Truckee Tahoe community announcements
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Pump up the volume at the Teen Volunteer Day for North Lake Tahoe/Truckee teenagers at The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach, May 18, 3-6 p.m. All teens are welcome to meet other teens and get involved in the community while having a blast. They’ll crank up the volume on the old school boom box (101.5 of course) and provide drinks and snacks. This is a great opportunity to get community service hours done and check out the Boys andamp; Girls Club’s new Teen Fitness Center, home of the North Lake Titans Boxing Team. Call 530-546-4324 or visit http://www.BGCNLT.org.
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will host a joint Chamber Business Mixer at Pullen Realty Group, Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m., 10270 Donner Pass Road (Brickelltown) in Truckee.Attendees will mix and mingle, while enjoying great food and drinks, as well as raffle gifts. Pullen Realty Group, based in Truckee, provides clients with honest, objective advice based upon observation of market trends, data and past experience. For more information about the mixer, call Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce manager, at 530-581-8764 or email@example.com.
The North Tahoe High School Jazz Ensemble is holding a New Orleans Jazz Performance Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the North Tahoe High School Theater.Tickets are available directly from Jazz Ensemble students or The Store, 850 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students purchased in advance and $13 adults and $8 students at the door. Proceeds directly benefit the Jazz Ensemble Tour and generally all other North Tahoe High Jazz Ensemble activities.
The Truckee Little League Annual Community Rummage Sale, its largest fundraiser, will help fund the 2011 program serving 400 local boys and girls ages 4-12. Truckee Little League is seeking donated items to sell. A receipt for your donation is available.The Rummage Sale will be held at the Truckee PUD parking lot on Donner Pass Road during the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 starting at 8:30 a.m.For donation pickup or drop off information please call 530-414-4001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truckee Senior Girl Scout Troop 1313 is leading efforts to collect new and gently used work gloves to send to the Alabama Girl Scout Council for clean-up efforts. Through May 31, stop in at Mountain Hardware in Truckee and drop off new or gently used work gloves at the drop-off bin. Gloves will be shipped to Salvation Army in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 1. Donations for shipping can be sent to Truckee Troop 1313, P.O. Box 3371, Truckee, CA 96160. Your donation and passing the word is appreciated. For more information contact leader Ursula Riina at 530-448-9147.
Lecture by David Antonucci, May 19. This presentation brings a broad introduction and overview of the important facts and unique history of Lake Tahoe to everyone. Hear about Tahoe’s exceptional size, depth and clarity. Understand its long history as a supplier of lumber and water and as a recreational playground. Participants will have a greater understanding of the area, leading to a deeper appreciation and lasting memories of Lake Tahoe. Companion booklets are available for $5 each. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. To purchase tickets please visit marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.
North Tahoe School will hold a community book drive Friday, May 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the dining commons. The event is open to the public and is an effort to raise money for the Red Cross in Japan. Book purchasers will receive a canvas bag, and snacks will be available for purchase. The school is looking for book donations of any kind, for any age to support this event. Books can be dropped off in the North Tahoe School entry foyer. Donations will be accepted up until the day of event, but event organizers encourage books be dropped off a few days early so students have time to categorize. Contact Marcia Tierney at 530-581-7050, ext. 4306, or email@example.com.
Truckee High School drama club invites you to this year’s spring musical, andamp;#8220;Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.andamp;#8221; Be enchanted by this timeless classic based on the 1991 Disney film. When: 7 p.m. May 20 and 21 at the Truckee High School Auditorium. Cost is $12 for adults; $8 for children. Tickets on sale at the Community Recreation Center located at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information call the Truckee High School library at 530-582-2607.
Through the eyes of the Ghost of Mark Twain, McAvoy Layne, this saga begins with Nevada’s first millionaires and skips comically and panoramically across the remarkable characters and occasions that made Nevada, andamp;#8220;America’s Playground,andamp;#8221; May 20. Bugsy, Harrah, Hughes, Frank and Marilyn, Lake Tahoe and the Cal-Neva Lodge, they’re all included in this entertaining production recounting Nevada’s romance with disrespect-ability at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., shows begin at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets: $24.99 adults; $19.99 seniors and $9.99 students at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or 775-831-2820.
Truckee Donner Horseman Association is sponsoring a tack swap, rummage and gift sale along with an equine vet clinic, May 21, McIver Arena in Truckee. Check in time is 7-9 a.m., vet clinic starts at 10 a.m. Please e-mail reservations for vet clinic (chiropractic and vaccinations, etc.) as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twenty percent of proceeds of swap to benefit TDHA. Call 530-205-6275.
Dr. Brooks Bloomfield, DVM will present a free education session on andamp;#8220;Allergies and The Family Petandamp;#8221; at The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center, 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in Truckee, Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Bloomfield will discuss food and environmental allergies, how to determine if your pet has allergies and what can be done to help. Contact The Savvy Dog at 530-448-9808 or The Doctor’s Office for Pets at 530-587-5144 for more information.
Volunteer today to become a Literacy Tutor with Read Up!, the Nevada Co. Literacy Program, based at the Truckee Library. Tutors are dedicated community volunteers who wish to help interested students realize their potential. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County. An initial tutor training class will be held at a convenient time for all new literacy tutor applicants. Tutor training manuals are provided free, also. Literacy tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to the community. To become a tutor you must read, write and speak English well. Be at least 18 years of age. Be available two-three hours per week. Be patient and flexible. Have excellent communication skills and know how to listen. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! coordinator at 530-575-7030.
Donandamp;#8217;t miss ARCandamp;#8217;s annual Youth Summit, Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore your leadership style and teamwork skills through an exciting morning of whitewater rafting with IRIE Rafting Company on the Lower Gorge of the Truckee River. Youandamp;#8217;ll spend the afternoon learning how to use your natural talents to lead and build a stronger community. ARCandamp;#8217;s Youth Summit is free and open to all Tahoe/Truckee high school students. All transportation, meals, supplies, and activities are included. Space is limited to the first 20 people who sign up so contact Shelley Gorin today at email@example.com or 530-906-0646 to reserve a spot. For more information, please visit http://www.arcprogram.org.