Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 27, 2014 — 

Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

August 27, 2014 — 

Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 27, 2014 — 

Goodbye summer and hello football season. This is our big Labor Day Weekend and probably the best weekend of the year to enjoy Tahoe.

A couple of things happening today, Aug. 28, you might want to include in your plans. From 1-4 p.m. the Bee Inclined Quilters have their Aug. meeting at the Incline Village library. All levels of quilters are invited to join. Next, head over to the Open Mic from 7-10 p.m. at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall located in the Village Center. Mike Trute and Brendan O’Donovan invite you to karaoke, poetry, and comedy.

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North Lake Tahoe ad Truckee community announcements

August 25, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

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August 21, 2014 — 

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 20, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

August 20, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

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North Tahoe Lions Club hosting open house

August 20, 2014 — 

The North Tahoe Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join the group in making a difference in the community.

The club is hosting an information session Tuesday, Aug. 26, for people who want to learn more about the club and its work.

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 20, 2014 — 

Time for the end of the summer parties at Tahoe. School starts on Monday, and once school is back in session, it is the perfect time to enjoy Tahoe Time during the school hours. Grab a lunch and celebrate.

Don’t forget to attend the Tastes of Incline annual fundraiser tonight (Aug. 21) at the Chateau.

Everyone is invited to help support the Open Mic tonight (Aug. 21) at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall located in the Village Center. Mike Trute and Brendan O’Donovan invite you to karaoke, poetry and comedy.

Saturday, Aug. 23, is the Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe annual fashion show, “What to Wear,” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Montreux Golf and Country Club. The show includes door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.fashionshow.myevent.com or call 775-831-5779 or 775-831-7887.

The Bee Incline Quilters will have their August meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Incline Village Library. All levels of quilters are invited to join the group from 1-4 p.m.

The Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society presents the Mark Twain Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe. Event stars at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Visit bit.ly/twainkayak to reserve your spot or for more information.

You can still join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation at its annual fundraiser, the 2014 Community Table, on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. But you need to purchase tickets now. Visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

The annual Dog Day in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 7, at the North Tahoe Regional Park. This is a fundraiser for Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and is free to attend. For information, visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Congratulations for two aces on Aug. 1 at the Mountain Golf Course. Steve Page had his on No. 7, and Fong Ying Cardy on No. 17. Way to go!

Toni and Bob Langsfeld are visiting their daughter Cara in Spokane and hopefully will be back in time to celebrate Bob’s birthday. Enjoy the trip.

Congratulations to Aimee Lafayette, Gotz Sennhenn and big sister MacLean as they welcome Sterling to the family.

Happy Anniversary to Deborah and Stu Fishman on Aug. 27. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Bob Langsfeld on Aug. 21 and Elbert Zendner on Aug. 27. Happy Birthday.

The best deal and steal this week is at one of Incline’s beaches. The schools are back in session, and the adults can reclaim the beaches.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Health and wellness announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

August 14, 2014 — 

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

People of Color (POC) affinity group

Meet at For Goodness Sake, upstairs, every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Truckee residents Sharon Forsythe and Jackie Griffin are holding a space for People of Color to meet and explore what it means to be a Person of Color in the Tahoe community and the world. They are open to explore this meaning through dialogue, poetry, art, audio/video or whatever means one chooses to help get in touch with individual cultures and issues. The meeting will open with a short meditation.

For more information call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Introductory workshop. Explore the effects of stress and how to cultivate more effective coping strategies with Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop consists of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement (yoga, Qi Gong), mindful eating and class discussion on ways to cultivate a more calm and healthy life.

Experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more accepting attitude toward life’s challenges; decrease in stress-related symptoms; decrease in addictive behaviors; significant decrease in anxiety and depression; improved concentration and creativity; improved immune function; and increase in stress resilience.

Cost is $35. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Center’s front desk at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Workshop is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Acupuncture and massage happy hour

Elemental Back and Body will host an acupuncture and massage happy hour Thursday, Aug. 21, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20 minutes auricular acupuncture and/or 20 minutes massage designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy.

Offered by Kaila Cruttenden L.Ac., owner and certified massage therapist Meagan Lauter. Cost is $20.

Elemental Back & Body is located at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Truckee. Call 530-582-0500.

Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Guided book study of “Luminous Emptiness: Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead,” will begin Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 and run through Dec. 17.

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT will lead a book study on “Luminous Emptiness” by Francesca Fremantle at For Goodness Sake in Truckee and via the Internet. Each session will include a short meditation followed by a guided discussion. Approximately one chapter per week will be covered. The course fee is $175-$220 for the entire series, or $12 to $15 per class drop in. Register for the class at ecotoning@gmail.com

The Great Mother Prajna Paramita meditation practice

Sunday, Sept. 77, noon-5 p.m. Polly Ryan, MA, MFT will give a teaching and transmission of The Great Mother Prajna Paramita Meditation Practice at For Goodness Sake in Truckee as well as the Internet. Polly is a senior student and authorized teacher of Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala Retreat Center. Two years consistent meditation is recommended or permission from the teacher. Suggested Dana is $40 to $65, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please call For Goodness Sake Truckee at 530-550-8981 to register.

Truckee Tahoe Peace Award

As a part of the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project’s mission to bring awareness to peace in personal lives, family, community and the world, each year, it presents the Truckee Tahoe Peace Award. Who do you feel best represents the spirit of peace in the community through their thoughts and actions? Nominate them for the Truckee Tahoe Peace Award by Sept. 8. The winner will be presented with the Award at the Truckee Tahoe Peace Day Celebration at the Truckee Community Art Center on Sept. 20 and will be notified ahead of time. Visit http://truckeetahoepeaceproject.org/Events/award.shtml for more information and/or to nominate someone.

Parent Project and Loving Solutions

Now enrolling. Loving Solutions is an award winning eight-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school age to 12 years old. Facilitators provide support and step-by-step instruction on how to handle highly emotional and/or impulsive younger children.

Parent Project offers parents straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens 13 to 18+ years old over a series of eight-week class sessions. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use and other challenging behaviors.

For answers to your questions and to enroll in the upcoming Parent Project or Loving Solutions session call Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft, North Tahoe Family Resource Center program manager at 530-546-0952.

Rock climbing class

A challenging and fun morning of rock climbing with North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) Aug. 23. All levels welcome, from first-timers to experienced climbers. All equipment provided. A minimum of five people are required to hold the clinic; 15 person maximum. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $40 per person. For more information or to sign up call 530-587-9413.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

August 14, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Emergency Medical Responder course offered

Are you active and want practical skills to become a certified medical responder? Take the new Emergency Medical Responder class. Taught by Laura Brown, the class includes comprehensive training, patient assessment, critical thinking and medical interventions at the first responder level. The class meets both national and state requirements for Emergency Medical Responder certification. Highly recommended as a preparatory course prior to enrolling in Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) classes. The cost is $138 plus materials for adults and discounted for current high school students. The class is held on Mondays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. from Aug. 25 to Dec. 13 at Sierra College. Apply at sierracollege.edu or stop by the Tahoe-Truckee campus. For more information call 530-550-2225.

Stargazing party at Martis Creek Lake

A Martis Creek Lake Stargazing Party will be presented by the Astronomical Society of Nevada on Saturday, Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m. off Highway 267.

Meet at the amphitheatre in the middle of the campground — please park outside of the campground and walk in. After a short presentation, stroll down to the knoll on the lake where telescopes will be set up.

For information or handicapped accommodations call 530-587-8113.

Kentucky Mine concert

The Kentucky Mine Amphitheater will be filled with a combination of blue grass/country and classic rock n’ roll on Aug. 16. The last concert of the Music at the Mine 2014 season will feature the Downieville Stringalongs and Runnin’ 4 Cover. Entry fee of $10 gets you in for an evening of great music under the stars and dancing.

The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and you’re encouraged to take a picnic supper and enjoy a leisurely eat and drink repast with friends and family before the concert. The Kentucky Mine picnic area offers views of the Sierra Buttes.

Tickets are available online at SierraCountyHistory.org or purchase tickets at the Kentucky Mine Museum in Sierra City; La Sierra Day Spa in Downieville; the Golden West Restaurant and Saloon in Loyalton; the Graeagle Mill Works; and the Sierra Valley Feed & Ranch Supply in Sierraville. For concert information call 530-862-1310.

