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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

This summer the Festival returns to traditional Shakespeare with one of the Bard’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night, directed by Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee, July 15-Aug. 21, 5 p.m., Sand Harbor State Park. andamp;#8220;We promised our faithful audience a return to andamp;#8216;real’ Shakespeare last year and we’re delivering on that promise,andamp;#8221; said Fee.After a shipwreck on an unknown shore, and the loss of her twin brother Sebastian, young Viola must pose as a man to survive in Shakespeare’s luminous comedy of mistaken identity and passionate romance. Filled with music, swordplay, fencing and revelry, Twelfth Night is sure to enchant the entire family. Arrive early for exquisite dining and wine tasting. Call 775-298-0154 or visit http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.

The Women’s Ministry of Sierra Bible Church is holding their Second Annual Parking Lot Sale. Last year, the entire parking lot and some buildings overflowed with furniture, clothing, home dcor, dishware, kitchen items, children’s toys, books and clothing and amazing baked goods.This year’s Parking Lot Sale promises to be just a fantastic. Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road Truckee, Saturday, June 25, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Ministry of Sierra Bible Church. For more information call 530-587-6205.

With an extended winter, the oh-so-close Fourth of July might have taken folks by surprise. In less than two weeks, crowds will line the streets in anticipation of Truckee’s popular 4th of July Parade. The Parade Committee is putting the final touches on details and encourages anyone planning to enter to get your entry in quickly. To accommodate the deadline has been extended Tuesday, June 28 at noon. Also, remember to enter the King of the Mousehole bike sprint! For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

Embrace family and the great Tahoe community as the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (NTFRC) celebrates 10 years of service to the community. The NTFRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making individuals and families aware of the economic, political, social and environmental opportunities available to them. They aim to increase community engagement and pride by facilitating ongoing workshops and series such as financial literacy, legal referrals and various family support programs. The NTFRC 10th anniversary celebration is guaranteed to be a memorable event with family friendly games and activities, raffles, prizes, music, live entertainment and tasty food. Entrance is absolutely free. For more information on this event or to learn more about the NTFRC visit http://www.northtahoefrc.org or call event coordinator Lucila Hussek at 530-330-0706. North Tahoe Events Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, July 2, 2-6 p.m.

MVMG II is a two-day music gathering along the South Fork Yuba River at Shinneyboo Creek Cabin Resort, July 2-3. Join a fun-filled weekend while 20 live bands play with a river rushing behind them. This is a camping event so come prepared with all your camping gear. Tickets are going fast: $35 per ticket or $45 at the door. Visit http://www.mountainvibemusic.com for more information. Shinneyboo Creek Cabin Resort, off Interstate 80 on Donner Summit. Take Eagle Lakes Road (Exit 164), go north on Eagle Lakes Road, follow the paved road all the way, it dead ends right at Shinneyboo Creek Resort.

The Relic Tour is a Tibetan Buddhist sponsored exhibit which has been on tour since 2002 in Governorandamp;#8217;s mansions and capitol buildings throughout the world. Tahoe City’s Center for Spiritual Living will host the relics July 8, 9 and 10. The exhibit features sacred relics of the Buddha and other great Buddhist masters. This unique collection has been gathered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a student of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project. Opening Ceremony, July 8, 7-9 p.m.; July 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and July 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. For more information about the Maitreya Project and Relic Tour, go to http://www.maitreyaproject.com.

Do you like classic cars, family entertainment, craft and vendor fairs, and the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region? Come and enjoy the beginning of summer at the Cannibal Cruise in historic Truckee, July 8-10, 2011. This popular Optimist fundraiser will be held at the Truckee Regional Park from noon on Friday through 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Events will include car show, show and shine, Friday night Bingo, Saturday concert, craft/vendor fair, cruise through historic Truckee, Poker Run, Parade of Champions, ongoing entertainment, BBQ and refreshments. New this year andamp;#8230; a Saturday afternoon Burnout Contest! Entries have been expanded to include any make or model car, truck, motorcycle, boat or any form of transporation andamp;#8230; including scooters and peddle cars. Itandamp;#8217;s all for fun and entertainment and proceeds go directly to grants, programs and scholarships for the youth of the Truckee/North Tahoe community. For information and entry forms, visit http://www.truckeeoptimist.com or call 530-582-9062.

Now in its 18th year, ARTour 2011 is a free, self-guided open studio tour of the works of 21 artists in 16 different locations. It includes Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Tahoma, Alpine Meadows, Incline Village, and the Greater Truckee areas. Gala Opening Reception with public invited takes place on Thursday, July 7, featuring music by Darin Talbot and refreshments, North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Visit http://www.northtahoearts.com for information and list of participating artists.

New author H.D. Justice will participate in a book signing at Dorindaandamp;#8217;s Chocolates, 10009 W. River St., Ste. B, Truckee, July 9, 2 p.m. Join H.D. Justice in an afternoon filled with fun stories from the book that chronicles bad behavior and reckless abandon on the streets of Vegas and come enjoy some chocolate tasting. For information, call 916-502-1661.