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Jake’s 35th anniversary party
Celebrating 35 years on Lake Tahoe, join the fun, Friday, June 7, from 4:30 p.m., including live music with Jeff Jones, 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, in Tahoe City. Call 530-583-0188 or visit www.jakestahoe.com for information.
A morning with Alpine Meadows’ native birds
Join naturalist and ornithologist Warren Bray as he introduces us to the secret world of the birds who live in the meadows and creekside trees of Alpine Meadows, on Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. in the meadow area next to the corner of Snowcrest and Alpine Meadows Road. Please bring your field glasses and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots — the Bear Creek meadows can still be wet and marshy. Remember to bring insect repellent. Hats or caps with bills for shade are recommended. Contact Pam at the Alpine Springs Water District office for last-minute changes due to weather or for additional information at 530-583-2342, ext. 11.
Mountain Mo’s to host Community House benefit
Mountain Mo’s, the new restaurant at the Old Brockway Golf Course grand opening will be on Saturday, June 8, 3-9 p.m. The new owners have generously offered to make the opening a benefit for Community House in Kings Beach.
Community House is a project of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. It will serve as a permanent location for three basic needs nonprofits: Tahoe SAFE Alliance, Project MANA and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Community House is at the corner of Bear and Trout Streets in Kings Beach, one block off North Lake Boulevard. Scheduled for a fall 2014 opening, interested donors are invited to call TTCF, 530-587-1776 or visit www.ttcf.net/ to arrange a tour of the site.
The $15 per person donation will include food, beverages, two live bands, bocce ball on the brand new bocce ball courts. Invite your family and friends! Mountain Mo’s is at the corner of State Route 267 and North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2655.
Optimist brewin’ up fun
The Truckee Optimist Club’s eighth annual Truckee Brew Fest will feature tasting of specialty brews from Northern California and Nevada breweries, live music by “Drop Theory,” a popular local funk-rock band. Brews, brats, silent auction, collector tasting glass, and lots of fun on the lawn at Truckee River Regional Park. This is a great way to kick off the summer. Advanced tickets $25, $30 at the gate. Tickets available at Dickson Realty, Coffeebar, Tuff Beanz, Auto Glass Express Truckee, and Optimist Club members. Must be 21; and no dogs allowed. Designated drivers admitted free and taxis are available. All proceeds benefit programs, sponsorships, grants and major scholarships for the youth of Truckee.
The Brew Fest will be held Saturday, June 8, 1-5 p.m., an annual fundraiser to support programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships for the youth of Truckee.
This year’s Brew Fest will feature premium micro brews by Northern California and Nevada breweries. A Triple IPA Update: The Brewmaster, aka The Hoptologist, is releasing another 3xIPA at the Truckee Optimist Brewfest. This one is focused on the hop varietal Amarillo and clocks in at 11% + ABV with exploding tropical, floral and citrus notes. If you’re a fan of the Simtra or Hop Shortage 3xIPA’s you’ll love this one. Will be available on draft only during the month of July. Bottles to follow in August/September.
For further information, call Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or visit www.truckeeoptimist.com/truckbrewfest.
Chamber mixer at Artisans
Chamber mixer to be hosted by Artisans Market Place at 10382 Donner Pass Road (the blue house four doors down from Burger Me!), Monday, June 10, 5-7 p.m. Good food, good music, great raffle gifts. Open to the public, take your business cards.
Silicon Mountain Meeting with Eric Pretorious
The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, will welcome Eric Pretorious, technical operations manager at Rocket-Powered.com, Monday, June 10, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.
Cloud computing is all the rage. The problem is that everyone seems to have a different definition of it. In this high-level overview of cloud computing, learn about the fundamental components of cloud computing with plenty of examples of the diverse set of services that are widely considered to be “in the cloud.”
A $5 fee includes pizza and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. This month’s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital. Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com.
Learn how to protect your business
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free seminar to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves.
The seminar will be held Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Topics to be discussed include: identity theft and counterfeiting; high-tech crimes; crime reporting and arrests; internal theft; bad check process; trespass and parking concerns. Seating is limited. Call CSO Kristen Mann at 530-581-6389 or email KMann@placer.ca.gov to reserve a spot or for more information.
Continuing education for small business owners
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is providing affordable small business classes to their members (at a discount) and to the public at large in Tahoe City. The Chamber has selected choice classes to be presented in their area taught by experienced instructors which will be conducted by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp). Topics range from Survival Tools to Manage Your Business, Internet Marketing, How to Create an Effective Business Plan, How to Start a Business and Thinking of Selling Your Business. For class details call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or visit www.sedcorp.biz.
Royal Gorge: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The June 11 Good Morning Truckee will focus on Royal Gorge: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. After a five-month long fundraising campaign, and exacting negotiations, the Truckee Donner Land Trust acquired 3,000 acres on Donner Summit known as Royal Gorge, and 351-acres in Negro Canyon above Donner Lake. With the help of more than 1,000 donors, and numerous public and private agencies, the Land Trust and its partners were able to raise the $11.25 million dollars needed to meet the deadline to secure the property.
This might be one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation. Now, all of Royal Gorge’s remarkable meadows, peaks, natural resources and the Nordic ski area have been protected forever and will be open to the public for recreation. Truckee Donner Land Trust Executive Directory Perry Norris and Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge Director of Sales and Marketing John Monson will talk about the significance of this acquisition and what it means for the promotion of the Truckee-Tahoe region as a world-class skiing and recreation destination.
Good Morning Truckee is open to the public second Tuesdays at Truckee Tahoe Airport, 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast and raffle.
For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail email@example.com.
Book signing at Bookshelf
Author Jesse Ellis is proud to announce he will sign his latest children’s books, “My Pal Willie: Willie Gets a Home” and “Kyle Learns Baseball” at Bookshelf Stores Inc., 11429 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 2 in Truckee on Wednesday, June 12, 3-4:30 p.m. For more information contact Bookshelf Stores Inc. at 530-582-0515 or visit www.bookshelfstores.com.
West End beach to open at Donner Lake
Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District has opened West End Beach at Donner Lake for the weekends now, and will be open daily on June 15. Enjoy the white sand beach for sunning, picnicking and swimming. Family picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, a concession stand and watercraft rentals are all available. Beach admission is $4 adults and $3 for children. Season passes available. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more information.