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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Send your birthday and anniversary announcements to Community Editor Amy Edgett at, to be published in the Sierra Sun. Tell us how old you are, how long you’ve been married, where, when and how you plan to mark the festive occasion. Please enter birthday or anniversary in the subject of your e-mail. Submissions should be 75-150 words. No photographs, please.

Enter your action photo in the Sierra Sun’s Summer Adventure Photo Contest at The winner gets a trip for two on the Lower Truckee with I.R.I.E. Rafting Company (, a Class II-III whitewater run from Boca Dam through the Floriston Gorge. Select images will be published throughout the season in the Sun. Contest ends Aug. 18, rafting trip good this season. Here’s to mud in your eye!

Wednesday, June 16 at 5 p.m. to raise awareness regarding what’s happening in Bristol Bay, Alaska, the largest salmon producing region in the world. A copper mine is slated to be built in this region’s headwaters, threatening this species of wild fish, along with fisherman’s livelihoods. Qandamp;A session and discussion open and free to the public 5 to 6:30 p.m. about how fish are caught, what fish to avoid, why sustainable seafood is crucial to the health of the oceans and what questions consumers should ask when purchasing seafood. Bill Carter, a published author who has written books on social responsibility and sustainable seafood, will speak. A short informative film will also be shown. Dinner of sustainably harvested seafood to follow. Proceeds will benefit Satelite, an organization working to promote awareness about Bristol Bay Salmon and Slow Food Lake Tahoe. Reservations are highly recommended, call 587-0557.

Quickly becoming a feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays 2010 will kick off June 17 and continue through Aug. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. Offering a host of children’s activities, live music, art, the Foothills Farmers Market, a beer garden and vendors of all ilk, this lively weekly event is on the locals’ and visitors’ must-do list. For more information about participating as a vendor, entertainer, nonprofit or sponsor, contact

The Truckee River Watershed Council and the Sierra Nevada Alliance have kicked off a River Friendly Landscaping campaign to help remedy soil erosion running into Donner Lake, the Truckee River and Donner and Alder Creeks. An informational mixer is slated for Saturday, June 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Patricia S. Sutton Memorial conservation garden. Refreshments will be provided. Call 550-8760 ext. 4 to RSVP to River Friendly Landscaping or just show up! Visit for more information.

The Town of Truckee in partnership with Suddenlink Communications is happy to announce the Fourth Annual Electronic Waste Recycling event scheduled for June 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road. Residents are encouraged to drop off all their old electronic equipment for free recycling. Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, radios, telephones and fax machines are common electronic products that must be kept out of your household trash and recycled separately. All of these items plus more will be accepted during the annual collection event. Contact Nichole Dorr, Town of Truckee at 582-2909 or e-mail

Huge parking-lot sale, Saturday, June 26, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. Please join a day of family fun with quality items at great prices, delicious BBQ food and face painting for the children. Coffee and baked goods will be available to purchase for breakfast. You are invited to stay for a yummy lunch at affordable prices. Departments Include: Kitchen, small appliances, home decor, linens, holiday decor; books, tapes, DVD’s, games; exercise equipment, fitness gadgets and accessories; tools, garden and outdoor items (sorry no ski equipment); electronics: TV’s, VCR (sorry no computers or printers); clothing and accessories; furniture items; bake sale items. Call 587-6025. Come early and stay awhile!

TLC is accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2010. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization and the other paragraph stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying, 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, 2010. For information contact Ellen at (530) 448-4155.

Motivated individuals who are enthusiastic and willing to get dirty and plant native plants in the new Tahoe City Field Station native plant demonstration garden June 28 and 30 at 8:30 a.m., UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station, 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. Bring gloves and sunscreen. Water and snacks will be provided. Call (775) 881-7560, ext. 7483.

Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help with summer fundraisers: July 4th weekend the auxiliary sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, and novelty items at the fire station while the firefighters serve a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast. Then on Sunday, Aug. 1, sell donated books and baked goods in downtown Tahoma. These two sales raise funds to purchase equipment for the fire district. New members are always welcome. Help is especially needed July 3 and 4, but there are many ways to participate. Do you enjoy baking? Would you like to meet your neighbors? Is it time to clear out that collection of books? If you are interested in joining the fun, please call Carol Endicott at 525-1970 to volunteer.

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