The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is planning its annual Tahoe Rim Trail Back Country Camps, the first of which will be held Friday through Sunday at the Marlette Peak Campground. Another camp is scheduled for Aug. 16-17.
TRTA is seeking volunteers to assist with trail work including widening tread, clearing brush, and building rock retaining walls. At this year’s camp the TRTA aims to reconstruct the Marlette Peak Trail so it can be opened back up to equestrians and mountain bikers.
In addition, the camps need kitchen volunteers to help our fantastic camp chef’s prepare hearty meals for the camp.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been hosting Backcountry Camps for more than 25 years.
Visit the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s website — www.tahoerimtrail.org —for more information and to register. Contact amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492 for information.
Minden Ranch Rodeo This weekend at fuji park
The Minden Ranch Rodeo — the “Buckaroo Fest” — will be held as part of the State of Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair celebration at Fuji Park in Carson City on Saturday and Sunday.
Minden Ranch Rodeo, which originated in 1999, is sanctioned through the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association.
All qualifying ranch teams and top 15 individual event contestants will be invited to compete at the annual WSRRA National Finals Rodeo held the first week of November in Winnemucca.
The list of events includes ranch bronc riding, women’s steer roping, calf roping, team roping, double mugging, ranch horse, branding, doctoring, trailer loading and wild cow milking.
Proceeds are used to establish scholarships for local area high school rodeo youth and other charitable organizations. Visit mindenranchrodeo.com for information.
French Open set for Carson Valley Clays on saturday
The French Open Shoot is returning on Saturday to the Carson Valley Clays.
Shooting starts at 9 a.m. at the Carson Valley Clays facility, located seven miles south of Gardnerville on China Spring Road.
For an entry fee of $55, shooters receive 100 rounds of sporting clays with the Lewis Class System for scoring.
The shoot will be followed by lunch at the French Bar in Gardnerville.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Deadline Friday for youth volleyball clinic
Friday is the deadline to register for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic on Aug. 4-7.
The clinic is being held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 7, for girls and boys from fifth through eighth grades, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in the Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School gym. Dan Hannah is serving as instructor for the clinic.
A fee of $100 per student is being charged for the clinic, in which focus will be placed on such fundamental skills as passing, serving, setting, spiking, basic positioning and movement.
Players will need to wear court shoes, knee pads and bring lunch and water. Parents need to complete a participation release when registering.
Hannah has 43 years of competitive and recreational volleyball experience, which includes coaching at the high school varsity level.
Pre-registration is being taken at the parks and recreation office, 1323 Waterloo Lane. Call 782-9828 for information.
Genoa Lakes hosts Wounded Warrior golf
Registration is now open for the Genoa Open Golf Tournament for Warriors on Aug. 11 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.
The tournament, billed as the “World’s Largest Golf Outing” to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Wounded Warrior Project, is a four-person scramble on the Genoa Lakes Ranch Course. A 9 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled.
The cost is $100, which includes a box lunch.
Call Leslie Nixon at 760-920-0832 or Suzette Eropkin at 760-937-0453 to register for the tournament. Visit the Wounded Warrior Project website at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org for information.
Tahoe Tennis Classic this weekend
The Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is hosting the 31st annual Tahoe Tennis Classic Tournament Friday through Sunday.
The tournament is an all doubles format attracting players from all over the country. About 110 teams are expected to participate.
After 30 years of Hersh and Sheryl Herschman directing the tournament, the couple has passed the reins on to the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation. The foundation is run by local volunteers.
Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams are separated into divisions based on skill level. The cost is $70 per player for the first event ad $30 for a second event with a two event maximum and each team is guaranteed two matches. The second event is free to Zephyr Cove Tennis Club members.
The cost includes a player dinner party on Saturday, a raffle, and a tournament hat and shirt.
This tournament will take place at the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club courts off Highway 50 on Warrior Way overlooking Lake Tahoe.
For complete information on the event and to enter visit the website www.zctennis.com/tahoe-tennis-classic.html.
Zephyr Cove tennis mixers resume Aug. 6
The Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is hosting tennis mixers on the first Wednesdays of each month, with the next one being Aug. 6.
Players for this “Aloha Hump Day” are encouraged to dress Hawaiian-style, with a prize going to the best-dressed. Play starts at 5:30 p.m. The doubles mixer is for adult players of all abilities.
The Hump Day mixers are $10 for club members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for spectators (meal only).
Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert, as well as beverage of choice that does not come in a glass container. No advance sign-up is required.
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club has six courts nestled in the woods overlooking Lake Tahoe. Open to the public, the club offers lessons for all ages, membership, social mixers, and open play. The club is on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove.
Visit the website at www.zctennis.com for information about Zephyr Cove Tennis Club.
Volunteer football coaches needed
Volunteer coaches are needed for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department Youth NFL Flag Football program. The program includes 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions for boys and girls. Coaches’ application and background checks are required for all coaches and must be received by Aug. 8.
Games will be held on Saturdays at Stodick Park in September, October and November.
Visit www.dcprsports.com or call 782-9828 for information.
King crab and steak fundraiser Aug. 15
Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab & Steak Cookout on Aug. 15 at Jethro’s Bar & Grill, 1281 Kimmerling Road in the Ranchos.
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at three locations: Saletti’s Restaurant & Bar in Minden, Jethro’s and the Douglas Parks and Recreation Department.
Proceeds will go to four organizations: The Douglas County Community Center Scholarship Program (For Kids & Seniors), the soon-to-be opened FISH (Friends In Service Helping) Dining Room in the Ranchos, Douglas High Volleyball and MEFIYI.
Call Rhonda Moore 775-230-2135 for information.
Genoa Peak Madathon on Aug. 9
The second annual Genoa Peak Madathon which will be held on Aug. 9.
Presented by Ascent Runs, the “Completely Mad” Madathon — a 26.2-mile full marathon from Genoa to the top of Genoa Peak, is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. from Genoa Park. The registration is currently $110 ($120 after July 9).
The “Only Half Mad” half-marathon — 13.1 miles that will take runners part way up the mountain — starts at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $75 ($85 after July 9).
Visit http://www.ascentruns.com for information.