Hole in one at Tahoe Donner Ed Grinnell shot a hole-in-one on Oct. 5 at Tahoe Donner Golf Course on the fourth hole. Grinell was using a 7-wood on the 201-yard hole with his partner Grant Napear. Donner Trail building days Come out and help build a multi-use trail in your backyard. Volunteers are needed for Donner Lake Rim Trail building days on Oct. 11 and 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workers should wear long pants, hiking boots and work gloves and bring their own water and lunch. For more information, call Susan at (530) 582-4711. Sierra Soccer Club tryouts Sierra Soccer Club is holding competitive team tryouts for serious soccer players who wish to perfect their skills in a competitive environment and to become one of the “best.” Tryouts will be held for U11-U14 boys and girls on Sunday, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 at the East/West field in Truckee (between SMMS and TTHS) on Donner Pass Road. Times per age group are as follows: U11 Boys/Girls, 9-10 a.m., U12 Boys/Girls, 10-11 a.m., U13 Boys/Girls 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and U14 Boys/Girls 12-1 p.m. For more information, please contact either Rich Welsh at 587-5071 or Dennis Belisle at 550-8399. (See story, page C4) New snowsports film to premier Teton Gravity Research will premier its 10th feature film Mind the Addiction, a visual dossier on the lives of 12 globally-dominant snowsport athletes, Friday, Oct. 12, at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach. Spend the year traveling the world with Micah Black, Tanner Hall, CR Johnson, Jeremy Jones of Truckee, Kent Kreitler of Squaw Valley, Nick Mercon, Jeremy Nobis, Johan Olofsson, Jon Olson, Gordy Peifer, Dave Swanwick and Candide Thovex. Each rider wears the helmet-cam and takes you inside their mind, on the mountain, and into the addiction that is riding. Everybody that attends will receive a free all-day lift ticket to Northstar-at-Tahoe (a $52 value). Pros will be on hand to sign autographs and tons of prizes will be raffled. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Dave’s Snowboard Shop in Tahoe City for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Check out FreeLiftTickets. com or REDiPRODUCTIONS. com for more information. Rim Trail end of season work day After 20 years of work, the 150-mile loop of the Tahoe Rim Trail is complete. This year, over 600 trail volunteers built four miles of new trail between Martis Peak and Rose Knob Peak. Over 100 miles of the existing Tahoe Rim Trail have been maintained as well. The season finale is fast approaching. Per TRPA ordinance, Oct. 15 is the official last day of trail building for the 2001 season. We will celebrate all the hard work that has gone into the trail this season with a fun work day on Saturday, Oct. 13. All tools, instruction and lunch will be provided by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Big Meadow Trailhead. Volunteers must wear long pants (jeans are best), long sleeves, sturdy boots and bring work gloves, extra layers, sunglasses, and at least two quarts of water. Please RSVP with the office at (775) 588-0686 or email at email@example.com. Mountain bike appreciation day Oct. 15 Northstar-at-Tahoe will say thanks for a great summer season with its mountain bike Customer Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 15. For just $5, fat tire enthusiasts are invited to take on the mountain and explore Northstar’s 100+ miles of trails. All lift ticket proceeds from Customer Appreciation Day will be donated to the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA). Lift tickets can be purchased the day of the event at Northsport located in Northstar’s Village. Full-suspension mountain bikes are available for rent for adults and children. Afternoon rentals are also available. A free souvenir water bottle and use of a helmet and gloves are included with all bike rentals. The mountain bike park will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Customer Appreciation Day. This will be the last day the park will operate this season. For more information on Mountain Bike Customer Appreciation Day, please call (530) 562-2268, or visit http://www.skinorthstar.com. Adult Basketball Leagues at TDRPD Registration for adult basketball leagues is happening now. Leagues start Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 20. There is a full court “A” and “B” league. Cost is $100 per team. Leagues fill up fast so sign up early. For more information, call TDRPD at 582-7720. Women’s Drop In Basketball Women’s drop-in basketball is back for a sixth season at the Veterans Hall. Come out for a great workout starting Oct. 7 on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Players must be 16 years of age or older. Cost is $2 per player per night. For more information, call 582-7720. Dryland Training Weekend for skiers Oct. 13-14 The North American Ski Training Center is a performance ski school based in Lake Tahoe that teaches all-terrain and adventure alpine skiing courses to intermediate and expert skiers. Each fall, NASTC offers skiers a chance to learn how to attain their best skiing shape. The weekend begins with a day of in-line skating focusing on parallel turn. In-line skating is one of the best ways to get in shape or stay in