Wilderness first aid courseThe National Outdoor Leadership School and the Wilderness Medicine Institute will be offering a wilderness first aid course at the Auburn Ski Club on April 21-22. The course will provide knowledge of how to evaluate and deal with common outdoor emergencies like fractures, dislocations, sprains and wounds. Participants will get hands-on experience through mock scenarios and walkthroughs. The course will also serve as a recertification for those possessing a Wilderness First Responder certification. The course costs $185, with discounts offered to members of the Auburn Ski Club. For more information or to sign up call 426-3313, ext. 110.Spring Break open swimThe Truckee Pool will be open for recreation swim from 1-3 p.m. for Spring Break, April 16-20. The pool will also be open Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, from 2-5 p.m. Cost is $2 per swimmer. For directions and more info call 582-7720.Terrain park contestFiftyFifty Brewing Co. is seeking 25 volunteers for the Park Crews and Microbrews Spring Jam at the Truckee Rodeo Stadium on April 28. The event will showcase some of the areas most dedicated terrain park staff members attempting to claim honors for their home mountain by throwing down some of the most innovative, creative tricks in the park. Participating resorts include Squaw Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood. Those who volunteer for a four-hour shift will receive a complimentary event T-shirt and three raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. Two shift choices are available: one from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and another from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. For more info call 550-2252.Golfing for schoolsGolf eight area courses for $400 to benefit the Excellence in Education Foundations support of local public education programs. These passes are transferable and go on sale Saturday, April 14 at all Porter’s locations. Old Greenwood, Coyote Moon, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City Golf Course, Tahoe Donner Golf Course, Brockway Golf Course and Ponderosa Golf Course participate; some restrictions do apply. Passes are available on a first come first served basis.Youth soccer sign-upsTruckee AYSO fall 2007 season sign-ups will be held Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District Center on Church Street. Online registration is also available at http://www.eayso.org. Complete the form online and bring three copies to registration. Early-bird registration fee is $60 per player. Parents need to bring checkbooks or cash to sign-up night. Cost is $100 per player after June 1.Lacrosse leaguesThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering a lacrosse league for grades second-fourth, fifth-sixth and seventh-ninth, as well as a girls league for ages 8-12 and 13-18. A high school team will also be formed with a possibility of games in Reno. Cost is $50 plus a $25 U.S. lacrosse membership fee, which includes a one-year membership to Lacrosse Magazine and added insurance. The seasons will take place from April 23 to June 13. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Backpacking workshopsScott Williamson, a Truckee resident and thru hiker who recently completed his second round trip of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be offering two upcoming backpacking workshops. Each three-hour class will teach beginning backpackers how to cut weight, including how Williamson lowered his base weight to 8 pounds without food or water, as well as how to plan a trip and choose a camping destination that is right for the packers level of hiking. The workshops will be held at the Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center in Truckee on April 14 from 1-4 p.m. and at the Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center in Reno on April 15 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $45 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information or to reserve a spot call 550-8333 or (775) 348-9642.Summer Golf ClassicThe Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is holding the 9th Annual Summer Golf Classic on Wednesday May 23 at Coyote Moon. Immediately following the day of golf, will be a Chamber Mixer at Coyote Moon from 5-7 p.m. Entry fee is $130 for Chamber members and their guests, $145 for non-Chamber members and $500 per Chamber foursome. Registration and practice range will open at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Regular hole sponsorships are available for $300; specialty hole sponsorships for $350. Call Bonnie Ames or Ruth Geresy at the Chamber office at 587-2757 for more information.TCPUD girls softball leaguesThe Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering girls softball. Players grades seventhninth from Tahoe City and Kings Beach will compete against teams from Incline Village and Truckee in a fast pitch league, while players grades thirdsixth will play in a slow pitch league. Registration is ongoing and will continue until April 27. Games will be played on weekdays after school and some Saturdays, with home games played at Tahoe Lake School. The cost for the league is $65 for residents and $70 for non-residents. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, ext. 29.Football and cheer sign-upsTruckee Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer will hold the second of its two annual sign-ups on Tuesday, April 24 in the old Sierra Mountain Middle School cafeteria. Participants ages 5-15 are eligible. Teams are formed on the basis of age and weight divisions, and will depend on achieving team size minimums. The annual fee is $165 if received by the March 27 sign-up, and $175 after that. The fee for additional sibling participants is $150 each. A copy of the participants birth certificate is mandatory, and a physician will be available on site to conduct physical examinations for $25.League to Skate Lake TahoeThe League to Skate Lake Tahoe will meet at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Kings Beach on the first Tuesday of each month. Foremost on the agenda is the proposed skate park to be built in Tahoe Vista. There will be updates, discussion, activities and movies. Dates will be May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $2 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Tahoe City open gymThe Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation is offering Monday night adult basketball open gym at Rideout School on Timberland Drive until May 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for drop-in or $40 for a season pass. For more information contact the TCPUD Parks and Recreation at 583-3796 ext. 29.Sundays in the ParkSnowBomb and Alpine Meadows will offer the Sundays in the Park Jam Series on the following dates: April 15, April 22 and April 29. The season-long competition is open to anyone and will feature 10 different jam setups, including rails, boxes, wallrides, slopestyle runs and big air feature hits. Competitors will compete for cash, swag and the latest gear from event sponsors. Visit http://www.snowbomb.com or http://www.skialpine.com for more info.Water aerobics The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering water aerobics through June at the Truckee Community Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $8 for drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. TDRPD is looking for swimmers to join the Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters, which works out Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round from 6:45-8 a.m. and Saturdays from 7-8:30 a.m. Cost includes the pool fee plus $3 for drop-in, $15 per month or $35 quarterly. Focus is endurance training, stroke technique, starts and turns. For information, call Amanda at 582-2361 or stop by the pool.Tennis scholarship availableThe Biggest Little Tennis Association, Reno Tennis Club and professional tennis instructors of the Reno/Tahoe area are offering four $500 scholarships to high school seniors who have participated in United States Tennis Association, high school tennis or other organized youth programs in the Truckee Meadows area. Community members are encouraged to submit names of deserving athletes. For questions contact scholarship committee member John Ebie at (775) 857-3442 or Christy Funk at (775) 827-9078.
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