TRUCKEE, Calif. — In the spirit of community, the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association will host its monthly “First Friday” event this Friday, June 1, 5- 8 p.m. in downtown Truckee. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free community event. As with every first Friday of the month, participating downtown shops and restaurants will offer a range of complementary activities, art, music, food, drinks and more. Participating businesses will include Mo, Jo andamp; Zoe; Bespoke; White Buffalo; Gratitudes Gifts andamp; Home Dcor; Riverside Studios; La Galleria; and more. All participating merchants and eateries will display “First Friday” flags. This Friday’s theme, around which special activities and offerings will be based, is “June Bloom.” Several participating businesses will distribute seeds for planting your summer garden. Friday’s event will also include an artist opening for Sue Duerkson at Riverside Studios; live music and a local jam tasting of Twin Peaks Jams at Bespoke; and more. Free parking will be available downtown after 5 p.m. Following Friday’s event, TDMA’s First Friday festivities will continue to take place each month throughout the year in downtown Truckee.The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is a nonprofit association of businesses in Truckee working for the economic, social, cultural and environmental vitality of Historic Downtown Truckee. For more information on First Friday events, visit www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysTruckee or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.