Truckee Tahoe community announcements
The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Sun want your best shot. Enter your action photo: Mountain biking, climbing, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding you name it in our Summer Adventure Photo Contest. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com/adventurephoto. Voting and submissions open through Sept. 6. The first place photo submission wins a trip for two on the Lower Truckee with I.R.I.E. Rafting Company, a fast-paced, local Class II-III whitewater run. Take the trip this summer or next: The river runs through September. Select images will also be published in the Sun. Visit raftirie.com.Celebrating a birthday or anniversary?Send your birthday and anniversary announcements to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org to be published each week in the Sierra Sun. Tell us how old you are, how long youandamp;#8217;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.Good Dirty Fun Trail CrewsJoin the Truckee Trails Foundation and Truckee Donner Land Trust in local trail building and trail maintenance! Work locations vary – check website for up-to-date information and to sign up at http://www.gooddirtyfun.org. Wednesdays, Sept. 1-29, 4:15-7:15 p.m.; Saturdays through Sept. 25, 9 a.m.Tomatoes and BellesSept. 2, 5 – 8 p.m., Artisans Market Place, 10382 Donner Pass Road, Brickelltown, Truckee. Donandamp;#8217;t miss the End of Summer Party at the Artisans Market Place. The fun starts at 5 p.m. with wine and snacks and a tour of the gallery and the art from 18 co-op artists. Call 530-401-8917.Akiko performs for Got Music scholarshipsAkikoandamp;#8217;s tip jar proceeds from her Friday, Sept. 3 evening Cottonwood gig in Truckee will go toward music scholarships for ages kindergarten plus through the nonprofit Got Music andamp; More. In partnership with the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District, new classes will be offered at the end of September. Check out http://www.got-music.org and http://www.tdrpd.org for information. Call Akiko at 530-308-5053 or the TDRPD at 582-7720 for class information.
The Martis Creek Campground Amphitheater, take Highway 267, two miles south of Truckee and turn left at Martis Creek Lake, follow signs to campground. Park outside of the campground entrance in parking area on left. Amphitheater is in the center of the campground; enter just past site 8. Sept. 4: BATS! A new and different bat program this year with bat biologists. See how bats are caught, counted, measured, studied and released. A new and different bat program at Martis! Presented by: Corps of Engineers and UC Davis Bat Biologists. Observe mist netting of bats for study and find out how many and what species of bats live in the Truckee Tahoe area. Bring a flashlight. Meet at amphitheater at 7 p.m. Call 587-8113.Stargazing at Big BendLoch Leven Parking area, 1/8 mile east of the Big Bend Visitor Center, 49685 Hampshire Rocks Road, Soda Springs. Join astronomer Don Machholz for a guided tour of the heavens Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight with something to mute the light and warm clothing for the twilight chill. Telescopes, star charts and expert knowledge supplied to help you discover how vast the universe appears from 5,800 feet. For information call 426-3609.Cruise Tahoe with NLT Historical SocietyThe North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is hosting a Labor Day dinner cruise on the Tahoe Gal. This is a great way to relax with friends new and old after a busy summer. Cruise includes beautiful views, dinner, coffee and dessert. Cruise boarding is at 5:30 p.m. and departs at 6 p.m. from the Tahoe Gal pier by the Post Office in Tahoe City. Tickets are not mailed for the event. Our greeter will have a guest list at the dock. Cost: $60 for members, $65 non-members. Call the Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum for information at 583-1762.Down the Rocky Road; Walk the Emigrant Trail at Big BendBig Bend Visitor Center, Tahoe National Forest, 49685 Hampshire Rocks Road, Friday, Sept. 3, 1:30 p.m. Join a walk along the Emigrant Trail to California, as well as the first paved road across the Sierra. This easy one-mile walk takes about 60 minutes to explore the evidence left by the first emigrants to cross these mountains with covered wagons in the 1840s, and discuss how their pioneering efforts affected the growth and development of the Golden State. For information 426-3609 or email@example.com.Free summer concertsPart of High Notes andamp;#8211; North Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Summerlong Music Series, http://www.TahoeHighNotes.com, are starting to wrap up. But thereandamp;#8217;s still time to groove out at Tahoe Cityandamp;#8217;s final Concerts on Commons Beach Sunday, Sept. 5 with Grammy-winner Bill Champlin and the Sons of Champlin. The free live music starts early, 3 p.m., with The Beer Gardeners.Parentandamp;#8217;s Night OutParentsandamp;#8217; Night Out will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 6 – 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City, 390 Fairway Drive. PNO will be held the first Friday night of each month during the school year. Children ages birth-12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before bringing them. This is a drop in program and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information call the church at 583-1534.My Morning OutMy Morning Out will be held Tuesday mornings through Dec. 14 at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. No MMO will be held on Tuesday Nov. 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday week. No MMO will be held if school is canceled due to snow. Children ages birth through 5 are welcome. The program runs 9 a.m. – noon. A donation of $10 per child per session is requested. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Please call the church at 583-1534.Senior Pancake BreakfastSunday, Sept. 5, 8 andamp;#8211; 11:30 p.m., Truckee Donner Senior Apartment, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments. This monthandamp;#8217;s sponsor is the Truckee Police Department. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Come early. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 550-7600.Alpen Wine FestivalVisitors and locals alike will gather to toast the end of the summer season during the 22nd annual Alpen Wine Festival at The Village at Squaw Valley USA on Sunday, Sept. 5. Wine aficionados will sip fine vintages while taking in the spectacular mountain scenery and listening to live music, all to help raise money for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. The Village at Squaw teams up with Uncorked Wine Bar to host the event. For a $40 donation to Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, guests will sip vintages served in a crystal souvenir wine glass from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets will be available starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday in The Village. The majority of wines served at the event also can be purchased at Uncorked.Microbe Planet: Life on Earth, Extreme Environments andamp; AstrobiologySept. 9, Assembly Rooms 139 andamp; 141 Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Dr. Murrayandamp;#8217;s research in aquatic and ice-laden environments utilizes new approaches for exploring the diversity and complexity of microbial life in order to understand how life functions and adapts to its surroundings here on earth. As an overview of Dr. Murrayandamp;#8217;s current research, this program will provide a better understanding of the unseen life forms that dominate this planet and connect the study of life on earth and studies elsewhere in the Universe. 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.