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Truckee Library to host Izzi Tooinsky
The LA Times describes Izzi Tooinsky as a “wonderful cross between Garrison Keillor and Cirque de Soleil.” The Truckee Library will be hosting an Izzi Tooinsky show as part of its Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, July 24, 4 p.m. His unique traveling show, which combines juggling and storytelling, has appeared from Wales to Washington, Tanzania to Tennessee, Australia to Alaska, and now back he’s back to Truckee! According to his website, Izzi is the “only performer alive today who has both the skills and the imagination to carry on the ancient and honorable tradition of combining two great arts: jugglery so bold as to amaze the mind and stories so enchanting as to captivate the heart.” Don’t miss it!
Antique show to benefit Boosters
Thousands of quality antiques and unique collectibles, all for sale, will be featured at the 39th Annual Truckee Antiques Show July 26, 27 and 28 at Truckee High School on Donner Pass Road in Truckee. More than 50 exhibitors from nine states will take part in this year’s event. Originally founded in 1974 by the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club, the show continues to raise money for Truckee High School’s scholarship, academic and sports programs. For the past six years, this show has be promoted by Twin Bridges Antique Productions. Admission is $5 ($1 discount per person with this article) with free return and free parking throughout the three-day event. There will be daily drawings for “Antique Bucks.” Truckee High School is located at 11725 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Contact Twin Bridges at 530-241-4063 or online at www.tbcashows.info.
Fly fishing for kids
Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is offering a two-day class July 28 and 29 for ages 11-15 to introduce boys and girls to the sport of fly fishing. Saturday will be an indoor class introducing students to equipment requirements, knot tying and how to set up a balanced system. Sunday will be spent out on the water, learning wading safety, stream entomology, how to read the water, fly casting, etc. Parents are encouraged to join and observe their child learning the basic skills of fly fishing. Cost is $50 for both days, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rods are supplied for class. Call Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District at 530-582-7720 for more info.
Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series to benefit nonprofits
Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series will begin again on July 21 for the third consecutive year. Each evening will feature a different local nonprofit organization, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting its worthy cause. Dinner dates and nonprofit partners: July 28, Gateway Mountain Center; Aug. 3: Donner Summit Area Association; Aug. 4, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe; Aug. 10, Truckee Donner Land Trust; Aug. 11, Excellence in Education; Aug. 17, Truckee Trails Foundation; Aug. 18, Donner Summit Historical Society; Aug. 25, Sugar Bowl Academy; Sept. 1, KidZone Museum; Sept. 14, SWEP; and Sept. 15: Sierra Avalanche Center. Nestled next to Lake Mary, the stunning ambiance of the patio pairs perfectly with a French-inspired California cuisine menu created by Chef Alan Davis.
Book today to secure a spot. To make a reservation call 530-426-7002.
Seeking Living History Day volunteers
California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host Living History Day at Sugar Pine Point State Park on July 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will be filled with live music, special docent tours, Native American dancing, an antique car show, a Children’s Activity Zone and more. More than 100 volunteers are needed to help put on this free event. You will receive park access, lunch and a special reception at the end of the day. If you are interested please contact our office at 530-583-9911. Visit www.LakeTahoeLivingHistory.com today!
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.