Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

Upcoming events at the Incline Library

October 15, 2014 — 

Below is a list of events happening in the coming days Incline Village Library, as provided by Washoe County. Visit washoecounty.us/library to learn more:

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 15, 2014 — 

It is the season for power outages. Prepare now for a long winter and stock up with flashlights and battery-powered items — please, though, be very careful with candles. As we move into the next season at Tahoe, it is always good to be ready with your vehicle too. Be sure you have all your chains, etc. in the vehicle as winter is just around the corner.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the IVGID Recreation Center participate in the fall community blood drive. Call Cherry Barney at 775-832-5058 or visit www.bloodhero.com to set up an appointment. Walk ins are welcome.

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Reach donors this holiday season with 2014 Wish List

October 15, 2014 — 

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation invite residents and nonprofits to participate in our annual Non-Profit Wish List.

For the past 10 years, our Wish List has been directly connecting donors to local nonprofits during the holiday giving season.

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AAUW Tahoe Nevada announces matching grant program

October 13, 2014 — 

A matching grant program of up to $10,000 was recently offered to the Tahoe Nevada chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) by the Geri and Stuart Yount Family Courage Sans Peur Foundation.

In order to attain these funds, the chapter must match donations from any source by Jan. 31, 2015. The monies will benefit the AAUW’s Scholarship Fund.

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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

October 9, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, 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.

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Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 8, 2014 — 

October brings so much to Tahoe with beautiful colors mixed into the forests — and of course the hope for fresh white snow. Yes, it is time for the pray for snow parties. The earlier the better this year. Bring it on.

Bears, bears everywhere. It is time to take care of our neighborhood bears and be sure that everyone helps to keep them away from trouble. Please, please watch your neighborhoods to be sure trash is not available but also that other food items are not left in cars or garages. They are hungry and we need to protect them.

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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

October 2, 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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Cadets show support for Incline High open house

October 1, 2014 — 

On Sept. 24, 11 cadets from the Incline High School JROTC program showed up in support of the school’s Open House.

They helped guide parents to their student’s classes as well as pass out schedules to parents.

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Incline Rotary clubs receive humanitarian grant

October 1, 2014 — 

On Sept. 25, The Rotary Club of Incline Village presented a check for $1,000 to the Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline to complete the funding of a $25,000 grant from District 5190 of Rotary International for orthopedic instruments.

The grant funded a SIGN system for placing rods with in long bone fractures to stabilize the fractures at Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital in northwest Tanzania in East Africa.

At present, the hospital does not have an effective way to fix fractures of long bones, such as the thigh bone. These fractures are currently treated in traction for three to four months, and though some of these fractures heal, they often heal with unacceptable shortening and angulation.

Trauma, mostly from motor vehicles (MVA), is the leading cause of death in patients under 40 years of age in developing countries.

MVAs now kill more than 1.3 million people per year worldwide, the vast majority occurring in developing nations.

Highway building in developing nations is proceeding at a rapid pace, but often proper safety measures are not taken to prevent accidents and protect pedestrians. The very dangerous motorcycle taxis account for many accidents and deaths.

Victims are mainly boys and working age men who are the key breadwinners of families.

Death or long periods of hospitalization frequently will leave these families destitute. Injuries and deaths from MVAs are often referred to as the “neglected epidemic of the 21st century.”

Further funding of the grant was provided by the Rotary clubs of Stateline, Nev., Anthem, Ariz., and many individual Rotarians and orthopedic surgeons.

The SIGN set contains over 100 intramedullary nails and over 300 transfixing screws and will be transported to Tanzania in late October by a medical team headed by a local Rotarian.

Wend Schaefer, MD, is a member of the Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline.

Newest AmeriCorps team begins work at Lake Tahoe

October 1, 2014 — 

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2014-15 AmeriCorps members started in September and already are busy at host sites.

Members are providing services focusing on education, environmental issues and community services.

Parasol’s AmeriCorps members engage our community with enthusiasm and passion. Throughout the year they will help local nonprofits by improving existing programs and creating new ones, developing relations and recruiting volunteers.

The impact each team leaves on our community ranges from innovative programs that make a difference in the lives of children in our community to helping with nutrition education.

“Everyone on this team has such unique skills and talents to bring to our community. They are already diving in to their roles and seeing how they can make a difference at their host site and our community,” said Allison Eybel, Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director. “It is such a pleasure to work with such eager, driven learners.”

The AmeriCorps program is now in its 15th year at Incline Village. Read more at parasol.org.

Jean Eick is the Communications Manager at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

October 1, 2014 — 

Hooray for the rain and snow. It is so nice to see the white back on the mountains. Of course we can actually see again without smoke too. And now that it is October, bring out the pumpkins and plan your costume for Halloween.

Incline Schools begin fall break Monday, Oct. 6, and return to school on Monday, Oct. 13. Have a great fall break.

There is still time to help collect coats for Rhonda’s annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. Drop off your donations when you go pick up your mail and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop at Br Bar Bar and ask.

Looking to see some live music? Go to Rookie’s Sports Bar & Grill Thursday, Oct. 3, as it continues it’s Live Music Thursdays with Paul David & The Drivers taking the stage following the football game. Music starts at 9:30 p.m.

The Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach is on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center. Anyone interested in helping with the event can attend the meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. For information, call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Watch Chef Gerard Nebesky use giant paella pans, buckets of fresh seafood and farm fresh vegetables to create paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

The annual Trail of Treats and Terror community Halloween Extravaganza will be on Thursday, Oct. 30. Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer contact Allison at allisone@parasol.org or call 775-298-0186.

The Creepers Ball at the Crystal Bay Casino is Friday, Oct. 31. Tickets are on sale now.

The Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom. This is a fundraiser for Tahoe SAFE Alliance. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

We only have one birthday to celebrate this week: Donna Axton on Oct. 6. Happy Birthday.

The Deal or Steal this week is to go to the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Community Room from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 3, and get your flu shot. For more information visit the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District website at nltfpd.net and see the list of locations available for flu shots.

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 announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

September 25, 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.

Free flu shots from Nevada County

Nevada County Health Department, 10075 Levon St., Ste. 202, Truckee, 530-582-7814.

During the month of October, Nevada County Health Department will be offering free flu shots in their office Wednesday mornings by appointment only from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 1-3:30 p.m. walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.

