending the Rummage Sale on Memorial Day Weekend. For donation pickup or drop off information please call 530-414-4001 or e-mail tllrummagesale@hotmail.com.

Meet at the flagpole in front of the Emigrant Trail Museum for a short walk to historical sites in the park. Learn about the Donner Party’s experience in the perilous winter of 1846-47, May 28, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-582-7892.

Meet on the back deck of the Emigrant Trail Museum ready to team up and hike the Nature Trail with a scavenger hunt for some of the interesting things found along the trail, May 28, 12:30 p.m., Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-582-7892.

Far West end of Boreal’s parking lot, May 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Giant sale for all outdoor enthusiasts. Great deals on outdoor gear: clothing, shoes, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, biking etc. with 15 percent of sales to benefit Auburn Ski Club’s Junior Ski Programs. Visit http://www.auburnskiclub.org.

Zanoandamp;#8217;s will hold their official deck opening Wednesday, June 1 and support the Truckee High School Boosters at the same time with a buffet, including pasta, pizza and salad. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Pete Nevin and the Deckheads will provide musical entertainment. All proceeds from the food sales will be given to the Truckee Boosters. Doors open at 5 p.m. and food will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great food, music and help support the high school Boosters.