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Unwind and Revive
and support drug and alcohol prevention
July 20, 1-8 p.m. Unwind Salon in Truckee is hosting a benefit to support Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence’s youth drug and alcohol prevention efforts with a a summer spa spritzer fundraiser. All services are buy donation and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit TT-FWDD. Spa menu includes: haircuts, special effects highlights, facial waxing, chair massages, nails and tanning booth.
Appointments encouraged at 530-582-9344 but walk-ins are welcome. Live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
This is a alcohol and drug-free, family-friendly event supporting a great cause. For more information contact Unwind or www.ttfwdd.com.
Announcing the 28th Annual BBQ
and Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers Club fundraiser
Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. Cost $20 at the door, kids 12 and under free. Barbecue, silent auction, casting games, raffle, prizes. Agenda: 11 a.m., check in and social hour including casting practice and use of demo rods and reels; noon, view silent auction items and participate in casting skill games to include prizes; raffle tickets will be available for purchase as well; 1 p.m. barbecue lunch will be served (plank salmon and teriyaki chicken), soft drinks and water provided; 2 p.m. close of silent auction and raffle results; 2:15 p.m. auction awards and results.
Contact Dick Gander at email@example.com for more information.
Magic show at Kings Beach Library
The summer fun continues with multiple programs for children and adults! July 21, Brian Scott Magic, Saturday July 21, 1 p.m. The Kings Beach Library welcomes the Brian Scott Magic Show. Brian is an award-winning comedian and magician. His shows are full of fun for all ages. Bring the family and be prepared to be amazed. Visit www.brianscottproductions.com. Stop by the library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021.
The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope
Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m. Toccata will present Mark Twain “The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope” at the Toccata Center for Performing Arts (formerly Mark Twain Cultural Center), 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, in the Incline Center. McAvoy Layne as the Ghost of Mark Twain will relive the adventures of Samuel Clemens that take him from Tahoe and Virginia City to San Francisco, Jackass Hill and the Sandwich Islands … featuring “1601” a ribald fireside conversation that will make a cast iron dog laugh. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets visit www.toccatatahoe.com.
Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club meeting
The regular club meeting will be Thursday, July 26, in the conference room of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. There will not be a potluck supper.
The speaker will be Donna Prishmont, a Democratic leader in Incline Village who successfully led the campaign that caused Barack Obama to win Incline Village in 2008. Donna is committed to winning Incline Village and Nevada in 2012. She will share the story of 2008 and prepare Dems to help in 2012.
One of the major goals for the Tahoe Truckee Club is to support colleagues in Nevada. Call John Foster at 530-546-7660 or Lynn Booth at 530-214-8094 for more information.
Sexual harassment workshop July 26
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) are offering “The Generations and Sexual Harassment: Awareness and Prevention for Business Owners and Managers” Thursday, July 26, 9-11 a.m., with registration and snacks at 8:30 a.m.
The event will be held at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road in Truckee and will satisfy California AB 1825 required training.
Registration is $49 per person for SHRA members, $59 for chamber members and $69 for non-members if registered before Wednesday, July 25. Last-minute registration runs $59 for SHRA members, $69 for chamber members and $79 non-members.
On Planet Speaker Series
at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe-
Sawtooth Ridge Cafe in Tahoe City will host an inspiring series of talks called On Planet, held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. On July 25, Diplomat Ted Morris will share insights about 50 years in U.S. Foreign Service.--
Tahoe League for Charity grants
Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2012. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA, 96145, Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2012. For information contact Karyn at 530-525-1342.
The Sisterhood of the North Tahoe Hebrew
Congregation to host Maj Tournament
All are welcome to attend, Sunday, July 29, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Play begins promptly at 10 a.m., $50 to enter, which includes a great lunch and beverages. Cash prizes! Play will take place in the Third Creek Rec Room, Incline Village. Registration must be received by July 22. For info, please call Cookie at 818-606-0081 or Bonnie at 954-868-1456.
Volunteers needed for Living History Day at Ehrman Mansion
The California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host Living History Day at Pine Lodge, a celebration of the anniversary of the lodge, aka the Ehrman Mansion, at Sugar Pine Point State Park on July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Living history activities will include Open House tours, a children’s activity zone, an antique car show and a wooden boats display. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All events are free, though there is a $10 parking fee.
People of all ages are needed to wear costumes and play roles of the Ehrman family members, guests and employees. Helpers are also needed for the children’s zone that will include crafts, games, and activities.
Volunteers may contact Heidi Doyle at 530-583-3074 for information. Orientation may be attended Monday, July 23 at 5 p.m. at the Sugar Pine Point State Park Nature Center. Visit www.laketahoelivinghistory.com.
California Carnival coming to Truckee
Proceeds benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families
The California Carnival will be held Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 29 in Truckee at the Truckee Regional Park Rodeo Parking lot. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families.
The cost is $15 for an unlimited rides wristband if purchased in advance. With advance purchase you will receive a book of tickets that you may turn in for the unlimited rides wristband at the carnival ticket booth. Advance purchase tickets are on sale at Safeway in Truckee and Tahoe’s Connection for Families located at 754 Mays Blvd., Ste. 12, in Incline Village, Nev. Tahoe’s Connection for Families nets a higher percentage on all advance sales so buy early.
TCF is a nonprofit organization that offers parenting and child development education, parent-moderated creative play, prenatal classes, and infant and toddler CPR classes. Contact Tahoe’s Connection for Families at 775-832-8230 or visit www.tcfkids.org.
Lake of the Sky Garden Tour
Lake 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. Visit www.lake-of-the-sky.org.
Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Riverview Sports Park in Truckee. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 4, for the Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament. Proceeds from this event go to the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name to a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must be received by Aug. 1. Divisions start at U10 and continue to adult brackets. Please join us for a fun day of soccer in Sam's memory. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-582-9181.
Truckee Rodeo coming to town
Truckee Rodeo kicks off this year with California Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association contestants on Aug. 25 and 26. The sponsor appreciation dinner and team sorting will be on Friday, Aug. 24, gates open at 2 p.m. with sorting at 5 p.m. Dinner is served by Smokey’s Kitchen for $20, those wishing to entire as a team for open sorting $60. Piping Rock will provide livestock for the sorting. Dine with the rodeo sponsors and other rodeo personalities. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m., Rodeo starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rodeo action begins at 1 p.m.
Kid’s Day is Friday, 11a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free to everyone that day. Tickets are $15 at the gate Saturday ad Sunday. Pre-sale tickets are $12.
Kids 6 and under are free. Visit www.truckeerodeo.org.