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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Attention Kings Beach Downtown

The newly incorporated Kings Beach Downtown Association would like to invite all Kings Beach downtown business owners and downtown business property owners to join us. Membership is now 30-plus strong. Its mission is to make Kings Beach a more wonderful place to live, a community where businesses can thrive and a town in which we can all take pride. The nominal fee is $25 per year. For more information contact John Wainscoat at kingjohn5@sbcglobal.net or Carolyn Nixon at robinsnesttahoe@aol.com.

Tickets Now on sale for Trails and Vistas

Tickets have sold out three years in a row so donand#8217;t delay. Buy your tickets now and save, prices increase on Aug. 15. Tickets are on sale now, cost $25 for adults and $10 for children, Aug. 15 tickets increase by $5. Visit trailsandvistas.org or call 587-2757. Hikes led by an experienced guide, pausing at 10 dream-inspired art venues at Squaw Valley USA.

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. 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.

Stargazing at Martis Creek lake

The Martis Creek Campground Amphitheater, take Highway 267, two miles south of Truckee and turn left at Martis Creek Lake. Aug. 14: Stargazing Party with the Astronomical Society of Nevada and their big telescopes, viewing the Perseids meteor shower, 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 with bat biologists, 7 p.m. Call 587-8113.

Boatworks Marina Green fine arts and crafts festival

Meet with more than 45 artisans and craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Two weekends, Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boatworks Marina Green, open grassy area overlooking Lake Tahoe, 760 N. Lake Blvd. Visit http://www.pacificfinearts.com.

Free yard waste drop off

North 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, (530) 546-2212.

Summit Pioneer Awards

The Donner Summit Historical Society announces the second annual Summit Pioneer Awards to be presented Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at the Donner Summit Historical Societyand#8217;s museum in Soda Springs, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the awards presentation scheduled for 2 p.m. Visit http://www.donnersummithistoricalsociety.org for more information.

Heritage Week in Tahoe City

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 Tahoeand#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.

Whatand#8217;s up at Sierra College

Community members are invited to find out about what goes on at Sierra Collegeand#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 community

Itand#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. Theyand#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 and#8220;closet comicsand#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, man

A free, one-hour informational event on the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, and learn about our areaand#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.

Womenand#8217;s Estate Planning Beyond Basics

Donald 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 perform

Internationally 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. and#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.and#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 Nilsenand#8217;s ever-growing audience. As Chicago radio personality Rick Oand#8217;Dell observes, and#8220;John is one of our showand#8217;s most requested and talked about artists.and#8221;