Meet SWEP Event

SWEP is a nonprofit organization in the Tahoe-Truckee region dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship by connecting students to their local environment through watershed education and service learning projects. SWEP partners with schools and community groups to provide hands-on, environmental science learning opportunities for K-12 students. SWEP’s programs reach over 5,000 students annually!

Join a “Meet SWEP” event: a short presentation for community members to learn more about the organization on Monday, Aug. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tahoe Donner PUD, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

RSVP to SWEP Board Member John Eaton at jme96160@yahoo.com to attend.

“Altitude Adjustment” reading

Emily Eddins will be at the Bookshelf on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. to read from her new book “Altitude Adjustment,” a humorous collection of stories about life in Truckee. After moving to the ski town, Emily found things are a little more casual in Truckee than in Washington, D.C. Join an evening of fun and refreshments. Bookshelf Stores, 11429 Donner Pass Road, three doors down from Wild Cherries. For more info visit www.bookshelfstores.com or call 530-582-0515.

Final Maritime annex open house

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The majority of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s boat collection is housed at its Truckee annex. Filled with rare boats too large for the Homewood site, a visit to the Truckee Annex is a must for hard core boat lovers. Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. For information call 530-525-9253 or visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.

Kids Rodeo Day

Truckee Donner Horsemen Association invites all area children to its annual Truckee Pro Rodeo Kids Day on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McIver Arena, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. It is a free fun-filled day featuring games, horses, local service agencies, the rodeo clown, a performance by the Truckee Donner Horsemen drill team, a free lunch for children and much more.

Water Wise Landscaping workshop

Aug. 28, 6 p.m., at Tahoe City PUD, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. The North Tahoe Public Utility District and the Tahoe City Public Utility District have partnered with Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the University of California Extension Master Gardeners to offer a Water Wise Landscaping Workshop.

Get tips to meet Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation Plans to save water and money. Learn about Water Wise landscaping, how to irrigate efficiently, and receive information about conservation programs and services available to residents in both Districts.

This workshop is made possible from a grant through California Proposition 84 Grant Funds for water conservation and the North Tahoe Public Utility District and Tahoe City Public Utility District.

ARC in the Park

ARC in the Park is an all-day festival slated for Sept. 7 at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater featuring seven Tahoe bands. There will be food trucks and performing artists, including Adventure Risk Challenge alumni.

Tickets and info are available at www.arcprogram.org/arc-in-the-park. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. All proceeds to Adventure Risk Challenge programming.

Find ARC in the Park Tahoe at www.facebook.com/arcintheparktahoe. Visit www.arcprogram.org.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 13, 2014 — 

Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Gear up for Girls on the Run

Washoe County is back to school and GOTR-S is gearing up for a record 14 teams. Program registration is on a first come, first served basis, so register now to ensure a spot on the team at www.girlsontherunsierras.org, search “Sierras.”

Living My Life Purpose series

Have you been wanting to hone in on the true calling of your life? Use materials from Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom, who developed exercises and readings to help live in accordance with divine purpose. Goals are to become clearer about this purpose and to align with it to make the world a better place. Address the spiritual nature of our lives, what to practice for this to be increasingly expressed.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 15 to Sept. 29, Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (above Marina).

Fee of $160 includes materials and eight classes. Donna Axton is the facilitator. Call 530-581-5117 or email admin@Tahoescl.org. Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom have created a brilliant body of work that engages us in the process of conscious, thoughtful co-creation with the divinity within us.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m., Peter Grubb Hut Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, Aug. 16. Directions: From Truckee take the Boreal exit off I-80, turn right and go up the road until you reach the gate where you can park. Call 530-448-1643 for info or visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule and pictures.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Introductory workshop. Explore the effects of stress and how to cultivate more effective coping strategies with Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop consists of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement (yoga, Qi Gong), mindful eating and class discussion on ways to cultivate a more calm and healthy life.

Experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more accepting attitude toward life’s challenges; decrease in stress-related symptoms; decrease in addictive behaviors; significant decrease in anxiety and depression; improved concentration and creativity; improved immune function; and increase in stress resilience.

Cost is $35. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Center’s front desk at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Workshop is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. Heighten your level of awareness and tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. Pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided and class begins with a brief paddleboard lesson. Participants will paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of yoga on the SUP. Your instructor Jennifer will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience. Pre-registration required.

Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com

If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings at the Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps

Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.

55+ fitness and yoga classes

These 50-minute classes, held three times per week, are designed specifically to increase muscle strength, enhance range of motion, realign and define body shape, improve posture, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility and balance, or to specifically instruct yoga movements and positions. Pre-registration is not necessary. Take your IVGID Pass and receive reduced rate. This class is subsidized by Washoe County senior funding.

On-going: Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness, 11:10 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, yoga, 11:10 a.m.-noon; at the Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room. Free to Recreation Center members, $5 with IVGID Pass, $10 non-residents. Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, 775-832-1310, www.inclinerecreation.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 13, 2014 — 

School days are just around the corner for our village, with Reno and many of the California communities already in session.

Time to say goodbye to all of our summer friends as the next season is already here. Yup, the unwanted phone books are being placed on your doorstep now. Welcome to phone book season.

Ann Larose on piano; Irina Kasimova on soprano; Alex Eisenber on violin; plus the Toccata string quartet will perform at the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall in the Village Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. For tickets or information visit www.toccatatahoe.com or call 775-313-9697.

The Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe will present its annual fashion show, “What to Wear,” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Montreux Golf and Country Club. The show includes door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.fashionshow.myevent.com/ or call 775-831-5779 or 775-831-7887.

Join Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation at its annual fundraiser, the 2014 Community Table on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. To purchase tickets visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

Dog Day in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 7, at the North Tahoe Regional Park. This is a fundraiser for Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and is free to attend. For information visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Pete Todoroff on Aug. 15, Dee Carey on Aug. 16, Cathy Jo Johnson on Aug. 17, Liz Paganelli on Aug. 18, Perri Finch and Svata Trossen on Aug. 19, Heather Sharp on Aug. 20, and Barbara Schwerdtfeger on Aug. 21. Happy Birthday!

The best deal and steal this week is the Tahoe Library Coalition Book sale from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Incline Village Library. Great bargains on books, audio books, videos and CDs.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee business announcements

August 12, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Peak Innovation Conference

Sustainable business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” at Granlibakken in Tahoe City, Oct. 8-10. Peak Innovation brings together thought leaders and practitioners who are designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to challenging social and environmental issues. Leaders from Patagonia, The Burning Man Project, Interfaith Power and Light and Center for Rural Entrepreneurship are among the diverse featured panelists. NY Times best-selling author Van Jones will speak and celebrated writer Terry Tempest Williams will be interviewed. In addition, optional pre-conference skill building workshops, hikes and tours are offered. Cost is $499 through Aug. 15 including meals, on Aug. 16 price increases by $100. Visit SierraBusiness.org or call 530-582-4800.

Knowledge Bites to continue Aug. 20

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Knowledge Bites Series focuses on specific business topic.

The Aug. 20 Knowledge Bites will focus on Taking your business to the next level — turning strategic thinking into revenue enhancing product lines. The case studies will be W&T Graphix, and The Sports Exchange. Expert assessments will be provided by Pam Hobday of Pamela Hurt Associates and Lisa Toutant of ELTE, Inc.

Knowledge Bites will be held 8:30-10 a.m. at the Truckee Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members and includes light breakfast. Registration is required at www.TruckeeChamber.com. Attendance is limited to 30 people.

Knowledge Bites presentations can be found at www.TruckeeChamber.com.

For more information call 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

Peak Your Adventure

#PeakYourAdventure this summer around the mountains of North Lake Tahoe. While you’re out enjoying North Lake Tahoe’s numerous activities, restaurants, shops and incredible scenic views, take a photo — of you, your friends/family, the view, the food, event, whatever — with the hashtag #PeakYourAdventure on Twitter or Instagram to be entered to win a summer adventure package valued at $300. Visit www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeNorth.

Kings Beach Open for Business Contest

Part of the KBCCIP Open for Business Marketing Campaign North Tahoe Business Association is a contest designed to draw patrons into businesses during construction. The “We’re Open, You Win” contest will run through Sept. 17 and offers Kings Beach residents and visitors a chance to win $500 cash plus weekly prize packages. Enter to win the contest at 35 NTBA member restaurants, retailers and recreation outlets. Visit www.northtahoebusiness.org for more information and participating venues.

