Send us your newsContent 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.Open house and adoption dayAgate Bay Animal Hospital and Dog Gone Crazy have teamed up to offer everything for the Lake Tahoe dog and cat. To celebrate the merger of the two businesses, an Open House will be hosted June 30, 3-6 p.m. at their facility at 580 National Ave. in Tahoe Vista. The Open House will give locals and visitors an opportunity to check out the newly remodeled space. Adoptable animals from animal rescues will be available, as well as a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Sadie’s Cancer Fund, coupons, special discounts, tours and an assortment of freshly baked dog cookies will also be available. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of food, wine, fun and animal loving! Visit http://agatebayanimalhospital.com/ or call their office, open seven days a week at 530-546-7522 for information.Truckee artist creates historic birdhouses Here’s one for the birds. After 30 years this Truckee local is back home and has brought a little something with him. Greg Zirbel, artist and owner of NeatTweets has taken his Tahoe Truckee High School woodshop skills, mixed them with his love of art, a little historical lumber and now turns out the most beautiful birdhouses you've ever seen. Not just birdhouses, historical landmark replicas are his specialty. These functional master pieces are not just birdhouses, but function as feeders as well. Each one has a story of its own and are well documented which adds to their appeal. “It feels great that I’m able to save a little bit of California’s gold rush history by creating whimsical replicas of our historical landmarks.” Find these creations at the Artisan’s Market Place in the Historical Brickelltown section of downtown Truckee, or visit www.NeatTweets.biz for more. Greg will be at all the Truckee Thursdays this summer.Launch of Mountain Lake Cleaning offers new level of careWith the launch of Mountain Lake Cleaning, North Lake Tahoe residents have a cleaning and maid service that will provide a new level of professionalism to the community.Mountain Lake Cleaning is a family owned business that focuses on providing environmentally safe cleaning service to residential and commercial properties of North Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. Owners Dirk and Dany Foster worked in retail management and public relations for more than 20 years. After moving from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe, Dirk and Dany decided to launch a business that would service both the community and the environment. They consider the establishment and management of Mountain Lake Cleaning to be a labor of love and are committed to the highest levels of customer care. They are available seven days a week and use cleaning products that are 100 percent plant-based, cruelty free and made in AmericaFor more information visit www.MountainLakeCleaning.com or call 775-298-2358.Squaw’s KT Concert Series to returnThe Village at Squaw Valley welcomes the KT Concert Series back to its line-up of sizzling summer events. In its second season, the KT Concert Series brings well-known tribute bands to Squaw Valley on the first Friday of July, August and September. Concerts are free to attend and will run from 6-8:30 p.m. on July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.The KT Concert Series features JOEL, a tribute to Billy Joel; Mustache Harbor, a tribute to soft rock and “yacht rockers” of the 1970s; and the Hollywood Stones, a tribute to The Rolling Stones.Northstar California to host Jackie GreenNorthstar today announced that Jackie Greene and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will take the stage Friday, July 6 at Star Sessions, Northstar’s outdoor summer concert series in the Village at Northstar. Pre-sale general admission tickets are now on sale for $35, and can be purchased online, in person at the Tickets andamp; Season Pass Office in the Village at Northstar, or by calling 1-800-GO-NORTH. Tickets can also be purchased the day of for $40. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with the show starting at 6 p.m.Volunteer for the Truckee TahoeAirFair andamp; Family FestivalVolunteer for this inaugural event featuring Red Star Smoke Formation team, the African Brazilian band SambaDA, Tuskegee Airmen in person, airplane rides and of course family fun activities.Help needed for face painting, rocket launchers, raffle sales, information booth, the tarmac, bounce house etc. Teens welcome. Please contact volunteer coordinator Jen Parker at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call KidZone Museum at 530-587-KIDS (5437).Mandatory volunteer orientation Thursday July 5, 5:15 p.m., Truckee Tahoe Airport Lobby. If you have any extra plywood sheets or milk crates contact the Museum. For information on the AirFair andamp; Family Festival go to www.truckeetahoeairfair.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 mountain-top activities such as paintball, roller skating, hiking, disc golf, swimming and poolside dining (some activities require additional tickets). Visit squaw.com.Junior Golf tees offThe inaugural season for the Truckee Tahoe Junior Golf Tour kicked off 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 email@example.com 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.iFoster nonprofit wins international awardSerita Cox, executive director of Truckee-based iFoster, was today awarded a 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship. In the words of Echoing Green, “After a rigorous six-month evaluation process, Echoing Green is thrilled to unleash 36 visionaries with ideas so bold, and convictions so strong, they could shake the world.”Serita was selected from among thousands of international nonprofit organizations, following on the heals of being named a 2012 American Leader of Change. Serita and iFoster, are working to provide life changing resources for the more than 800,000 children who will spend time in foster care this year in the U.S., as well as the millions of children who will be raised without their biologicial parents in kinship arrangements across the country. In Nevada County alone there are 93 children in foster care, 258 in kinship arrangements. In Placer County there are 350 children in foster care, and more than 1,000 in kinship arrangements. In 18 months iFoster has become one of the largest national nonprofits in child welfare, with it’s members helping to raise more than 1 million vulnerable children across all 50 states.Tribute band donating to prostate cancerin memory of Dan FogelbergRiver of Souls will perform a concert in the Grand Ballroom of The Resort at Squaw Creek June 30, perpetuating the musical legacy of Dan Fogelberg for the “Dan Fans,” and making a donation from ticket sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the name of Dan Fogelberg.Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in December 2007. The following year a group of musicians from Truckee and Reno, Nev. formed a tribute band to honor Dan and his music. The concert will also feature Tim Jessup of Sedona, Ariz. on guitars and vocals, and Remmel Wilson of Lake Tahoe on sax. Concert tickets are on sale now at www.riverofsouls.net.Wanderlust coming to townNorth Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, a one-of-a-kind yoga and music festival, will return for a fourth year to the picturesque setting of Squaw Valley Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29.“The Wanderlust Festival is a dynamic event that brings thousands of people to North Lake Tahoe each year,” said Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, an official sponsor of the Wanderlust Festival. “We look forward to hosting the festival and showcasing all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.”For more information about the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, as well as to register and get connected via social media channels, click to http://squaw.wanderlustfestival.com.Lake of the Sky Garden TourLake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club’s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational, and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Tahoe region. On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky will host their 24th annual garden tour, the 2012 North Shore Garden Tour from Tahoe Vista to Tahoe City. Proceeds will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and information visit www.lake-of-the-sky.org.