Party for Hardy

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m., join supporters of Whitney Hardy Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah Lodge at Party for Hardy, a gala evening fundraiser. The event will include dinner, a live auction with the Simon and Porter, a silent auction and raffle, as well as a no-host bar. The fundraiser will benefit Truckee-born Whitney, who suffered a brain injury when she was hit by a car last February in Boston. A limited number of tickets are available for $50 at Cake Tahoe, Specialty Beads, California Welcome Center, Truckee River Winery, Wild Cherries, Squaw Valley Realty, Mamasake, Tahoe Luxury Properties and New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City). Check out the Fighthardy Facebook page or call 530-587-7193.

Free LGBTQ Training

A fun, interactive and safe environment for learning more about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer on Friday Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TTUSD Board Room, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

If your organization can benefit from this free training contact the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee with any questions.

Register with the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee at bulletin@communitycollaborative.org or call 530-587-1776.

Be a Challenge Day volunteer

Volunteers are needed for the ninth grade Challenge Days. Join an inspiring day of self-discovery and community. Participate in interactive activities teaching students to “Be the Change” in their lives. Challenge Day Leaders work to create trust and connection by helping ninth-graders step out of their comfort zones through music, games and small group activities. The students learn to recognize stereotypes and labels, which makes them more willing to reach out and connect with new peers. Your job as a volunteer is to actively participate with positive energy and an open heart. Interested volunteers may email kbradley@ttusd.org.

The Challenge Day dates are: Oct. 20 and 21 Truckee High School, Oct. 23 North Tahoe High.

Women Wellness Weekend

Granlibakken Resort is hosting the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), Nov. 8 and 9. This long-loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on nutrition, aging, exercise tips, autoimmune disorders and more. The event starts with an optional yoga class and ends with a Zumba Party on Sunday. WWW is $120.00, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Visit www.granlibakken.com or email shawnalee@granlibakken.com for questions.

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

September 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.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Oktoberfest volunteers needed

Volunteers Needed for Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest at Layton Park (adjacent to Gatekeeper’s Museum), Saturday, Oct. 4.

Volunteers will receive food and beverage tickets (beer for those who are 21 and older only) and be part of the fun! This volunteer opportunity may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school and Director.

Volunteers must be at least high school student age or older, have excellent verbal communication skills, be responsible and have community spirit. For more information, call 530-386-3016 or dana@visittahoecity.com.

Gear up for Community Thanksgiving

Egad! It’s that time again. Time to plan and organize the 4th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is on Thursday Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center at 8318 N. Lake Blvd has once again graciously offered their facility for the event. But it is not quite that time yet, however it is time for the Volunteer Orientation meeting! Anyone who thinks they want to be part of the planning and implementation is welcome to attend this meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. Bring your ideas and your thinking caps. Snacks will be available. Call Meera 775-230-1066 with questions or for more information.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

Call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through amazon.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 24, 2014 — 

We might be seeing the fall temperatures early this year and the truth is we are all hoping for snow to help clear out the smoke. Let’s start snow dances now and see if we can make some progress before the end of September.

Rhonda is ready for fall with her annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. It is so easy to drop off your donations when you go pick up your mail and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop at Bar Bar Bar and ask.

Anyone interested in helping with the Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Kings Beach can attend a volunteer orientation on Oct. 7. For information, call Meera Beser at 775-230-1066.

On October 17 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event. This will be an interactive presentation featuring Paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Still time to put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

The annual Tahoe SAFE Alliance Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom.

For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org call 775-298-0010.

Congratulations to John Manter on the Hole-in-one on hole 17 at the Mountain Golf Course on Sept. 15. Way to go John!

Happy anniversary to Tia and Marc Rancourt on Sept. 22. And congratulations to Steve and Krissy Jacobsen on their 20th anniversary on Sept. 24.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Mike Chamberlain and Steve Jacobsen on Sept. 23, and Dina Marshall on Oct. 3.

The Deal or Steal this week is to visit the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District website at nltfpd.net and see the list of locations available for flu shots.

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

September 23, 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.

Education and entertainment at Kings Beach Library

Computer classes continue on the second, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Sign up for the “Hour with the Expert” series on second Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group or learn a specific skill on fourth Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Doug Greenwood of Alpen Software. Doug’s next class is “Computer Basics” on Sept. 25. The iPhone support group meets third Thursdays. Become familiar with all the cool tools of your iPhone. Call 530-546-2021 to sign up.

Banned book Week is Sept. 21-27. Stop by and pick up a controversial book wrapped tightly to conceal its identity. Identify it, share your thoughts and enter the drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the KB Library used book store – “The Book Nook.”

Placer County Literacy Services offers free tutoring for all ages. Call for details.

Pre-school Storytime continues on Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Books, songs, feltboard and more. Crazy Craft day is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St., call 530-546-2021.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Live your dream with Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is now accepting applications from head of household women for the Live Your Dream Award. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them resources to improve education, skills and employment prospects. The application is due Nov. 15. Instructions and applications are available at www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html or contact Erika Murphy at emurphy@ttusd.org or 530-308-5442 for forms and information.

A woman is qualified for the scholarship award if she provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents (children, spouse, partner, parents, siblings), have a financial need, is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program, is motivated to achieve her education and career goals, has not previously been a recipient of this award, is not a Soroptimist, and does not have a graduate degree.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

Project MANA Paella Dinner

The second event in Project MANA’s Foodie Event Series will feature Chef Gerard Nebesky, who won “Throwdown with Bobby Flay!” Enjoy the Paella Dinner on Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. in the D.W. Reynolds Building in Incline Village, Nev.

Armed with giant paella pans, buckets of ocean fresh seafood, and baskets of farm fresh vegetables, he will recreate his winning dish for all of you. Not only will he delight your taste buds at this event, but he will demonstrate the preparation of this classic dish from Spain. Attendees will also receive a gift to take away. “Proceeds of this event will be used to provide nutritious food to local families in need in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area,” said Brian Herlihy, Project MANA office manager. “Last year, thanks to supporters like you, Project MANA was able to provide emergency food relief over 26,000 times to local community members.”

Visit www.projectmana.org/events for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dining for School card on sale

Help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50 to receive 50 percent off a dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards are on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 18, 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.

Poet Night

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or your favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems! The Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for information.

