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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Your news makesthe 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.Back handspring and kip clinicTruckee Gymnastics is excited to host a summer back handspring and kip clinic with gymnastics expert Michael Taylor in Truckee Gymnasticsandamp;#8217; new gym, Friday, Aug. 5, 1:30-3 p.m. Cost is $19: Level 3-4 Campers week of Aug. 1: Clinic replaces swimming on Friday Aug. 5. If you haven’t yet paid for swimming and would like to participate in the clinic, please reserve your spot. Athletic beginners to advanced students and cheerleaders welcome; age 6 and older; boys and girls grouped by ability. Reserve your spot today by e-mail laura@playgroundcentral.com or call 530-587-7404.My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics, Serving the physical activity needs of children. New gym location, 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee, 530-587-7404, visit http://www.playgroundcentral.comGet juicedAnnouncing the opening of the Kings Beach Juice Box at Jasonandamp;#8217;s Sand Bar, 8338 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Juicing all organic fresh fruits and vegetables, including wheatgrass, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., spreading the love daily. Spreading the food love. Yes, the andamp;#8220;bar barandamp;#8221; is also open during juicing hours. Food service available inside Jasonandamp;#8217;s Restaurant and on Jasonandamp;#8217;s Deck. E-mail spreadingthefoodlove@gmail.com for more info. Go get juiced!Detours: Tahoe City 2011Detours: Tahoe City 2011 is an exhibition of 14 artists from California which takes place in downtown Tahoe City during the months of August and September, 2011. A public opening reception will take place Aug. 5, 4-7 p.m. with performances, music and refreshments at Heritage Square dovetailing the First Friday Opening at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Maps will be available throughout Tahoe City for the self-guided tour.Detours: Tahoe City 2011 is organized by Tahoe artist Jane Jenny through North Tahoe Arts. You can find a map of the project at North Tahoe Arts, the Visitorandamp;#8217;s Center and all along the main street. Then proceed to take a walking tour and find the artworks. Visit http://www.northtahoearts.com.First Friday!Riverside Studios Sara Smith and Jeanne Sofen invite you to First Friday at Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Road, Aug. 5, 4-8 p.m. An Arboreal Meditation in paint. Music that rocks the city streets by Brian Hess. Organic deliciousness by local grower Amy Lyons, and so much more. Why come? Because there’s nothing else like it and you want to support it. See you there, the Riverside crew.Brickelltownandamp;#8217;s First Fridays are back Artisans Market Place invites you to stop by and enjoy local handmade art, food, drinks, live music by Tim High, Kimba Madsen and much more. Stop by and visit with some of the many gifted artists in this one of a kind Co-Op, Friday, Aug. 5, 4-8 p.m., 10382 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, amptruckee@hotmail.com.Chamber to host Quickbooks seminar Aug. 9 and 16As part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Economic Development Corporation is hosting andamp;#8220;QuickBooksandamp;#8221; Aug. 9 and Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (sign in starts at 8:30 a.m. both days) at the Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 5.This seminar is geared for owners and/or financial managers of small businesses. Mac users are welcome and laptops are not required for the program. The cost is $225 per person (payable in advance by mail or credit card) and includes 12 hours of instruction and handbook. To register, call the Sierra Economic Development Corporation at 530-823-4703 or e-mail info@sedcorp.biz.Equestrian Poker Ridefrom Robie ParkTruckee Donner Horsemen invite our equestrian friends to a Poker Ride from Robie Park above Lake Tahoe on Aug. 6. A beautiful fun ride with prizes, T-shirts and lunch. Visit TDHAandamp;#8217;s website at http://www.tdhorsemen.org for information and registration.In His Care Preschool fundraiserThe In His Care fundraiser will be a duck race, barbecue, face painting, puppet show and games. Food, fun, fellowship Aug. 6, 2-6 p.m., In His Care Preschool/Fellowship Community Church, 11605 Deerfield Drive, Truckee. Call 530-550-8706. Contact Denise Sullivan 530-386-2798, e-mail inhiscarepreschool@gmail.com.Meeks Bay annual Book andamp; Bake Sale The Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary will hold itandamp;#8217;s Annual Book