Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.DeFlowered Art Show andamp; Outdoor MarketplaceFat Cat, 599 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, June 23, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. DeFlowered Art Show andamp; Outdoor Marketplace, coincides with the Tahoe City Wine Walk. Fat Cat is pouring both wine and liquor tastings. Tons of great artists, live music, food and booze. Featured artists … David Friedman, Neat Tweets, Scarlet Gypsy, Michael Heltebrake, RYNo, Gypsy Soul Glass, Sara L Smith, Ben Rodgers, Freckle Face, Tom Beebe, Bella Petunia, Frosted Crossbones, Kat Atomic, Inaki Martinez-Creel, Alicia Kramer, Yess Feathers, Archimedes Wear, Rivca and more. Call 530-414-1541.Healing and play with Shaelah MorrisYoga teacher Shaelah Morris, owner of Studio Tahoe in Truckee will lead a three-day Sierra Hot Springs yoga retreat June 22-24. Enjoy four Bhakti style yoga classes, soak in healing hot springs, eat healthy and delicious organic food, hike, read a book and relax.Organized by Sol Yoga, a company leading adventurous, spiritually conscious trips throughout the world to help people explore and expand their loving consciousness and heal mind, body and soul. This trip will be filmed by Travel Channel International. Visit Studio Tahoe at http://studiotahoe.com.Squaw Valley offers free summertram tickets to active duty militarySquaw Valley will offer free Aerial Tram tickets to active duty members of the military this summer seven days a week, including holidays. Show proof of active duty status to Squaw Valley's Tickets and Season Pass Center to redeem their Tram tickets. Once at High Camp, guests may enjoy mountaintop activities such as paintball, roller skating, hiking, disc golf, swimming and poolside dining (some activities require additional tickets). Visit squaw.com.Civil War Veterans headstone dedicationJune 23, 10 a.m., Sierra Mountain Cemetery, 10375 East Jibboom St., Truckee. The American Civil War, April 12, 1861-April 9, 1865. Last shot fired June 22, 1865. You are invited to witness the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors perform a formal and honorable military dedication to these soldiers, partnered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General William Passmore Carlin, Camp 25 Nevada and California. Parking is limited so please try to car pool. Period dress is welcome. This will be a formal ceremony and all are asked to treat it as such.Joint Chamber mixer at Bluesdays previewSquaw Valley will host the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Joint Business Mixer Tuesday, June 26, 5-7 p.m., in Olympic Valley.Guests will get a sneak peek of Squaw Valley's Bluesdays, which officially kicks off July 3, with live music from The Blues Monsters and bites from six restaurants. “Hunt for the Blue Dots” will have attendees searching to win prizes, including a one-night stay at the Village at Squaw Valley and tram and activity packages.Bluesdays, which is free and open to the public, takes place every Tuesday in July and August at the Village at Squaw Valley's Events Plaza. Visit www.TahoeHighNotes.com for more music info.For mixer information, call 530-581-8764 or email email@example.com.Junior Golf to tee offThe inaugural season for the Truckee Tahoe Junior Golf Tour kicks off Tuesday, June 27, at Old Greenwood. The TTJGT is a nonprofit junior golf tour for girls and boys ages 8-17 years of age. First priority is given to kids attending local schools. Out-of-area kids will be accepted to play, space available. Each event has its own registration. Players do not have to compete in all events. The purpose of this series is to promote junior golf and all the great qualities that coincide with tournament golf. Juniors will be mentored with assistance in rules, etiquette, pace of play, scorekeeping and general overall golf knowledge. Participating sponsor golf courses on the 2012 Tour are Coyote Moon, Squaw Creek, Ponderosa, Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing. Visit www.ttjgt.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-386-2101 for more information.English and Western Combined horse showTruckee Donner Horsemen invite their equestrian friends to join in an English and Western Combined horse show on June 30 at historic McIver Arena in Truckee. The English events will begin at 9 a.m. with the trail competition in English or Western tack after lunch. The Western events commence in the afternoon. This is an educational and fun schooling show for any rider. Visit www.tdhorsemen.org for the class list, registration will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Truckee float is openTahoe City-based Truckee River Rafting and Truckee River Raft Company offer self-guided, five-mile floats down the Truckee River.Most trips take two to three hours with patrons exiting at River Ranch Lodge near Alpine Meadows Road along Highway 89. Guests may park in Tahoe City and take free shuttles back to their vehicles after the float anytime before 6 p.m. