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Kings Beach Library Pumpkin Palooza
It’s once again time for Pumpkin Palooza! at the Kings Beach Library. Decorate an uncarved pumpkin in a literary theme and take it to the library to display. On Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., vote for the best in multiple categories, awards are fun and creepy prizes. Wear a costume to KBL in October and be entered in a drawing for a homemade Sweet Potato Pie. On Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m. volunteer Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a computer class “Facebook Basics.” Preschool Storytime continues every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Come by for books, song, feltboard stories, nursery rhymes and to meet new friends. The Tahoe City branch offers Storytime Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Call 530-546-2021.
Haunting times in Tahoe City
Through Oct. 31, The annual “Scarecrows on Parade” contest invites every business to take pride in the creation of their scarecrow in a unifying town display of artistic effort! For more information, contact Carol Hester at 530-277-9598 or email email@example.com. Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. Downtown Trick or Treat, free goodie bag and glow necklaces given out at Heritage Plaza, 4-6 p.m. Start at Heritage Plaza with the TCPUD, look for the pumpkin in the window, or on the door of participating businesses!
Rotary Club of Truckee to host Annual Cadillac Ball
The Rotary Club of Truckee will again present the Annual Cadillac Ball Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The fall event is the club’s largest fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Truckee works to raise funds that support local organizations and projects. Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support more than 130 nonprofits by returning more than $600,000 to the community through a monthly grant process. The funds have supported Our Truckee River Legacy, youth and education, senior services including the Meals on Wheels program, arts and culture, and animal welfare, to name a few. The 2013 Cadillac Ball will be a black tie affair celebrating the history of the Truckee area, featuring dinner, entertainment, silent auction, “Change a Life” raffle with $10,000 grand prize, VIP lounge, live music and dancing. Dinner and “Change a Life” raffle tickets are available now, contact Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or any Rotary Club of Truckee member to purchase. Sponsorships are also available and limited. Visit www.cadillacball.com for additional information.
“Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined”
Nov. 5, Tahoe City, 5:30 p.m., Granlibakken Resort, “Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined.” The Tahoe City Rotary Club hosts a public talk about genes, climate change, and animals in the Sierra Nevada with UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Michael Nachman. He will addresses how genetics and evolution determine the complexity of life. Genomes provide the ultimate record of evolution, and evolution explains many fascinating aspects of our genomes. Hence genomics has deepened our understanding of evolution in ways Darwin never could have imagined, including how our changing climate has affected animals in the Sierra Nevada. Presentation and dinner $25. All welcome. RSVP to 530-525-7579.
Reserve a seat for “Thanks for Giving”
A Food Works benefit
Food Works is pleased to announce Thanks for Giving a chef event focusing on unique and delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for Giving will feature Executive Chef Willy Carroll of Tahoe Mountain Club. Enjoy different turkey presentations, unusual side dishes, wine parings for each dish and delicious pies. Each guest will take home recipe cards for each dish and enjoy a relaxing buffet style dinner at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Thanks for Giving is generously sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Club on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Tickets are $55 per person, available TMC members services at 530-550-3800. Tickets are limited, reserve today. All proceeds will benefit Food Works, a collaboration between the Glenshire Elementary PTO and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to fund projects to enrich the culinary experiences and school meal program for all the TTUSD students. Food Works seeks community members to collaborate on this kitchen journey. For more information, call Noël Trim at 530-562-4422.
Call to artisans for Handmade Sierra Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale
Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus is calling all artists and craftspeople interested in exhibiting their wares for sale at the Third Annual Handmade Sierra Holiday. The event will be held at the college on Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendor fees range from $30 to $40 per space depending on location. Applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, and 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, with spaces assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. All items for sale must be hand-made by the vendor. The fair has attracted more than 400 people in the past, and offers a great opportunity for holiday shoppers to purchase locally handcrafted items. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or look for a link to the application beginning Oct. 25 at www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/visit/tahoe-truckee/index.php).
Beginning and Intermediate Italian
Join Anna Goodwin for Beginning or Intermediate Italian Classes beginning Nov. 18, 2013 at her home in Truckee. A proven building block program for interested students. Mondays, Beginning Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Intermediate Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $185 for the eight-week course, plus a $10 book from amazon.com “Italian Now.” Call 530-587-6054 to discuss your interest.
Beginner Scottish Highland dance and Beginner Irish Step Dance
Instructor Lindsey Marcacci. Beginners age 4 through adult. The teen/adult classes feature a “celtic cardio workout “ including a mix of traditional dance steps combined with aerobic exercise. Irish classes are held on Tuesdays and Highland classes are held Wednesdays in the Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, behind Save Mart. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for classes to commence.
Kids Healthy Cooking Class
Instructor Jan Marcacci, ages 6-12. Fun, “hands on” cooking class touches down on various healthy vegan, gluten free and/ or dairy free meal and snack options including soups, salads, desserts and school snacks for take home and at home preparation. Classes are held at Rideout Community Center on Thursdays, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City in the new commercial kitchen. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for class to commence.
HO! HO! Holiday Wish Box needs you
The Holiday Wish Box needs your support. This is a wonderful holiday party for area seniors, complete with luncheon, a visit from Santa, holiday performances by local children, and presents! The Truckee Donner Senior Apartment residents will make wishes of $25. To grant one of their wishes, please call organizer “Clarence-ASC” at 530-587-5152 or e-mail email@example.com. Matching began Oct. 15, to be delivered to Clarence at the TD Senior Apartment complex by Dec. 5. They will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Holiday Wish box is not connected with the Meals on Wheels or any Sierra Senior Services programs. Many elves are needed! Merchants are encouraged to help fill “goody bags” with product — email firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-562-3018.
Arts in Wellness
Thursday Meditative Prayer & Gratitude Painting, 5:30-7 p.m. Paint the gratitude you have in your heart. Walk-ins welcome; this is a “meditation” do not enter after 4:15 p.m. Facilitated by Gail Penney. Suggested donation $10. Friday Open Studio with Gail Penney, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please sign up 24 hours in advance by email to email@example.com. Suggested donation $20. Cardmaking, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Crayon Note Card Making: The first set of note cards will be created by using melted crayons. Produce beautiful cards with matching envelopes. Gratitude Cards: Use fall leaves and flower petals for the second set of cards. Instructor will supply the papers and crayons, along with pressed fall leaves and flower petals. You will provide Christmas wrapping paper. Pre-registration required, cost is $25. Painting the Soul Expressive Painting Workshop, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for non-artists and artists alike, and involves focusing on the intuitive process of painting as it unfolds on the canvas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up or ask questions, email email@example.com, call/text 530-277-3669, or call 530-414-6210. Visit www.artsinwellness.org.
Dining For Schools Cards on sale
Dine for half off at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Restaurant Trokay and Tavern 6330 and TC’s Pub at Northstar to the program.
The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 and Sunday, April 6 through Thursday, June 19, 2014. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, March 27, 2014.