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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Scott Lankford, author of andamp;#8220;Tahoe Beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America’s Largest Mountain Lake,andamp;#8221; will be signing copies of his fascinating Lake Tahoe history book, July 20, 3-5 p.m., at Tahoe Mountain Sports, 8331 N. Lake Tahoe Blvd., Kings Beach. He will give an illustrated talk, andamp;#8220;Sinatraland at Lake Tahoe: Frank, the Rat Pack, and the Kennedys,andamp;#8221; 5-6:30 p.m. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be available.Copies of andamp;#8220;Tahoe Beneath The Surfaceandamp;#8221; are available for purchase at Tahoe Mountain Sports. Call 866-891-9177 for information.

Thursday, July 21, Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5:30 p.m. There is a lot more that goes into an exhibit than most people even imagine. Tahoe Maritime Museum Executive Director Jesse Siess Hadley will share the stories behind the exhibit along with photos and research not on display. Gar Wood owners are encouraged to attend and share their own Gar Wood memories. Admission: $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Please call the museum at 530-535-9253 for information, or visit 5205 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood.

TTUSD School Transportation announces 2011/12 student bus passes are now on sale. The early bird discount rate for an annual pass is $125 with sibling rate of $35, this discount runs through Aug. 31, 2011. Passes are available for purchase at http://www.ttusd.org/transportation, or drop by the transportation office at 12485 Joerger Drive, Truckee every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office will be closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m. Call 530-550-0745 for more information.

The Max Krieg Memorial Fund is raising fund through the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, many service clubs and more to enhance the kindergarten playground at Glenshire Elementary School. The teachers and principal wanted to create something permanent and decided the kindergarten playground would be the best fit and a wonderful tribute to Max, who adored kindergarten. Volunteer laborers are needed to work on Max’s Playground at the Glenshire Elementary School, Aug. 8-28. Contact Jen Ellermeyer, volunteer coordinator at MaxsParkTruckee@gmail.com or 530-550-5378.

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC): Now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2011. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization and the other paragraph stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying, to: Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2011. For information contact Ellen at 530-412-0101.

Tahoe 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.

Spend the day exploring remarkable one-of-a-kind custom homes at Martis Camp in Truckee, and help raise money to benefit local Tahoe-Truckee schools during the third annual Excellence in Education Home Tour, July 23, 10 a.m. Excellence in Education has partnered with Martis Camp and the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for this event that showcases a group of distinct homes. Discover many of the latest trends and creative ideas in luxury home building as envisioned by several of the regionandamp;#8217;s premiere architects, builders, designers and landscapers. Tickets for the tour are $40 in advance, $45 day of event. Martis Camp, Truckee, call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.exined.org.

Are you curious about the role Moodyandamp;#8217;s played in Truckeeandamp;#8217;s first railroad passenger depot and how the present depot came to be? What was the first use of the building now occupied by andamp;#8220;Jackass Ridge?andamp;#8221; The Truckee Donner Railroad Society invites the public to a free presentation andamp;#8220;Truckeeandamp;#8217;s SP Depots andamp;#8211; and Moreandamp;#8221; by noted railroad historian Henry Bender. The presentation will be in the Truckee Donner PUD Boardroom, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m.Mr. Benderandamp;#8217;s talk will contain a brief history of the Transcontinental Railroad through Truckee, the history of the depots, and a discussion of several of the industries that developed as the result of the railroad coming to Truckee. There will be time for questions afterward. It should be an entertaining evening for both rail and history fans.