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North Tahoe Pop WarnerNorth Tahoe Pop Warner is taking sign-ups for players ages 7 to 12 years old. Practice and sign-ups will start at 3 p.m. July 31 at Preston Field in Incline Village. There will be two teams: The Mitey Mite team is for boys ages 7-9 who weigh between 45 and 90 pounds, and the Pee Wee team is for boys ages 9-12 who weigh between 75 and 120 pounds. Sign-up forms are available at Bowl Incline or by calling Dennis Perry at (775) 240-0862 or Guy Thurman at (775) 722-4205.LUNA Chix ride/runCome join Tahoe LUNA Chix for a womens only mountain bike ride or trial run on the Sawtooth Trail in Truckee. The two groups will meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead on Aug. 7, departing at 6 p.m., sharp, so arrive 15 minutes early. This is a moderate ride/run with some technical sections and a few steep climbs; a great trail to practice technical skills. E-mail with any questions.Truckee Pop WarnerTruckee Pop Warner is holding sign-ups for its 2007 season on the lower football field at Truckee High School on July 30. Sign-ups start at 3:30 p.m, with practice from 5-7 p.m. Players should bring the following: a check in the amount of $175, a birth certificate copy and an end-of-the-year report card copy. There will be a physician on site to do physicals for $25. For more information contact Patty Nicholson at 277-8296.Free physicalsAlder Creek Middle School student-athletes may receive free sports physicals at Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance on Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m. and on Aug. 6 from 6-9 p.m. The center is located at 10710 Donner Pass Road. To register call 587-3769.Home run derbyThe Tahoe City Public Utility Distric and Pete N Peters are hosting a home run derby on Friday, Aug. 31 at Bechdolt Field at North Tahoe High School from 6:308:30 p.m. Preregistration is required; theres a limit of 25 contestants. Cost is $10 and includes a TShirt. Arrive 15 minutes early for rules and lineup for the derby. Register by Aug. 24 at the TCPUD on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call Zane Cole at 5833796 ext. 21 or email campMy Playground in Truckee is hosting a Level 3-4 summer gymnastics camp for girls ages 9-13 from July 30-Aug. 3. The camp, which lasts from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, includes gymnastics, origami, dance for improving gymnastics skills and presentation, yoga, nutrition, jump rope and more. The week will end with a final demonstration presentation for family and friends. Yasuko Saito and Laura Bronstone will be the instructors. Cost is $225. Space is limited. For more information call 587-7404.Coed volleyball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District (TCPUD) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering fall coed volleyball leagues for players age 18 and older. The league, which is open to all ability levels, will play on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 12-Nov. 14 at the Rideout School Gym. Registration is open from Aug. 1-31 at the TCPUD on 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. A $185 sponsor fee is required to register. Cost is $215 after Sept. 11. The team fee is $190 for residents and $240 for non-residents. Team fees are due by Oct. 9. Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, ext. 21 or 29, or go to basketball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District (TCPUD) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a mens fall basketball league for players 18 years of age and older. Open for all ability levels and skills, the league will play on Thursday evenings from Sept. 13Dec. 6 at Rideout School Gym. Registration period is from August 1-31 at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. The early bird sponsor fee of $390 is required to register; cost is $420 after Aug. 17. The team fee is $340, with a resident discount fee of $290; fees are due by Sept. 27. Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, extension 21 or 29, or go to de FatThe Tour de Fat, a ballyhoo of bikes and beer, will be held July 28. The event starts with the bicycle parade around downtown Truckee to Regional Park at 11 a.m. There will be live music from noon-6 p.m. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bike as well as themselves. Proceeds benefit Truckee Trails Foundation and Truckee River Watershed Council.Lake Tahoe Trail FestThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Alpenglow sports are sponsoring Lake Tahoes first Trail Fest at Commons Beach in Tahoe City on July 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be an outdoor gear and merchandise expo on the beach and a barbecue and live music. Salomon also will be sponsoring a five-mile trail run from Ward Creek Canyon to Tahoe City led by one of the Salomons sponsored athletes. For more information contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or Trail hikesThe Tahoe Rim Trail will be offering three different guided hikes for all ages and levels with a trained TRTA hike leader on July 28. The guided hikes include a segment hike from Barker Pass to Tahoe City (16.7 miles), a wildflower hike from Tahoe City to Page Meadows (eight miles), and the Mount Rose loop hike that goes by Galena Falls (six miles). For more information contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or softballThe Rideout Community Center will offer family softball drop-in on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. Participants need to bring their own equipment. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.Ultimate FrisbeeThe Rideout Community Center will offer drop-in Ultimate Frisbee each Wednesday throughout the summer from 6 p.m. until dusk. All ages are welcome. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants need to bring their own equipment. