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Game and Soup Nights
Spring has sprung the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers iz (with apologies to Ogden Nash). Since we can’t suggest that people come in from the cold we are just inviting people to enjoy our last few weeks of Game and Soup Nights on Thursday, said Merra Beser. Meet at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 5-7 p.m. now through May 15.
The event may get extended or changed for the summer months but that depends on attendance and how much interest continues.
Game & Soup Night is an evening where anyone may enjoy socializing, hot soup and sandwiches, and board games with friends. Cribbage is very popular, as is Yahtzee. There is usually a table with card games (sorry no betting allowed). Attendees get to take home left overs (if there are any) and admittance is by donation or free — depending on your mood. Dress is casual and children are welcome with well behaved grown-ups.
This week’s menu includes mushroom soup and turkey meatball soup, and there is usually a vegetarian offering. Sandwiches are lunch meat and cheese, just cheese and PB&J. Donations of dollars and food are gratefully accepted. If you are interested in volunteering simply drop by or call Meera at 775-230-1066.
Enjoy Dining for Schools discounts April 6-June 13
It is spring and time to dig out your Dining for Schools card and enjoy one of your favorite local restaurants. Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s Dining for Schools cards, which give diners a discount at select Tahoe Truckee area restaurants, are valid Sunday-Thursday, April 6 through June 19, 2014.
Dining for Schools cards provide 50 percent off entrees at all participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants. Cards cost $50 each and entitle the purchaser to unlimited use during the specified program dates. The cards are available at Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at www.ExinEd.org.
Tree Top Co-ops and Forest Charter School informational meetings
Forest Charter School will hold prospective student informational meetings for the 2014/2015 school year for in the Pioneer Center on the first floor of the Sierra Building. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education. The small, site-based class sizes allow for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor, and experiential education.
All meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. General information meetings: Thursday, April 10, Tuesday, May 6, Wednesday, May 28.
Visit www.forestcharter.com and 530-550-7205.
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, April 10 for a program on fly fishing and conventional angling for big fish in the blue water and freestone streams surrounding the Baranof Wilderness Lodge in Southeast Alaska. The lodge is owned by Mike and Sally Trotter; longtime Donner Summit residents. Captain Chris Maher will talk about the basic rigging methods and which flies to use for the five species of salmon, Dolly Varden, rockfish and halibut available at the lodge. He will share some stunning photography and describe living the dream in Alaska!
The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome – from beginner to expert fly fishers — on April 10, 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com or visit www.TTFF.net for more information.
Retirement party for Ed Stuart
Celebrate the end of an era and the beginning new era. Ed Stuart will retire on April 30 after providing quality child care at Little Sprouts, 2810 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, for over 30 years.
Little Sprouts will continue to move forward under the direction of Erin Kirkpatrick. Erin will provide parents with her own “3E Program” stressing education, exercise, and empathy accompanied with competitive rates to make quality child care affordable to all families. Ed is thrilled to know Little Sprouts will continue to provide the community with caring and compassionate child care for the coming years.
Please join the Little Sprouts “family” on Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m. at Wolfdale’s, 640 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City to celebrate the end of Ed’s long career and the beginning of the rest of his life. There will be a no host bar and appetizers. For more information call 530-583-7543.
Rep. McClintock’s office Truckee Veterans Forum
April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.
Congressman Tom McClintock’s office is providing a forum for veterans’ service providers, American Legion and VFW representatives, and community program sponsors that assist active-duty military, wounded warriors, and military families.
Representatives of Veterans’ advocacy groups or related organizations are asked to contact Joel Scott at the Congressman’s Granite Bay office, 916-786-5560, if they wish to participate in the forum.
The forum will provide Veterans with the information they need to access the benefits they have earned. Representatives from Nevada County and Placer County Veterans Service Offices will join the Congressman’s staff to provide information on filing claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Creative Writing: Short Story
Do you want to write fiction? In this workshop develop and improve your short story writing by exploring process, character, plot, conflict, setting, time, point of view, and other literary elements through readings, in-class writing, and discussion. This intense four-week class includes group workshop of your writing for constructive feedback, with the goal of writing and revising a short story. Publishing venues will be targeted for anyone who wants to be held to a deadline!
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee, April 30-May 21, Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $89.
Instructor Karen Terrey has a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She teaches English as an Adjunct Professor at Lake Tahoe Community College, and works as a writing coach in Truckee. Her poems are published in various journals, including Sierra Nevada Review, Rhino, Meadow, Edge, WordRiot, Puerto Del Sol, and Wild Apples.
Pre-registration required at www.sccommed.org or 916-781-6280.