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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Clips of Faith beer and film festival

Truckee is one of 14 stops along New Belgiumand#8217;s nationwide tour, includes beers from New Belgiumand#8217;s Lips of Faith portfolio and amateur film clips from kayaking buddies navigating grizzlies and whales, to an absurdist spaghetti western about a flat tire (and some beer). Visual odes to peopleand#8217;s love affairs with their bikes, assorted comedy shorts and thought-provoking environmental pieces. Food from local vendors. No admission fee, just the cost of beer and food. All beer proceeds benefit the Truckee Trails Foundation. Friday, July 30, 7:30-10:30 p.m. (films begin at dark), Truckee River Regional Park: Chief Truckee Lawn. Outside food is welcome, alcohol is not (leave that to New Belgium). Bring low chairs or blankets or lounge on the grass.

Rummage sale to benefitSquaw Valley Chapel

Rummage Sale, Squaw Valley, July 31, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 1602 Squaw Valley Rd., corner Christy Hill and Squaw Valley Road. Luggage, barbecue, complete patio set. Donations accepted, clean clothing, household items in good condition, working order. No mattresses or pillows. Call Bev to drop off. 386-2060. Truck pickup of large items Friday, July 30. Call Guthrie at 583-7401. Benefit Squaw Valley Chapel.

Lake of the Sky Garden Tour

Lake of the Sky will host their 22nd annual garden tour, the 2010 West Shore Garden Tour, Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will fund one or two $1,000 scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $5,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries. The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and information visit

Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival

Third Annual Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates art in the outdoors Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1. Hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchantand#8217;s Association, this free event will give visitors the chance to meet with more than 45 award-winning artists and crafts people showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Downtown Truckee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street.

Fields to Fork, A Toolbox for the Informed Eater

Includes talks about and#8220;Organic Labelingand#8221; by Stephen Bird, and#8220;The #1 Secret to Healthy Eatingand#8221; by Dr. Caroline Wadlin MD and and#8220;From our Soils to our Supplements and#8212; Modern Nutrition for Health and Wellnessand#8221; by Dr. Daniel Smith, DC, and Cooking Demonstration and lunch by Chef Jacob of Stella Restaurant and talk by Suzanne Ashworth of Del Rio Botanicals, Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee. For more information visit or call (800) 404-1065. Five percent of the proceeds from the Fields To Fork workshop will be donated to the Squaw Valley Institute. The evening before, enjoy An Evening at Stella, a Special Summer Tasting menu with Wine Pairing at 6:30 p.m., for reservations call 582-5655.

Martis Creek Lake campfire programs

Saturday, July 31: How to Live Green. Learn how everyday life impacts the planet and what you can do to reduce your impact. Aug. 7: Living in Harmony with Bears. Learn how bears think and how to behave when visiting bear country. Presented by the Bear League of Lake Tahoe. Aug. 14: Stargazing Party with the Astronomical Society of Nevada and their big telescopes. Meet at the amphitheater at 8 p.m. Dress warmly for an evening under the stars. Aug. 21: TAPPED, The story of bottled water. Presented by the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association. Sept. 4: BATS! A new and different bat program this year with bat biologists. See how bats are caught, counted, measured, studied and released. Meet at amphitheater at 7 p.m.

New Toastmaster Club in Truckee

The newest Toastmasterand#8217;s club is meeting each Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. at the TDPUD Board Room. Toastmasterand#8217;s offers a unique way for individuals to practice and hone their communication and public speaking skills. For more information contact Carmen Carr at 550-5191 or e-mail

Vacation Bible School

Get ready to experience the most amazing community get-together under the sun as children pre-school through fifth grade join Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church for BAOBAB BLAST Vacation Bible School. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, 10079 Church St., Truckee, 587-4407.

Riverside Studios to celebrate First Friday

Please help us celebrate Riverside Studiosand#8217; move by joining First Friday Aug. 6, 4-8 p.m. This will be an opening for the hanging show by Mary Kenny and Chris Crossen. There will be music, refreshments and as always a fresh perspective on art. Riverside Studios is now located at 10060 Donner Pass road. For information call 587-3789 or visit

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