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.First TeeThe Rotary Club of Tahoe City and The First Tee Northern Nevada, Reno and the Old Brockway Golf Course is offering The First Tee program all week and again July 30-Aug. 3 at the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach. Separate classes are offered for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Equipment is available as are limited scholarships. Application forms are available at the Old Brockway Golf Course or by calling Keith Vogt at 546-9137. Visit for more information.NFL Flag Football This NFL-sponsored league offers boys and girls ages 5-17 a chance to participate in non-contact football. Teams of eight to 10 players will compete in five-on-five games against North Tahoe, Incline, Truckee and others. Age groups are co-ed 5-6; 7-8; and 9-11; boys 12-14; girls 12-14; boys 15-17; and girls 15-17. Participants will keep the NFL Reversible Flag Jerseys and a set of flags. Parents need to register their children online at with the NFL Organization and fill out a TCPUD Parks & Recreation registration form. The fee is $55 for the season if registered by July 31 and $65 after July 31. Fees can be paid at the TCPUD Parks & Recreation Department at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. Coaches, officials and volunteers are needed. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 21 or e-mail soccer leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering a coed soccer league, with games on Sundays through October. Sign-ups will be taken through the end of July. Game times are 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The cost of the league is $385 per team due at sign-up. A $140 players fee is due at or before the first game. The season will consist of eight games and playoffs. Players looking for teams can contact Teams are more likely to need female players. Games will take place at RiverView Sports Park. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Northstar hikingNorthstar Resorts new hiking park is set to open this summer with complimentary gondola rides and scenic chairlift rides. There are new trail options for hikers of all abilities, including a new beginner loop starting at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express, the Sawmill Reservation Trail located at mid-mountain and the Tahoe trail located at the top of the Vista Express. Theres also a new beginner/intermediate loop starting at the top of the Vista Express and concluding at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express.AYSO sign-upsTruckee AYSO will be having a soccer league for boys and girls ages 14-19 from mid-August until Nov. 4. Eligible birth dates to play are Aug. 1, 1983-July 31, 1988. If a player is not on file, he or she will need to provide a birth certificate copy. Contact Jeanie McCarthy at 587-4841 or sign up online at 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.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. Remaining dates will be Aug. 7 and Sept. 4.Open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym Monday though Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2:30-5 p.m. Fee is $2. The center is also offering open gym for ages 6 and younger Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. at no cost. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.Bocce ball leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering three bocce ball leagues this summer. The leagues are scheduled to run until Aug. 23. Registration is limited to the first six teams. Each league plays on a specific night. Tuesdays league is already full but there is still room on Monday and Thursday. The cost of the league is $90 per team. Teams usually consist of between four and eight players. Games will be played at the new bocce courts at River View Sports Park. For more information call 582-7720 or go to for LifeThe American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers and teams for the first ever 24-hour Relay for Life of Truckee to be held at the Truckee High School track and softball fields July 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.Relay for Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. All survivors are invited to participate in the opening ceremony Survivor Lap at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Saturday evening luminaria bags will light the way after dusk to honor those whose lives have been touched by cancer. For a donation of $15, participants can have the name of someone who has battled cancer, as a survivor or in memory of, on a luminaria bag.Teams of eight to 24 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer. Rules of engagement are that each team has at least one member on the track during the 24 hours.To volunteer to be on the committee, put together a team, join a team, participate in the survivor lap during opening ceremonies, become a sponsor or provide entertainment or food, contact Ruth Geresy at 587-8808 or Mountain RunThe 27th annual Squaw Mountain Run, a benefit for Auburn Ski Clubs Junior Nordic skiers and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundations cancer prevention programs, will be held Aug. 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Starting at the base of Squaw at 6,200 feet, the course climbs the 3.6-mile mountain run to High Camp at 8,200 feet, where awards, a raffle, music, refreshments and beer will be provided. Salomon is awarding a pair of Salomon XA Pro 3D to the top three men and women. Participants may also run or take a more leisurely pace and hike or Nordic walk. There will be a cable car ride to the top for those who want to take part in the three-mile flower walk. Race day registration will be available. Visit for more information. To register online go to

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