Great Sierra River Clean Up

A project of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in coordination with the California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturdya, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Choose one of two sites to meet other passionate river advocates and cleanup: Confluence of Donner Creek and the Truckee River off West River Street, and Truckee River Glenshire Bridge, access off Glenshire Dive. Due to local construction, access Glenshire Bridge access via the Hirschdale exit off I-80. Water provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, suncreen and reusable water bottles.

Monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute is introducing a Monthly Movie Night Series, which will host it’s partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. Director Shane Anderson embarks on a quest to begin a movement to reenact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Film Festival volunteers needed

Volunteer for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 26 and 27 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee.

Mountain Area Preservation is looking for volunteers to help with poster-ing, greeting, social media marketing, ticket sales, food service, recycling and zero waste team, wristband checkers, First Aid (licensed medical staff) set-up, tear-down, vendor booths and the national sponsor table.

Split shifts are available. First come, first serve for early shift volunteers. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Riley at info@nikkirileydesigns.com or call the MAP office at 530-582-6751.

Volunteers will receive a pass for the day worked and a goodie bag. A mid-September volunteer meeting will be scheduled to include a film viewing.

Pancake breakfast to support seniors

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Oct. 5, 8-11:30 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Tahoe Forest Hospital Volunteers.

Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early!

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 18, 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.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction series

Class meets Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 through Nov. 11, plus a Saturday retreat, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The course includes: Mindful meditation gentle movement (yoga/Qi gong), mindful eating, group discussion, understanding of physiology of stress.

Cost is $225 and includes workbook, guided meditation CD, day retreat and individual instruction. Eligible for 22 Nursing Contact Hours for CA BRN. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee to register.

Class is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary. Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BS.

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy.

Appointments are strongly suggested (though not required!) by calling 530-546-0400 or first come, first served.

NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is located at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit www.naturamedtahoe.com or find NaturaMed at facebook.com/naturamedtahoe.

Songs, stories healing with Mountain Eagle

The Community Healing Group invites all community members to gather Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. to welcome Washoe Native Mountain Eagle, for an evening of song, stories and a healing ceremony at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Mountain Eagle is one of only 10 full-blooded Washoe Tribe members alive today. He will bring an important message and native healing practices. The suggested donation for this event is $20.

The Truckee Community Healing Group meets at For Goodness Sake in Truckee on fourth Wednesdays. The healing group and healing events are open to the community, young and old alike. For more information email healingcircleact@gmail.com.

Astrology for Beginners: The Basics

Interested in astrology? Join astrologer and teache Michele Hagan to learn the language of astrology and gain practical tips. This class is designed to be fun, practical and interactive. Meet four consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No astrology knowledge or experience necessary, cost is $180 (includes materials), with early bird special of $170 if reserved by Sept. 21.

Tahoe City location provided when you reserve your seat at healthastrologer@gmail.com or call 415-531-0253. Michele Hagan is an astrologer, a teacher and an attorney.

For more info on upcoming classes, please visit www.healthastrologer.com.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 17, 2014 — 

This week we officially welcome fall to Tahoe. But we really need to say goodbye to the smoke. I hope we can get the fires out and people can return to their homes so our smoke filled afternoons will come to an end. Thank you to all of our fire fighters and if it continues this weekend will not be very pleasant for all of the Ironman participants. 

Just in case your phone is not ringing already you need to know we are heading into another election season. Our local GOP is looking for volunteers to register voters, make calls and advocate for their candidates.

Learn more about helping at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Incline Village Library. They will have a table outside the Village Market on Mondays through Fridays to help legal residents of Nevada file address changes or party affiliations. For information, please contact Diana Jones at 775-833-1098 or Kaye Shackford at 775-832-5300.

Let’s all get out and enjoy the Washoe County Sheriff’s picnic on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove. This is a family event with lots of special features as well as food and a good way to learn more about our community resources.

There is still time to sign up for the Golf from the Heart Golf Tournament benefiting the Incline Village Hospital. The Hospital Auxiliary’s annual golf tournament is Tuesday, Sept. 23, and starts with a shotgun at 11 a.m. at the Champ Course. This annual tournament features lots of prizes and fun. To sign up call Norma at 775-830-2148.

It is time for Ronda to do the annual coat drive at Bar Bar Bar. Next time you go to the PO just drop off your donations and she will take care of the rest. If you have questions, just stop in at Bar Bar Bar and ask Rhonda.

Project MANA is hosting its second Foodie Event on October 17 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. This will be an interactive presentation featuring Paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Now is the time to put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling and is a good time no matter what your skill level might be. For information call 775-298-0004.

Save the Date for the annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hyatt Grant Ballroom. This event supports Tahoe SAFE Alliance. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Marge Sylvester on Sept. 21, Susie Lynnes-Parks and Deborah Scarborough on Sept. 22, and Mike Chamberlain on Sept. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to watch some of the Ironman events. Visit www.ironmanlaketahoeca.com or look for the schedule in today’s paper. 

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.

Quail Ridge Animal Hospital opens at Pet Network

September 17, 2014 — 

Pet Network Humane Society recently welcomed Quail Ridge Animal Hospital to their its and the Incline Village community. Quail Ridge established a thriving veterinary practice in Carson City more than a decade ago and is enjoying the opportunity to expand to Incline Village.

Dr. Lesli Hewitt-Spears and Dr. Betsy Murdock’s practice includes exotic animals, pocket pets, companion animals and birds, filling a substantial need in the Incline Village area.

Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday and Saturday by appointment by calling 775-450-7984 and they are currently accepting new patients.

Quail Ridge Animal Hospital and Pet Network Humane Society invite you to welcome our new vets at an Open House on Sept. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m., at Pet Network’s shelter at 401 Village Blvd.

Food and refreshments will be served and there will be a short educational seminar on pet health as well as a question and answer session, raffles and door prizes.

Becky Goodman is executive director of the Pet Network in Incline Village. Visit petnetwork.org to learn more.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community briefs

September 16, 2014 — 

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

Kings Beach Library ‘Poet Night,’ iPhone support

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6:-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems. On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m. join an iPhone support group. Larry and Candy Dowdle will help you understand and utilize your iPhone. Stop by, have a laugh and learn a thing or two. KBL now has two Google Nexus 7 tablets available, expanding Internet access. Sept. 26, Doug Greenwood will teach an “Introduction to Computers” class. Learn the fundamentals in this one-hour class. Banned Book week runs Sept. 21-28. Check out challenged books, give a quick analysis and be entered to win a Book Nook used book store gift certificate. Preschool Storytime is weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. For more information call 530-546-202.

