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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 Visit 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.Quite Risky to a Bit Risqu Part 2Author and adventurer Paul McHugh, a famed outdoors reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, returns to the Mark Twain Cultural Center with a new talk, Thursday, Sept. 29. His stories will transport listeners into a sleet storm in the Cascades, islands off the coast of Chile and the big wave surf scene at Maverickandamp;#8217;s. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10 in the Village Center, Incline Village. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner. Beverages available to purchase. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets, adults $15; seniors $10 and students $5. Buy your tickets at or by calling 775-831-2820.Prescribed burn seasonTo maintain forest health and reduce fire danger, California State Parks will conduct prescribed burns and/or pile burning in Burton Creek State Park, Sugar Pine Point State Park and Donner Memorial State Park weather and other conditions permitting from September 2011 through June 2012. Prescribed understory burning is planned for September, October and November; implementation pending upon weather conditions and fuel moistures that are favorable. For more information call the State Parks Burn Hotline at 530-583-2240.Boo!Truckee evokes ghosts from the past and shares attention-grabbing legends during the third annual Historical Haunted Tour Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Begin at Moodyandamp;#8217;s with a glass of wine and experience downtown like never before.Tour organizers are also offering an enhanced Halloween experience for any attendee who shows up in costume. Prizes will be awarded across fun and feisty categories each evening. Online tickets are on sale now and benefit the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails and Vistas. For more information, call 530-305-4231 or visit Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Sierra Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence – AS2 at 530-587-5152 or Need to have wish list filled by Nov. 1 to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas.Rock For The WildFundraiser announced to support Saving Open Space Glenshireandamp;#8217;s Truckee conservation efforts, featuring popular live band Truckee Tribe, wine and food tastings, auction and beer sales, Sept. 24, 2-6 p.m., The Rock, 11197 Brockway Road, Truckee. Advance tickets available at the Glenshire Store and Pet Station. Cost is $15, ages 6-18 $10, children under 5 free. For info, e-mail Sponsors: FiftyFifty Brewing, Drunken Monkey, Avec Wine, MWA Inc Architecture-Engineering, Bliss Family Winery, Red Rock Winery, SOS Glenshire, MAPF, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee River Watershed Council, Truckee Trails.Eighth Annual Basketweaversandamp;#8217; MarketThis family-friendly event will feature Native weavers from California and Nevada, working on baskets and offering baskets and other artisanal items for sale, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also featuring andamp;#8220;Nuts to Soup,andamp;#8221; a demonstration of acorn processing from the raw nut to the finished food. An appraiser will be on hand to appraise your Native baskets also. Donations very much appreciated. To RSVP or for more information call 530-583-1762 or e-mail Truckee Flea MarketClean out your garage for the Great Truckee Flea Market Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Community Arts Center. Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is cleaning out years of andamp;#8220;stuffandamp;#8221; to sell. Spaces are available inside and outside the Center, 10046 Church St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost to sellers is $20 for a 12 X 12 foot spot. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.Call to artists and craftersBe in the Victorian Holiday Faire, November and December at North Tahoe Arts. The theme is a Victorian Faire. Seeking arts and crafts, jewelry, fine art, ceramics and wood, gift items, fabric art or fabric accessories and clothes, ornaments, cards, oil/essences, candles, etc. This show will run for two months in the Main Gallery and one month in the Corrison Loft Gallery. NTA will host a bake sale with a percentage of proceeds going to Project MANA, also traditional holiday music at both opening receptions. Deadline for November only, Oct. 7. Deadline for December only, Nov. 11. Deadline for both Oct. 7. Opening receptions Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Please call or e-mail for further information 530-581-2787, Download an application at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., P.O. Box 6354, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

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