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Antonucci book signing
Local author David Antonucci will explore the topic of the 1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, on which he has penned two books. David will also talk about Reno’s failed 1955 bid for the same Olympic games, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. at the Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mt. Rose Hwy. Event is free and open to the public.
Books will be available for purchase. Call 775-849-4948 for information.
Winter interpretive tours
On Feb. 15, Park rangers will lead a full moon snowshoe tour exploring natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate and Lake Tahoe shoreline. For those new to snowshoeing, there will be a beginner’s clinic at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by West Shore Sports. The hike starts promptly at 7 p.m. and lasts and costs $25 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are free. The cost includes event parking and snowshoe rentals. All proceeds support the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Space is limited and reservations must be made through West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920.
On Feb. 22, 11 a.m. the State Park Guide will lead a snowshoe through history hike along Lake Tahoe’s West shore by the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion estate. Learn about the natural environment that attracted Tahoe’s earliest settlers. Parking fee is $10 per vehicle, no charge for the program. Bring snowshoes or rent through West Shore Sports or other outfitter. Hikes begin near the Sugar Pine State Park Day Use rest rooms (lake side entrance off Highway 89) and last 1 1/2 hours.
Visit www.parks.ca.gov under Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.
Republican Women to meet
Truckee Tahoe Republican Women’s Federation will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rosie’s Cafe, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Speaker William Wagner will discuss Sharia Law. Luncheon cost is $20, with reservations required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-587-2042.
Daron Rahlves meet and greet
World champion skier, four-time Olympian and local resident Daron Rahlves has scheduled a meet and greet with the community at the Truckee Bank of the West, hosting the event in conjunction with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. This mixer is an opportunity to meet Rahlves and to hear about his experiences in competition and his take on this year’s Olympics. The event is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4:30-6 p.m., 11202 Donner Pass Road. Refreshments will be served.
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers to meet
Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers is honored to have fly fishing guide Mike Curtis make a presentation to the angling group’s Thursday, Feb. 20 meeting. The talk will enlighten all attendees to some nuances, techniques and advice on how to successfully fly fish the Truckee River in Nevada; whether fly angling while wading or drift-fishing. He knows his local waters intimately. A bonus will be his hints and thoughts for fly fishing for carp. The meeting will be at the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park’s Community Recreation Center at 6 p.m. New members welcome! For more information visit www.ttff.net.
‘Trompe l’oeil’ artist to speak
Internationally renowned artist and Truckee resident John Pugh will discuss his work and the art of “trompe l’oeil” (trick of the eye) at Coffeebar, 10120 Jibboom St. in Truckee Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. There is no charge. Pugh is a trompe l’oeil artist focusing on public art, whose “language” of life-size illusions allow him to communicate with a large audience. “People take delight in being visually tricked,” said Pugh. His murals grace architecture world-wide, and are currently on display at Coffeebar. See for yourself what’s real and what’s not — be careful if it looks hot. Visit artofjohnpugh.com.
SnowFest! kick off party
Kick off SnowFest! at Gar Woods Grill & Pier, Feb. 27, 5-8 p.m., with live music by Groove Foundry, auction, beads and SnowFest! pocket calendars. The cost is $25 and you will enjoy heavy appetizers, beer, wine, Wet Woodies, generously provided by Gar Woods, and 80s photos by The Traveling Photo Booth. Visit www.tahoesnowfestival.com.
Lahontan 2014 Grant Cycle open
The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in conjunction with the Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF) announced the opening of the Lahontan 2014 Grant Cycle. This year, LCF has approximately $85,000 available to award to organizations in the fields of health and human services, environment, education and arts and culture. All applications must be submitted online through Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Access the online grant application process at www.ttcf.net or with the following link: www.grantinterface.com/ttcf/Common/LogOn.aspx.