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The Sierra Swiss Club will hold its 55th Annual Schwingfest Saturday, July 11, at the River View Sports Park. A Schwingfest is the traditional Swiss wrestling sport of Schwingen practiced for centuries as a friendly show of strength by farmers in the Swiss Alps. Wrestling begins at 11 a.m., and a Swiss-style lunch will be served. Enjoy good beer and food and traditional Swiss music. A bratwurst dinner will be served at the conclusion of the wrestling match. A $10 entry fee covers the days festivities as well as a dance to follow at the Truckee Community Center. For more information, please contact Urs Gwerder at gwerder4@sbcglobal.net or 587-1836.

The Tahoe City Historic Guided Walking Tour is presented by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. Enjoy a free guided walking tour through Tahoe City. Hear fun stories, Indian legends and historical accounts of what life has been like in Tahoe City for the past few hundred years. Learn where to shop and eat and what to do in Tahoe City. Great for locals and visitors. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Visitor's Center, next to the fire station in Tahoe City. The tour ends at 11:30 a.m. at the Gatekeeper's Museum. Park at the Gatekeeper's Museum. Tours are free, however donations are welcome.

The Tahoe City Historic Guided Walking Tour is part of the summer-long Watson Cabin Centennial Celebration. The tour takes place on Saturday July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29. Call 583-1762 for information.

Billed as the greatest garage sale on Earth, got to the Bank of the West parking lot at 150 West Lake Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in Tahoe City. You'll find children's cloths, toys, sports equipment, kitchen/housewares items, small appliances, furniture, decorative items, seasonal decor, fashion accessories and more. Cash only. TLC provides financial assistance to people/groups in need in our community, through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Friends of Squaw Creek will hold its second tall whitetop weed pull this summer from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the east entrance of Squaw Valley Stables. Help us eradicate the noxious, invasive weed that has established itself in the meadow at the edge of the stables. We will meet at the east entrance to the stables. Bring gloves. We will provide water, sunscreen and plastic bags. Placer County will dispose of our “pullings.” Call Ed at 583-1817 for more information.

This event is a local specialty — check it out from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Villager Nursery, 10678 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Ornamentals and attractive natives, soil amendments, fertilization, watering and pests will be covered. Wander with Rob and Eric through the nursery and the 400+ varieties of tough and beautiful flowering perennials. Learn the plants that will bring your garden to life with blooming color, spring through fall, for many years to come. We offer you the best fascinating and unique hardy perennial selection in the northern Sierra. Call 587-0771.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at The Perfect Workout in the Raley's shopping center, participate in free Pilates lessons. Participants are asked to write a donation to the American Cancer Society. Refreshments will be served. Local artist, June Towell Brown, will be doing her sculpting during the sessions and for anyone purchasing a bronze from her she will donate a portion of the sale to the ACS.

Welcome to Donner Memorial State Park's history walks, lunch and guided hikes. Donner Memorial State Park is located where many members of the Donner Party spent their final days. The state park's surprise is it displays not only the dark side of human nature, but the beautiful side of Mother Nature. Find out about both in the park's programs, at the east end of Donner Lake on Donner Pass Road. Donner Party History walks take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Wilderness safety course for youth

At 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, the Junior Rangers (ages 7 – 12) will take part in a “Wilderness Safety” course. Meet at the flagpole in front of the museum at Donner Memorial State Park. What would you do if you got lost in the wilderness? Meet Angela and learn how to live safely in the out of doors, and what resources you have in the woods.

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival announces its summer Urban Village Monday Night Music Series, July 13 through Aug. 17. The six-week series takes place at the Festival’s Sand Harbor location and will feature the following performances. July 13 Broadway on the Beach with Broadway star Hugh Panero. July 20 is the Babbo Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 3 will be Sugaray Blues. Aug. 10 is Omar Alexander, Latin Funk and Aug. 17 will be Karen Briggs, Soulchestra. Tickets for the Urban Village Monday Night Music Series start at $22. Visit urbanvillagemusic.com. All festival performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with gates open at 5:30 p.m.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 10, 2009 04:31PM Published Jul 10, 2009 04:22PM Copyright 2009 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.