TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Wednesday, July 4, the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and the North Tahoe Fire Protection District will collaborate for the fourth year and bring the pancake breakfast to the deck of the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The Pancake Breakfast at the North Shore has been in existence for more than 25 years with several lapses. It is back better than ever. The kids and the fire personnel will serve a full pancake breakfast with strawberries, whipped cream, sausage, juice, milk, and plenty of coffee. The breakfast runs 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Adult admission is $8 and kids under 12 are $4.This is great opportunity to see friends and neighbors and a super opportunity for visitors to enjoy the beauty of a spectacular lakeside setting with great food for a great cause. The proceeds provide support for more than 1,000 kids served every year by the Boys andamp; Girls Club. The Fire District will use the proceeds to support the Community Emergency Incident Team (CEIT). The North Tahoe Public Utility District has partnered with the Boys andamp; Girls Club and the North Tahoe Fire Protection District by providing the Event Center venue free of charge.Annual July 3 Fireworks Celebration and Deck Party in Kings BeachOn Tuesday, July 3 (always the day before Independence Day) the Kings Beach skies will shine with a dazzling fireworks display and a fun deck party in honor of the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Attendees enjoy one of the best fireworks shows on the lake and begin their Independence Day celebration a day early! Many enjoy the fireworks display, free to the public, and best viewed from the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The fireworks display takes place at approximately 9:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transportation to the venue. For public transportation options visit www.laketahoetransit.com. Make a fun, full evening by attending the July 3 Fireworks Celebration andamp; Deck Party at the North Tahoe Event Center located at 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, 6-10 p.m. The party is set up on the Event Center deck and provides indoor and outdoor seating — the best seating and viewing area for the fireworks. Attendees enjoy live music by Serina Dawn, a local Blues Rock band, recorded patriotic music synchronized to the fireworks show, food vendors including barbecue provided by the Tahoe Biltmore, pizza by the slice provided by Peluso’s APizza, ice cream provided by Cable Car Ice Cream, and a no-host bar, which benefits the North Tahoe Business Association, the producer of the event. Advance tickets are on sale now; $12 for adults, $5 for children age 3-12 and can be purchased at the North Tahoe Event Center or by calling 530-546-9000. At the door tickets are $15 and $5 while they last. This event typically sells out, so advance tickets are recommended.Those interested in volunteering for the July 3 Fireworks Celebration andamp; Deck Party or leading up to the event should contact the North Tahoe Business Association as soon as possible. There are lots of fun assignments and a chance to do something good for the community.The July 3 Fireworks Celebration andamp; Deck Party is produced by the North Tahoe Business Association and sponsored by North Tahoe Public Utility District; Tahoe Biltmore; North Lake Tahoe Resort Association; Safeway; Kings Beach Car Wash; Karen Kucharski, DMD; Las Panchitas Restaurant; Redwolf Lakeside Lodge; Reliable Services; Caliente!; Frank Mooney, CPA; North Tahoe Marina; Sierra Boat Company; Taylor Investment Co.; Tonopalo; Bank of the West; Lake Tahoe Specialty Fireplace andamp; Stove; Rustic Cottages; Gary and Patti Boxeth; Griggs Custom Homes; John Hassenplug; Sue and Larry Kyler; Lanza’s Restaurant; Plumas Bank; Jody Precit; The Store … Copies andamp; More. Media sponsors include Heckler Magazine, The Weekly, Sierra Sun, and Tahoe TV. Special thanks to J.R. Krauss, LTD; Tahoe Marine andamp; Excavating; and Tahoe City Marina.Visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org or call 530-546-9000.Celebrate the Fourth in TahoeNorth Lake Tahoe celebrates the Independence Day holiday with multiple fireworks displays.“North Lake Tahoe is unique in that we have a series of fireworks events held throughout the region,” said Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. “Visitors to the area can take their pick in terms of when and where or enjoy more than one show during their stay.”Tahoe City celebrates 66 years of fireworks at Commons Beach at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. This event is free and is also well attended by families, many of whom bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs to make an evening of the festivities. Tahoe City’s lakeside restaurants are also popular with those watching the fireworks, with many offering special menus for the night, but book out early. Reservations are recommended.Incline Village, Nev. takes things to the next level with their traditional Red, White andamp; Tahoe Blue festivities scheduled for Saturday, June 30 through Saturday, July 7, which includes patriotic chalk drawing contest, opening ceremonies with a tribute to veterans, Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek, flag raising, USAF California Air National Guard Static Display and fireworks Wednesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. off Incline Beach.In Truckee, the free Truckee Fourth of July Parade, a fun, kid-friendly hometown event, takes place Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m., along Donner Pass Road ending in historic downtown. Before the festivities, visitors can take part in the Truckee Firecracker Mile, perfect for all ages and starting at Tahoe Forest Hospital. The 4th of July Fireworks is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 at West End Beach at Donner Lake at dusk. Advance tickets are sold for residents in the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District. You must show proof of residency, tickets are $6, sold only in advance, and limited to six per adult, per household. Tickets are not available at the gate. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for information.For more information about North Lake Tahoe’s July 4 celebrations visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com. — Submitted by Pettit GilweeDonner Summit to celebrate with annual community picnicFolks in the know on Donner Summit will tell you that now, more than ever, is a time of change. The future of Royal Gorge remains to be seen and will certainly impact the future of the Summit, but other changes are on the horizon as well. New state regulations have set in motion the long process of upgrading wastewater treatment facilities, outdated zoning regulations are being addressed, and Donner Summit trails are being expanded and repaired.In the midst of another season of change, DSAA is proud to present the 5th Annual Community Picnic on Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the backyard of Donner Summit Lodge. Live music by Drop Theory is sponsored by Diversified Global Recruiting and is sure to add energy to the party. Many other local businesses are sponsoring the event, including Cascade Snow Removal, Buckley Construction, Donner Spitz Snow Plowing, Truckee Hometown Sears, Amerigas, Sugar Bowl, and The Summit Restaurant and Bar.The picnic includes displays by local businesses, a bounce house and face painting, silent and live auction, cold beer, wine, and soft drinks, and a delicious barbecue lunch prepared by local chefs. This year, DSAA will raffle off three great prizes: a Sears snowblower (courtesy Truckee Hometown Sears and DSAA) a snowmobile tour for two (courtesy Coldstream Adventures), and $200 cash (courtesy DSAA members). DSAA will also announce the Community Person of the Year at the event — nominations are being collected at businesses and CommunityVIP@DonnerSummitAreaAssociation.org. Funds raised at this event support DSAA’s work to inform about issues affecting the bi-county area and to bring a voice to the concerns of the community.Squaw Valley USA heats up the weekCheck out Squaw Valley USA for a slew of festivities. The Squaw Valley Fine Arts andamp; Crafts Festival kicks it off, Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Enjoy fine art and craft exhibitors throughout The Village at Squaw Valley. From beautiful paintings to hand-made pottery and clothing – this fair has something for everyone to enjoy. Then, Thursday, July 5; 8:30 p.m. kick it with the free Outdoor Movie Series featuring Kung Fu Panda. JOEL (Billy Joel cover band) comes to town Friday, July 6; 6-8:30 p.m. in the free KT Concert Series, bringing Billy Joel’s timeless classics and original works to Squaw Valley’s Village stage. Saturday, July 7; noon-5 p.m., the Soaring Kites and Music Festival at High Camp will feature kite flying demonstrations, kids kite building seminars, and general kite mania. Watch professional kiters show off their amazing skills in the mountain breeze while enjoying great live music at High Camp. Visit www.squaw.com.