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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Blue Tahoe Toastmasters, a local club that helps people learn how to be comfortable with public speaking, has moved its meeting location to the Community Center in Tahoe City, 380 N. Lake Blvd. Weekly meetings are from 7 to 8:15 a.m. every Friday, upstairs in the Community Center. Call Mary Margaret at 581-2030.

Dr. Gary P. Gilroy is a music professor at Fresno State and a world recognized composer of band music. On Wednesday, May 20 from 8 to 9:45 a.m., Dr. Gilroy will direct North Tahoe High School students on his own composition. Many of his works are recommended by the “Editors’ Choice” panel for outstanding music. One such piece, “Spitfire,” is a raucous tune that fascinated the North Tahoe High School Wind Ensemble. The group took this piece to festival and was awarded Superior marks for its performance. Dr. Gilroy will generously rehearse his work with North Tahoe for the cost of food and gas.

The California Scholarship Federation club is a Truckee High School club that raises money for graduating seniors of the club and strives to make the school a cleaner atmosphere by picking up trash and recycling. The club will host a local film fest of Truckee high school students’ original films Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tahoe High School Auditorium. The films are judged by the audience, based on categories such as best effects, best story and best overall. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. There will be an assortment of baked goods, pizza and drinks at 6:30 p.m.

Join historian Gayle Green for a walk through Donner State Memorial Park to the Donner Party cabin sites Saturday, May 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn about the tragic events during the winter of 1846-47. The Donner Party members, stranded by heavy snows, were unable to cross the pass before winter and were forced to make camp at Donner Lake and Alder Creek. Their story is one of the most memorable epics of the opening of the American west.

Campers get in free at the Emigrant Trail Museum. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 5 p.m. after May 24. Call 582-7892 for information.

An extraordinary exhibition titled, “The Artists’ Universe” from the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), presented by Space Science for Schools, is on display through July 31, 2009 at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. The Artists’ Universe will introduce visitors to the art and science of astronomical illustration.

The exhibit allows visitors to see that artwork in this genre requires disciplined study, meticulous rendering and can be extensions of a very real and rigorous science. Part of the exhibition will also be displayed at the Hyatt Hotel and Sierra Nevada College’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Research. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council and local support from the William Baly Memorial Trust and Composites West. E-mail or call 546-7249.

Create a masterpiece with a pro! North Tahoe Arts is proud to announce their Kids ART Series. These Saturday workshops will take place throughout the summer starting from noon to 2 p.m. and offer children the chance to work with professional artists at the North Tahoe Arts center in Tahoe City, 380 N. Lake Blvd. For more information or call 581-2787.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is pleased to announce the creation of a three-day, regional guide and hike leader training that will be offered May 29-31, 2009. The training will be held at Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City, and the course cost includes food and dormitory style lodging. This training is designed for those that wish to guide for the TRTA, or for another organization. Cost: $145 per person and includes all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch and dormitory style lodging. To register, please visit or call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012.

Many people have been forced to give up their pets due to the slowing economy. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to help ensure people can keep their animals. If it is financially difficult for you, or someone you know, to feed their pet the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe can assist. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to ensure all pets are healthy and well fed. Give them a call at 587-5948 or 581-3199.

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