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‘She Flew Bombers’ book signing
The free 2014 Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival “Women in Aviation” themed event will bring award-winning aviation author Jeane Slone to the Bookshelf in Truckee to sign her book “She Flew Bombers” on Friday, July 11, 1:30-4 p.m.
Slone’s historical fiction, “She Flew Bombers,” won the national 2012 Indie Book Award, most notably for intricate details she shared after researching pieces of the forgotten past, especially involving amazing, powerful female heroines of the 40s.
For AirShow information, a schedule of events and tickets to the pre-event dinner on July 11, visit www.truckeetahoeairshow.com and www.facebook.com/truckeetahoeairshow.
Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit www.playtcgc.com.
Tahoe City Library benefit book sale
The Friends of the Tahoe City Library invite you to browse an eclectic selection of old and new best sellers, vintage and delightful books during their annual Tahoe City Library Benefit Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 12 at the Tahoe City Save Mart, with 100 percent of book sale proceeds go to the library. Tahoe City Library summer events include the Brian Scott Magic Show, July 11, 11:30 a.m. and Wild Things with a variety of rescued wild animals on July 26,10:30 a.m. There is a Summer Reading Log with prizes and challenges throughout the summer. The Tahoe City Library is located at 740 N. Lake Blvd., downstairs. For more information call 530-583-3382 or visit www.placer.ca.gov.
Monday movies and bocce ball league
The North Tahoe Public Utility District is pleased to announce Movie Mondays in the North Tahoe Regional Park and a Bocce Ball League in partnership with Spindleshanks at their new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course.
Movie Mondays in the Park will start at 8:30 p.m. and run through Aug. 11 in collaboration with Radiant Blue Events. The movies are free to the public. Parking is $5 per car if you do not have a valid North Tahoe Public Utility District resident sticker. The Souper Wagon and A Pop Above Kettle Corn will be on site.
The Bocce Ball League will run July 11-Aug. 28. Scheduled games times are 6 and 7 p.m. Spindleshanks will offer a 10 percent discount on all food and beverage for players. Teams must have a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight per team. League fees are $100 per team, download the registration form at www.northtahoeparks.com under Recreation. Email email@example.com for info.
Silicon Mountain to host Gold Country Broadband Consortium meeting
The Silicon Mountain Group, a network of technology professionals will welcome Randy Wagner and Bev Ducey to facilitate a Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) Community Meeting.
Randy Wagner, CEO of SEDCorp, and Bev Ducey, the Tahoe Prosperity Center program manager, will provide an overview of the SEDCorp and GCBC 2014/2015 goal to identify opportunities to serve residents and businesses without sufficient Internet access using fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers. Also hear about the Tahoe Prosperity Center Tahoe Basin Broadband Project.
GCBC is in its third year of a three-year California Public Utility Commission Award. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is working on a more strategic, longer lead time project designed to take Tahoe Basin communities and businesses to the next service level.
Meet Monday, July 14, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking.
Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com.
Free Life Enrichment Series begins
The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesday, July 9, 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, beginner to Intermediate level yoga, alignment-based flow to balance the body, mind and spirit. More information can be found on the Events page at www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.
Arts in Wellness writer’s workshop
Thursdays, July 17 through Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. This writer’s workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space. Occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Write from hearts and souls, find courage to go deep toward healing and feel safe in intimate environment. Sharing won’t be required until you are ready. Suggested donation: $5 per class.
Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee. Call 530-277-3669 or visit www.artsinwellness.org.
Plein air workshop
Improve your watercolor skills at this relaxed workshop with Susie Alexander, July 18-20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. hosted by Arts In Wellness. This workshop is open to all levels: experienced painters will enjoy sharing their expertise and beginners will share the magic of discovery.
Each day will meet at a different outdoor venue: Truckee Regional Park, Tahoe City at Commons Beach, and in a private lakeside garden in Tahoe Vista.
Art supplies are available, though you are welcome to bring your own. Take a folding chair, hat, sunscreen, drinking water and a packed lunch. Workshop fee $150 for all three days, partial scholarships available.
Sign up now at artsinwellness@gmail or text 530-277-3669. Deposit requried to secure spot. Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee. Call 530-277-3669 or visit www.artsinwellness.org.
Horse skills riding clinic
Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association (TDHA) will present a second in a series of riding clinics with Sherry Gibb on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds McIver Arena. Gibb has 35 years of experience of raising, training and showing registered APHA, AQHA and Arabian horses. She specializes in All Around horse and horsemanship skills. This clinic will focus on using your body more to effectively ride your horse with a light feel. A horse’s foot is directly connected to its mind — learn how to control those feet.
The clinic $80 for TDHA members or $100 per horse for non-members. Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register. Space for riders is limited so early sign up is recommended. Auditors are welcome.
Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens
The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.
Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.