Trucker Appreciation Day

Take your 30-minute break with the California Highway Patrol’s as way of saying thank you on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Interstate 80 westbound Truckee scales. Enjoy free food, free refreshments and free education from the commercial trucking industry.

CHP will withhold enforcement as a show of thanks for commitment and hard work that keeps America moving. CHP recognizes the sacrifice made by commercial drivers and takes this opportunity annually to interact, share laughs and provide information.

Organizational whiz wanted

Are you an expert person at office administration? Have past executive assistant experience, computer skills and want to volunteer to help a nonprofit get organized? KidZone Museum in Truckee is looking for you. Contact Carol at director@kidzonemuseum.org.

Dining for School card on sale

Support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50. Receive 50 percent off dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. The Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards will be on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Call 530-550-7984 for information.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs.

Seeking English tutor

New community member and Read Up student from Thailand has the goal of becoming a nurse, specializing in rehabilitation to serve her new community here in the United States. She already can read English up to about the fourth or fifth grade level and can also speak English somewhat. the young woman needs an English speaking tutor to help her sharpen her English skills so she can apply for nurses training and apply to work at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

If you would like to tutor her in English notify Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at kirmas4530@gmail.com or 530-575-7030. Read Up consists of 30 volunteer tutors based at the Truckee Library. A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for new volunteer tutors.

SVI monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, begins a monthly movie series on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

September 11, 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.

Sierra College Insights

Hear the untold story of black pulp publishing and learn how the most popular African American fiction in history transformed black literature, hip-hop music and contemporary American culture in the Sept. 12 Sierra College Insights presentation by UNR English professor Dr. Justin Gifford, titled “Pimping Fictions: The Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.” Dr. Gifford will speak about 1960s African-American crime literature and share highlights from his research. There will be complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Attendance is free and reservations are highly encouraged. Visit http://sierracollege.ticketleap.com/pimpingfictions.

Railroad Society to offer kid’s train rides

The Truckee Donner Railroad Society, in partnership with the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, will unveil its new kids riding train in Regional Park on Sunday, Sept. 14. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by train rides from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Suggested donation is $2.

The three train cars, owned and operated by the TDRS, are powered by a “switcher” engine and accommodate up to 10 riders. Each ride takes three loops around the track, which winds around the playground area of the Truckee River Regional Park, located off Estates Drive on Brockway Road. The train will also run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 11 and 25.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women to meet

Time again for the Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated general meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:15 a.m. at the E.A.A. building at the airport. Meeting will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be catered by Red Truck on the Runway and cost $20.

Featured guest speaker will be California Federation of Republican Women advocate Allison Olson. She will address important November ballot propositions. Also speaking will be TTRWF member Carla Embertson and CFRW Northern Division President, about the RNC Women’s Summit, covering the “14 in 14 Victory” strategy.

Please RSVP for luncheon by Friday, Sept. 12 to cherylastull@sbcglobal.net, 530-587-2042, madden@garlic.com, or 530-546-4543.

Big Blue Bayou to benefit senior nutrition programs

Sierra Senior Services will hold its third annual Martis Camp fall fundraiser, Big Blue Bayou, on Sept. 14, 4-8 p.m. at the Lookout Lodge. This New Orleans theme will include special cuisine, food demonstrations a silent auction as well as music and dancing. The dinner is Cajun style with a cooking demonstration by Chef Shaun King, with dessert and demonstration by Ron Allen Catering.

Tickets cost $80 and can be picked up at Sierra Senior Services, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee or purchased at www.sierraseniors.org. Seating is limited, resort casual wear advised for outdoor seating.

Event proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs, bringing hot, nutritious daily meals to seniors. Despite the reduction from federal funding this year, the service experienced a 25 percent increase of meals served. By donating to this fundraiser, you will help keep Meals on Wheels rolling.

For more information visit www.sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600.

Climate change and resource management presentation

The Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) with the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science (TINS) will present Hugh D Safford, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, Calif. and Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, University of California, Davis. Safford will address climate change, forests and fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications for resource management. The climate in California has been warming and is projected to warm much more before the end of the current century. The Sierra Nevada snowpack is diminishing, and warmer, drier summers, coupled with the legacies of a century of sometimes misguided human management, are leading to a notable increase in wildfire activity and, in some cases, wildfire severity.

Safford will summarize trends in climatic change from the past, present, and projected future, and discuss how these interact with wildfire and other disturbances and stressors to influence terrestrial ecosystems. Focus will be principally on vegetation, plant diversity, and a few key animal species, but effects on other factors like carbon, water, and soil will also be outlined. In conclusion, Safford will discuss implications of these trends for resource management in the Sierra Nevada.

Join the free event at Tahoe Tree Company, 401 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “Gates” open at 6 p.m. for picnicking and socializing. Take your own picnic meal and beverage and meet folks from TINS and CNPS.

Jump into high-altitude gardening

Learn techniques to grow fresh produce in Tahoe’s challenging climate.

This hands-on, three-hour clinic will cover garden tips and tricks that local gardener SunMie Won has experimented with over years of trial and error. Cover best placement, how to cover and protect, irrigation, improving soil and an introduction to cold frame design and construction.

What are cold frames? Small, DIY structures that can be placed over planter beds. They protect plants from inclement weather and extend growing seasons using passive solar techniques.

SunMie’s backyard farming and gardening techniques were recently covered in a local documentary, “Elevate Tahoe” as well as a story in Moonshine Ink.

Visit SunMie Won’s backyard in Prosser Lakeview, 10563 E. Alder Creek Road on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost is $20 per person, sign up online at www.swprogramming.com/clinic. What to take: compass.

Introducing SVI monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute is introducing a Monthly Movie Night Series, which will host it’s partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. Director Shane Anderson embarks on a quest to begin a movement to reenact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.

Dining for School card on sale

Help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50 to receive 50 percent off a dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards will be on sale starting Sept. 1 at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

September 10, 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.

