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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Ribbon cutting for completed trails

The Truckee Trails Foundation is pleased to announce the townand#8217;s completion of Phase II of the Truckee River Legacy Trail and the Donner Pass Road bike lane at Donner Lake, both important steps in the vision of a more pedestrian-safe and bike-friendly community. Bring the family to Town of Truckeeand#8217;s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Thursday, July 23, 2 p.m., at the Legacy Trail Pedestrian Bridge on East River Street. Bike safety instruction and free helmets will be provided to children, courtesy of the Truckee Police Department. Light refreshments will also be available. Following the ceremony, head on over to Downtown Truckee Thursday.

Tall whitetop pull

Join the Friends of Squaw Creek for the third tall whitetop pull this year, July 25, at 8 a.m. The invasive weed is about to go to flower and disperse its seeds throughout the meadow. Water, gloves, sunscreen provided. Work for an hour to help remove this noxious invasive weed from the Squaw meadow. Meet at the east entrance to Squaw Valley stables, Olympic Valley. Call Ed 583-1817 for more information.

Kids Art Camp

Truckee artist Karen Frances will be the artist in residence for the kids ART Saturday on July 25, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. She will read and#8220;The Secret of the Wizardand#8217;s Wand,and#8221; written by Terry Lowey and illustrated by Karen Frances. Children will use colored pencils to draw what makes them happy. This program is a part of the free or low cost childrenand#8217;s art programs which NTA has been sponsoring since February 2009. There is no charge for Kidand#8217;s Art Saturdays and no reservations are required. Call 581-2787 or e-mail Visit

Kings Beach Parents Co-op expands programs

The Kings Beach Parents Co-op, which opened as a preschool program in the fall of 2006, continues to expand and plans to offer a multi-age elementary school program for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year, in addition to existing preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. This new program is open to children in grades K-5 and will incorporate a place-based style of learning. Compliance with state testing regulations is enforced, and our teacher is a California certified educator. Individuality, respect, and learning are all fostered in a smaller classroom environment with a higher level of parent involvement. There will also be music and Spanish classes. This program offers an alternative for parents who wish to provide the best education possible for their children in a family-friendly, supportive environment. KBPC encourages children to express themselves individually while guiding their education in a positive manner. Call them at 546-7519.

There is an upcoming fundraiser for all of the Co-op programs on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Crosbyand#8217;s restaurant, Incline Village, Nev. at 6 p.m. There will be face painting, a silent auction and great raffle prizes. Meal tickets are $20 at the door, call (775) 546-7519, or e-mail

About Boating Safety class

About Boating Safety is a one-day class taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary covering an introduction to boating, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, boat handling, knots, handling emergencies and much, much more. North Tahoe Events Center Aug. 1. Phone 587-3334 for information.

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