For more information about the Open for Business Marketing Campaign or Contest, email joy@northtahoebusiness.org.

August 7, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Tahoe City Day Party and Barbecue

Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m., Tahoe City Golf Course. Celebrate the 151st birthday of Tahoe City with a concert featuring The Roemers!, burgers, putting contest, bocce ball tourny, and more. All are welcome. Check out the Facebook events page for event updates.

Good Dirty Fun trail work

Truckee’s beloved trails need love each year — ongoing maintenance to keep them in safe and sustainable condition. For five years the Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF), in partnership with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and United States Forest Service (USFS) has held volunteer days. This year, a generous grant from the Vail Echo Resorts Program is funding planning and crew leaders for volunteer days.

The TTF has volunteer trail days scheduled. TTF will provide crew leaders, tools and safety equipment for trail work on Aug. 9 and 10, Hole in the Ground Trail sponsored by Tahoe Dave’s Boards & Skis and Olympic Bike Shop and Sept. 6, Emigrant Trail sponsored by Biking for a Better World.

Register at www.truckeetrails.org or email kevintruckeetrails@gmail.com for more info.

Lake Tahoe premiere of ‘Last Weekend’

Outdoor screening on the lawn overlooking Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. In this dark comedy of manners, Last Weekend unfolds over Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe, painting the end of an era for a family and the steps one must often take in order to create new beginnings. Writer and co-director Tom Dolby will be in attendance. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Food and drink will be available for sale.

Last Weekend is a Sundance Selects release, runs for 94 minutes and made its world premiere at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival on Friday, May 2.

Calling all artists

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park Districts Community Center, “Water.” The Water exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. All media will be accepted. Submissions are due Sept. 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Water will be on display from October 2014 to January 2015. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the “Latest News” section at www.tdrpd.com. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center.

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers fundraiser

The Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers (TTFF) will hold their 30th Annual Barbecue and Fundraiser on Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Truckee River Regional Park. Everyone interested in local fly fishing, beginner to master, is welcome for grilled salmon and chicken, soft drinks (take your alcoholic beverage of choice) and sides.

Advance registration $20 tickets, which includes entry in door prize drawing. At the door cost is $25. Children 12 and under are free. Contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com for registration or more information. Visit www.TTFF.net.

Final Maritime annex open house

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The majority of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s boat collection is housed at its Truckee annex.

Filled with rare boats too large for the Homewood site, a visit to the Truckee Annex is a must for hard core boat lovers. Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. For information call (530) 525-9253 or visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.

Empty Museum Party

Sierra State Parks Foundation will present a celebration of Truckee’s pioneer heritage with an Empty Museum Party, featuring the new Donner Visitor Center under construction at Donner Memorial State Park.

The building is complete and ready for the party before the exhibits arrive.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., the evening will start with facility tours and exhibit previews. A fully catered chuck wagon dinner will be provided.

Washoe tribe members will perform a spiritual dedication. Richard Blair will entertain with songs fro the streets of Truckee. Take a turn at square dancing in your favorite pioneer costume and enter the “Get in the Pioneer Spirit” costume contest.

Raise funds to provide support for Donner Memorial State Park visitor center. Tickets are $45 available at www.sierrastateparks.org.

Build trail for wheels, hooves and feet

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) annual Tahoe Rim Trail Back Country Camps will be held at the Marlette Peak Campground Aug. 16 and 17.

Meet new people, work up a sweat, and enjoy a few nights under the stars. At this year’s camp the TRTA aims to reconstruct the Marlette Peak Trail to reopen it for equestrians and mountain bikers. Camp out, work hard, and enjoy food prepared by camp chefs.

To join, register at www.tahoerimtrail.org, or call 775-298-4492.

World Peace Concert

Truckee Tahoe Peace Project is proud to collaborate with Trails and Vistas for the 2014 World Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sand Harbor.

Music, dance and art transcend all cultures and nationalities — a common language that touches the hearts of people worldwide. Citizens of the world may come together to celebrate diversity and cultural traditions in a spirit of peace, harmony and joy.

Trails & Vistas World Concert, an original blend of award-winning musicians, aerialists and dancers, celebrates the arts with music from around the globe.

The World Concert is a collaborative event with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project and opens with a duet by Rivera on the Violin of Peace and Licater on Native American flute.

Concert tickets: $23 and up, trailsandvistas.org or 800-747-4697.

Thunderbird Lodge wine and cheese tours

Historic Thunderbird Lodge is offering a wine and cheese tour for visitors every Friday afternoon during August. Regular public tours of George Whittell’s 1930s mansion will operate through Oct. 18.

All visitors to the Thunderbird Lodge will learn the lore of the adventurous and unconventional Captain George Whittell, Jr., including tales of his big game animals, high-stakes poker games, Duesenberg automobiles, and more. Legend springs to life as visitors discover the Lighthouse Room, Old Lodge, servants’ quarters, and the 600’ secret underground tunnel leading to the legendary wooden speedboat, Thunderbird. This magnificent mahogany craft was built in 1939 and is powered by twin Allison V-12 1150 horsepower engines used in vintage WWII fighter aircraft.

Reservations are required for all tours and visitors may choose to arrive by shuttle bus, boat or kayak. Tours typically last 90 minutes and require walking approximately 1/3 mile. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Land tours depart the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Center at 969 Tahoe Blvd. (Highway 28) in Incline Village and cost $39 per person and $19 for children ages 6-12. The Friday afternoon wine and cheese tour is priced at $100 per person (age 21 and over) and $50 of that amount is a charitable contribution to preserve Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht. For land tour reservations call 800-GO-TAHOE or visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org.

Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

August 7, 2014 — 

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Yoga For Life fundraiser

Tahoe Forest Health System will present a Yoga for Life Fundraiser to support those living with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Truckee Regional Park baseball diamond, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. The minimum donation is $25 in advance, $35 day of event. This is an all-level yoga experience taught by local instructors Shari Beard, Nikki Dean, Lynne Gardner, Meg McCraken and Meghan Ruiz.

Participants are encouraged to raise donations from friends, family and businesses. Register online at tfhd.com/yogaforlife.asp or at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. 100 percent of the proceeds will directly provide free supportive care programs to cancer patients and their families at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.

For information contact Nikki Dean at 530-587-3769 or nikkidean@tfhd.com.

To learn about the TFHS visit tfhd.com and tahoecancercenter.com.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Introductory workshop. Explore the effects of stress and how to cultivate more effective coping strategies with Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop consists of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement (yoga, Qi Gong), mindful eating and class discussion on ways to cultivate a more calm and healthy life.

Experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more accepting attitude toward life’s challenges; decrease in stress-related symptoms; decrease in addictive behaviors; significant decrease in anxiety and depression; improved concentration and creativity; improved immune function; and increase in stress resilience.

Early registration $30 (before Aug. 12); late registration $35. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Center’s front desk at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Workshop is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Living My Life Purpose series

Have you been wanting to hone in on the true calling of your life? Use materials from Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom, who developed exercises and readings to help live in accordance with divine purpose. Goals are to become clearer about this purpose and to align with it to make the world a better place. Address the spiritual nature of our lives, what to practice for this to be increasingly expressed.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 15 to Sept. 29, Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (above Marina).

Fee of $160 includes materials and eight classes. Donna Axton is the facilitator. Call 530-581-5117 or email admin@Tahoescl.org.

Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom have created a brilliant body of work that engages us in the process of conscious, thoughtful co-creation with the divinity within us.

Endless summer yoga retreat

When summer’s energy is winding down and we begin to prepare for fall, time still remains for you to give your self the rest, relaxation and adventure you deserve.

Indulge in Granlibakken’s Endless Summer Yoga Retreat and offer your body, mind and spirit blessings of nature, yoga, health and music Aug. 29-31.

Even the most successful and happiest of lives require moments of retreat and self-care in order for us to see clearly and evolve gracefully. With this in mind, Granlibakken staff has designed a retreat to reinvigorate your yoga practice and life with time spent in nature, live music vinyasas, ayurvedic counseling and delicious, nourishing meals.

Perhaps you have been feeling less creative in your day-to-day life, or bored with things that have previously motivated and intrigued you. Run free in the mountains and atop the lake and breathe fresh, vital prana and inspiration into your body and soul. Return home refreshed, lighter and more joyful.

