With the extended winter weather, summer seemed like it would never get here, but just when warmer temps were starting to feel unattainable…BOOM….SUMMER’S HERE!! I was on a trip over the weekend to a friends cabin in Silver Lake (near Lake Almanor) driving home with dirty kids, bug bites and smoky clothes, I couldn’t help but smile sitting in summer road construction with the window rolled down and an 89 degree temp reading in the car. I am doing my best to abstain from any type of complaint about being too hot or the traffic and delays from seasonal road work. To think that I had my down jacket on 2 weeks ago when the snow was flying is hard to imagine, but I’m just glad the floats in the 4th of July parade aren’t going to have to chain up!!
TAHOE DONNER BEACH CLUB MARINA
Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina will be providing special hours. With the gates opening at 6AM, you can launch your boat or just get an early start unloading beach gear before the crowds hit. Also, there will be a shuttle service between the beach parking lot and the high school parking lot from 10AM-10PM on the 3rd and 10AM-midnight on the 4th for overflow parking. The fireworks will be the night of the 4th with great visibility from Tahoe Donner beach. For more info contact the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina at (530) 587-9460.
TAHOE DONNER DOWNHILL CLEANUP
Every year hundreds of things get buried under the snow around our homes, businesses and play areas. Wednesday June 30th is a great time to contribute to the annual clean up by going to the Tahoe Donner downhill area. Trash bags, clean up gear, water and snacks will be provided. Just show up at 10AM and enjoy some good exercise while you clean the area! For more information, contact the downhill ski area at (530) 587-9463
FREE CONCERT AT PIZZA ON THE HILL
If you are looking for something to do Saturday July 3rd before the local parade and firework festivities, head out to Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner for some good eats and great tunes from 6-9PM. If pizza’s not your thing, just bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy the music.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT!!!
For any of you visiting town or locals who just want a night out, Tahoe Donner is offering a $15 (per child) opportunity to do so for kids ages 4-9. Games, pizza, movie and story time will be part of the festivities so get out there for an evening hike, bike ride or dinner in town. Call the Recreation Info Hut at (530) 587-9413 to register.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, FUN RUN AND PARADE ON THE 4TH
Whether you are running or just watching, the Truckee Fun Run is a good time all around. All ages are welcome for the one mile run which starts just before the parade at Tahoe Forest Hospital; ends at train depot. Info: (530) 426-3313, truckeefunrun.com
Support the Truckee Fire Department and enjoy a great breakfast before the parade starts. Come to the central fire department located next to Wild Cherries and donate (recommend $5/person) for great pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Great activities with bounce slide and fire truck tours for the kids. Come early (I like to go around 7:30 or 8) as it get’s crowded quick!! My husband Erik Jitloff will be there flipping flapjacks, so come meet some local fireman and support a good cause. The parade starts here so after your belly is full, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the beginning of the parade or drive downtown and watch the end with commentary and local vendors.