1940s Placer High Picnic announced
A 1940s reunion picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Auburn Recreation Park. All 1940s alumni and guests are invited to attend. All reservations must be received no later than Aug. 10, 2012. Cost $20 per person. Call 530-885-3538 for reservation forms and additional information.
Sing a little song with the seniors
The list of healthy benefits of singing is long. Singing tones abdominal muscles and strengthens the diaphragm. It stimulates circulation and reduces muscle tension. Researchers believe singing elevates moods and reduces the “blues” by taking the singer’s mind off their stress and releasing pain-relieving endorphins.
Performing Artists For Seniors, in conjunction with Sierra Senior Services, presents a sing-a-long featuring professional singer and part-time Truckee resident Richard Rodgers. Rick studied under long-time Metropolitan Opera star Sherill Milnes and sang professionally with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Open to the public, this afternoon of singing features songs from Broadway, songs from Americana, and tunes from The Beatles to Neil Diamond.
Take your voice or just your ears and join this free concert on Saturday, July 28, 1:30 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Room. Call 530-587-2408 or email marcela@PAFS.org for info.
Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe Lecture
Hear from local author, David Antonucci about Mark Twain's time at Lake Tahoe and about his new book, “Fairest Picture: Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe,” Thursday July 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. Cost is $5 members, $8 non-members. Upcoming lectures: Aug. 9, Tahoe Twenties, Behind the Scenes and Aug. 24, Fashion of the Twenties. Questions? Call 530-525-9253.
Kings Beach Library offers summer fun
The summer fun continues with multiple programs for children and adults at the Kings Beach Library. July 31, 1 p.m. Musical Robots and Aug. 8, Wild Things, 2:30 p.m.
Storytime continues through the summer at Kings Beach Library. Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. with stories, songs, crafts and more.
Spanish Storytime continues on Friday at 4 p.m. Free tutoring is offered to school-age children on Fridays at 3 p.m. Please call for details at 530-546-2021.
The Kings Beach Library Book Group is currently reading “Bliss” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join the discussion on July 26 at 2 p.m.
Check out your Library and join the fun at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach.
Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee
Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Get help. Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee are held Monday, 7-8 p.m., Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee and Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Your anonymity is protected at all times. For other meetings in area call 775-348-7103 (English) or 775-384-4485 (Espanol) or visit www.al-anon.alateen.org.
Lake of the Sky Garden Tour
Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club’s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational, and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Tahoe region.
On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky will host their 24th annual garden tour, the 2012 North Shore Garden Tour from Tahoe Vista to Tahoe City. Proceeds will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.
The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and more information, go to www.lake-of-the-sky.org.
Antiques Road Show representative to visit Truckee
John Humphries, radio talk show host and Antiques Road Show appraiser will be in the Truckee PUD board room, Monday, July 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Please call Barbara Green to schedule an appointment at 530-587-0140. Humphries will offer appraisals and information for a nominal fee per item, and if response is positive, may return to the area.
Summer Biathlon Clinic for Kids
The National Summer Biathlon Championships are coming to Tahoe this August. The Auburn Ski Club is offering a Kid’s Biathlon Clinic on Sunday July 29 so youngsters can give biathlon a try before the Nationals event, 10 a.m.-noon and is open to beginners and improvers. Children will have the opportunity to shoot a real biathlon rifle (22 caliber) after receiving a safety class. Coaching, rifles and ammunition are provided. Parents must register their children prior to the clinic and sign a liability waiver on the day. Open to ages 8-18 years. Visit www.auburnskiclub.org/biathlon.
The Auburn Ski Club will host the Summer National Biathlon Championships on Aug. 24-26 at it’s training center on Donner Summit (next to Boreal Resort). There will also be a Youth Race and adult Novice Race during the Championships on Saturday, Aug. 25.
California Carnival coming to Truckee
Proceeds benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families
The California Carnival will be held Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 29 in Truckee at the Truckee Regional Park Rodeo Parking lot off Highway 267. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Tahoe’s Connection for Families. Every year, the Truckee Carnival features a Ferris wheel, fun house, giant slide, roller coaster, and midway games. There are also rides designed for the 2-4-year-old age group.
The cost is $15 for an unlimited rides wristband if purchased in advance. With advance purchase you will receive a book of tickets that you may turn in for the unlimited rides wristband. Advance purchase tickets are on sale at Safeway in Truckee and Tahoe’s Connection for Families located at 754 Mays Blvd., Suite 12, in Incline Village, Nev. Tahoe’s Connection for Families nets a higher percentage on all advance sales so buy early!
