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What’s happening in Truckee Tahoe

Sierra Sun file photoLinden Olsen sat in a 1937 Truckee Fire engine on display at the 2008 Truckee Optimist Cannibal Cruise. This year's event will be held July 10-12 in Truckee.

The holiday weekend starts on Friday, July 3 to 5 at the Village at Northstar in Truckee with an Arts andamp; Crafts Festival showcasing more than 60 artists’ work. This free event will give attendees the opportunity to meet with talented artists displaying a variety of goods including oil paintings, ceramic vessels and jewelry.Among the featured artwork are wood sculptures by Andre Pohlman of South Lake Tahoe, crafted from remnants of the California forests.Judy and Lawrence Romiti of Incline Village will be showcasing their handspun rugs and tapestries. The Romitis, who share their time between studios in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit and Incline Village, Nev. use material includes wools of sheep, llama, mohair and alpaca.Located on Northstar Drive off of Highway 267 in Truckee in the heart of the village at Northstar.

On Saturday July 11, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association in partnership with Alpenglow Sports is hosting Lake Tahoe’s annual Trail Fest event, celebrating all of the beautiful trails of Tahoe. The event will be at the heart of Tahoe City at Commons Beach, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guided hikes, mountain bike rides, kayak and paddleboarding. Dance to live music by Downbeat, Drop Theory and tunes by Jim Baldwin.Smokey’s Kitchen will be cooking up scrumptious treats while New Belgium beers will be pouring. Outdoor equipment expo features more than 25 vendors featuring merchandise such as Mountain Hardware, Jet Boil, Salomon, MSR, Chaco, Lowe Alpine with demonstrations and free demo rentals.All proceeds go to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, a local non-profit that built and maintains the Tahoe Rim Trail and offers many educational programs and events. Sign up early for guided trips/hikes. Alpenglow Sports will also be sponsoring a seven-mile trail run from Tahoe City through Paige Meadows. Trail Fest will conclude with a raffle that will include great prizes such as tents, stoves and other outdoor gear. For information visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at (775) 298-0012 or katyw@tahoerimtrail.org.For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at info@tahoerimtrail.org or (775) 298-0012, or visit the Web site at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.

The Cannibal Cruise is a three-day car show that is one of Truckee’s biggest and most successful summer events, pulling into town July 10 to 12 at the Truckee Regional Park. In 2008 there were 230 classic vehicles on display, dozens of craft fair vendors and thousands of spectators. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever.Weekend events will include static car displays, craft fair, Friday night movie (andamp;#8220;American Graffitiandamp;#8221;), Saturday night concert featuring andamp;#8220;The Deckheads,andamp;#8221; Sunday morning Poker Run, children’s games and entertainment, Parade of Winners, lots of food and much more. Free admission to spectators!Bring the whole family out to the park and enjoy. No coolers or ice chestsandamp;#8230;food, beverages and beer available at reasonable prices.For information about the cruise or if you would like to enter your car or be a vendor, please call 582-9062 or go to http://www.cannibalcruisecarshow.com. Free vendor space is available to local service clubs and non-profit organizations.

For an experience that garners peace, tranquility and the stunning beauty of the upper mountain in the evening twilight, Squaw Valley USA offers Full Moon Hikes during the full moon in July and August. This summer, Full Moon Hikes are scheduled for July 6 andamp; 7, and August 4 andamp; 5, 2009.Full Moon Hikes offer hikers the opportunity to climb to Squaw Valley’s majestic peaks through fields of wildflowers under the glow of the full moon. Hikers are treated to inspiring views as the moon rises over Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra wilderness basks in the moonlight. These moderate level hikes last roughly three hours. Guests are free to explore and walk at their own pace.Squaw Valley USA’s summer stargazing sessions at High Camp, el 8200′, quickly became one of Squaw’s most popular summer activities. For that reason, Stargazing Sessions will take place every Friday and Saturday Evening in July and August, excluding Full Moon Hike dates. Short seminars on astronomy are offered to those who are interested and astronomers will be available to provide information on telescope use and sky watching. Stargazing is FREE with the purchase of a Cable Car ticket. This summer’s dates include July 11, July 18, August 1, August 8, August 15, and August 22, 2009.Astronomy buffs of all ages can join Paul and Gigi Giles for the Perseid Meteor Shower Overnight Campout taking place this summer on Aug. 12, 2009.The telescopes are available beginning at dusk and guests may come and go at their leisure. Guests simply take turns looking through the telescopes. Sometimes, on busy evenings there may be a short wait. All ages are welcome. No reservations are needed. Stargazing is free with a Cable Car ticket. After 5 p.m. Cable Car tickets are $12 for adults, youth andamp; seniors and $5 for children.More information on Stargazing at High Camp is available by calling 583-6985 or on http://www.squaw.com.

The Truckee Donner Land and the Truckee Trails Foundation will be making a joint presentation to the Tahoe Donner Green Club on conservation and trails in the Truckee region, Tuesday, July 14 at the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Club house. The Land Trust’s Executive Director, Perry Norris, will be discussing acquisitions the land trust has completed, future projects and conservation issues in the region. John Svahn, Stewardship Director at the Truckee Donner Land Trust and Board Member of the Truckee Trails Foundation, will be giving an update on public access and stewardship of previously acquired land trust properties. Refreshments and social at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. For information, call Judy Gelwicks at 587-2685.

Truckee Championship Pro Rodeo kicks off Rodeo Western Week July 21 with Cowboy Poetry at McIver Arena at 6:30. Featuring Dan Seaborg, Tony Argento, Logan Martin, Dave Fisher and special guest, Don Jesser.Kids Day is Thursday July 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McIver Arena. Admission is free to the public. Friday, July 24 is Sponsor appreciation dinner and Team Penning Night. Gates open at 2 p.m. Penning starts at 5 p.m. Dinner is provided by Smokey’s Kitchen for $20. Come out and dine with the rodeo sponsors and other rodeo personality. Saturday kicks off the first performance of PRCA rodeo action. Gates open at 3 p.m., rodeo starts at 5 p.m. Kick up your heels with the 8 Second Band and Northern Heat after the rodeo.Admissions is free with your rodeo ticket stub, or purchase them at the gate for $5.Sunday is the second and final performance of PRCA Rodeo action. Gates open at noon, rodeo starts at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.truckeerodeo.org.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is kicking off the mountain biking season by raffling off a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite mountain bike.Tickets are on sale for the nonprofit’s Bike Raffle fundraiser. The winning ticket will be randomly selected at Bar of America in downtown Truckee on Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $20 and directly benefit HSTT’s animal programs.andamp;#8220;We are especially thankful to Paco’s Truckee Bike andamp; Ski for donating the mountain bike at dealer cost,andamp;#8221; said Stephanie Hiemstra, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. andamp;#8220;By making a $20 donation, people will not only help save our community’s animals, but they’ll also have the chance to win a $3,100 mountain bike.andamp;#8221;Tickets can be purchased at HSTT’s administrative offices, located at 10382 Donner Pass Road, Suite 3, or at Bar of America, Lakeside Pizza, Paco’s Truckee Bike andamp; Ski or Wild Cherries Coffee House. To purchase tickets over the phone, call (530) 587-5948. Visit http://www.hstt.org/bike-raffle for additional contest details. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. To meet adoptable dogs and cats, go to HSTT’s Adoption Day, every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Town of Truckee Animal Kennel, or call (530) 581-3199 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about HSTT or the Bike Raffle, call (530) 587-5948 or visit http://www.hstt.org.

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