andamp; Bake Sale Sunday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Mariani Plaza (andamp;#8220;Downtown Tahomaandamp;#8221; where the Post Office is located) on Highway 89.The sale will feature a variety of home-baked cookies, breads, muffins and more. There will also be a large selection of paperback books including fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, sci-fi, cookbooks, war/adventure and kids books. The andamp;#8220;best sellingandamp;#8221; Meeks Bay Ladies Auxiliary cookbook will also be available with recipes from some of Tahoeandamp;#8217;s best chefs! Or purchase Meeks Bay Fire T-shirts, and Teddy bears. Money raised by the Ladies Auxiliary at this and other events is donated to the Meeks Bay Fire District for the purchase of much needed equipment. The Auxiliary has been a major funding source for the District for years. Call Carol Endicott at 530-525-1970 for info.Incubator Union Plays at DragonflyAlready known for its Cal-Asian fusion cuisine, Dragonfly will be host to another kind of fusion when local band Headphone Union and Petaluma, Calif.andamp;#8217;s The Incubators play Monday, Aug. 8 to form Incubator Union. The amalgam of the two groove-based bands will play a free show at Dragonfly in Truckee, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee. For more information visit http://www.dragonflycuisine.com.Dog Training Classesat Savvy Dog Training and Education CenterAdult Manners andamp; Basic Obedience class starts Monday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Other upcoming class include Puppy Socialization, Puppy II- Basic Manners, Total Recall, Canine Good Citizen Prep and Nosework. Find more information about all classes on-line at http://www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT-KA is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Dr. C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee. Vistas, Lakes and WildflowersHiking Series andamp;#8220;Cinder Coneandamp;#8221;Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for free guided hikes every week through the end of August, featuring Saturday morning andamp;#8220;Vistas, Lakes andamp; Wildflower Hikes,andamp;#8221; Wednesday andamp;#8220;Wildflower Walks,andamp;#8221; and the August Full Moon Hike. You must register in advance at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.Join experienced TRT Guides on a moderately challenging hike from Tahoe City North to the Cinder Cone Overlook, Saturday, Aug. 6.There will be plenty of breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and the Truckee River Canyon. For experienced hikers who can comfortably hike 6-8 miles. Meet at the Tahoe City South Trailhead at 8 a.m. Call 775-298-0012 or e-mail Tom at programs@tahoerimtrail.org.Northstar to host joint Chamber mixer Aug. 9Northstar-at-Tahoe is hosting a North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce joint Chamber Business Mixer Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m., in the Village at Northstar, 5001 Northstar Drive in Truckee.Gypsy is the theme and attendees are encouraged to sign in at the Season Pass andamp; Tickets Office to receive a map of the scavenger hunt along with a wristband. Participants will travel through the Village to various locations listed on the map and receive stamps. Once they have all the stamps, mixer goers can enter into a raffle, which will take place at 6:45 p.m. Northstar will also be hosting appetizers, wine, beer and soda with live music from the Bourgeois Gypsies and a tarot card/palm reader. Shopping specials will be extended that evening for Chamber mixer attendees. This event is open to chamber members and non-members. No RSVP is required.For more information call 530-581-8764 or e-mail kym@puretahoenorth.com.Electronics and mechanicsItandamp;#8217;s not too late to register for Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s fall Mechatronics classes. Science of electronics meets 6:15-9:20 p.m. Thursdays and fabrication techniques meets 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays. To apply for the fall semester, visit the Truckee campus, 11001 College Trail, 9-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, complete a hard copy application and add classes. Offerings also include core academics, arts, social sciences and career and technical education programs including administration of justice, human development, business, photography, and web design. Classes begin the week of Aug. 22 and end Dec. 10. The cost is $36 per unit and only one dollar per unit for current Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students. For more information call 530-550-2225.