shape for ski season. Sunday, the training will offer yoga and stretching and then hit the gym to learn where you should spend time and where not to waste it. You will also learn how to use plyometric toys like medicine balls, balance balls, the bongo board and sport cords. An optional hike and rock climbing will also be offered. The goals of the weekend are to help identify your weak areas, establish a fitness base line and give you ideas on how to get in better shape. Join NASTC and hone your explosiveness, balance and quickness for better turns on the hill. The weekend will be based in Tahoe Donner in Truckee. Class will meet at the Tahoe Donner Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. Cost is $295 and includes two days of training, in-line skate rentals, personal coaching, evaluations, gym fees, equipment, dinner on Saturday night and more. Please call in advance to ensure a spot. For information and enrollment, call NASTC at 530-582-4772 or email at ski@skiNASTC.com. Italian Open Golf Tournament and Pee Wee Putt-Putt The fifth Annual Italian Open Golf Tournament will be held at the Old Brockway Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 14 with a 9:30 a.m. shot gun start. The tournament benefits the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and costs $100 per player in a four-player scramble format. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, an embroidered fleece pull over, raffle tickets, a catered lunch and more. A Pee Wee Putt-Putt tournament will also be held on Sunday at Kings Beach Miniature Golf Course for kids under 18 years old. Entry fee is $5 for kids, $10 for adults and $20 for families and will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. The tournament will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, call Ben or Dave at (530) 546-3388 or Chris Park at 583-3342. Alpine Ski swap is Oct. 20 The 38th annual Tahoe Community Nursery School Ski Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Alpine Meadows Ski Area. Over 14,000 items of new, used and demo ski equipment, clothing and ski-related and snowboard-related items will be sold as a fund-raiser for the community’s nonprofit nursery school. Admission to the ski swap is $1 for adults, 50 cents for children, with children under 6 free. People are encouraged to swap their ski-related items at the non-profit nursery school’s ski swap. Take your items to Alpine Meadows Ski Area between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. People can pick up their money for items sold, or their unsold items on Sunday, Oct. 21, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call (530) 581-5825; or to volunteer and get to pre-shop the swap early, call 581-2226. lncline Village Ski Swap Oct. 27 The Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation annual ski swap will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Incline Elementary School on Southwood Blvd. in Incline Village. A large selection of quality new and used skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, and related items will be sold. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help fund youth ski programs in the community. Check-in is Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Unsold equipment may be picked up from 3-5 p.m. the day of the event. Come early on Saturday for the best deals. Admission is free. For more information call (775) 832-1176. State parks guided hikes The following hikes will be guided by the Sierra District State Parks: Discover Red Lake & Stevens Peak on Sunday, Oct. 21. Peak hop from 10,000-foot Red Lake Peak to 10,000-foot Stevens Peak for great views of Lake Tahoe and Hope Valley. This hike is 8 to 10 miles, lasting approximately 8 hours. Interested hikers should meet at 9 a.m. at Blue Lakes Rd., 4 miles west of the junction of Hwy 88 & Hwy 89 in Hope Valley. We will leave cars where the hike ends and carpool to Carson Pass. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, layered clothes and good boots. For more information, call (530) 694-2248 Hawkins Peak and Hope Valley on Sunday, Oct. 28. Enjoy the incredible views of the Carson Valley and Sonora Pass from just under 10,000 feet at the top of historic Hawkins Peak. This hike is a moderately difficult 4 to 5 mile trip with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Duration of the hike is estimated at 5 hours. Interested hikers should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on the beginning of the Burnside Lake Road at the corner of Hwy 88 & Hwy 89. We will carpool from there. Bring lunch, a camera, sunscreen, warm layered clothing, good boots and plenty of water. For more information, call (530) 694-2248. Markleeville Peak and Blue Lakes Road on Sunday, November 4. Join us to experience the climb up an old volcanic plug for terrific views into Carson Valley, Sonora Pass and Lake Tahoe on a moderate to difficult trail. The hike will last 5 to 6 hours. All hikers should meet at 9:00 a.m. approximately one mile after the pavement ends on Blue Lakes Road. Blue Lakes Road is off Hwy 88 with Hwy 89 in Hope Valley. Bring lunch, a camera, sunscreen, warm layered clothing, good boots and plenty of water. For additional information, call 530-694-2248.
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