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First Friday: Celebrate Mom
May is the month to celebrate Mother’s Day! This First Friday, May 3, check out Gratitudes Gifts, La Galleria and White Buffalo in historic downtown Truckee as the three cater to relaxing and indulging. The merchants have planned a fun-filled evening to help celebrate. Gratitudes will offer complimentary spa hand treatments. La Galleria will host a chocolate and port pairing, courtesy of Sweets Handmade Candies. White Buffalo will provide a food and wine tasting courtesy of Uncorked.
Angele and the Wildwood Band will perform outside while each store offers select items inside to make Mothers feel special. Stop by and enter the raffle for a chance to win gift certificates ranging from $75 to $225.
The Secret Passion of Dorothy’s Slippers
Join Visionary Sound Healer Jan Cercone RN, MA, CMP, Friday, May 3, 6 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz could have found her way home any minute she chose. As humans we have never lost this ability, we just need reminding. Remember how with Jan’s three-point meditation process. A deeply moving, healing adventure in sound with colorful, inspirational visuals. This one-hour program will be followed by a discussion of the importance of the new masculine-feminine roles of empowered partnership.
Jan Cercone RN, MA, Certified Music Practitioner is a visionary sound healer. Call 530-550-8981 to register. Visit www.musicforjoyandhealing.com.
Community Benefit Auction & Wine Tasting
Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge will host the Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe Community Benefit Auction & Wine Tasting Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Community House in Kings Beach is a primary beneficiary. Ticket prices are $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Available from any Kiwanis member, Mother Nature’s Cabin Fever, 551 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-583-8143 or www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=8.
Tahoe Donner Trail neighborhood meeting
The Tahoe Donner Trail will connect Tahoe Donner at Northwoods Boulevard by Coyote Moon Golf Course to Downtown Truckee at Bridge Street. The Town of Truckee seeks your participation and feedback for developing the final design and environmental document for the Tahoe Donner Trail. Join an informational meeting on May 6, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Tahoe Donner Clubhouse, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. For more information contact Jessica Thompson, associate engineer, at 530-582-2938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silicon Mountain Meeting
Panel Discussion – Youth and Technology
Ever wonder what your children are doing on their phones and computers? The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to announce an open community discussion and interactive demonstration on the use of phone and computer technology by local youth.
The panel of children and teens will present their favorite apps and sites, as well as describe the challenges they face with technology today. After the presentation, the panel will be available for individual questions and discussion. Local educators will also be in attendance to share their perspectives.
The meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.
This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital.
You can find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com.
North Tahoe High School’s
Senior Fashion Show will be May 31
The annual fashion show continues a long-running tradition in which the seniors will be the stars of the show, walking the runway in amazing outfits from local clothing stores. This year’s theme is “Hollywood”!
This event is the final fundraiser for Project Grad, which provides a safe and sober way for seniors to celebrate this great milestone. The show proceeds go toward the cost of the chaperons who will accompany them on their graduation trip to Disneyland, as well as the cost for every senior student’s meal at the Senior Breakfast. This year the breakfast will be at Sunnyside Restaurant, the morning of graduation, and all family members are invited.
Part of the evening will include a silent auction/raffle, and refreshments, which the Senior families will have provided. Please plan to attend and help these deserving Seniors enjoy their “last hurrah” before graduating North Tahoe High School!
The event will take place at the NTHS Auditorium on Friday, May 31, 7 p.m.
Tahoe City Golf Course pics wanted
The Tahoe City Public Utility District is seeking help from the public to create a photo history of the Tahoe City Golf Course.
Any photographs the public may have from when the Tahoe City Golf Course was established in 1917 to present are welcomed. Hard copies of photographs are preferred along with a caption, but electronic copies will be accepted. The TCPUD will scan each photograph received and return it to its owner within two weeks of receipt. Any electronic submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Enjoy an evening at Petra with TCDA!
Join a relaxed light dinner and wine pairings at Petra in the Northstar Village. This casual fundraising event to benefit the Tahoe City Downtown Association will include a wonderful organic chicken, salad, dessert and more, paired with chardonnay and pinot noir (beer option available), all for $40 per person, on Saturday, June 1. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all businesses
for 6th Annual Bike Rodeo
It’s that time of year again to inform and prepare the community for a fun and safe biking season around the Basin. This year’s Bike Rodeo will be held at Common’s Beach, on Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tahoe City Parks & Recreation is looking for as many organizations as possible, from the community, to participate in the poker run along the Lake side trail to and from Commons Beach. Their vision is to have a variety of stations that are fun, interactive, and informative about bike safety. Once the participants complete the poker run, they will have a chance to enter in the grand prize drawing. Would your organization like to participate in this year’s fun? It will be a great opportunity to interact with the community outside of the shop or office.
If you are interested in participating on June 1, please RSVP by Friday, May 17 to Sara Scheid at 530-583-3440, ext. 16.
Barcelona NorCal teams spring into action
Barcelona NorCal teams are off to a great start. With a total 16 teams ages 8-16, Truckee’s premier soccer organization is committed to providing all youths the opportunity to play developmental and competitive soccer and be a part of specialized training programs, regardless of financial capability.
Barca Norcal coaches Michael Silber, Travis Spencer and Marc Giannetto and DOC Casey Tate just returned from a five-day, intensive training course in Barcelona. The course focused on technical drills teaching the style of soccer for which FC Barcelona is known. The coaches returned to Truckee armed with a “total futbol” concept.
Tryouts for the 2013/2014 season will be held June 10-14 at Riverview Sports Park, with Player Registration Night the following week. Summer “Kick Off Camp” will be held July 22-25 at Riverview Sports Park. This camp is included in the player fee for all participants rostered to 2013/2014 teams.
Save the date for the 8th Annual
Tahoe City Wine Walk
The Tahoe City Wine Walk returns to historic North Lake Tahoe Saturday, June 22. Last year’s event hosted more than 800 attendees and 30 regional wineries. This summer’s alfresco event, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., will again focus on varietals from area wine producers and will also feature gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies.
Tickets are now on sale and run $35 per person in advance and $45 per person at the event (cash only). Ticket price includes admittance, wine tasting, commemorative wine glass, delicious bite-sized offerings, live music and free on-site parking. Attendees must be 21 years or older and show valid ID on the day of the event.
For more information about the Tahoe City Wine Walk visit tahoecitywinewalk.com.
Happy Pet Radio
In partnership with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Happy Pet Radio brings today’s hits, classic rock, AAA, blues and soundtracks to listeners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Plus, there are interviews with experts regarding the care, feeding and health of your “second family” — your pets. Click to www.happypetradio.com. Once you’ve arrived at Happy Pet Radio, hit the click here to launch Happy Pet Radio wording and start listening. Thank you to Hartley & Pattie Lesser for having the vision to create Happy Pet Radio. They sunk their time and hearts into this huge endeavor.