Endless Summer Yoga Retreat, Aug. 29-31: Room single occupancy (includes retreat) $432; Room double occupancy, per person (includes retreat) $360; Day Package (no lodging) $240. Reservations, use Group ID: YOGA2014; Password: YOGA2014 at www.granlibakken.com/wellness_packages.php.

Granlibakken will also offer the annual Women’s Wellness Weekend Nov. 8 and 9, use Group ID: WWW2014; Password: WWW2014.

Veterans’ family wellness program

Welcome Home Vets, Inc. began the Veterans’ Family Wellness four-week series July 29, covering topics including: PTSD, TBI and military-related psychological trauma; military culture and the warrior spirit; alcohol, drugs and codependency; and medications. All classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Welcome Home Vets’ office, 248 Mill St., Grass Valley. The remaining class schedule is as follows: Aug. 19, Alcohol, Drugs and Codependency; Aug. 26, Medications and PTSD.

For information call 530-272-3300.

Foodie events to benefit Project MANA

Join Project MANA remaining Foodie Events. Paella event with Chef Don Pepé, D.W. Reynolds Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $150. Watch Chef Don Pepé’s interactive presentation with ingredients flown in fresh, including lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, squid. Attendees will also receive a gift. This is truly an event you don’t want to miss!

Four courses with Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon, Le Bistro Restaurant and Bar, 120 Country Club Drive #29, Incline Village, Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: $150.

For more information, visit projectmana.org/events.

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. At Kings Beach United Methodist Church located at 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at coda.org.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD at 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

August 6, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Wisdom of Inner Listening

Yoga is an effective method of movement that promotes health and vitality. Join an Aug. 9 workshop, designed for participants of all levels to access their inner wisdom and gain a deeper knowledge into yoga as a path to wellness. Your two-hour yoga journey will include gentle pranayama (breathing practices), yoga asana and guided meditation, plus two experienced instructors, Barbara Ricotta, RN, is a licensed acupuncturist, holistic nurse and yoga instructor and Deborah Scarborough, certified yoga therapist and instructor. Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center (backyard), 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Cost is $30; $25 with IVGID pass (each workshop); $20 for 55+; and $35 day of retreat drop-in.

Take a yoga mat, towel and wear layered clothing. Pre-register at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department or by calling 775-832-1310.

Gear up for Girls on the Run

Washoe County is back to school Aug. 11, GOTR-S is gearing up for a record 14 teams. Program registration is on a first come, first served basis, so register now to ensure a spot on the team at www.girlsontherunsierras.org, search “Sierras.”

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. Pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided. Class begins with brief paddleboard lesson. Paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of SUP yoga. Your instructor Jennifer will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience. Pre-registration required.

Session 1: Aug. 7 and 14. Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com

If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

Living My Life Purpose series

Have you been wanting to hone in on the true calling of your life? Use materials from Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom, who developed exercises and readings to help live in accordance with divine purpose. Goals are to become clearer about this purpose and to align with it to make the world a better place. Address the spiritual nature of our lives, what to practice for this to be increasingly expressed.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 15 to Sept. 29, Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (above Marina).

Fee of $160 includes materials and eight classes. Donna Axton is the facilitator. Call 530-581-5117 or email admin@Tahoescl.org.

Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom have created a brilliant body of work that engages us in the process of conscious, thoughtful co-creation with the divinity within us.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Introductory workshop. Explore the effects of stress and how to cultivate more effective coping strategies with Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The workshop consists of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement (yoga, Qi Gong), mindful eating and class discussion on ways to cultivate a more calm and healthy life.

Experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more accepting attitude toward life’s challenges; decrease in stress-related symptoms; decrease in addictive behaviors; significant decrease in anxiety and depression; improved concentration and creativity; improved immune function; and increase in stress resilience.

Early registration $30 (before Aug. 12); late registration $35. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Center’s front desk at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Workshop is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

August 6, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two- and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends creative interests with her love for nature. Through Aug. 10, Annual Periodical Drive, visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Through Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards. Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., author Arlene Morgan wrote “Roots of the Vines,” a historical romance novel set in Napa and Sonoma, Calif. She will present her research into the region’s history focusing on the Italian immigrants at Italian Swiss Colony. Q and A, book signing will follow. Aug. 13, 4-4:45 p.m., Family Story Time. Children of all ages welcome for stories, songs, games and crafts. Aug. 14, 6 p.m., author James D. McFarlin, “Cyber Warfare Today.” What cyber threats do we face in the U.S.? Are we under cyber-attack? Noted thought leader, author, mentor and speaker will present trends in cyber warfare, with Q and A to follow. Visit www.CyberwarfareToday.com. Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs.

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Children’s Environmental Science Day

Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free community event held annually for children (ages 6 and up) and their families. The event includes hands-on science activities designed to create an awareness of Lake Tahoe’s ecology and provide an opportunity to learn about environmental and Earth science.

The event is hosted by UC Davis scientists, staff and local agencies and organizations. Join science activities, games, crafts and demonstrations.

The 15th annual event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m. Contact Heather Segale, education and outreach director for volunteer opportunities and information at 775-881-7562 or hmsegale@ucdavis.edu.

Historic Pony Express Celebration

The National Pony Express Association conducts an annual re-ride of the historic 1,800 mile Pony Express Trail with more than 600 equestrians riding the St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento route. Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a Pony Express event on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Grass Lake trailhead, located off of Highway 89 in Meyers, Calif.

The Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Telegrams and letters were carried in a “mochila,” the Spanish word for knapsack. Riders had just two minutes to exchange horses. The mochila design allowed for easy and quick removal and placement on a fresh horse. Re-riders from the National Pony Express Association will have a mochila for viewing.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association board, staff and volunteers will be stationed at the Grass Lake trailhead 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet the public in conjunction with the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, “Where’s McLeod? Summer Giveaway Series.” Challenge participants wearing a Trail Challenge will be eligible to receive a gift certificate from Coffeebar and photo opportunities with McLeod the Marmot.

Existing TRTA members can enroll in the Challenge for $20. Begin the challenge and register at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Northstar Chamber Players

Northstar Chamber Players will perform with Donna Axton on piano Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., No 10, Incline Village. Questions? Call James at 787-602-2121 or email toccatatahoe@gmail.com.

Jewish Center to host Entebbe speaker

On Sunday, Aug. 17, the Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe will host an evening with Sassy Reuven, veteran of the Israel Defense Special Operation Forces, story about the raid on Entebbe and hostage rescue.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., with VIP cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Sassy Reuven at 6 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 1898 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

During the terror-filled years of 1973-1976 Sassy served in the IDF’s elite “Red Beret” paratrooper unit. He participated in covert operations in Israel’s struggle against terrorism. In July of 1976, Sassy participated in the Entebbe counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission — code named “Operation Thunderbolt” — flying thousands of miles over enemy territory to rescue Jewish hostages held by terrorists in Uganda.

On June 27, an Air France plane was hijacked by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members and flown to Entebbe, Uganda’s main airport. More than 100 Israeli and Jewish passengers remained as hostages and were threatened with death.

Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos more than 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the night rescue operation. The operation lasted 90 minutes and 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and unit commander Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu was killed. All the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed.

Sassy will share his experience step-by-step from being called to duty, mission preparation, landing in Uganda and completing the mission behind enemy lines. Limited seating available, RSVP required. Visit JewishTahoe.com or call 530-314-7677 to reserve.

Build trail for wheels, hooves and feet

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) annual Tahoe Rim Trail Back Country Camps will be held at the Marlette Peak Campground Aug. 16 and 17.

Meet new people, work up a sweat, and enjoy a few nights under the stars. At this year’s camp the TRTA aims to reconstruct the Marlette Peak Trail to reopen it for equestrians and mountain bikers. Camp out, work hard, and enjoy food prepared by camp chefs. TRTA seeks volunteers to assist with widening tread, clearing brush and building rock retaining walls. Camps need kitchen volunteers also. All skill levels welcome — no prior experience necessary. To join, register at www.tahoerimtrail.org, email amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492.

Thunderbird Lodge wine and cheese tours

Historic Thunderbird Lodge is offering a wine and cheese tour for visitors Friday afternoons during August. Regular public tours of George Whittell’s 1930s mansion will operate through Oct. 18.