Become a Hospice volunteer

Tahoe Forest Tahoe Forest Hospice needs patient and family support volunteers in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community.

Provide companionship and friendship

Provide a break (respite) for caregivers

Run errands and do shopping

Other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals

Flexible hours

Training is online and can be completed in your own home. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Val Sutter for more information at 530-582-3534 or vsutter@tfhd.com.

Tahoe Forest Hospice Services serves patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village, and parts of eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties.

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride

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.

Benefit for Sarah Kurtz

On Sept. 16, 7 p.m., please join the Got Love Foundation benefit concert, featuring Tahoe favorites Funky Miracle, at Tahoe City’s new emerging hot spot, Moe’s Original BBQ for a fundraiser to help support Sarah Kurtz and her fight against breast cancer.

Sarah, a very familiar face at local outdoor and music events, is an amazing longtime Tahoe/Reno local who works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Renown hospital in Reno, Nev. When Sarah is not taking care of all the beautiful babies she works with, she enjoys hiking and yoga. Most of all, she likes to boogie down to all the great music our area has to offer.

All proceeds will benefit Sarah’s fight against breast cancer.

Tickets are $15. A silent auction with lift tickets, lodging, yoga classes, jewelry, restaurant discounts, and much more will be going on throughout the evening.

And be sure to order some Moe’s Original BBQ during the evening to make a great night out of dining and dancing.

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept. 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

Your body needs B12 to create energy. It is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form.

Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot — especially those who live a busy life, athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans and people on prescription medications.

After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy.

Appointments are suggested (though not required!) by calling 530-546-0400 or first come, first served.

NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is located at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit www.naturamedtahoe.com or find NaturaMed at facebook.com/naturamedtahoe.

Equine workshop to discover prosperity

Prosperity & Empowerment in Creating the Life of Your Dreams workshop to be held Sept. 13. An Equinemity workshop co facilitated by Polly Ryan, MA; Kathleen Milbeck, MA; Jennifer Kaplan, MA; and Robbie Maas, and their equine assistants will take place in Reno, Nev., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Partner with horses to help you explore and change the beliefs that hold you back from prosperity (whatever prosperity means to you) in your life. The keys to success are already in your pocket. Take them out! Learn to apply new and healthier mental habits for long-term success. Cost: $225 includes lunch and course materials. Registration: pollyryanmft@gmail.com.

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a tour of local, Sierra edible gardens on Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Get inspired by gardens of all shapes and sizes — from a beginner container garden to a high production perma culture greenhouse. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started!

Begin at the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee Regional Park and then proceed, caravan style, to a variety of Truckee home gardens. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Please take hats, sunglasses and water. Children are welcome to participate for free.

This event builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect the community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food. Tickets may be purchased at http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/edible-garden-tour Tickets are $10 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $15 for non-members.

National Healthy Aging Month

In recognition of National Healthy Aging Month, this September CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada, a local nonprofit that provides medical resources for low-income individuals of all ages, is asking the community to help local seniors living on fixed incomes through monetary and equipment donations.

According to the 2010 Census, more than 45 percent of Nevadans over the age of 65 reported an annual income of less than $35,000. While CARE Chest offers a wide-range of medical resources, some of the programs most accessed by seniors include the Liquid Nutrition program and the Durable Medical Equipment program.

Donations of used medical equipment can allow a senior to remain in his or her own home, living safely and independently.

For information or to donate, contact Bryan Barnard at 775-829-2273, ext. 113 or bring donations to 7910 N. Virginia St. in Reno.

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

September 10, 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.

55+ Full Moon Hike: Wine & Cheese Socials

Join moderate one-mile paved hikes to the Crystal Bay Fire Lookout. Times will vary based on moon rising as listed below. Wear warm clothing, take a flashlight and camera. Fee is $16, $11 with IVGID pass. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the hike. Hikes are weather permitting A minimum of five participants must be registered. Meet in the Recreation Center lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. ADA transportation is available for mobility challenged participants upon request.

Sept. 11, The Hunter’s Moon, 6 p.m.; Oct. 9, The Harvest Moon, 5 p.m. Return time: Approximately 2.5 hours after departure time, no later than 10 p.m.

Parents’ Night Out

Grades: K-fifth. Kids ages 5 -11 will have the chance to experience fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The schedule is packed full of fun, pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Fee: $25 with IVGID pass, $20 Early Bird Price, late fee applies the Wednesday prior. Call 775-832-1301.

North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival

On Sept. 13 and 14, uke players will invade Kings Beach at the inaugural North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival. Promoter Douglas Reynolds’ ongoing goal is to expand the uke’s audience through festivals, retreats and lessons. His first festival took place in 2009, in his home town of Minden, the Tahoe Area Uke Fest.

The festival’s official uke fest portion will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 9 a.m., culminating with a Sunset Concert that will wrap up at 8 p.m. On Sunday, a contingency of uke players will establish a beachhead, jamming among friends and family of Tahoe Fall Classic racers in the O’Neill SUP & Paddleboard Race Series.

The North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach and will feature workshops for beginners and current players, a vendor marketplace and live outdoor music overlooking the beach. For tickets or more information, visit http://PlayUke.net or call 775-220-0995.

American Association of University Women to meet

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW (American Association of University Women) meets third Wednesdays for dinner at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. This meeting is open to the public. Cost of the dinner, catered by Gina and Jim Poulos of Crosby’s, is $30 per person. There is a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with dinner and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. AAUW is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. This month’s AAUW meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, a “meet and greet” event to welcome new members and interested community members. To RSVP contact Kelly Neville at kellyaauw@gmail.com or 775-762-0463 by Monday, Sept. 15.

Climate change and resource management presentation

The Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) with the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science (TINS) will present Hugh D Safford, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, Calif. and Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, University of California, Davis. Safford will address climate change, forests and fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications for resource management. Safford will summarize trends in climatic change and discuss how these interact with wildfire, disturbances and stressors to influence terrestrial ecosystems. Focus will be on vegetation, plant diversity and key animal species, but effects on other factors like carbon, water and soil will also be outlined.

Join the free event at Tahoe Tree Company, 401 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. “Gates” open at 6 p.m. for picnicking and socializing. Take your own picnic meal and beverage and meet folks from TINS and CNPS.

