Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Michael Shorett Harlow recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, graduating from the School of Engineering with a BS in Computer Science. A four-year member of the Michigan Marching Band, he became a rank leader for the trombone section his senior year and also participated in Kappa Kappa Psi andamp;#8212; a national honorary band fraternity.Later this month, Harlow will begin work as a software engineer in the Application Technologies Division of Thomson Reuters in Minneapolis, Minn. Michael grew up in Tahoe City where he attended Tahoe Lake and Rideout Elementary Schools and North Tahoe Middle and High Schools, before moving to the Bay Area for his final two years of high school. He is the son of former Tahoe City residents Pete and Di Harlow, now living in Moraga, Calif.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road, will hold a brainstorming session on Wednesday, June 10, from 8 to 9 a.m. to discuss ways to help Sierra Senior Services. Any individuals in the community interested please RSVP to the Foundation at 587-1776. In addition, any donations for the Sierra Senior Services should be made directly to that organization at 550-7600.

The Fourth annual Truckee Brew Fest, featuring a slew of microbreweries and the world beat dance band Sol’Jibe will be held Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park. This annual fundraiser supports programs, scholarships and grants for the youth of Truckee. Advanced tickets for $20 are available at Truckee Community Center, Truckee Book and Bean and Dickson Realty. Tickets at the gate are $25. Must be 21 years or older. No dogs are allowed. Call 582-9062 or

Tim Hauserman, in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, will be teaching a class-series on how to introduce backpacking to your children. Two classroom sessions will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 and 23, followed by an overnight backpacking trip on June 27 and 28 to Dardanelles Lake. The cost is $95 per family and includes the book, andamp;#8220;Monsters in The Woods: Backpacking with Children,andamp;#8221; authored by Tim Hauserman. For full class details and information, visit Children over the age of 6 are welcome for the backpacking trip. Classroom sessions will be held at the TRTA office, at 948 Incline Way in Incline Village, Nev. Class size is limited to 10 families. To register, e-mail or call the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at (775) 298-0012.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is kicking off the mountain biking season by raffling off a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite mountain bike. The winning ticket will be selected at Bar of America in Truckee on Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $20 at HSTT’s administrative offices, 10382 Donner Pass Road, or Bar of America, Lakeside Pizza, Paco’s Truckee Bike andamp; Ski or Wild Cherries Coffee House. Or phone 587-5948. Visit

Residents may drop-off all their electronics (i.e. computers, TVs, cell phone etc.) for free recycling June 13, from 9 to 2 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall. Also accepting CFL’s, household batteries and items that contain mercury. The e-waste event is sponsored by the Town of Truckee, Suddenlink and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. Shred-it of Reno for free onsite shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. Shredding service is sponsored by the Truckee Police Department.Take yard waste to the residential waste drop points free of charge June 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limit to 3 cubic yards per trip.Locations: Tahoe Donner Association Wood Yard (located on a dirt road, under the transmission lines, between 12469 and 12605 Skislope Way), Truckee Rodeo Grounds, Glenshire Clubhouse, Donner Memorial State Park, Prosser Damn Road and Highway 89 North. Contact Nicole Dorr at 582-2909.

The Cannibal Cruise is a three-day classic car show July 10 to 12 at the Truckee Regional Park. In 2008 there were 230 classic vehicles on display and thousands of spectators and participants.Weekend events include static car displays, craft faire, live music, continuous entertainment, Sock Hop, Poker Run and Poker Walk, games and entertainment just for the kids, parade of winners, lots of food and much more. Admission is free so plan on bringing the whole family out to the park and enjoy the cars, weather and entertainment.The Truckee Optimist Club is a non-profit service club and all proceeds go directly to programs, grants, and scholarships for the Youth of Truckee. Call 582-9062 or e-mail

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