All visitors to the Thunderbird Lodge will learn the lore of the adventurous and unconventional Captain George Whittell, Jr., including tales of his big game animals, high-stakes poker games, Duesenberg automobiles, and more. Legend springs to life as visitors discover the Lighthouse Room, Old Lodge, servants’ quarters, and the 600’ secret underground tunnel leading to the legendary wooden speedboat, Thunderbird.

Reservations are required for all tours and visitors may choose to arrive by shuttle bus, boat or kayak. Tours typically last 90 minutes and require walking approximately 1/3 mile. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Land tours depart the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Center at 969 Tahoe Blvd. (Highway 28) in Incline Village and cost $39 per person and $19 for children ages 6-12. The Friday afternoon wine and cheese tour costs $100 per person (age 21 and over), with $50 a charitable contribution to preserve Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht. For land tour reservations call 800-GO-TAHOE or visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org.

High school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students ages 15-18 from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions. Hosting an international student is a way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. Contact Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched in early June to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format with color photos and sprinkled with Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving in cold water, the legends of Eagle Rock, where the lake’s deepest point is at, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, purchase the guide book at The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Parasol announces 2014 Community Table chef

August 6, 2014 — 

The chef and owner of Quince and Cotogna — two of San Francisco’s most critically acclaimed restaurants — will be the chef at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Table.

“I’m honored and privileged to serve as this year’s Community Table Chef for Parasol,” Michael Tusk said. “This is an incredible opportunity to bring like-minded individuals to the table with the shared commitment of improving and bettering the community, environment and lives of those around us.”

Tusk’s approach to Italian and French regional cuisine is refined and modern, sourcing inspiration from the seasonal bounty of Northern California and his close relationships with local purveyors.

A native of New Jersey, he attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y., after graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Art History.

After graduation, Tusk departed for Europe to gain experience in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout France and Italy.

His experience in Italy’s Barbaresco region resonated most profoundly and was the catalyst for his sustained interest in Northern Italian regional cuisine.

Tusk returned to the United States in 1988 and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where he contributed to the success of some of the country’s most pioneering, influential restaurants including Stars, Oliveto and Chez Panisse.

In December 2003, Tusk and his wife Lindsay opened Quince and the restaurant quickly became one of San Francisco’s top fine-dining destinations.

In November 2010, they opened Cotogna, a bustling, rustic Italian restaurant adjacent to Quince.

Quince has been awarded four stars by the San Francisco Chronicle, two stars from The Michelin Guide, and is a distinguished member of Relais & Châteaux. Chef Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011.

Tusk and his staff will prepare an exclusive menu in the open kitchen in the Shakespeare Ranch at Glenbrook on Friday, Sept. 5.

This unique experience sells out quickly. To purchase tickets for the 2014 Community Table visit www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

Jean Eick is the communications manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

Annual TCF Fall Fest set for Sept. 18

August 6, 2014 — 

Tahoe’s Connection for Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting parents and children in the Lake Tahoe area, announced recently that Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay will host its annual Fall Fest fundraiser on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

The event supports parenting education and children’s socialization programs. Lake Tahoe community leaders and parents are invited to attend to support funding for future TCF programs.

“Gar Woods is a perfect place for TCF’s evening fundraiser. It’s a beautiful venue that promises a fun night for a good cause,” Catherine Hutton Markwell, Fall Fest chair, sand a statement. “We are honored to be working with Gar Woods and their experienced staff to bring the Fall Fest event to a new level.”

Tickets for the annual dinner are $125, with table sponsorships opportunities between $2,900 and $5,900.

“We are very enthusiastic to work with TCF and support their mission,” Kimberly Moore, marketing manager for Tahoe Restaurant Collection, said in a statement. “Gar Woods and Tahoe Restaurant Collection has a strong history in giving back to the community.”

To register or sponsor, visit the event website at www.tahoefallfest.org. All proceeds benefit TCF.

Learn more about TCF at tcfkids.org.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

August 6, 2014 — 

Well the calendar and the weather seem to be telling us summer is coming to an end at Tahoe. I am sure the rain will end soon and it really is helping us by providing the moisture we need right now. Just plan to enjoy the beach later in August.

We do have lots of events happening around the village this weekend. If the weather does not cooperate, check with all of the outdoor events you plan to attend to see if they have moved to an indoor location or if it will still be held.

The Incline Village Relay for Life is on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, at Preston Field. The theme is a Beach Party, so let’s hope we do not see a beach at the field. There is still time to put together a team or just stop at the event. To learn more, go to www.RelayforLife.org/InclineVillageNV or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, the Mark Twain Cultural Center and Toccata Guttman Music Hall in the Village Center will feature the Northstar Chamber Players with Donna Axton on piano. For information or tickets, email toccatatahoe@gmail.com or call James at 787-602-2121.

Sunday, Aug. 10, is Tahoe’s Connection for Families annual Teddy Bear Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove. This teddy bear extravaganza includes lots of arts and crafts and fun activities for the children. Food and drink can be purchased at the event. And you can still purchase advance tickets for the Carnival in the Truckee Regional Park from Wednesday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 17. Tahoe’s Connection for Families will benefit from a portion of the ticket sales. For information about both events, visit www.tcfkids.org or call 775-832-8230.

The Republican Women invite you to a garden party at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to meet and greet Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer, and Ron Knecht, candidate for Nevada State Controller. To attend, contact Lorri Waldman at memomL@aol.com or call 775-831-8039.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, at Montreux Golf and Country Club, the Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe will present its annual fashion show, “What to Wear,” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event includes door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.fashionshow.myevent.com or call 775-831-5779 or 775-831-7887.

Tickets can still be purchased for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Table. The food and wine event is on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Purchase tickets at www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

The annual Dog Day in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 7. It is at the North Tahoe Regional Park. This is a fundraiser for Wyle Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and is free to attend. For information visit www.tahoeunleashed.com or call Pam at 530-546-4770.

A huge shout-out to Debra and Stu Fishman’s daughter and boyfriend. Thanks for coming to Tahoe for a visit, and we do apologize for the weather. Hopefully you will get some beach time and if not, please come back soon.

Happy anniversary to Bob and Annette Mimiaga. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Elyse Gut on Aug. 12, Rad Birmingham and Allison Eybel on Aug. 13, Pete Todoroff on Aug. 15, Dee Carey on Aug. 16, and Cathy Jo Johnson on Aug. 17.

The best deal and steal this week is Nine and Wine at the Mountain Course. Play nine holes of golf followed by great wines and enjoy outstanding food. It is a steal!

For information, go to www.golfincline.com or call 775-832-1150.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

August 5, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Scholarship offered in honor of President Reagan

The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The annual scholarship of $2,000 is available to an undergraduate registered Republican woman majoring in political science, communication or directed toward law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, resident of the State of California, who has completed two years of college. Deadline is Aug. 15. Visit www.cfrw.org or call Rosalia 760-489-1407 for an application.

Share your world with AFS exchange student

AFS Intercultural Programs/USA is looking for families in Truckee to host AFS Exchange Students arriving in the U.S. this September.

These international high school students are eager to attend a local high school, live with a host family and discover what America is all about. Students coming to the Truckee area still need supportive families to host them for six-12 weeks, a semester or the year.

Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students and help guide and support students as they would their own children. Families and their hosted students receive ongoing support from AFS Staff and experienced, local volunteers.

By hosting an AFS student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding while connecting with an outstanding young person and sharing your community.

Call 800-AFS-INFO, ext. 3333, email ahenry@afsusa.org for more information. Visit us on the web at www.afsusa.org.

Free Life Enrichment Series begins

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

A+ fall registration has begun

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Where your children will be nurtured through their educational journey? Then A+ is the place. Nine teachers have their bachelors degree and two have their masters. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

A+ assists your school-age child in getting their homework completed and checked for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. (A bus pass is required.) A+ is fully licensed by the state of California.

A+ Preschool is for children who are 3 and 4 years of age. They must be toilet trained and ready for group experience. A+ prepares the older group for entrance into kindergarten. Full and half-day care, five days a week.

Registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information call Nell Jackson at 583-1534. Located at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Visit www.tahoeministries.com.

Savvy Dog training classes

Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at www.thesavvydog.net or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Tahoe City Day Party and Barbecue

Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m., Tahoe City Golf Course. Celebrate the 151st birthday of Tahoe City with a concert featuring The Roemers!, burgers, putting contest, bocce ball tourny, and more. All are welcome. Check out the Facebook events page for event updates.

