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Positive Coaching Alliance to meet
The Positive Coaching Alliance will meet Wednesday, April 16 at the Truckee Tahoe Airport boardroom. Parents will meet 6-6:30 p.m. and coaches will meet 6:45-8:45 p.m. The live workshop is open to coaches and parents of all sports.
“Coaches and parents will learn how to influence our athletes with more positive reinforcement,” said Angelo Tenorio, Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s youth sports coordinator. “Parents and coaches are role models, and this workshop will provide information about their potential impact on athletes’ self-confidence, motivation and character development.”
The Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit which focuses on developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through positive athletic experiences.
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.
April 19 Shredding Party
Document Destruction Party. Tax season is over, winter has come to an end — let spring cleaning ensue! Time to get rid of your extra paperwork. Join Better Homes and Gardens MMRE at its Tahoe City office for beverages, appetizers and lots of shredding. Take your paperwork to the on site professional document destruction company. Invite your friends and family, Better Homes and Gardens, 950 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 12C, Tahoe City on Saturday, April 19, 3-6 p.m. Call 530-583-4004 for information.
Alder Creek Middle School parent night
Incoming sixth-grade parents’ orientation, Tuesday, April 22, begins at 4:45 p.m. in the gym. Alder Creek Middle School will hold an informational parent focus night. Parents are invited to learn about the school and stay for the school’s Open House and barbecue. The Open House and barbecue starts at 5:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the Alder Creek PTO. For more information contact Alder Creek Middle School at 530-582-2750. Alder Creek Middle School is located at 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee.
Game and Soup Nights
Spring has sprung the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers iz (with apologies to Ogden Nash)? Since it’s a tad warm for people to come in from the cold, you are simply invited to enjoy the last few weeks of Game and Soup Nights on Thursday. Meet at the North Tahoe Event Center, 5-7 p.m. from now through May 15. The event may get extended or changed for the summer months but that depends on attendance and how much interest we continue to get. Soup & Games night is an evening where anyone can come enjoy socializing, hot soup and sandwiches, and board games. Cribbage is popular, as is Yahtzee and 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.
Vegetarian offerings available. 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 swing by or call Meera at 775-230-1066.
Any literary Peeps out there?
Kings Beach Public Library is hosting a marshmallow Peep contest! Using Peeps, create a diorama based upon a book: examples include Frankenpeep, James and the Giant Peep, Where the Wild Peeps are. Judging will be held on Saturday, April 19. The winning entry receives a $20 gift certificate to the annual Friends of the Library Book sale on the Fourth of July weekend.
National Library Week is April 13-19. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library.” Do you have a story about how the library has impacted your life? Share what your library means to you and the KBL will share your stories with Placer County. While you’re visiting, grab a movie, book, CD or use the free WiFi and computers.
Join the online Book group! This month read “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers, find it on Facebook at “Kings Beach Public Library Book Group.” Everyone is welcome.
The “ZIP” program is going strong! If KBL doesn’t carry the book or audiobook you want, they will buy it from Amazon and ship it to your house for free! You return it to at your convenience for the library’s Call Kings Beach or Tahoe City Library for more details.
Join our ongoing computer classes. April 24 Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach “Surf the Internet with Ease.” All levels are encouraged at free tech classes! Preschool storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Crazy Craftime every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Call the Kings Beach Library at 530-546-2021, or stop by 301 Secline St.
Teen Creative Writing Club
The Creative Writing Club just kicked off on Monday, April 14 and will be meeting every Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. until the school year ends — and possibly over summer — at the Family Resource Center of Truckee (near KidZone Museum on Donner Pass Road). The club is headed by Jackie McKinney, an AmeriCorps Volunteer and published writer. There will be two workshops a month from Karen Terry of Tangled Roots Writing. Break writer’s block, learn new skills, make new friends, and see where professional writing can take you.
Enjoy Dining for Schools discounts
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 through June 19. 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.