Tahoe Truckee community announcements
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Resort at Squaw Creek appoints new general managerExecutives at Destination Hotels andamp; Resorts announced Eric Sather will take over the helm as the new general manager for Resort at Squaw Creek, the 405-room resort at the base of Squaw Valley USA. Sather, who served as general manager of the Water Color Inn and Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., brings more than 25 years of hotel management experience to the resort. Sather served as General Manager at The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colo., Robert Redfordandamp;#8217;s Sundance Resort, Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colo. and the IBM Learning Center, IBMandamp;#8217;s hotel and conference center at their world headquarters in New York. He is a graduate of Trinity University with a bachelor of science in business administration. Sather will be relocating to the Lake Tahoe area with his wife and two children.Ed Zandamp;#8217;berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park Garden in the EstateEvery Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. No charge, parking fees waived for volunteers. Information 530-583-3074. Every Wednesday in July and August, join the resident gardener at the Ehrman-Hellman Estate at Ed Zandamp;#8217;berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park for an opportunity to create history. The public is invited to bring their garden gloves and hand tools to help revitalize and restore the gardens. This is a great volunteer opportunity-on a walk in basis-to learn about our native plants and to help our State Parks.Music on the BeachFridays through Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Get your beach chairs and dancinandamp;#8217; shoes ready for some great music in Kings Beach. Plan on spending Friday nights in Kings Beach all summer long at the free concerts on the beach.July 22: Nevada Arcana, presented by Tahoe BiltmoreJuly 29: Headphone Union (formerly subjektochange), presented by North Tahoe Public Utility DistrictAug. 5: Tracorum, presented by Eco Print andamp; ImagingAug. 12: TinMan, presented by Taneva Auto PartsAug. 19: Planet Jam, presented by Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s Skiandamp;#8217;s and BoardsAn Evening with Mark TwainRelive Mark Twainandamp;#8217;s western experience as portrayed in andamp;#8220;Roughing Itandamp;#8221; by the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne, Friday, July 22. 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. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets: Adults $24.99; seniors $19.99 and students $9.99 at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.Guided Bird Hike: Tahoe Institute for Natural Science/Truckee Trails FoundationWith a PhD in ecology, evolution and conservation biology, Will Richardson really knows birds. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail to the north, July 23, heading toward Flora and Azalea Lakes (around 4 miles round trip), with some up and down. Expect some puddles and rocky terrain, so wear proper footwear, and expect to see and learn about the summitandamp;#8217;s bird population. Please sign up in advance, space is limited. Contact Allison at email@example.com. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Summit of Old Highway 40 near the Sugar Bowl Academy buildings (do not park in the Sugar Bowl Academy lot itself). Call 530-587-8214 for info.Weed PullSaturday, July 23, 10 a.m. Truckee River Watershed Council. Susie Urie is coordinating a Weed Pull day by Stampede Reservoir. The exact location and times and targeted weeds have not been determined as yet andamp;#8230; it all depends on the summer and the weeds. Feel free to call or e-mail Andy Otto at the Watershed Council to make sure that you are invited as the details are worked out 530-550-8760, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Family Day at Tahoe MaritimeThe Tahoe Maritime Museum will host a Family Day Saturday, July 23, with activities for the entire family including a program andamp;#8220;Does it Float?andamp;#8221; at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with an all day scavenger hunt. Cost is $3 per participant for the program with paid adult chaperone. All proceeds go to continuing the growth of the education program at the Tahoe Maritime Museum. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and/or dye on them. The Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, is across from the Homewood High and Dry Marina. For more information call 530-525-9253 ext. 100 or visit http://www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.Wild Wild West WeekendReturns to Squaw ValleySquaw Valley USA saddles up again for Wild Wild West Weekend with a host of western-themed events high in the Sierra. Wild Wild West Weekend offers adults and kids the opportunity to channel their inner-cowboys at the High Camp Corral for western-style fun. Pony rides, a petting zoo, authentic western-style barbecues, and two days of live music are all part of the western weekend July 23-24. For information call 530-452-4000 or visit squaw.com.Donner Party interpretive programs, Donner Memorial State Park On Saturday, July 23, Historian Gayle Green will offer a two-part Donner Party historical program. Starting at 11 a.m. at the Donner Camp picnic area at Alder Creek on Highway 89 north of Truckee, she will lead a walk on the interpretive trail around the campsites where George and Jacob Donner and their families spent the winter of 1846-47. Gayle, as the hike leader, will interpret events in a way that gives the visitor a true understanding of the Donner Partyandamp;#8217;s experience.At 1:30 p.m. the program will continue at Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Meet on the back deck of the Emigrant Trail Museum for a walk to historical sites in the park. The families in the lead reached this spot on Oct. 31, 1846. For more information call 530-582-7892. Maps to the Alder Creek Donner Camp are available in the museum.Other programs will be Junior Rangers for ages 7-12, Saturday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. Meet on the back deck of the museum. The subject will be Butterflies, including a fun game of andamp;#8220;Butterfly Bingo.andamp;#8221;On Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. there will be a half-hour interpretive Donner Party history walk to sites in the park. This will meet on the back deck of the museum.Martis Creek campfire program: Stargazing!Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m., Stargazing Party with the Astronomical Society of Nevada and their big telescopes. Dress warmly for a fun evening under the stars. Call the Park Ranger at 530-587-8113 for information and to confirm program time. Martis Creek Lake Campground off Highway 267, 1/2 mile south of the airport. Park in the lot just past the campground entrance on the left and walk in to the amphitheater. Thereandamp;#8217;s a carnival in town!The California Carnival sponsored by Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Connection for Families will be open Wednesday, July 27-31 at Truckee River Regional Park. Purchase your tickets for $15 in Incline Village, Nev. at Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Connection for Families, 754 Mays Blvd., Ste. 12 or in the Safeway Truckee. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.The carnival will feature rides, giant stuffed animals, corn dogs and all other old-fashion carnival treats.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.Lake Tahoe Shakespeare FestivalThis summer the Festival returns to traditional Shakespeare with one of the Bardandamp;#8217;s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night, directed by Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee, July 15-Aug. 21, 5 p.m., Sand Harbor State Park. After a shipwreck on an unknown shore, and the loss of her twin brother Sebastian, young Viola must pose as a man to survive in Shakespeareandamp;#8217;s luminous comedy of mistaken identity and passionate romance. Filled with music, swordplay, fencing and revelry, Twelfth Night is sure to enchant the entire family. Arrive early for exquisite dining and wine tasting. Call 775-298-0154 or visit http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.Art Demo on the PatioTwo artists from the Artisan Shop at North Tahoe Arts will demonstrate their crafts Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in Tahoe City on the patio in front of North Tahoe Arts, right next to Commons Beach.Dale Pappas will make wooden demoing tops, small bowls and wine stoppers on his lathe. Pam Sutton will create glass pendants and small sculptures using a fiery torch.North Tahoe Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe communities through exposure, education, and participation. We seek to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike by providing quality classes and hosting exhibits that showcase local talent.North Tahoe Arts, Info@northtahoearts.com, 530-581-2787.Reno Aces Family NightPlease join family night at the Reno Aces game Sunday, Aug. 7. Watch the Aces take on the Nashville Sound at 6 p.m. Children can run the bases after the game! Prices range from $10-$18. For more information or to purchase tickets call Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Connection for Families at 775-832 8230.