Business announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

August 5, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Peak Your Adventure

#PeakYourAdventure this summer around the mountains of North Lake Tahoe. While you’re out enjoying North Lake Tahoe’s numerous activities, restaurants, shops and incredible scenic views, take a photo — of you, your friends/family, the view, the food, event, whatever — with the hashtag #PeakYourAdventure on Twitter or Instagram to be entered to win a summer adventure package valued at $300. Visit www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeNorth.

Silicon Mountain to feature Eric Jennings

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, will feature Eric Jennings and “A Complete Ecosystem for Building the Internet of Things.”

Until now, it’s been very difficult to connect the physical world to the web. Ever want to get an alert every time a chipmunk is in your vegetable garden, control your TV through the Internet, or drive a robot from 10,000 miles away? Eric will describe how these projects are possible with Pinoccio, a hardware, software and API, for the Internet of Things revolution.

Eric Jennings, CTO of Pinoccio, will explain Pinoccio’s hardware and software product and demonstrate how web and mobile developers can extend their expertise into the physical world. Learn more about Pinoccio at: https://pinocc.io

The meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/14XGofL.

Sugar Bowl great place to wed

Sugar Bowl Resort received the “Best of Weddings” award by The Knot, the nation’s most visited wedding planning website.

Brides married at Sugar Bowl nominated the resort for The Knot award. Sugar Bowl was then selected from a group of nominees by The Knot wedding experts. Only 1 percent of The Knot’s wedding vendors won an award for 2014.

Sugar Bowl Resort’s wedding venue, a secluded mountain lodge with adjoining private lake offers a variety of wedding packages. Choose from a full-service wedding with on-site lodging at the Sugar Bowl’s historic lodge, and an option of a rehearsal dinner at a nearby private Lake Mary cabin, or throw a big wedding party in the Mt. Judah lodge.

The resort’s Sierra location features blooming wildflowers, a rolling creekside lawn, and open-air firepits. Sugar Bowl also offers details such as a private chairlift ride to Mt. Disney for drinks and appetizers. In-house food and beverage to ceremony details is handled with the help of Sugar Bowl’s expert wedding staff.

To learn more about Sugar Bowl weddings, go to www.sugarbowl.com/weddings or http://weddings.sugarbowl.com.

Lake Tahoe sunglasses

Squaw Valley and Oakley have joined forces again to create custom Lake Tahoe sunglasses designed for athletes including avid runners, bicyclists and triathletes, with $10 from each sale going directly to the Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit corporation working to restore and enhance Lake Tahoe. Choose from two, new one-of-kind Oakley sunglasses: the Oakley Radarlock Path Lake Tahoe and the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Lake Tahoe. They are designed with impact protection, optical superiority, and the iridium lenses feature a small, custom-etched outline of Lake Tahoe.

The sunglasses can be purchased at Parallel Mountain Sports or the Oakley store in The Village at Squaw Valley. Those who are not in the Tahoe area can also purchase a pair of the sunglasses by calling the Oakley Store directly at 530-452-4378.

Truckee receives top honor at Reno Tahoe AMA Ace Awards

Designed to acknowledge marketing excellence within the community, the Reno Tahoe AMA (American Marketing Association) Ace Awards – celebrates the best marketing strategies of the year. Taking home the coveted Best in Social Media marketing award was the #TruckeeMoments hashtag campaign. Working on behalf of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, the campaign was developed and implemented by Out&About Marketing and launched in Spring 2014.

Originally created as a 30-day contest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the campaign inspired locals and visitors to share their favorite Truckee experiences. #TruckeeMoments took hold and transitioned to an ongoing social media movement.

More than 1,300 photos/videos were submitted. The Visit Truckee Facebook page grew “likes” by 513 percent; Instagram now has 603 followers (previously, there was no Truckee Instagram presence); and Twitter followers grew by 136 percent. Visits to Truckee.com website have increased 64 percent with mobile visits up 270 percent.

Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-2757 or visit www.TruckeeChamber.com for business information; www.truckee.com for visitor information.

Kings Beach Open for Business Contest in full swing

Part of the KBCCIP Open for Business Marketing Campaign North Tahoe Business Association is a contest designed to draw patrons into businesses during construction. The “We’re Open, You Win” contest will run through Sept. 17 and offers Kings Beach residents and visitors a chance to win $500 cash plus weekly prize packages. Enter to win the contest at 35 NTBA member restaurants, retailers and recreation outlets. Visit www.northtahoebusiness.org for more information and participating venues.

For more information about the Open for Business Marketing Campaign or Contest, email joy@northtahoebusiness.org.

Hospitality Super Star Program

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association’s Super Star program was created to help motivate and encourage excellent customer service in North Lake Tahoe. Super Star cards are distributed to guests through Visitor Centers in Kings Beach and Tahoe City. If a guest experiences exceptional customer service from an employee in North Lake Tahoe they can hand the employee a Super Star Card.

Any employee receiving a Super Star Card can fill out their information, mail, scan and email or turn the card into our North Tahoe Visitor Center. Super Stars are eligible to win fabulous prizes. A Super Star Employee of the Week will be recognized through social media platforms.

If you are interested in donating a prize contact Emily Sullivan-Detwiler, director of Visitor Services at Emily@GoTahoeNorth.com or 530-581-6900. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center is located at 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com for a full list of events, lodging, dining and activities.

Free hospitality training

The Hospitality Road Show is a 45-minute fun, high-energy training workshop intended for front-line personnel, managers and even owners who need a gentle reminder about the importance of customer service.

Representatives will visit your business or a location near you. Following this program your staff will be able to:

Better understand your customer and anticipate their needs

Have increased knowledge about our community and Lake Tahoe

Be able to enhance the guest experience

Know why visitors are important to our economy

Offered by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. To make a reservation call Kym Fabel at 530-581-6900 or email her at Kym@GoTahoeNorth.com.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

July 30, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Gear up for Girls on the Run

Washoe County is back to school Aug. 11, GOTR-S is gearing up for a record 14 teams. Program registration is on a first come, first served basis, so register now to ensure a spot on the team at www.girlsontherunsierras.org, search “Sierras.”

East Coast swing dance class for beginners

Are you ready to jump, jive and wail across the dance floor? From 40s/50s rock and roll classics, Big Band, Motown, Jazz, to chart toppers of today, East Coast Swing covers a wide variety of music genres. Learn simple turns and basic moves you can use to create cool Swing Dance combinations. Incorporate essential lead and follow techniques that will make learning easier and give you confidence to relax and have fun on the dance floor. Wednesday Aug. 6, 7:30-8:45 p.m. (includes instruction and practice time). Cost: $50 per person or $40 with IVGID pass or Recreation Center membership. Instructor is Rebecca Layne. Register at Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 16 participants.

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. Heighten your level of awareness and tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. Pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. Paddleboards will be provided and class begins with a brief paddleboard lesson. Participants will paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of yoga on the SUP. Your instructor Jennifer will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience. Pre-registration required.

Session 1: Aug. 7 and 14. Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com

If a class is cancelled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

Wisdom of Inner Listening

Yoga is an effective method of movement that promotes health and vitality. Join an Aug. 9 workshop, designed for participants of all levels to access their inner wisdom and gain a deeper knowledge into yoga as a path to wellness. Your two-hour yoga journey will include gentle pranayama (breathing practices), yoga asana and guided meditation, plus two experienced instructors, Barbara Ricotta, RN, is a licensed acupuncturist, holistic nurse and yoga instructor and Deborah Scarborough, certified yoga therapist and instructor. Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center (backyard), 980 Incline Way, Incline Village. Cost is $30; $25 with IVGID pass (each workshop); $20 for 55+; and $35 day of retreat drop-in.

Take a yoga mat, towel and wear layered clothing. Pre-register at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department or by calling 775-832-1310.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m., Peter Grubb Hut Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, Aug. 16. Directions: From Truckee take the Boreal exit off I-80, turn right and go up the road until you reach the gate where you can park. Call 530-448-1643 for info or visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule and pictures.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings at the Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps

Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.

55+ fitness and yoga classes

These 50-minute classes, held three times per week, are designed specifically to increase muscle strength, enhance range of motion, realign and define body shape, improve posture, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility and balance, or to specifically instruct yoga movements and positions. Pre-registration is not necessary. Take your IVGID Pass and receive reduced rate. This class is subsidized by Washoe County senior funding.

