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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Buy tickets early for the carnival at Truckee Regional Park rodeo parking lot, through Aug. 2, and save up to 50 percent with proceeds to benefit the Tahoe Childrenandamp;#8217;s Foundation. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the gate for unlimited rides. Purchase them at Safeway stores in Truckee and Kings Beach, Village Family Square, The Potlatch, Tahoe Childrenandamp;#8217;s Foundation in Incline Village. Carnival hours: Friday, July 31, from 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 1, from noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 2, from noon to 10 p.m.The Tahoe Childrenandamp;#8217;s Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 to provide parent education and offer programs for infants, toddlers and young threes before preschool. Visit or (775) 832-8230.Desolation Wilderness TRTA Guided HikeA lollipop hike with the loop around three Tahoe Rim Trail gems in the Desolation Wilderness: Dickandamp;#8217;s Lake, Fontanillis Lake and Upper Velma Lake will be guided Friday, July 31. Participants should expect a steep climb, and a full day hike. This hike is 11 miles total round trip, with elevation gain and is a full day hike. Participants are expected to be able to hike two miles an hour at altitude, bring lunch, snacks and water. Sorry, no dogs on this hike. For information go to or call the TRTA at (775) 298-0012.Rock andamp; Roll for trailsTruckee Trails Foundationandamp;#8217;s summer fundraiser, Rock andamp; Roll for Trails, is slated for Friday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. Hear local Santana tribute band, Montaa, play at the Village at Northstar. Dance or skate to the music and at dusk, watch the local premier of andamp;#8220;Masters of Stone VI,andamp;#8221; the latest in a series of phenomenal rock climbing movies by local cinematographer Eric Perlman. The event is free with proceeds from roller skate rentals and the purchase of Fat Tire Ale benefiting the Truckee Trails Foundation. Fun raffle and silent auction prizes will also be awarded. Contact Allison at 587-8214 with questions.Water Carnival at Village GreenThe Water Carnival is for kids of all ages from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Village Green in Incline Village, Nev. It will include giant inflatable water slides, slip slides, water games and more. This will be a safari themed adventure for everyone and is free. Spaces for vendors are available for $40 per booth. Please call Christina Flores at (775) 832-1321 for vendor reservations or to volunteer at this event.Saddle up at Squaw Valley USASquaw Valley USA is saddling up for Wild West Weekend, Aug. 1-2, a soiree of western-themed events, including pony rides, a petting zoo, square dancing, authentic western barbecue, live music, cowboy poetry and story telling.Tales of TahoeMcAvoy Layne presents andamp;#8220;Mark Twainandamp;#8217;s Tales of Tahoeandamp;#8221; at Aspen Grove, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 31 and Sept. 7.Gate opens at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner. Full bar open from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets $22 in advance $25 at the gate. Tickets available at or call (775) 833-1835 for Information.Flamenco at Sierra Hot SpringsGopal Slavonic andamp; Company return to the Green Room at Sierra Hot Springs in Sierraville for an evening of andamp;#8220;Flamenco Del Oro,andamp;#8221; Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. Roger Aiton on percussion, vocals by andamp;#8220;La Leta,andamp;#8221; Gopal on Flamenco guitar and very talented Flamenco dancing with wooden shoes, castanets and a hint of attitude make this an evening of entertainment not to be missed. All Sierra Hot Springs events are free to registered guests. See the Workshops andamp; Events menu at for details. Discover a secret.Kings Beach Parentandamp;#8217;s Co-op FundraiserThe second annual Fundraiser for the Kingandamp;#8217;s Beach Parentandamp;#8217;s Co-op is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Crosbyandamp;#8217;s in Incline Village. The benefit will include a silent auction, raffle, food and other special events for children. The whole family is welcome to attend. For information call (530) 848-8072. Freshwater megafish and childrenandamp;#8217;s scienceMark your calendar for Wednesday, Aug. 5 when the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center hosts andamp;#8220;Freshwater Megafish: The Unseen Monsters that Share our Lakes and Rivers,andamp;#8221; presented by Dr. Zeb Hogan and Brant Allen at 5:30 p.m. on the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village. A $5 donation is requested at the door. Also coming up at the Research Center is the 10th annual Childrenandamp;#8217;s Environmental Science Day Friday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when children ages 8 and older are invited to spend an interactive day with scientists learning about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe. Phone (775) 881-7560.Tahoe City Wednesday wine tastings Lakeside in Tahoe City (behind Safeway) is hosting wine tastings every Wednesday night throughout the summer at 7 p.m. Each week will feature a different winemaker or representative from a winery or vineyard. Each selection will be paired with delicious foods. A portion of the $8 tasting fee will be donated to a local charity. Trinchero Napa Valley on Aug. 5. E-mail or call 583-2000. A full moon garden dedicationThe community is invited to the Rideout Community Garden, 740 Timberland Lane, for a garden appreciation, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring an herb to plant in the gardenandamp;#8217;s center. Thanks to all of the generous community members and groups that have made the Rideout Community Garden possible. For more information contact Rhonda Kreidler at (530) 386-3683.Kings Beach Parentandamp;#8217;s Co-op accepting first-grade enrollmentThe Kingandamp;#8217;s Beach Parentandamp;#8217;s Co-op is adding a first grade class for the 2009-2010 school year. This is in addition to the existing 2 to 6 year old classes available at the school. Enrollment deadline is Aug. 10. Classes are limited to 10 children. For application or information call (530) 848-8072.Chapel celebrationOn Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. the Chapel of the Transfiguration, aka Outdoor Chapel, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. The chapel, constructed in 1909 of stone and timbers by the Watson family, is believed to be the oldest church in continuous use within the Lake Tahoe basin. Come join the celebration. There will be a Eucharistic service consecrated by Barry Beisner, Episcopal Bishop of Northern California, followed by an outdoor reception. Members and guests are encouraged to wear 1909 attire, and decorative hats will be available for all.

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