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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Truckee Hotel celebrates renovations with free music, wine and tourThe historic Truckee Hotel, located at the east end of Commercial Row or the andamp;#8220;Truckee Thursdayandamp;#8217;s Main Drag,andamp;#8221; will host an open house Thursday, June 14, 4-8 p.m. This is the first in a series of open houses set to coincide with the summerandamp;#8217;s weekly Truckee Thursday event celebrating the hotelandamp;#8217;s recent renovations.The Truckee Hotel has been a historic Sierra Tahoe landmark since it opened its doors as the American House in 1873. While it has undergone a facelift here and there to keep it current, the recent improvements have added first-rate amenities and service without detracting from its old-world charm and affordable rates. Bathtubs still have claw feet, the mirror in lobby survived the fire of 1909, friendly ghosts are happy with the new warm color, soft candle-lit effect of new chandeliers and proximity to other great Truckee haunts. (Do ghosts do the Legacy Trail?).The open house starts with complimentary Moodyandamp;#8217;s wine on tap being served at Lorien Powerandamp;#8217;s Jewelry Studio in the hotel’s lobby, adjacent to the new parlor. The hosted music starts at 6 p.m. and self-guided hotel tours are welcome until 8 p.m. with a knowledgeable guest services member on hand to answer any questions. For more information contact the Truckee Hotel at 530-587-4444.Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Avian Summer VisitorsJune 14, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. Summer is a perfect time to learn about birds that migrate to the Lake Tahoe Basin for the season. Join Kirk Hardie, co-executive director of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science for two events introducing the migratory birds of the Lake Tahoe region.Kirk will present a talk on these avian visitors to the area on Thursday, June 14, 2012 (no-host bar at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins 6 p.m., $5 donation suggested) at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College campus and a bird watching walk on June 16 starting at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station.For additional information, call 775-881-7566, or visit Simon to host North Tahoe Chamber mixerPorter Simon will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association Business Mixer Thursday, June 14, 5-7 p.m., at their new office, which is located at 210 Grove Street in Tahoe City.The gathering will recognize the law firmandamp;#8217;s new partner, Louis A. Basile, who has practiced law for 33 years in Tahoe City. This event is a great opportunity to mingle and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks, and is free and open to the public.Porter Simonandamp;#8217;s attorneys have expertise in a broad range of practice areas. The firmandamp;#8217;s philosophy is to serve their clientsandamp;#8217; legal needs by providing effective and prompt solutions, from business planning to litigation. The companyandamp;#8217;s attorneys are skilled at identifying and solving problems, with an eye toward developing long-term solutions to ensure future success. Porter Simon also has offices in Truckee, California and Reno, Nev.For more information about the mixer, call 530-581-8764 or email City Downtown Association Fundraiser Tahoe GalHelp the Tahoe City Downtown Association kick off another fun summer season with an evening cruise on the Tahoe Gal, Thursday, June 14, 5:30-8 p.m., launching from the Lighthouse Mall, 952 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event and include one drink ticket and an assortment of tasty bites and and other delights.Featuring music by Nick and Kimba. Kick off summer with a smile, join us for on this funeveningon the Tahoe Gal. For more information visit War Veterans headstone dedicationJune 23, 10 a.m., Sierra Mountain Cemetery, 10375 East Jibboom St., Truckee. The American Civil War, April 12, 1861-April 9, 1865. Last shot fired June 22, 1865. Many organizations are actively working to recognize the final resting places of all andamp;#8220;forgottenandamp;#8221; veterans. To this end, Truckee Cemetery District has been able to validate the service of six previously unmarked resting sites of Civil War Veterans within the cemetery. All six now have their monuments.You are invited to witness the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors perform a formal and honorable military dedication to these soldiers, partnered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General William Passmore Carlin, Camp 25 Nevada and California. Parking is limited so please try to car pool. Period Dress is welcome. This will be a formal ceremony and all are asked to treat it as such.Tahoe League for Charity grantsTahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2012. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA, 96145, Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2012. For information contact Karyn at 530-525-1342.Ganong earns mastersDerek Ganong, who grew up in Alpine Meadows and attended North Tahoe High School for three years and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2006, just earned his masters degree in jazz music-trumpet from NYU – New York University. He has also just been accepted into the doctor of musical arts in jazz performance instrumental program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami for the fall of 2012.Ridgel graduates from University of Puget SoundCourtney Ridgel, a 2008 graduate of Truckee High School, graduated from the University of Puget Sound on May 13, 2012. Ridgel majored in politics and government specializing in international relations.Ridgel is the daughter of Jeff and Carrie Ridgel and Laurie and Scott Scheibner of Truckee. While a student at Puget Sound, Ridgel participated in Puget Sound Band, Puget Sound Outdoors, photo-services photography, sailing, mixed martial arts, ballet, work study, and internships.Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, independent, national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Wash.Last day of school free beach day Join Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District on Tuesday, June 19, noon-4 p.m., for free admission to West End Beach at Donner Lake. Meet the kayak; SUP and SUP Yoga; and sailing instructors. Receive class demos, and free limited rental use of kayaks, SUPs and paddleboats. All watercraft use is free for that day. Come out and get on the water for a fun day at the beach. For more information call TDRPD at 530-582-7720.Casting clinicTruckee Tahoe Fly Fishers is putting Flycasting clinic in lieu of their June meeting. It will be held at June 21, 5 p.m. at the park behind the Fire Station on Donner Pass Road near the Truckee High School and adjourn at 7 p.m. to the Blue Coyote. The purpose is to tune up fly casting skills. People who want to attend should have their own rods, and lines. If someone wants to attend as a starter they can get outfitted at Mountain Hardware fishing department, see Tom or Steve, just across the street. Email Paul Warmerdam at for information or visit Teas Downtown CruiseDress up your favorite bike and cruise Tahoe City downtown in the inaugural Tahoe Teas Thursday June 21. Itandamp;#8217;s all about fun, but they will andamp;#8220;very seriouslyandamp;#8221; judge the best decorated bike in junior (up to age 10) and big people (everyone else) divisions. Win some great prizes. Meet for registration at 6 p.m. at Jackpine parking lot on Jackpine Street. The cruise starts at 7 p.m. riding through downtown to Commons Beach. Cost: $10 donation requested. Prizes for best and most fun cruiser bike so put your imagination to work!Food, tea and beer, followed up with Adventure Sports Week andamp;#8211; Movie Night in the park. Your $10 donation will go toward Biking for a Better World nonprofit organization.Lake of the Sky Garden Club MeetingLake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday June 25, at Tahoe Tree Company (McBrides Nursery) on West Shore Boulevard and Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City.The social starts at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 4 p.m. The speaker is Jeff Corbett, Daylily Hybridzer, who will have a powerpoint presentation and slide show. Tickets will be on sale to members and non-members for the 2012 Lake of the Sky Garden Tour. The tour features 10 gardens this year includig three lakefronts. This event is a sell out so get your tickets early. Cost is $20 for paid members and $25 for non members. Contact Rich Caravelli for ticket information and purchase at 530-583-4066 or

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