On-going: Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness, 11:10 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, yoga, 11:10 a.m.-noon; at the Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room. Free to Recreation Center members, $5 with IVGID Pass, $10 non-residents. Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, 775-832-1310, www.inclinerecreation.com.

Tennis Center offering Pickleball

Last summer the Incline Village Tennis Center saw a great demand to bring in pickleball, a fast-growing sport that’s fun for all ages. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s as a backyard pastime, but quickly became popular among adults as a game for all ability levels.

Pickleball is played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. In 2013, the Pickleball Association issued a grant to offset the Tennis Center’s pickleball equipment cost, with court no. 8 now lined for pickleball.

Inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials in the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Minimum of four people is required to reserve the court and up to 16 people may play on one court.

Pickleball fees: afternoon/twilight: $5, $3 with IVGID picture pass.

The Incline Village Tennis Center is located at 980 Incline Way. For information on season passes, clinics and events visit www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

July 30, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Lainie Vreeland’s original two– and three-dimensional mixed-media artistry blends creative interests with her love for nature. Through Aug. 10, Annual Periodical Drive. For more information visit www.washoecountylibrary.us. Through Aug. 31, Summer Reading Program features “Fizz Boom Read!” for younger children, “Spark a Reaction!” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. Kids will receive a reading record and earn rewards by tracking reading. Aug. 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. Aug. 6, 4-5 p.m. Bug Petting Zoo. Millipedes, beetles, caterpillars, oh my! Touch and feel program includes fun facts about where bugs live, what they eat, and other aspects of their lives. Interactive and family fun. Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. Author Arlene Morgan. Arlene Morgan is the author of “Roots of the Vines,” a historical romance novel set in Napa and Sonoma, Calif. She will present her research into the history of this region, focusing on the Italian immigrants at Italian Swiss Colony. Aug. 14 and 28, 4-5 p.m. Spark a Reaction! Adventures in science and art geared toward ages 9-13; Aug. 14, Tahoe Environmental Research Center: Geology; Aug. 28: Ranger Hill from Bartley Ranch.

Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Children’s Environmental Science Day

Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free community event held annually for children (ages 6 and up) and their families. The event includes hands-on science activities designed to create an awareness of Lake Tahoe’s ecology and provide an opportunity for young and old alike to learn about environmental and Earth science.

The event is hosted by UC Davis scientists, staff and local agencies and organizations. Join science activities, games, crafts and demonstrations. Learn with your child!

The 15th annual event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m. Contact Heather Segale, education and outreach director for volunteer opportunities and information at 775-881-7562 or hmsegale@ucdavis.edu.

Northstar Chamber Players

Northstar Chamber Players will perform with Donna Axton, piano on Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. at the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., No 10, Incline Village. Questions? Call James at 787-602-2121 or email toccatatahoe@gmail.com.

Thunderbird Lodge wine and cheese tours

Historic Thunderbird Lodge is offering a wine and cheese tour for visitors every Friday afternoon during August. Regular public tours of George Whittell’s 1930s mansion will operate through Oct. 18.

All visitors to the Thunderbird Lodge will learn the lore of the adventurous and unconventional Captain George Whittell, Jr., including tales of his big game animals, high-stakes poker games, Duesenberg automobiles and more. Visit the Lighthouse Room, Old Lodge, servants’ quarters, and the 600’ secret underground tunnel leading to the legendary wooden speedboat, Thunderbird. This magnificent mahogany craft was built in 1939 and is powered by twin Allison V-12 1150 horsepower engines used in vintage WWII fighter aircraft.

Reservations are required for all tours and visitors may choose to arrive by shuttle bus, boat or kayak. Tours typically last 90 minutes and require walking approximately 1/3 mile, wearomfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Land tours depart the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Center at 969 Tahoe Blvd. and cost $39 per person and $19 for children ages 6-12. The Friday afternoon wine and cheese tour is priced at $100 per person (age 21 and over) and $50 of that amount is a charitable contribution to preserve Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht. For land tour reservations call 800-GO-TAHOE or visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org.

High school exchange students seek host families

Visiting students ages 15-18 from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and more seek host families for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for fall semester and full school year.

Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions. Hosting an international student is a way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange. Contact Dawn Green at d.green@international-experience.net, 208-447-8118. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15, 2014.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services license plates

The “Pick Your Plate” advertising campaign was launched to raise awareness and encourage more veterans to switch over to a veteran license plate for their vehicles. The DMV has 21 plates for veterans and family members, which can be viewed at www.dmvnv.com/platesveterans.htm. A portion of the purchase funds the Veteran Gift Account. Other plates include veteran plates for women, coast guard, disabled veterans and others.

Cruise with Captain Bucko

Folks who never get onto the lake or only cruise to Emerald Bay miss most of Tahoe’s treasures. “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” by historian and resident Roger Huff enables boaters to take their own “self-guided tours.” It contains: answers to frequently asked questions, captivating stories, local legends, and guides to Tahoe’s must-see points of interest, marine facilities and boater-friendly restaurants. Also included are safety tips, emergency contact information, nautical rules of the road, boat handling and common weather bulletins, all offered in a fun-to-read format with color photos and sprinkled with Bucko’s wry boating humor.

Do you know: in what Bill the lion liked to ride, tips for surviving in cold water, the legends of Eagle Rock, where the lake’s deepest point is at, what made the Bear Slides, how to make a distress call, wake management laws, or the rules of navigation in narrow channels? If not, purchase the guide book at The Bookshelf in Truckee; Obexer’s Boat Co. in Homewood; The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City; Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay and The Potlach in Incline.

Don’t leave port without it!

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 16-20, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.

Jump in to Tahoe Beaches App

The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation at more than 50 public beaches. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes stewardship information to encourage protecting the environment.

Tahoe Fund developed the app, co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Transportation District collaborated to develop the app.

To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Thunderbird Yacht needs community help

The Thunderbird Yacht’s future is in peril. “Thunderbird’s engines are blown and the yacht cannot operate this season,” said Bill Watson, Chief Executive of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. “The only good news is the failures occurred in a year when Thunderbird is trapped in her boathouse due to the drought at Lake Tahoe. If we work together to raise approximately $250,000 before Labor Day, I can have replacement engines installed in time to be operational again for the 2015 season.”

One family has already committed $50,000 on the condition the remaining money is raised before Labor Day. This means that 20 percent of the goal has been reached.

San Francisco Bay area adventurer and real estate tycoon Captain George Whittell, Jr. commissioned Thunderbird yacht to look like his Duesenberg automobiles and Douglas DC-2 aircraft. Launched on Lake Tahoe in 1940, the yacht was later owned by resort mogul Bill Harrah. Today, Thunderbird serves as a floating classroom and remains the undisputed queen of Lake Tahoe’s vintage wooden boats.

For more information visit www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org or call Watson at 775-832-8755.

Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek

The Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek is open every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Located in the corral at the Tunnel Creek Station in Incline Village, this weekly market features farm-fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, fresh flowers, gourmet meats, hand-crafted artisans, sweets and treats and more. This is the second summer that Lake Tahoe Markets has brought this community event to the North Shore. For more information and the entire Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Market schedule visit www.LakeTahoeMarkets.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

July 30, 2014 — 

It is really nice to see all of the swimwear models roaming the aisles in Raley’s as they pick up the last minute items before hitting the beach. I just hope we do not have a wardrobe malfunction. No worries — ski wear will be next.

Head over to Village Market Tuesday, Aug. 5, and check out the new business Easel and Wine. They will be hosting an event from 5-7 p.m. For more information visit www.easelandwine.com or call 775-831-2623.

Also on Tuesday, Aug. 5, is the Project MANA food and wine event at Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel. This is the kick-off event in Project MANA’s Foodie event series and features Chef Jacob Burton’s outstanding dinner paired with amazing wines. Tickets are available at www.projectmana.org/events or call 775-298-0103.

The Incline Village Relay for Life has been supporting the fight against cancer in our community for 15 years. Everyone is invited to participate on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, at Preston Field in the Relay for Life events. The theme is a Beach Party. Put together a team or just come to party. To learn more go to www.RelayforLife.org/InclineVillageNV or contact Aimee Giller at aimee.giller@cancer.org or 775-828-2210.

Tahoe’s Connection for Families is having its annual Teddy Bear Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 at Aspen Grove. This is definitely a teddy bear extravaganza with arts and crafts and lots of fun activities for the children. Food and drink can be purchased at the event.

