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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Your news makes the Sierra Sun shineContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Music on the Beach WITH Groove SessionPresented by Truckee Hometown Sears Store. Returning from last year, the band featuring Manny and Ronnie Sanchez and Sarven Manguiat are professional, hard working and easy going. Performing their original songs as well as putting their own twist on many classic treasures. The music is what the fellas call groovinandamp;#8217;, movinandamp;#8217; music. Kings Beach State Recreation Area, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., behind the playground, July 8, 6:30 p.m.Annual Tail andamp; Ale FestivalDonandamp;#8217;t miss the dog-friendly Annual Tail andamp; Ale Festival Friday, July 8, 5-9 p.m., at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay. Guests taste beer, get a commemorative glass and a sample platter of fish tacos, jambalaya and grilled salmon. Live entertainment by Tacorum. Tickets are $30 adult, available in advance at the Tahoe Biltmore cage or the day of the event at the gate. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.Weed Warriors take actionTruckee River Watershed Council presents a Weed Walk, July 9, 10 a.m.-noon, led by Kathy Welch who said, andamp;#8220;On the Northstar walk andamp;#8230; I plan to emphasize the noxious mustards , Hoary Cress, Tall Mountain Whitetop, Dyers Woad, as well as the difference between knapweeds and thistles.andamp;#8221; Lunch provided. Please call Andy Otto at the Watershed Offices to sign up, 530-550-8760, ext. 3. These are instructional and dynamic in nature while getting out in pretty places.Donner Camp at Alder Creek History walkMeet at the Donner Familyandamp;#8217;s campsite at Alder Creek (approximately 2 miles north of Interstate 80 on Highway 89, turn right into the Donner Camp parking lot), Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. Maps are available at the Emigrant Trail Museum at Donner Memorial State Park on Donner Lake, Truckee. The site is about 6 miles from the Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead a walk on the short interpretive trail around the campsites where the families of George and Jacob Donner spent the winter of 1846-47. For information call 530-582-7892.Junior Rangers (age 7-12)Meet on the Emigrant Trail Museum back deck at Donner Memorial State Park, July 9, 12:30 p.m. Program will be an art project, making Native American jewelry. Sunday, July 10, 10:30 a.m., Junior Rangers meet on the museum back deck ready to team up and hike the Nature Trail. Do a scavenger hunt for some of the interesting things we find along the trail. For information call 530-582-7892.Donner Party History walkMeet on the Emigrant Trail Museum back deck for a short walk to historical sites in the park, 1 p.m. Learn about the Donner Partyandamp;#8217;s experience in the perilous winter of 1846-47. Every day, visit the Emigrant Trail Museum and Bookstore located adjacent to the Pioneer Monument. Free admission. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Lots of great exhibits and a Donner Party video shown on the hour until 4 p.m. For information call 530-582-7892. Tuck Wilson LiveTuck Wilson entertains for lunch on the terrace, PlumpJack Caf, 1920 Squaw Valley Road, Squaw Valley, July 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.tuckwilson.com for complete schedule.KidZone Museum closed July 11-13The KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee will be open Thursday-Sunday through July 10. The Museum will be closed Monday- Wednesday, July 11-13 for outdoor area construction. They thank you for your patience.ZUNZUN at Kings Beach LibraryKings Beach Library, 301 Secline Drive, Kings Beach will host andamp;#8220;ZUNZUNandamp;#8221; a musical extravaganza, Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m., All ages are welcome. Listen to the musical stories of Amazonian animals, and partake in the fun. Call 530-546-2021 for information.Tahoe Truckee Unified School District seeks input for superintendent searchFollowing last monthandamp;#8217;s retirement announcement by Steve Jennings, head of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, TTUSD is in the process of hiring a new superintendent. The board of directors is seeking community input about the qualities desired for the next district leader. A brief 5-minute survey can be accessed at http://www.ttusd.org. Follow the andamp;#8220;New Superintendent Search Surveyandamp;#8221; link under andamp;#8220;District News.andamp;#8221; In addition, TTUSD will host two workshops: North Tahoe High School, Monday, July 11 and at Truckee High School Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8 p.m. in the school libraries. The input gathered from this process will help district officials during the hiring process. For information, please call 530-386-2940.Calling ceramic artistsNorth Tahoe ARTs is calling all ceramic artists for the August exhibit at the lake. They are looking for functional, whimsical, and sculptural ceramic art. Talented and exceptional or just for fun ceramic artist are always welcome. August is a great month here at Lake Tahoe. Deadline for submission is July 18 by noon. Download an application form at http://www.northtahoearts.com and e-mail it to info@northtahoearts.com or mail to P.O. Box 6354, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Opening reception is Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m. North Tahoe ARTS, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-581-2787.Free mosquito fish giveawayThe Nevada County Vector Control Program has announced they will provide Truckee residents with free mosquito fish for year-round ponds that donandamp;#8217;t freeze in the winter. The fish giveaway will take place in the parking lot of the Joseph Government Center, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee, Wednesday, July 13, noon-2 p.m. Also, the Nevada County Mosquito Control Program provides on-site service visits for treatment requests. Call 530-265-1500 or visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/westnilevirus for an on-line service request form.Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and CompetitionThe worldandamp;#8217;s greatest Classical Guitar talent gathers for an international music festival against the spectacular backdrop of Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe July 14-17. Festival Pass for all events is $149 at http://www.sierraguitar.org. Individual events $10-$35 at door.Most events take place at Squaw Valley Chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley. The concurrent Squaw Valley Art, Wine andamp; Classical Guitar Music Festival occurs July 16 and 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. Many guest artists will perform. Tahoe Twins to host youth baseball campThe Tahoe Twins will host a summer baseball camp on their home field at North Tahoe Regional Park July 19-21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all players ages 6-12. Cost is $100 for all three days, or $40 per day, and includes drinks and a camp T-shirt. Campers must bring a lunch. All proceeds will go toward the completion and upkeep of the North Tahoe Regional Park field. The camp, which will end each day with a game, will be led by Twins Manager Bob Habeger with instruction from current twins players. Check in will be from 8:45-9:15 a.m. on Field 1. To sign up, contact Habeger at bob@habeger.net.Fly Fishing for KidsThe Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers present a two-day event for children 11 to 15, Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31. Attendees will learn all facets of fly fishing through classroom and streamside instruction. For information, contact the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District at 530-582-7720.