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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Music on the Beach Fridays through Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Get your beach chairs and dancin’ shoes ready for some great music in Kings Beach. Plan on spending Friday nights in Kings Beach all summer long at the free concerts on the beach! July 15, Pyle of Zen, presented by La Mexicana. Visit for Life Tahoe-TruckeeThe fifth Relay For Life in Truckee will be held July 16-17, at the Truckee High School track and field under a new name: Relay For Life of Truckee-Tahoe. This yearandamp;#8217;s event is spearheaded by Co-Chairs Zoe Richards and Katie Geresy. A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society it is full of fun, fellowship and festivities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday with the Survivor Ceremony and ending 9 a.m. Sunday. It is a community campout and 23 teams will walk the track for 24 hours. Everyone is welcome to come out at any time to register and walk. Live music by the Deckheads and Phoenix playing prior to the dusk Luminaria Ceremony, day-long games and decorated team campsites. There is food galore highlighted by Citizens United running the snack bar, Mountain Burrito will be serving up burritos, Java Sushiandamp;#8217;s truck will be serving up handrolls and Sunday morningandamp;#8217;s pancake breakfast ill be prepared by Truckeeandamp;#8217;s very own Fire Department. Donations can be made to one of the team members, day of, online at or by mail to the American Cancer Society, 1545 River Park Drive, Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95815.New Equestrian Commission and free riding day at McIver ArenaTruckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District has formed a new committee of dedicated equestrians whose mission is to foster and promote the McIver Arena, facilitate a safe and inviting working arena for the equestrian community at large. The McIver Arena is open to the public for use with the purchase of a season pass. Passes are $25 for a single and $50 for a family. Visit the TDRPD office, located at the community recreation center, for pass or information.The Equestrian Committee will host a free riding day Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your horses to the arena, test it out, get information. For information contact Jennie Bartlett at or Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District at 530-582-7720 or visit Donner Historical Society Old Timerandamp;#8217;s PicnicThe Truckee Donner Historical Society is hosting their 31st annual Old Timersandamp;#8217; Picnic and Truckee Reunion Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park. Bring in your own lunch and lawn chairs. You do not have to be an andamp;#8220;Old Timerandamp;#8221; to attend. Bring your family and learn about Truckeeandamp;#8217;s history. Members of the TDHS research team will be there to answer questions and take research requests. Local experts on hand to answer industry specific questions. Tom Macaulay, the andamp;#8220;Reno Ice Man,andamp;#8221; is the leading expert on the ice harvesting industry. Susan Lindstrom, local archeologist, has been involved in numerous archeological and historical digs and studies in the Truckee Tahoe area. Sherry Jennings will also be there signing her new book, andamp;#8220;Truckee.andamp;#8221; TDHS will have historic photos and books for sale. Free to attend and TDHS encourages all to enjoy and learn more about the area. Questions? Call Chelsea Walterscheid at 530-305-4231 or Memorial State Park programs Emigrant Trail Museum is open!Visit the Emigrant Trail Museum and Bookstore, adjacent to the Pioneer Monument. Free admission. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Exhibits and a Donner Party video shown on the hour until 4 p.m.Friday, July 15, Campfire Program, 8 p.m., Bears! Saturday, July 16, Donner Camp at Alder Creek History walk, 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Donner Familyandamp;#8217;s campsite at Alder Creek, 2 miles north of Interstate 80 on Highway 89, turn right into the Donner Camp parking lot. Maps are available at the Emigrant Trail Museum. Sunday, July 17, Junior Rangers (age 7-12), 10:30 a.m. Meet on the museum back deck ready to team up and hike the Nature Trail. Donner Party History walk, 1 p.m. Meet on the museum back deck for a short walk to historical sites in the park. Learn about the Donner Partyandamp;#8217;s experience in the perilous winter of 1846-47. For information call 530-582-7892.Martis Creek Lake Campfire programPrograms are at the Martis Creek Lake Campground off Hwy. 267, 1/2 mile south of the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Amphitheatre is in the middle of the campground. Park in the lot just past the campground entrance on the left and walk in to the amphitheatre. Look for the amphitheatre sign to the left as you enter the campground loop and follow the trail in. Call the Park Ranger at 530-587-8113 for information and to confirm program. Saturday, July 16, Wildlife Photography. Tips and techniques for photographing wildlife and night photography. Slide show of eastern Sierra Nevada wildlife by wildlife photographer Tim Torrell, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m., Stargazing Party, with the Astronomical Society of Nevada and their big telescopes. Dress warmly for a fun evening under the stars. Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and CompetitionThe worldandamp;#8217;s greatest classical guitar talent gathers for an international music festival against the spectacular backdrop of Squaw Valley, through 17. Festival pass for all events only $149, available at Individual events $10 to $35 at door. Most events take place at Squaw Valley Chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley Chapel is 1/4 mile from the Cable Car building at Squaw Valley USA. Some events as noted take place at the beautiful Alpenglow Room at the Village at Squaw Valley.The concurrent Squaw Valley Art, Wine andamp; Classical Guitar Music Festival occurs July 16 and 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. Many of the guest artists will perform. Check them out and then attend the inside concerts in an excellent acoustic environment in the spectacular Squaw Valley Chapel.Kings Beach Farmers MarketThe Kings Beach Foothill Farmers’ Market is open every Tuesday, 9 a.m. in the Kings Beach State Recreation Area parking lot along the beach. Enjoy the great view while shopping for local grown produce, specialty food items and more. Free parking for the market is available across the street on Brook Avenue in the county parking lot. Plan on hitting the beach after shopping! Through Sept. 6. Visit comes after the Blues? Tuck Wilson UncorkedThatandamp;#8217;s right. After each Tuesdayandamp;#8217;s Blues Day concert in Squaw Valleyandamp;#8217;s Events Plaza through Aug. 30, Tuck Wilson will continue the eveningandamp;#8217;s entertainment by appearing live 8-9:30 p.m. at Uncorked, the Villageandamp;#8217;s ever-popular wine bar.Tuckandamp;#8217;s seemingly endless repertoire includes a wide variety of styles from the ragtime and blues of the 20s and 30s to folk and acoustic rock from the 50andamp;#8217;s to the present, interwoven with his originals. Order a glass of wine, a few of your favorite songs, and relax and enjoy! Visit Donner Chamber MixerCATT mixer with the Truckee Donner and North Lake Tahoe Chambers, Tuesday, July 19, 5-7 p.m. at the CATT office, 12313 Soaring Way, first floor, Truckee. Sliders and dogs barbecued by Full Belly Deli. Drinks, raffle, music, displays, networking.Rummage sale for ministryTahoe Christian Center, 2566 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City will hold a rummage sale, Saturday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds will go the church and its ministry work.Wild Wild West Weekend Returns to Squaw ValleySquaw Valley USA saddles up again for Wild Wild West Weekend with a host of western-themed events high in the Sierra. Wild Wild West Weekend offers adults and kids the opportunity to channel their inner-cowboys at the High Camp Corral for western-style fun. Pony rides, a petting zoo, authentic western-style barbecues, and two days of live music are all part of the western weekend July 23-24. For information call 530-452-4000 or visit Fishing for KidsThe Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers present a two-day event for children 11 to 15, Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31. Attendees will learn all facets of fly fishing through classroom and streamside instruction. For information, contact the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District at 530-582-7720.Lake of the Sky Garden Club TourOn Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky will host their 23rd annual garden tour, the 2011 Truckee Garden Tour. Proceeds from this tour will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a schedule and more information, visit

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