TCF is a nonprofit organization that offers parenting and child development education, parent-moderated creative play, prenatal classes, and infant and toddler CPR classes. Contact Tahoe’s Connection for Families at 775-832-8230 or visit www.tcfkids.org.
Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club meeting
The regular club meeting will be Thursday, July 26, in the conference room of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. There will not be a potluck supper. The evening program will begin at 7 p.m., 1422 Mission St., Incline Village.
The speaker for the evening will be Donna Prishmont, a Democratic leader over in Incline Village who successfully led the campaign that caused Barack Obama to win Incline Village, Nev. in 2008. Donna is committed to winning Incline Village and Nevada in 2012.
One of the major goals for the Tahoe Truckee Club is to support colleagues in nearby Nevada.
Call John Foster at 530-546-7660 or Lynn Booth at 530-214-8094 for more information.
Get your bus pass
TTUSD School Transportation announces 2012/13 student bus passes are now on sale. The early bird discount rate for an annual pass is $145 with sibling rate of $50, this discount runs through Aug. 31. Passes are available for purchase at www.ttusd.org/transportation, or the transportation office at 12485 Joerger Drive in Truckee every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Bus pass sales will also be held in August at back-to-school days and at selected school sites. Check the website for details.
Call 550-0745 for more information.
Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Riverview Sports Park. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 4, for the Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament. Proceeds from this event go to the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name to a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must be received by Aug. 1. Divisions start at U10 and continue to adult brackets. Please join us for a fun day of soccer in Sam's memory. Email email@example.com or call 530-582-9181.
Spanish immersion preschool classes for enrolling for fall semester
Learning another language expands opportunities, strengthens relationships, and builds a more connected community. Lengua Viva offers Spanish immersion preschool classes for children ages 3 to 5-years-old in the Truckee Tahoe area. Each day of preschool is conducted in the target language of Spanish. Children will acquire age-level appropriate content that involves the arts, music, literature, movement, science, and math. Two, three, and four full-day classes per week are available. Registration for the fall semester at Lengua Viva Center in Truckee is happening now. Please contact Gaby at Lengua Viva at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll your child today. Lengua Viva, 10070 Frates Lane, Truckee, 530-582-9434, LenguaVivaCenter.com.
Become an ESL/literacy tutor
Join Read Up!, the Nevada County Adult Literacy Program, based at the Truckee Library. Tutors are dedicated community volunteers who wish to help interested students realize their potential. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County.
A tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for all new ESL/Literacy tutor applicants. Tutor training manuals are free to new literacy tutors.
ESL/Literacy tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to your community. To become a tutor, you must read, write and speak English well. It is highly desirable you also have knowledge of another language, preferably Spanish. You must be 18 years of age or older, be available two hours per week, be patient and flexible and have excellent communication skills and know how to listen.
If you would like to become a Read Up! tutor, please contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! Coordinator at 530-587-8806.
Annual Donner Party Hike seeks guides
The Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to assist and guide this year’s 20th Annual Donner Party Hike that takes place Saturday, Oct. 13. The event participants choose from seven different hikes.
Practice hikes take place through September familiarizing volunteer guides with historic information and terrain. The event attracts hundreds of people to Truckee every year.
Trained guides lead the event participants on hikes while providing the historic information which you may learn in training. The practice hikes range from 4-6 miles and from moderate to strenuous difficulty levels.
Sponsors of the event include: Cedar House Sport Hotel, Donner Lake Village Resort, Donner Memorial State Park, Donner Summit Historical Society, Hampton Inn and Suites Tahoe-Truckee, Inn at Truckee, Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe, Northstar California, Sugar Bowl Ski Area, Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Truckee Donner Lodge, U.S. Forest Service, and Wild Cherries Coffee House.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce by calling 530-587-8808 or e-mail email@example.com.
Truckee Rodeo coming to town
Truckee Rodeo kicks off this year with California Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association contestants on Aug. 25 and 26. The sponsor appreciation dinner and team sorting will be on Friday, Aug. 24, gates open at 2 p.m. with sorting at 5 p.m. Dinner is served by Smokey’s Kitchen for $20, those wishing to entire as a team for open sorting $60. Piping Rock will provide livestock for the sorting. Dine with the rodeo sponsors and other rodeo personalities. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m., Rodeo starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rodeo action begins at 1 p.m.
Kid’s Day is Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free to everyone that day. Tickets are $15 at the gate Saturday ad Sunday. Pre-sale tickets are $12.
Kids 6 and under are free. Visit www.truckeerodeo.org.