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Science tutor needed
The Read Up Literacy Project, based at the Truckee Library, seeks a science tutor to help a student who must work to support her family and study for the 2014 G.E.D. science portion exam. The G.E.D. may be taken in lieu of the high school diploma. Read Up is the free tutoring service of the Nevada County Library. Books and five-hour training are provided free to volunteer tutors, with a new manual: “Total Solutions for the G.E.D. Test 2014,” with practice problems, answers and explanations. Science concepts include life science, physical science, and earth and space science. You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Contact Rolann Aronson at 530-575-7030 for information.
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers to meet
Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers is honored to have fly fishing guide Mike Curtis make a presentation to the angling group’s Thursday, Feb. 20 meeting. The talk will enlighten all attendees to nuances, techniques and advice on how to successfully fly fish the Truckee River in Nevada; whether fly angling while wading or drift-fishing. A bonus will be his hints and thoughts for fly fishing for carp. The meeting will be at the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park’s Community Recreation Center at 6 p.m. New members welcome! For more information visit www.ttff.net.
‘Trompe l’oeil’ artist to speak
Internationally renowned artist and Truckee resident John Pugh will discuss his work and the art of “trompe l’oeil” (trick of the eye) at Coffeebar, 10120 Jibboom St. in Truckee Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. There is no charge. Pugh is a trompe l’oeil artist focusing on public art, whose “language” of life-size illusions allow him to communicate with a large audience. His murals grace architecture world-wide, and are currently on display at Coffeebar. See for yourself what’s real and what’s not — be careful if it looks hot. Visit artofjohnpugh.com.
‘Come in Out of the Cold’
Everyone is invited to “Come in Out of the Cold” on Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Join community members for hot soup and sandwiches, and play classic board games with family and friends. Brought to you by Meera Beser, United for Action and Tahoe Neighborhood Table. Admission is a non-perishable food item for Project MANA, but no one will be turned away. Take your Scrabble sets, cribbage, checkers, Parcheesi or favorite game. Games for children will be available — no alcohol please. Call Meera 775-230-1066 to donate, volunteer or ask questions.
Rodeo to meet
Truckee Professional Rodeo meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The rodeo is in need of volunteers to help with various tasks and head committees. New sponsor packages are also available, for information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.truckeerodeo.org.
Watercolor classes with Eva S. Nichols
Award-winning local artist Eva S. Nichols will teach Wednesday evening watercolor classes at T Pots Pottery, with lighting and space to explore your creativity. Watercolor Fun with Eva – Tahoe Winter Landscape, Feb. 26; Tahoe Trees, March 12; Spring Flowers, March 26. Classes are held 6-8 p.m. at T Pots Pottery, 11012 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-550-7822 to sign up.
SnowFest! kick off party
Kick off SnowFest! at Gar Woods Grill & Pier, Feb. 27, 5-8 p.m., with live music by Groove Foundry, auction, beads and SnowFest! pocket calendars. The cost is $25 and you will enjoy heavy appetizers, beer, wine, Wet Woodies, generously provided by Gar Woods, and 80s photos by The Traveling Photo Booth. Visit www.tahoesnowfestival.com.
Boys & Girls Club to celebrate anniversary
The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is turning 15! Help celebrate Friday, Feb. 28 at their Quinceañera. All community members are welcome for authentic food made by Club Chef Wilcox, family friendly games and crafts, dancing and cake from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 530-546-4324 or visit http://bgcnlt.org for information.
Senior pancake breakfast
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on March 2, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Sunrise Rotary. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early.