Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.
Emergency Medical Responder course offered
Are you active and want practical skills to become a certified medical responder? Take the new Emergency Medical Responder class. Taught by Laura Brown, the class includes comprehensive training, patient assessment, critical thinking and medical interventions at the first responder level. The class meets both national and state requirements for Emergency Medical Responder certification. Highly recommended as a preparatory course prior to enrolling in Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) classes. The cost is $138 plus materials for adults and discounted for current high school students. The class is held on Mondays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. from Aug. 25 to Dec. 13 at Sierra College. Apply at sierracollege.edu or stop by the Tahoe-Truckee campus. For more information call 530-550-2225.
Stargazing party at Martis Creek Lake
A Martis Creek Lake Stargazing Party will be presented by the Astronomical Society of Nevada on Saturday, Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m. off Highway 267.
Meet at the amphitheatre in the middle of the campground — please park outside of the campground and walk in. After a short presentation, stroll down to the knoll on the lake where telescopes will be set up.
For information or handicapped accommodations call 530-587-8113.
Kentucky Mine concert
The Kentucky Mine Amphitheater will be filled with a combination of blue grass/country and classic rock n’ roll on Aug. 16. The last concert of the Music at the Mine 2014 season will feature the Downieville Stringalongs and Runnin’ 4 Cover. Entry fee of $10 gets you in for an evening of great music under the stars and dancing.
The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and you’re encouraged to take a picnic supper and enjoy a leisurely eat and drink repast with friends and family before the concert. The Kentucky Mine picnic area offers views of the Sierra Buttes.
Tickets are available online at SierraCountyHistory.org or purchase tickets at the Kentucky Mine Museum in Sierra City; La Sierra Day Spa in Downieville; the Golden West Restaurant and Saloon in Loyalton; the Graeagle Mill Works; and the Sierra Valley Feed & Ranch Supply in Sierraville. For concert information call 530-862-1310.
Meet SWEP Event
SWEP is a nonprofit organization in the Tahoe-Truckee region dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship by connecting students to their local environment through watershed education and service learning projects. SWEP partners with schools and community groups to provide hands-on, environmental science learning opportunities for K-12 students. SWEP’s programs reach over 5,000 students annually!
Join a “Meet SWEP” event: a short presentation for community members to learn more about the organization on Monday, Aug. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tahoe Donner PUD, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
RSVP to SWEP Board Member John Eaton at email@example.com to attend.
“Altitude Adjustment” reading
Emily Eddins will be at the Bookshelf on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. to read from her new book “Altitude Adjustment,” a humorous collection of stories about life in Truckee. After moving to the ski town, Emily found things are a little more casual in Truckee than in Washington, D.C. Join an evening of fun and refreshments. Bookshelf Stores, 11429 Donner Pass Road, three doors down from Wild Cherries. For more info visit www.bookshelfstores.com or call 530-582-0515.
Final Maritime annex open house
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The majority of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s boat collection is housed at its Truckee annex. Filled with rare boats too large for the Homewood site, a visit to the Truckee Annex is a must for hard core boat lovers. Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. For information call 530-525-9253 or visit www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.
Kids Rodeo Day
Truckee Donner Horsemen Association invites all area children to its annual Truckee Pro Rodeo Kids Day on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McIver Arena, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. It is a free fun-filled day featuring games, horses, local service agencies, the rodeo clown, a performance by the Truckee Donner Horsemen drill team, a free lunch for children and much more.
Water Wise Landscaping workshop
Aug. 28, 6 p.m., at Tahoe City PUD, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. The North Tahoe Public Utility District and the Tahoe City Public Utility District have partnered with Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the University of California Extension Master Gardeners to offer a Water Wise Landscaping Workshop.
Get tips to meet Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation Plans to save water and money. Learn about Water Wise landscaping, how to irrigate efficiently, and receive information about conservation programs and services available to residents in both Districts.
This workshop is made possible from a grant through California Proposition 84 Grant Funds for water conservation and the North Tahoe Public Utility District and Tahoe City Public Utility District.
ARC in the Park
ARC in the Park is an all-day festival slated for Sept. 7 at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater featuring seven Tahoe bands. There will be food trucks and performing artists, including Adventure Risk Challenge alumni.
Tickets and info are available at www.arcprogram.org/arc-in-the-park. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. All proceeds to Adventure Risk Challenge programming.