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Tahoe’s Got Sole shoe drive ends March 28
“Think Kindness” challenged six schools in the Tahoe Truckee area to a “15 Days of Kindness” Challenge and Shoe Collection. For Goodness Sake will be a collection point for the shoe drive. Support this cause by takin extra shoes (flip-flops, high heels, boots, running shoes, etc.) to For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee, North Tahoe High, Truckee High School, Incline High School and Sierra High.
For more information, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com, search “sole.”
Beer for Bike Racks event
A beer tasting fundraising event will benefit the Artistic Bike Rack Project on Friday, March 28, 5-8 p.m. New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee will feature brews from the Brewing Lair of Blairsden. 100 percent of your $10 entry goes directly to the Artistic Bike Rack Project. Drink great beer and support public art.
The Truckee Public Art Commission (TPAC), in cooperation with the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Parks District, sponsored a community designed bike rack competition. The goal is to support and encourage bicycling and provide a creative solution to bicycle parking: bike racks functioning as art. Design submissions were due March 14. Winning designs will be announced at the beer tasting event. For details contact email@example.com.
Drunken Monkey turns five
On Friday, March 28, 5 p.m. Truckee’s Drunken Monkey will celebrate it’s fifth anniversary with a day of food and drink specials for everyone. Call ahead to reserve a table if you have a group of six or more, or just drop by.
Drunken Monkey is located at The Rock in Truckee at 11253 Brockway Road, between Highway 267 and downtown Truckee. Open Tuesday through Sunday at 11:30 a.m., and Mondays at 5 p.m. For more info call Alicia Barr at 530-582-9755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival T-shirt art contest
The Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival (TTAF&FF) is hosting a T-shirt art contest for students 18-years-old or younger. Interested candidates must design a T-shirt for the 2014 “Women in Aviation” theme. The winning design will be put on all 2014 commemorative T-shirts, and the winner will be awarded $500. The winner will be mentioned online, in media announcements and acknowledged at the pre-event honorary dinner and AirFair. Application and design submission deadline is March 31, 2014.
For additional information and to download an application visit www.truckeetahoeairfair.com, or call KidZone Museum at 530-587-KIDS (5437).
Savvy Dog training classes
Upcoming Puppy Socialization and Basic Obedience/ Good Manners classes for adolescent and adult dogs are starting April 2 and 3. Find more information about all classes at www.thesavvydog.net or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the town of Truckee/Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.
Tahoe Maritime calls for ‘boat ballet’ volunteers
The new exhibit is coming so it is time for a boat ballet! Get involved with Tahoe Maritime Museum’s newest exhibit, Ghost Ships, by helping Wednesday, April 2. Volunteers will help move boats out of the Museum so staff can start preparation for the new exhibit.
Volunteers meet at the museum in Homewood at 9:30 a.m. This is an all-day event and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Christine at 530-525-9253, ext. 104 or email email@example.com.
Historical Haunted Tour casting call
Looking for actors, performers and storytellers to bring Truckee’s vibrant past to life. Sunshine Tahoe is now casting volunteers for Truckee’s October 2014 Historic Haunted Tour. This is an opportunity to showcase talents. If you can engage an audience and enjoy playing with people, if history and the arts are important to you and if you want to have a rip-roaring good and spooky time, this is a gig for you. Submit your resume and head shot to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a brief statement as to why the Historic Haunted Tour needs you. If you don’t have a head shot or resume, be creative! Actors must be at least 21 years old. The tour will take place on Oct. 16 and 17. Visit www.truckeehistorytour.org.
Project MANA and Feinstein Foundation million dollar challenge
For the 17th year, the Feinstein Foundation has established a challenge grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to assist anti-hunger organizations like Project MANA raise money to fight hunger. During March and April all financial contributions and donations of food count toward the challenge. This year, MANA’s goal is to raise $40,000!
Every dollar and every pound of food (tallied at $1 per pound) contributed to Project MANA through April 30 increases its share off challenge funds.
How can you help? Make a donation, host a food drive or drop off your non-perishable food donation at the Incline Village office.
To make your gift on-line visit or more information about the Feinstein Foundation Challenge visit www.feinsteinfoundation.org. Join this exciting challenge campaign!
Pancake breakfast to benefit seniors
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on April 6, 8-11:30 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Soroptimist. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Come early.
Culinary Tour de France
Have you ever wanted to gain a deeper knowledge of French food, wines, and cooking techniques? Then Stella’s four part lunch-lecture series, “Culinary Tour de France,” is for you. Join Executive Chef Jacob Burton or a multi-course lunch lecture. Each lecture will focus on techniques, influences and food culture, complete with a dish and wine pairing constructed to showcase the unique nature of the specific French region being discussed.
April 12: Northern and Central France; Nord Pas de Calais, Picardie, Paris, Limousin, Auvergne
May 10: Western France; Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, Poistous Charente
June 14: Southern France; Aquitaine, Midi Pyrenees, Languedoc Roussillon, Phone Alps, Provence, Riviera
The educational sessions take place noon-2:30 p.m. The cost is $97 per person (plus tax) and an additional $33 per person for wine pairing.
For reservations call 530-582-5655 or email Stay@cedarhousesporthotel.com with “Culinary Tour De France” in the subject line.
Free defensible space advisory training
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) is offering a free two-day training session for their Defensible Space Advisor Program on April 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Station 84 in Nevada City. The first day of the session is classroom-style learning with instructors. No previous experience is necessary and the public is invited to learn more about fire safety in the Sierra Nevada.
Students will learn about implementing defensible space, vegetation models, wildfire behavior, forest health, firewise landscaping, homeowner’s insurance issues, emergency notifications, planning for evacuation and establishing Firewise Communities/US.
Featured speakers include Jeff Dunning with Allstate Insurance; Stephanie Wagner with UC Master Gardeners; David Ray, retired Fire Chief and Dennis Cassella, retired Emergency Services. The multi-media presentations include a dramatic short film of the evacuation of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire.
The second day will be a field environment where instructors will make specific recommendations on how to best mitigate wildfire for defensible space and forest health.
To enroll in the class or request a visit at your home, visit www.areyoufiresafe.com or contact the FSCNC at 530-272-1122.