Truckee Tahoe community announcements

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) is holding a mixer on Friday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the new CATT office, 12313 Soaring Way, across the street from Truckee Town Hall. It’s open to the public and free of charge. CATT extends a special invitation to anyone who is thinking of joining CATT. Food from Florian’s will include California pinwheels, finger sandwiches, vegetable crudits, meat and cheese platters and seasonal fruit. Remember your business cards for the raffle. Prizes will include a Dewalt battery drill, Pacific Crest Restaurant gift certificate, sweatshirts, beach coolers, gold swag and more. Come to the Mixer and find out more about the activities and benefits of CATT membership. Table displays from 18 members will also be featured. Kick off your weekend with CATT. Call 550-9999 or e-mail

Kick off your summer with a salute to the Flag Day, Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Village Center, Incline Village, Nev. Located at Mays and Southwood, there will be a BBQ and live entertainment, local artists, farm fresh produce and Village Center shopping specials. Discover our many summer events planned for the Village Center, and pick up a free flag at Dress the Part(y). This community party is free to the public.

Tahoe Youth Ballet, a new company showcasing young local dancers and established guest artists, will debut on Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m. at the North Tahoe High School Theater with a program featuring two world premiere ballets by Artistic Director Christin Hanna and two works by guest choreographers Deborah Lohse and Miro Magloire. For this performance, guest artists Elizabeth Brown of New Chamber Ballet and Britton Spitler of Cincinnati Ballet will join the company’s seven local dancers. Tickets are available at or by calling 1(800) 838-3006.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has partnered with Leave No Trace and Sierra Nevada Journeys to present a Leave No Trace Trainer Course June 13 and 14. The two-day course will cover hands-on training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to apply them in the backcountry. The course is designed for educators, guides, agency employees, and outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. The course is $65 which includes a one year membership to LNT, certification, educational materials, outdoor products plus two meals. Space is limited, registration required. Call (775) 298-0238.

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 on site 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 three cubic yards per trip. Contact Nicole Dorr at 582-2909.

The Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) will hold its 13th annual fundraising event, WIN for Charity, on Saturday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tahoe City Yacht Club. Ample wine-tasting and catered hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Raffle items include Italian foodstuffs, gift certificates to stores, restaurants and businesses, golf outings and more. The Live Auction will feature a week in an Oceanside condo in Newport, Ore. and two lake cruises. Make your reservation for $50 and be eligible to WIN the exciting door prize. All proceeds from the TLC WIN event fund college scholarships for local youth, and grants to local nonprofit organizations. Call WIN event chair, MaryEllen Vogt at 587-8137.

A popular Truckee area band is opening up the concert in the park series this year, Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Truckee amphitheater. The series is sponsored by the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District. The Deckheads are sponsored by John Foley M.D. and Tahoe Forest Physical Therapy. The Deckheads are aptly named for performances on local ski resort decks about 12 years ago. The music combines country rock, alternative rock, Jimmy Buffett and originals. The band was founded by Pete Nevin who’s musical singing and song-writing roots go back to Texas in the 70s. The show at the park includes an active volcano, Deckhead cantina, palm trees, and Tiki Gods. Come dressed in your finest Hawaiian shirts and dresses.

The North Lake Tahoe chamber Education is offering free field trips to the Tahoe Education Center, recommended for front line and concierge employees June 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, Nev. UC Davis staff will present geological processes for Lake Tahoe, invasive species and urbanization info, Best Management Practices and Tahoe myths and facts. Free shuttles available, call Kym Fabel at 581-8764.

The spirit of our first pioneers is alive and well in Tahoe City. 2009 represents the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Watson Cabin, an icon of Tahoe history. The summer-long celebration kicks off June 19 with a Chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Call (530) 583-1762 or visit Historical Tahoe City Walking Tours are included in the celebration, meeting at 10 a.m. at the Visitors Center, ending at the Gatekeeper’s Museum. This month’s tours are scheduled for June 13, 20 and 27.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund is sponsoring the second annual andamp;#8220;Senior Spring Cleaningandamp;#8221; for Truckee seniors on Sunday June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truckee Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Dr. , Truckee. Volunteer activities include cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, window washing, beautifying porches and moving furniture. Cleaning supplies will be provided by the Queen of Hearts Fund. Donations of cleaning materials, gardening tools and plants are welcome. Contact Irene Self at (775) 888-4474 or Check contributions can be made to the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Please make the check out to TTCF and designate andamp;#8220;Spring Cleaningandamp;#8221; on the comment line. To volunteer contact Judi Roberts at 582-6992 or e-mail

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club announced tickets to the Truckee Chili Cookoff are now available. The Truckee Chili Cookoff will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the Truckee Regional Park. Tickets for unlimited chili tasting are $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children under 12 and are available from the Truckee Donner Chamber, California Land Title, 10800 Donner Pass Road, any Sunrise Rotarian and on the event Web site, This community fundraiser will provide a day of family fun with non-stop entertainment, food and beverages and a host of activities for adults and children. There are still spaces for cooking teams. There is no charge to contestants for a guaranteed good time. Visit, or contact Jeff Sparksworthy at (530) 386-4275 or

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