Dog Days of Fall

Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be an opportunity to take your pooch to the Burnt Cedar pool for some water fun and a variety of dog demonstrations, information, contests, and prizes. Make a splash with your best four-legged friend. Visit www.ivgid.org for more information.

‘Shofar Factory’ event

Children will make their own ram horns in preparation for the High Holidays. Participants will see how a ram’s horn is cured, measured, sawed, drilled and polished. The result will be a “shofar,” a semi-musical horn used by Jews on their New Year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Learn how to sound the traditional notes.

Chabad of Lake Tahoe is introducing this inaugural educational program, designed to educate children and adults in the fundamentals of the ancient shofar.

“I believe that the ’hands-on’ approach is the best way to teach,” said Rabbi Mordechai Richler, co-director of Chabad. “With the High Holidays around the corner, now is the most preeminent time to do as the shofar – call out to G-d to bless us with a peaceful year of happiness and good health.”

The factory will be on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 4:15-5:45 p.m. at 1898 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

The Shofar Factory, a hands-on workshop, will help teach about the significance and history of the Shofar, an ancient instrument. As biblically mandated, it has been sounded by Jews around the globe on the holiday of Rosh Hashana for more than 3,000 years. It is the one biblical commandment associated with the Day of Judgment; Rosh Hashana.

The sounding of the Shofar is the climactic point of the High Holiday drama. In addition to rabbinical explanations for this commandment, Kabalistic sources credit it with softening Divine Judgment and dispelling the forces of evil.

Dog Days of Fall

Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be an opportunity to take your pooch to the Burnt Cedar pool for some water fun and a variety of dog demonstrations, information, contests, and prizes. Make a splash with your best four-legged friend. Visit /www.ivgid.org for more information.

High Holy Day Services

Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation and Rabbi Beth Beyer at the upcoming High Holy Day Services: days of celebration, reflection and the start of the Jewish New Year of 5775.

This High Holidays will be a time of community spirit and involvement. Temple Beth Or from Reno will come together with NTHC for services.

As fall commences, Jews worldwide look forward to the Days of Awe: the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah translates as “Head of the Year” and is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur is the “Day of Atonement” and is observed by fasting, prayer and repentance.

Rosh Hashanah services begin Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Morning Services begin Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. ending with Tashlich at the Tahoe Vista pier. Children’s Service (for pre-readers and early readers) is Thursday at 2 p.m.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah services will be held in conjunction with Temple Bat Yam from South Shore and will begin at 10 a.m. at Spooner Lake.

Yom Kippur begins Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with Kol Nidre. Arrive 6-7 p.m. to light a Yikzor candle in memory of a loved one. Morning services are Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Children’s services are at 2 p.m. Afternoon Services/Yizkor/Mincha/Neilah starting at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to stay for the Break the Fast, which follows services.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista, Calif. For more information, go to www.tahoetemple.org or call 530-546-0895.

Incline Village Library news

Display cases: Jim Markle’s photographs will include a selection of digital and printed images: “The Loneliest Art,” and “Objects of the Auto Industry.” September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This month the Washoe County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Jim Markle, artist presentation. Photographs will include digital and printed images, with a series “The Loneliest Art,” a collection of Nevada’s roadside art. “Objects of the Auto Industry” will feature a stylized technique he uses to enhance photographs of vehicles.

Sept. 19, 4 p.m. “The Altered I: A Holocaust Memoir.” Holocaust survivor Joseph Kempler and his daughter-in-law April Voytko Kempler, author of “The Altered I: A Holocaust Memoir,” will discuss his experience as a teenager during the Holocaust.

Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members always welcome.

Banned Book Week, Sept. 21-27. Banned Book Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.

Sept. 24, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time, children of all ages welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts.

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

Community Leadership Club Fall 2014

High School students: Meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-noon in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!

Middle School students: Meets on Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Home Ec Room.

Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.

6 reasons not to miss this year’s sheriff’s picnic

September 10, 2014 — 

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Community Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Incline Village Aspen Grove picnic area on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Here are six reasons not to miss this year’s event:

1: Live demos by Sheriff’s K-9 teams working with the RAVEN helicopter.

2: Static displays from all areas of the Sheriff’s Office including the Forensic Science Division, SWAT, Consolidated Bomb Squad, Search and Rescue, Motors Unit, and Reserves.

3: Great place to learn about many of the Sheriff’s Office partner agencies including the Incline Village General Improvement District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Incline Village Community Hospital, Washoe County Regional Animal Services, Nevada Highway Patrol — who will be bringing their “Convincer” seat belt safety trailer — and Nevada Department of Wildlife.

4: Great place to get a Child I.D. Kit, visit with community organizations such as The Bear League and see a display of classic cars.

5: Great food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and ice cream, thanks to community sponsors including the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay Club Casino, Wildflower Café, Village Market, Raley’s Incline Village, and Susie Scoops Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt.

6: This year’s picnic commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Incline Village Substation. The Substation opened its doors to the public in 1964 and has continually served the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities since.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Learn more at washoesheriff.com.

Incline Village veterans club preps for inaugural Military Ball

September 10, 2014 — 

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans is holding a Veterans Military Ball on Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at The Chateau in Incline Village.

According to a press release from the group, the ball is a salute to all veterans, but it is especially a tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans. It is open to the public.

The event is a first for the Incline Village club, and also serves as its first major fundraiser, said President Bob Wheeler.

“Of note, we have new members of our club who are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said. “(The ball) will be an opportunity for non-veterans to see what a military ball is like, although there will be a few modifications … We are hoping to attract young adults who may not know much about that important era of our nation’s history.”

The ball involves dinner and an evening of music, fun events/activities from that era, and possibly a dance contest. The event also will include displays of memorabilia, such as photos, clothing and equipment models.

“We also will have special video by Bob Hope, ‘Somewhere in the South Pacific,’ plus another video on our local Nevada Air National Guard Wing’s participation in the recent ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion,” Wheeler said.

Cost is $40 for the dinner, which includes free non-alcoholic drinks. A no-host bar will also be available. Groups can buy 10 tickets for $360.

“We are also conducting an associated raffle,” Wheeler said. “We hope that those who cannot make the Ball can at least buy a ticket or two.”

