Living Here

Community Connections

Home Is Where You Belong

Home is not where you live, it’s where you belong. When you have an opportunity to meet people, develop relationships and acquaintances, your sense of belonging increases. These acquaintances can provide connections to other people, things to do, places to explore, ways to get involved.

Community Connections is a program developed by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee designed to:

  • Connect the community
  • Develop relationships
  • Encourage engagement, highlight volunteering opportunities
  • Connect with businesses and the people behind the business
  • Share Truckee’s character, culture, values — what it means to be a Truckee Local

Please join us for our Community Connections event at KidZone Museum!

April 22, 2024 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our next Community Connections event on April 22 at KidZone Museum. Whether or not you have kids (they’re welcome!), you’re invited to mingle, enjoy snacks, and immerse yourself in the creative play space that is KidZone Museum. Their current exhibit is Winnie the Pooh’s stomping grounds, Hundred Acre Wood.

Hundred Acre Wood is an imaginary play installation where children can immerse themselves in the adventures of Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the beloved characters from A.A. Milne’s classic books. Beyond the enchanting aesthetics, our exhibit serves as a valuable tool for social-emotional learning in young children under 6. We’ve harnessed the beloved Winnie the Pooh characters, combined with exhibit design, books, and signage, to foster meaningful discussions about emotions and feelings. Our unwavering focus remains hands-on, imaginative play, which is not only fun but also instrumental in supporting young children’s cognitive and social development, fine and gross motor skills, and their understanding of the world around them.

KidZone Museum is a nonprofit children’s museum in Truckee, CA. They fulfill their mission, to inspire learning through creative play and discovery, through early learning programs, and by creating exhibits that offer children and their families the tools necessary to share creative learning opportunities together, while securing healthy and loving connections. These connections establish the emotional, physical and intellectual foundation for every child to enter school ready to learn.


Thanks for Joining us at Our February Communty Connections Event!

We had such a great time sliding, socializing, and enjoying great food and drinks at Sugar Bowl’s Sugar Rush tubing park! Thanks so much to Sugar Rush for their wonderful hospitality and to everyone who joined in the fun. You asked and we heard you – Sugar Bowl has agreed to make this an annual event.

Shop Locally

It’s fun to shop in Truckee. Local shops know what to recommend to get you and your family out on the mountain. And services are often discounted – buy your bindings at a local shop and get them mounted for less! With so many great local artisan shops, Truckee is full of unique, usable gifts. It’s been great to run into so many members of our community shopping, dining, and enjoying our great local services. Forget about parking and leave the driving to TART Connect! Service to downtown and anywhere in Truckee Town limits is FREE. And stay for dinner and dancing – Moody’s Bistro Bar + Beats and Bar of America have free live music Fridays and Saturdays. Alibi Ale Works and others also frequently feature live music.

How Can I Join In?

1. Sign up!

Connecting with the program is free and you will then receive our newsletter with information about upcoming Community Connections events that are held throughout the year. Additionally, you’ll learn about community events, volunteer opportunities, ways to engage, be heard and make a difference in your community.  We won’t bombard your inbox, we promise! SIGN UP BELOW.

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2. Attend Our Community Connections Events!

Explore all that Truckee has to offer by attending our BIG LIFE Connections events held throughout the year. Build your personal and/or professional network by connecting with like-minded people who share your interest in learning more about your community.

Some of our events have included:

  • Snow tubing with appetizers and drinks at Sugar Rush/Sugar Bowl
  • A meet up at Donner Lake
  • A tour of museums of Truckee
  • An exclusive snowshoe tour of Truckee Springs led by Truckee Donner Land Trust
  • An evening with local photographer Scott Thompson
  • Wine Tasting and Tour at Truckee River Winery
  • A Private Group for Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour
  • Ice skating at Truckee’s Ice Rink in Truckee Regional Park

3. Utilize Our Resources To Learn More and Stay Up-to-date!

Besides the Community Connections events, explore the many sections of this website full of information about our community, businesses, and events.

  • Take a little time and explore this website for news and information to help you learn about and connect with our community. Looking for more events near you? Visit the Calendar of Events, Truckee-Tahoe’s most comprehensive listing of events and activities.
  • Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to see timely information about what’s happening, local businesses, and community members.
  • Check out our quarterly magazine An Insider’s Guide for fun insider information about your community.
  • Sign up to receive Big Life BiMonthly e-newsletter – receive our email sharing community, business, chamber news and happenings around Truckee – sent every other Tuesday.

4. Be part of the Community Connections Committee!

This group of people is interested in meeting other residents and learning more about Truckee. They are an energetic group, enthusiastic about living here, and are full of ideas for our next Community Connections event. Get to know some people while planning our roster of upcoming events. Email to learn more or join the Committee!