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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

The spirit of our first pioneers is alive and well in Tahoe City this summer ” 2009 represents the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Watson Cabin, which is an icon of Tahoe history.

Join the new Historical Tahoe City Walking Tours. Explore points of historical interest, local businesses and tourist destinations. Tours meet at 10 a.m. at the Visitors Center and end at the Gatekeeper’s Museum. All participants will receive a 10 percent discount in the Gatekeeper’s or Watson Cabin Museum stores for the remainder of the day.

Tours are free, donations are encouraged. No advance registration necessary. Tour dates are May 30; June 13, 20 and 27; July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8, 15 and 29. Call 583-1762 or visit

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents the Reno Baroque Ensemble’s performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Resort at Squaw Creek, May 31 at 4 p.m. Composed in 1723, this popular Baroque masterpiece is Vivaldi’s best-known work. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, “Winter” is peppered with silvery staccato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas “Summer” evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement. Lunch and dinner packages available. For tickets and information visit Special lodging available at Resort at Squaw Creek for $129, plus tax and resort fee, and may be booked at (800) 327-3353.

Beginning Tuesday, June 2, at 9 a.m. and continuing weekly, Ki Gong will meet at the Truckee Regional Park at the Riverfront Barbecue area. An astounding way to begin the day. Breathing, moving and meditating by the river. Cost is $5 drop-in or $15 per month. Fees are donated to the Sierra Senior Services. Please join us. Call Rolf at 587-2557 or just show up.

Truckee residents may drop off electronics (i.e. computers, TVs, cell phone, etc.) for free recycling June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also accepting CFL’s, household batteries and items that contain mercury. The e-waste event is sponsored by the Town of Truckee, Suddenlink and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. Shred-it of Reno will be on site offering residents the opportunity to drop off confidential papers for free on site shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. Shredding service is sponsored by the Truckee Police Department. There will also be a free yard waste drop-off event for Truckee residents June 13, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info and locations, call Nicole Dorr at 582-2909.

Trails and Vistas is seeking outgoing and personable volunteers to be trail leaders at this year’s event Sept. 12 and 13, 2009. Host sponsor, Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, will offer a beautiful hike among majestic aspen groves, towering pines and grassy meadows. Trail leaders become key outdoor and artistic interpreters as they lead groups of 30 hikers stopping at eight artistic venues. Volunteers should be in good physical shape with the ability to do several hikes Saturday and Sunday. Trainings take place throughout the summer. For volunteering info contact Hillary Jacobson at or call 582-8270. Visit

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has partnered with Leave No Trace and Sierra Nevada Journeys to present a Leave No Trace Trainer Course on June 13 and 14. The two-day course will cover hands-on training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics and how to apply them in the backcountry.

The course is designed for educators, guides, agency employees and outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. Participants learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach the curriculum in a variety of settings ” schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas.

The course is $65 which includes a one year membership to Leave No Trace, certification, educational materials, outdoor products, plus two meals. There will an indoor and outdoor class setting and camping out one night. Space is limited so register now. Contact Katy at the Tahoe Rim Trail at or call (775) 298-0238 to register and get information.

Carmen Carr shares her passion with the community by providing monthly guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Judah trailhead on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 550-5192 or e-mail

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