Raffle tickets are $10 each. The winner receives airline tickets for two from Reno to San Diego on SW Airlines and two nights and three days at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, a donated package valued at $2,300

Dress is military uniform from all eras (dress or daily uniform with tie) or jacket and tie for men. Ladies can dress for the 1940s or early 1950s, or wear a cocktail-type outfit.

Call the Incline Village Recreation Center at 775-832-1310 to learn more, or go there to buy tickets in person.

ABOUT THE CLUB

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club, now with more than 200 members, was established seven years ago.

Its mission is to aid, assist and support veterans and their families in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay area; and to support the Veterans Home and Veterans Hospital in Reno, the Incline Village High School Army JROTC program and other groups which support the interests of veterans, such as Honor Flight Nevada. All donations and funds raised go to support those entities.

The club meets at noon the last Thursday of the month from January to October, and its board meets year-round on the third Thursday of the month, typically at Aspen Grove. All veterans or friends of veterans are welcome to join or attend the group’s meetings.

Village Notes: What’s happening in Incline Village

September 10, 2014 — 

Just when we start enjoying the crisp evenings smoke returns. Let’s hope this will be a short stay and we can continue to enjoy Tahoe’s outdoors as fall approaches. Remember today, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day.

Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Crystal Bay Club is the annual Kids and Horses barbecue. Includes a barbecue, music by local musicians, and both a silent and live auction. For more information visit www.kidsandhorses.org or pick up tickets at the Potlatch or Bowl Incline. All proceeds benefit the Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Minden.

Tahoe’s Connection for Families annual Tahoe Fall Fest is Thursday, Sept. 18, at Gar Woods Grill and Pier. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.tahoefallfest.org.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s picnic is Sunday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove. This is a family event with lots of special features as well as food.

Join Project MANA for a Foodie Event on Oct. 17 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. This will be an interactive presentation featuring Paella. To purchase tickets or for information visit www.projectmana.org/events or stop at their office located in the DWR Center. This event supports Project MANA.

Put together a group of co-workers, family members or friends and join the annual Tahoe Family Solutions Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 25. This annual fundraiser for TFS features lots of local celebrities bowling. For information call 775-298-0004.

Save the Date now for the annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hyatt Grant Ballroom. This event supports Tahoe SAFE Alliance. For information visit www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.

It was nice to see Manny and Marge Sylvester’s grandson, Bill, and his fiancé, Lori, in Incline last weekend. Hope everyone enjoyed lots of special time together.

Happy Anniversary to Franny and Chris Bryan on Sept. 18. Congratulations!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Debra Fishman on Sept. 11, Stevie Walton on Sept. 12 and Kaelynn Ferguson on Sept. 18. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is on Friday night at Incline High School. Go enjoy the football game at Highlander Field and cheer for our local team with the kickoff at 7 p.m. Nothing better than a Friday night football game. And the special deal is any Incline Village Service Club Member can bring a guest to the game and both of you will get in free, plus enjoy a free hot dog and soda.

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.

Live music, auctions on tap for Tahoe hoedown fundraiser

September 10, 2014 — 

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center’s 15th annual fundraiser will take place Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at the Crystal Bay Casino.

The patio and parking lot will be the set for the Western-themed event.

Guests will be treated to barbecue catered by Brimm’s A Catering Co., live music by Sixteen Tons, and entertainment by celebrity emcee, singer and songwriter Darin Talbot.

The event will also feature whiskey-tasting and dancing; attendees are encouraged to wear Western apparel. In addition to great food and entertainment, there will be silent and live auctions.

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1999 by Sam Waldman; it is located at the Double W Ranch in Minden.

The program offers an opportunity for freedom and self-fulfillment for children and adults with special needs. It is based on the concept that every human being, regardless of his or her disabilities, can benefit from an equine experience.

“There are people who may think that Kids & Horses is about giving pony rides to children with special needs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kids & Horses provides an extremely high level of integrated therapy,” said Tami Force, mother of eleven year-old, Ryan, a student in the program, who has Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Since all services are provided at minimal cost to the students, Kids & Horses seeks its financial support from private and corporate donors, service clubs, grants and its fund raising events.

Kids & Horses is the only Premiere PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Center in Northern Nevada.

Tickets Saturday’s event are $50 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12.

For tickets and more information, contact Doug Brimm at 775-745-3511, Joanna Rice at 775-772-6112, Sue Woskow at 805-338-9499 or Kids & Horses at 775-267-1775 or visit www.kidsandhorses.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at Bowl Incline and The Potlatch in Incline Village.

Local artist exhibit at Soule Domain

September 10, 2014 — 

The Soule Domain restaurant is hosting an exhibit of new and recent work by Incline Village artist Matt Dodge.

Known for his intoxicating visual interpretation of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, Dodge will have his images on display until mid-November.

An artist reception, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and half-price beverages, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Dodge works in a unique, self-developed technique. Starting with a photographic base, the digitally-edited images are printed on canvas, then hand-colored and hand-etched, creating a pop, punk and psychedelic fusion.

He uses the term “Sculpted Photographs” to describe the one-of-a-kind treasures.

The Soule Domain is located across from the Tahoe Biltmore at 9983 Cove Street in Brockway. Call 530-546-7529 for information, or visit www.MattDodgeImages.com.

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe business announcements

September 9, 2014 — 

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

CritterCare available

for mobile vet services

CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic has proudly served the Truckee/Tahoe communities since 1999. Dr. Bruce Hartzell and CritterCare continues to offer exceptional mobile veterinary care for your pets.

CritterCare is a full service veterinary practice including vaccinations, dental cleanings, spays/neuters, radiology and lab work while conveniently parked in your driveway or place of work.

Please call 530-550-8660 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

‘Knowledge Bites’ slated for Sept. 17

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce’s Knowledge Bites provides strategies for pivotal business skills broken into small digestible pieces.

Each session focuses on specific business topic with two chamber businesses featured as a case study. The case study businesses are examined by two chamber members who are experts in their field to provide relevant and valuable advice. Presentations are followed up by questions from the audience.

The Sept. 17 Knowledge Bites will focus on developing a strategic marketing plan. The case studies will be Autoglass Express Truckee and Hey Chef!. Expert assessments will be provided by Jim Kaspari, Summit Business Marketing and Lisa Krueger, Martis Valley Communications.

Knowledge Bites will be held 8:30-10 a.m. at the Truckee Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Cost is $10 for chamber members, $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 in the References section.

