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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host its inaugural Heritage Week through Aug. 15 in Tahoe City, with interactive programs and events: a reflection of Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s varied history. Programs include basket-weaving classes, living history demonstrations, a historic bus tour around Lake Tahoe and the Old Time Tahoe Picnic and Movie in the Park. Experience Tahoe history with the NLT Historical Society and create lasting memories. Visit http://www.northtahoemuseums.org for schedule.Local Ed Miller to perform comedy Tahoe Comedy North continues the summer comedy series on the patio at River Ranch, Wednesday, Aug. 11. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy 10 percent off the River Ranch dinner menu on the night of the show with purchase of comedy ticket. Headlining is the riotous and versatile Bruce Mickelson. Featured comedian is Andrew Norelli. Hosting the show is West Shore local, radio actor and voice over artist, Ed Miller. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show at the River Ranch Lodge, Incline Cleaners, Grog andamp; Grist, Noahandamp;#8217;s Video and New Moon Natural Foods. Visit http://www.tahoecomedynorth.com.An evening of musicwith Tom RussellAug. 13, 6:30 p.m., North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Hear legendary singer/songwriter Tom Russell up close and personal while fostering sustainable communities across the globe with the purchase of VIP tickets ($125 per person) that include a private, lakeside cocktail party, an opportunity to meet Tom Russell in person and preferred seating at the event itself. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission tickets ($35 per person) and include a raffle, silent auction, food and no-host bar. The program begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit READ Global and its work to make rural communities in Nepal, India and Bhutan viable places for people to live, learn and prosper. allie@mythsandmountains.com, (775) 832-5454.Claire Tappaan Lodge fundraiser Clair Tappaan Lodge, Donner Summit, 19940 Donner Pass Road, Aug. 13-15. The 6th Annual August Fund Raiser will once again offer a multitude of guided hikes on Saturday and Sunday. Many of the hikes will have a theme with one to an alpine lake for lunch and swimming, a few vigorous hikes and others for people who prefer an easier, shorter foray into the Tahoe National Forest. Saturday activities will include lunch at the historic Warming Hut, watercolor techniques and more. Consider making a reservation and joining the fun and great camaraderie with fellow lodge enthusiasts. Proceeds will benefit the Lodge and the Clair Tappaan Lodge Environmental Education fund in the Sierra Club. Call 426-3632.Free yard waste drop offNorth Tahoe Regional Park and Homewood Ski Area (south lot). The North Tahoe Fire Protection District is hosting a free yard waste drop off event. Homeowners may drop off yard waste including grass, pine needles and cones, branches, shrubs and similar materials. No trash, construction waste (including lumber), or inappropriate materials will be accepted. Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., grove@ntfire.net, 546-2212.Summit Pioneer Awards to be heldThe Donner Summit Historical Society announces the second annual Summit Pioneer Awards to be presented Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at the Donner Summit Historical Societyandamp;#8217;s museum in Soda Springs. Award recipients for 2010 include Donner Summit Ski pioneers: Auburn Ski Club; Dick Buek and Hans Schroll. The event will be 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the awards presentation scheduled for 2 p.m. The event is also a celebration of the second anniversary of the DSHS museum, located at the corner of Soda Springs Road and Old Highway 40 in Soda Springs. Refreshments available. Visit http://www.donnersummithistoricalsociety.org for more information.Martis Creek Lake campfire programsThe Martis Creek Campground Amphitheater, take Hwy. 267, two miles south of Truckee and turn left at Martis Creek Lake, follow signs to campground. Park just past campground entrance in parking area on left. Amphitheater is in the center of the campground; enter just past site #8. 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. Call 587-8113.

California Retired Teachers Association luncheonCalifornia Retired Teachers Association, Division 51, Truckee Section, Christy Hill Restaurant, 115 Grove (behind Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s), Tahoe City, Aug. 16, 12:30 p.m. Luncheon meeting. Guest speaker: Robin Redmond, classified employee and parent, TTUSD. Discussion of yearly calendar. Please RSVP to lcbtruckee@gmail.com or (530) 214-8094.Whatandamp;#8217;s up at Sierra CollegeCommunity members are invited to find out about what goes on at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Tahoe-Truckee campus, Aug. 19, 5 – 7 p.m. Learn about majors, classes and ways to get involved. Classes are open to current high school students and adults. Registration for fall classes is available at http://www.sierracollege.edu. For more information call Sierra College at 550-2225.Comedy for communityItandamp;#8217;s The Aaron Wilson Comedy Show Aug. 20 at the Tahoe Biltmore and Aug. 21 at Lakeside in Tahoe City. The Lakeside show includes an afterparty with DJ Mark Oshiro. Proceeds from both shows benefit the Tahoe Community Nursery School. Two comedians, Joe Nguyen and Keven Camia, from San Francisco will do both shows with Aaron Wilson hosting. These guys are hilarious, young comedians that are about to break through to the next level, like touring, comedy central appearances and hopefully TV. Theyandamp;#8217;re coming up here to stake their claim as headliners and help Wilson put Lake Tahoe on the map for more young, talented, hungry comedians looking for a place to break out. Wilson encourages any curious andamp;#8220;closet comicsandamp;#8221; to step forward and take a chance on stage. You never know what might happen unless you try. Tickets are $10 at the door or call Aaron Wilson (530) 414-0356.Rock Art, manA free, one-hour informational event on the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, and learn about our areaandamp;#8217;s spectacular rock art sites and the work NRAF is doing to preserve them, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. Meet volunteers and staff, and find out how you can get more involved with protecting this fragile cultural resource. Hosted wine and light snacks 5:30 p.m., program 6-7 p.m. Guests are welcome to remain after the event to chat with NRAF representatives. To RSVP for this event, please call Kim at (775) 323-6723 or e-mail artontherocks@nvrockart.org. Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Womenandamp;#8217;s Estate Planning Beyond BasicsDonald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Aug. 25, 4 p.m., call (775) 298-0184. Did you know that women often live longer than men? This means that ultimately, women will be the ones affected by financial, retirement and estate planning selections. Julia Gold is a tax and estate planning attorney who will focus on issues specifically facing all women. You will learn about estate planning with an opportunity for questions. These seminars are for women by women.John Nilsen to performInternationally known recording artist, John Nilsen, will perform at Church of the Mountains, 10070 Church St. in Downtown Truckee, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. The concert is free with good-will donations accepted. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nilsen has appeared in major concert halls, but revels in the more intimate settings of smaller venues. andamp;#8220;As a performer, I like exploring beyond the boundaries of my recorded songs. It gives me the chance to offer something special, spontaneous and personal to my audience. The entire performance hinges on the connection not only between the players, but with the audience as well.andamp;#8221; Nilsen has appeared with such luminaries as Jose Feliciano, Jesse Colin Young, Kenny G, Alex De Grassi and David Foster. His recordings are featured on more than 40 musical collections and samplers throughout the globe, including a Rhino Records Sampler. Extensive radio play furthers Nilsenandamp;#8217;s ever-growing audience. As Chicago radio personality Rick Oandamp;#8217;Dell observes, andamp;#8220;John is one of our showandamp;#8217;s most requested and talked about artists.andamp;#8221;