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (weather permitting) and footwear is mandatory. Trips include parking, shuttle, paddles, life jackets and commercial rafts for 2-20 people. Group rates are available.Sailing Camps at Donner LakeThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is taking registration for summer sailing camps, ages 8-17. Learn how to sail from beginning to end in Pico Lasers. Novice, intermediate and advanced classes are available starting June 25-28. Fee is $190 residents and $200 for non-residents, per person, per session. All students must be able to swim. Call 530-582-7720 for more information.Camp Skylandia taking registrationFor more than 30 years, summer camps at Camp Skylandia give children of all ages a place to make new friends, experience exciting adventures, improve varied skills, and most importantly - have fun! All camps at Camp Skylandia offer themed weeks with games and activities. The camp is based at Skylandia Park in Lake Forest with acres of forest, beach, pier, and plenty of room for nature exploration. Many other camps offered, visit www.tahoecitypud.com. To register stop by the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department: 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. Call 530-583-3440.Truckee Chili Cookoff one hot affairStir it up in Truckee with the 4th annual Chili Cook Off. The big chili pot once more rules the day at the Truckee Regional Park, June 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be plenty of fun for the kids and adults alike. Join celebrity MC from KCRA Teo Torres for chili, beer, hot dogs, and ice cream. Groove to the Deck Heads, Jo Mama and Drinking with Clowns. Unlimited chili testing is $15 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. The competitors are an assortment of culinary artists from restaurants, nonprofits and individuals. All proceeds go to Sunrise Rotary of Truckee to fund their mission of service to the community. Tickets are available around town, at Truckee Thursdays, and day of event. Visit www.TruckeeChiliCookoff.org or contact Jeff Sparksworthy at 530-386-4275 or email@example.com.Benefit concert for Tamara Thompson-BrockTamara Thompson-Brock, an alumnus of Sierra Nevada College, class of ‘99, bachelor's of music, is relocating to London to attend the Royal College of Music Doctoral Programme. As a “bon voyage” and fundraising event, she will hold a free vocal concert/chat on Sunday, June 24 at Squaw Valley Chapel in Olympic Valley at 4 p.m. Donations are greatly appreciated to help fund her studies, but are not required. Lake of the Sky Garden Club MeetingLake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday June 25, at Tahoe Tree Company (McBrides Nursery) on West Shore Boulevard and Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City.The social starts at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 4 p.m. The speaker is Jeff Corbett, Daylily Hybridzer, who will have a PowerPoint presentation and slide show. Tickets will be on sale to members and non-members for the 2012 Lake of the Sky Garden Tour. The tour features 10 gardens this year including three lakefronts. This event is a sell out so get your tickets early. Cost is $20 for paid members and $25 for non members. Contact Rich Caravelli for ticket information and purchase at 530-583-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Outdoor Movie Series with Mountain Area PreservationThis summer Mountain Area Preservation andamp; Truckee River Winery will host an outdoor movie series featuring inspiring environmental and recreational films! The first film will be “Sprawling from Grace,” an exploration of American suburban sprawl, Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. outside at the Truckee River Winery. The film examines the un-sustainability of urban planning and how it could be fundamentally re-imagined. Tickets are $20 and include a beverage (beer or wine), snacks, popcorn, bocce ball and horseshoes. Buy tickets at www.mapf.org or call 530-582-6751 for more information. Tahoe Maritime Museum 1920s Public ProgramThe Tahoe Maritime Museum just opened its new exhibit Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze, andamp; Business. To celebrate, the museum will host a Public Program Day on June 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be games and activities for the whole family with free admission. Find out what families and kids did or fun back then and plat some of the same games today. After a day full of '20s activities the museum will host a Swinging Summer Night Dinner and Dance from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening will feature live music by Le Jazz Hot Trio and catered 1920s inspired dinner by North Lake Tahoe Catering. Come dressed is in all your 1920s grandeur. Cost is $65 per person. With questions or RSVPs please contact Katena at email@example.com or 530-525-9253, ext. 103 by June 22.