Knowledge Bites is held third Wednesdays at the Truckee Airport.

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

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events in the region. Preference will be given to events that encourage overnight stays.

“By offering this funding to a wide variety of events we hope to showcase the diversity of North Lake Tahoe,” said Andy Chapman, chief marketing officer for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association. “Our experience has shown that extra money for marketing can make a great difference in attendance and profitability at special events.”

After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Grant Funding Task Force a five-minute presentation on Oct. 8. The presentation to the Board of Directors for approval will take place Nov. 5. Funding notification to applicants will occur Nov. 6.

All interested groups must fill out the special event grant application by Sept. 19. For an application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or Judy@GoTahoeNorth.com.

Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party Plans

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) is planning an Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party on Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. including: Live feed of swim-bike-run transitions on Jumbotron; beer garden; music; dining and drink specials; and cowbells for sale in the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot.

The bike portion of the race will cruise through historic downtown Truckee twice. Donner Pass Road will be closed from 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from High to Bridge streets.

The TDMA is working closely with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the town of Truckee on event plans.

A metal arch and Jumbotron will be supplied by CRUX Events.

The economic impact to the region of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is estimated to be $8 to $15 million in spending on restaurants, lodging, retail and other activities. For more information about the Viewing Party visit TruckeeChamber.com.

Peak Innovation conference to address drought

According to the Drought Monitor for California, 80 percent of the state is in “extreme” to “extraordinary” drought and 100 percent of the state is in “severe” drought or worse. More than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada forests and California’s water supply face grave threats due to damaging wildfires, development, contamination from historic mining activities and changes in climate.

“The Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation conference will address what we – individuals, small businesses, communities and local governments – can do about water shortages and policy at the state level,” said Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council.

SBC’s 20th anniversary conference, Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years, brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus from Oct. 8-10 in Tahoe City. Visit SierraBusiness.org or call 530-582-4800 to register.

Tahoe Truckee Job Fair

​The One-Stop Business & Career Center, Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA), Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Golden Sierra, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce & Resort Association, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative will sponsor the Tahoe Regional Job Fair on Friday, Nov. 7, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach.

For more information contact Charlotte J. Hawley at 530-550-3015.

Truckee inventor going global

Founded by Truckee local David Curtis, Weather Tech Fasteners is now Weather Tech Fasteners Global Solutions Inc. In the past year since the initial launch Weather Tech has developed relationships with Middle East distributors to sell in 17 countries; Kenya to sell in seven African countries, in Brazil for South America and in Canada.

Weather Tech Fasteners’ warehouse is filled with fasteners in 10 colors and a range of sizes and lengths to suit your needs. The website features information and some extreme weather videos just for fun, visit www.weathertechfasteners.com. Contractors should check out the Contractors Club — join it and you can earn free screws.

For more information call David Curtis at 530-414-5697.

September 4, 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.

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.

Calpine Marketplace

Truck on out to the 4th annual Calpine Marketplace on Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun for the whole family and a great place to do early Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts, food and produce, classic cars “mini” show and shine, all day barbecue; beer and wine garden; live music and all day raffle.

New this year adding to the fun and games, the dunk tank! Guess who’s on top of the list to be dunked? Confirmed Sheriff John Evans and Sgt. Tim Standley.

Join the fun at Calpine on Highway 89, north of Truckee; south of Graeagle. Need information? Call Paula at 530-994-3610. Take your classic car — call Gary at 916-791-7364.

Audition for ‘The Miracle Worker’

TDRPD Community Theater is holding auditions for the award-winning play, “The Miracle Worker.” Director Courtney Simson seeks actors from Truckee, Tahoe and Reno to play roles in this moving, dramatic tale of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center at 10046 Church Street in Downtown Truckee on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 3:45 p.m. for children and 5:30 p.m. for adults. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. There are excellent supporting roles for up to six adults, two teens and six children.

Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 or email Simson at csimson2001@gmail.com.

River-Friendly Landscaping presentation

Thursday, Sept. 11, 5:15 p.m., Moody’s Bistro in Truckee. The Truckee Watershed Council has developed River-Friendly Landscaping to help homeowners improve water quality by preventing or significantly reducing soil erosion from residential properties.

Learn more about how this program is improving water quality in our area and how you can get involved!

Please RSVP to Erin Casey at ecasey@truckeeriverwc.org or 530-550-8760, ext. 7.

Big Blue Bayou

For the third year Martis Camp will host a spectacular evening on behalf of food insecurity issues in the community. Sierra Senior Services partners to present the Big Blue Bayou event, to be held at the Lookout Lodge with dinner, auction and music provided by the Blues Monsters on Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-8 p.m. The dinner is Cajon style with cooking demonstration by Chef Shaun King, with a dessert and demonstration by Ron Allen Catering.

Tickets cost $80 and can be picked up at Sierra Senior Services office at 10040 Estates Dr. in Truckee. Seating is limited, resort casual wear and outdoor seating. Big Blue Bayou will benefit the local Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot nutritious meals for seniors and housebound individuals. For more information visit www.sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600.

Community horse show

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association is sponsoring a combined English and Western Schooling horse show on 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.

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.

How To Talk Like A Pirate presentation

In preparation for International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host a “How To Talk Like A Pirate” presentation by Tahoe resident Roger Huff, author of “Captain Bucko’s Nauti-Words Handbook,” “Galley Slave Cookbook,” “Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoe” and “Tales & Towns Along the Truckee” Sept. 14, 2 p.m. in the Gatekeeper’s Cabin Museum, Tahoe City.

Salty dogs and pollywogs alike will enjoy learning about odd maritime terms and everyday expressions with nautical roots and will soon sound like Swashbucklers even if they don’t know a halyard from a hawsepipe.

Trucker Appreciation Day

Take your 30-minute break with the California Highway Patrol’s as way of saying thank you on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Interstate 80 westbound Truckee scales. Enjoy free food, free refreshments and free education from the commercial trucking industry.

CHP will withhold enforcement and extend its welcome to the trucking industry as a show of thanks for commitment and hard work that keeps America moving day in and day out 24/7 and 365. CHP recognizes the sacrifice made by commercial drivers and takes this opportunity annually to interact, share some laughs, provide information, a free meal, beverages and goodwill between law enforcement and commercial trucking industry as equal partners in traffic safety.

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