Tahoe’s Connection for Families will also benefit from a portion of all ticket sales for the California Carnival in the Truckee Regional Park from Wednesday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 17. Advance purchase coupons can be purchased at Tahoe’s Connection for Families or the Potlatch. For information about both events visit www.tcfkids.org or call 775-832-8230.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Republican Women invite you to a garden party to meet and greet Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer, and Ron Knecht, candidate for Nevada State Controller. To attend, contact Lorri Waldman at memomL@aol.com or call 775-831-8039.

The Women’s Club of North Lake Tahoe’s What to Wear Fashion Show is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Montreux Golf and Country Club. The event includes door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.fashionshow.myevent.com/ or call 775-831-5779 or 775-831-7887.

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Table food and wine event is on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook. Tickets are available at www.parasol.org/community or call Jean Eick at 775-298-0184.

More hole-in-one reports for this week. Congratulations to Bert Koenig for his ace on number 17 at the Mountain Course on July 17, and to Carol Zwick for her ace on number 15 at the Mountain Course on July 22. Good job golfers.

Happy Anniversary to Aaron and Danielle Zendner on Aug. 3.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Steve Andersen on Aug. 2; Rebecca Layne on Aug. 3; James “JP” Peterson on Aug. 6; and Bob Croke on Aug. 7. Happy Birthday.

The best deal and steal this week is Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church to hear the Satin Brass Quartet. This is an outstanding brass quartet from Los Angeles and is stopping in Incline for a special performance for the Tahoe Chamber Music Society Concert. Concert is free.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries, and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 29, 2014 — 

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject, community brief. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.

Calling all artists

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park Districts Community Center, “Water.” The Water exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. All media will be accepted. Submissions are due Sept. 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Water will be on display from October 2014 to January 2015. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the “Latest News” section at www.tdrpd.com . An opening reception will be held on October 10, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 at the TDRPD Community Center.

Free Life Enrichment Series Wednesdays

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

A+ fall registration has begun

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Where your children will be nurtured through their educational journey? Then A+ is the place. Nine teachers have their bachelors degree and two have their masters. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

A+ assists your school-age child in getting their homework completed and checked for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. (A bus pass is required.) A+ is fully licensed by the state of California.

A+ Preschool is for children who are 3 and 4 years of age. They must be toilet trained and ready for group experience. A+ prepares the older group for entrance into kindergarten. Full and half-day care, five days a week.

Registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information call Nell Jackson at 583-1534. Located at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Visit www.tahoeministries.com.

Kids, build a Seaperch ROV

Tahoe Maritime Museum is holding summer camp Aug. 4-6 utilizing the Seaperch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to scientific theory, problem solving, design and exploration of Lake Tahoe in a way that makes science and technology real. Students will build their own fully functional ROV’s capable of descending to depths greater than 100’. At the conclusion of each build session students will have the opportunity to send their ROVs into the lake to look for sunken artifacts. This is a three-day camp meeting from 1-4 p.m. each day. Cost $120. Open to everyone ages 11-18.

Program meets criteria for Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge. Merit Badge Counselor on site.

To register contact Museum Educator Anton Kushlan 530-525-9253, ext. 103.

Savvy Dog training classes

Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at www.thesavvydog.net or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Community English and Western Schooling horse show

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association is sponsoring two combined English and Western Schooling horse shows on Sunday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Truckee Rodeo grounds, McIver Arena. This will be a fully judged training show with classes for children, juniors and adults. The morning classes will be English equitation, pleasure and jumping and will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The afternoon classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. will be Western equitation, pleasure and trail horse. This show will be for fun and low-stress educational competition. There will be a practice clinic with Matt Coats on the Saturday before each show.

Entrance fees will vary, class sizes will be limited so early registration is recommended. Spectators are welcome for free.

Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register.

Community bookshelves

Fifteen Community Bookshelves have been installed to increase access to books for area children. The Community Bookshelves have simple directions: “Take A Book, Leave A Book, or Do Both!” Truckee bookshelves are located at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office, TDRPD Community Recreation Center lobby, Truckee Train Depot, KidZone Museum, Sunset Inn Mobile Home Park, Donner Creek Mobile Home Park, Community Art Center, Truckee Pines Apartments Community Room, Sierra Village Apartments Community Room, Trout Creek Children’s Kids Club, Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, town of Truckee Town Hall and Glenshire Clubhouse. At Lake Tahoe find the community bookshelves at Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach and Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City.

Local doctor to join staff at Southwest Veterinary Hospital

July 27, 2014 — 

Dr. Christina (Brown) Martini grew up in Incline Village and attended Incline Village schools. She attained her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Christina attended veterinary school at Colorado State University.

Upon graduation, Dr. Martini completed an internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Colo., a specialty and emergency hospital. She is married to her high school sweetheart and native Incline Village resident, Aaron Martini.

She will join the veterinary staff at Southwest Veterinary Hospital in Reno. Dr. Martini’s professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. She and Aaron are looking forward to once again making their residence the Reno/Tahoe area.

Health announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

July 23, 2014 — 

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings.

Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Heggarty receives California Psychiatric Association award

The Nevada County Health & Human Services Agency is pleased to announce the California Psychiatric Association has awarded conjointly to Director of Health Michael Heggarty and Presiding Judge Tom Anderson the 2014 CPA Ed Rudin Award.

In 1990, Dr. Captane Thomson (husband of former Assemblywomen Helen Thomson) was instrumental in establishing the CPA’s Ed Rudin Award. Dr. Rudin (the spouse of another elected official, former Sacramento Mayor Ann Rudin) established the original CPA government relations effort in the 1970s followed by many years of effective state government relations advocacy by the CPA on behalf of patients and the profession of psychiatry. In Dr. Rudin’s memory, the CPA honors individuals for outstanding statewide policy contribution to bettering the lives and treatment of individuals with mental illness in California.

Yoga For Life fundraiser

Tahoe Forest Health System will present a Yoga for Life Fundraiser to support those living with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Truckee Regional Park baseball diamond, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. The minimum donation is $25 in advance, $35 day of event. This is an all-level yoga experience taught by local instructors Shari Beard, Nikki Dean, Lynne Gardner, Meg McCraken and Meghan Ruiz.

Participants are encouraged to raise donations from friends, family and businesses. Register online at tfhd.com/yogaforlife.asp, or at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. 100 percent of the proceeds will directly provide free supportive care programs to cancer patients and their families at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.

For more information contact Nikki Dean at 530-587-3769 or nikkidean@tfhd.com.

For more information visit tfhd.com and tahoecancercenter.com.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m., Peter Grubb Hut Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, Aug. 16. Directions: From Truckee take the Boreal exit off I-80, turn right and go up the road until you reach the gate where you can park. Call 530-448-1643 for info or visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule and pictures.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Acupuncture Happy Hour

Truckee acupuncturist Kaila Cruttenden, owner of Elemental Back & Body, will host an acupuncture happy hour Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20 minute auricular acupuncture designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Unit E in Truckee. Cost is $20. for information email kaila@elementalbodies.com or call 530-582-0500.

4th annual Tahoe Teddy Bear Picnic scheduled for Aug. 10

July 23, 2014 — 

Tahoe’s Connection for Families will hosts its fourth annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday August 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove in Incline Village.

This fun family event is a teddy bear-themed extravaganza featuring arts and crafts, bear cookie decorating, a bounce house, a bear hair salon, a bear doctor, a bear camping and fishing area, bear story time and much more.

“Kids can bring their teddy bears to join in on a bear-y good time or bears can be purchased at the door while supplies last,” according to a press release on the event.

A $35 VIP admission includes a teddy bear, TCF water bottle, photo booth session, lunch and more. A $10 general admission includes unlimited access to bounce house and teddy bear themed booths and activities. Food and drink is available for purchase at the event.

“This event is loads of fun for kids and parents alike,” TCF director Laurean Meyer said. “Through fun play activities, we help educate our youngest citizens about bear awareness in the Tahoe community.”

The Tahoe Teddy Bear Picnic brings locals and visitors together to celebrate bears, Tahoe-style. With more than 200 people in attendance last year, the event is sure to be a great place to mingle with friends and get to know other families in our community.

Proceeds from the event support TCF, a nonprofit organization in Incline Village that offers parenting education and early childhood development programs for families with infants and toddlers up to pre-school.

For information call 775-832-8230 or visit www.tcfkids.org.

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