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Pizza Night Fundraiser
Join Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op for an evening of food, drink specials, raffle prizes, and fun at Tomaato’s Restaurant in Incline Village on Wednesday, April 24. Take the family for an all-you-can eat pizza/salad buffet. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under are free. All proceeds will be donated to the Kings Beach Parents’ Co-op, a nonprofit organization. For more information about Pizza Night or about the Co-op, please call 530-546-7519 or visit www.kingsbeachparentscoop.org.
Garden Club to meet
Lake of the Sky Garden Club will meet on Monday, April 29, 3:30-5 p.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Art Center (upstairs), 380 North Lake Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City. The speaker will be John Crus from Green Envy Landscape Company, on the topic “Wake Up Your Garden.” If you have any questions about high-altitude gardening, come and join us.
Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop
A fun and supportive generative writing workshop for writers, artists, and anyone who wants to be more creative. Writing techniques and prompts for fiction, memoir, and poetry. A six-week kick in the butt for your writing life! Connect with a community and improve your writing practice. Tea and chocolate provided. Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $140, to be held in downtown Truckee. Taught by Karen Terrey, MFA, English professor and writing coach. Contact Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Next session is April 29-June 3. Visit www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com.
Tangled Roots Writing Poetry Workshop
Do you want to write poetry but don’t know where to start? Do you write poetry but don’t feel you are as creative as you could be? Learn new ways to approach language and craft in your writing of any genre in this workshop by focusing on poetry through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Even if you don’t “get” poetry, you will come away with crazy new ideas for your writing and process. A fun workshop for all levels of writers. Karen Terrey, MFA, is an adjunct English professor, a writing coach, and a poet. Tea and chocolate provided. Cost is $40, held 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information call Karen 530-386-3901. Visit www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com.
Excellence In Education Golfing For Schools cards to go on sale
Dust off the clubs and prepare to purchase your Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Card going on sale Saturday, May 4.
The $295 transferable cards are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing. Some restrictions do apply; visit www.ExinEd.org for details.
The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.
Cards may be purchased at Porters Sports in Truckee and online at ExinEd.org. There is an eight card per person purchase limit. A limited number of passes are available and cards will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Purchase your card on May 4 and be entered into a drawing for a twosome of golf at Schaffer’s Mill or Ponderosa Golf Course. Call Excellence in Education at 530-550-7984 or visit www.ExinEd.org for more information.
Are you interested in an aviation career?
The Experimental Aircraft Association of Truckee is sponsoring scholarship opportunities for students to attend a one week aviation oriented Summer Camp in Oshkosh, Wisc. Students desiring to attend will be given a full scholarship. All food, transportation and classes at the camp will be paid for by EAA Truckee. One half of your transportation to Wisconsin will be paid for by EAA Truckee.
Applicants will be required to submit a 400-600 word essay on why you are interested in a career in aviation and attend a short interview with the EAA Truckee Board of Directors. Space is quite limited and is filling fast. If you are interested, call Mike Abel at 775-831-1272 or 415-519-4471.
Do you know airlines need to hire 60,000 new pilots in the next 12 years to replace aging baby boomers who are required to retire at age 65?
to present “A Taste of Spring”
In September of 1966 Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen’s organization was formed by a group of ranchers wives who wanted to be more involved in the Cattle industry. They focus efforts on Beef Promotion and Ag in the Classroom, offering an annual Quilt raffle, which funds annual Scholarships.
PSCW made their first brand quilt in 1977. The annual quilt raffle raises money for scholarships to local students in Plumas and Sierra Counties. The quilt is hand made with hand embroidered local registered brands from local counties.
PSCW started out as “Cowbells’” and adopted Cattlewomen in 1988 to be consistent with the California Cattlewomen.
The “A Taste of Spring” dinner will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. The fun, evening event “A Taste of Spring” will be held at the Calpine Community Center, 103 County Road, Calpine, Calif. The menu will include beef Burgundy, spring mix salad, mashed potatoes, carrots, fresh baked rolls, fresh fruit dessert, and cookies. There will be a raffle for themed baskets, live music, and the 2013 Quilt tickets will be available for sale. Cost is $12.50 per adult and $6 per child. For information and tickets call Paula at 530-994-3610 or Karen at 530-993-1655.
“Appetizers for the Arts – Cabernet & Cabaret”
Guys & Dolls! Join the Speakeasy Parlor on Thursday, May 9, 6-9 p.m. for InnerRhythms Signature Fundraiser “Appetizers for the Arts 2013- Cabernet and Cabaret.”
Shhhh … don’t tell anyone as Speakeasy locations are always secret, but just between us you’ll need a password for entrance to the Tahoe Truckee Airport Hanger 1!
Fill your kisser with great appetizers and wine, dance your dogs off, and let our live performances tickle your fancy! Local award-winning food joints like Dragonfly, Moody’s, Taco Station and others will show off their cookin’ skills. Hooch from Truckee River Winery and breweries along with entertainment by the talented dancers of InnerRhythms Dance Theatre will make this evening a blast you don’t wanna miss.
Get dolled up and come get your wiggle on … don’t get left holding the bag! Tickets in advance: 50 clams. At the door: 55 clams, available for purchase at Innerrhythms.org and the Office Boss Mail Center by Safeway in Truckee. Leave your ankle-biters at home as the bootleg will be flowing. Ring up for more info 530-550-8464.
Become a volunteer Literacy/ESL 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 fine tune their reading, writing and speaking skills. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County.
A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for all new volunteers. Literacy/ESL 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. For ESL tutoring, it would help if you had some knowledge of 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 plus know how to listen.
Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! Coordinator at 530-575-7030 for information.