TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com.
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out will be held Friday, May 2, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City, 390 Fairway Drive. Children ages birth-12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information call 530-583-1534.
Surf the Ganges
Adventure photographer Ryan Salm recently returned from a trip to the Kumbh Mela in India. Ryan and his team attended the “largest gathering of human beings on the planet” and then paddled inflatable SUP’s down the Ganges River to the holy city of Varanasi.
Join Ryan Salm Photography and Yoga Studio Tahoe for a presentation, May 2, 6:30 p.m. through festival streets packed with millions of pilgrims among thousands of naked Sadhu (Hindu holy men). The journey proceeds on the Ganges on Hinduism’s most auspicious day, paddling down one of the dirtiest, “most pure” rivers on the planet. The team has stories sure to enlighten your wildest dreams.
Sign up now on Facebook, cost is $5 donation at the door, Yoga Studio Tahoe, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 105B, Truckee.
Student Art Show opening reception
Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee’s campus announces the sixth annual Student Art Show, featuring work in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, and photography. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the festive opening celebration on Friday, May 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include refreshments and an interactive component. Award winners will be announced at 6 p.m. The artwork will be on display from May 2 through May 21.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the campus on the hill and see the great artwork by your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. For more information, call 530-550-2225.
A Taste of Spring
Plumas Sierra Cattle Women, 2nd Annual “A Taste of Spring” Dinner, will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Calpine Community Center, 5:30 p.m. Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. savory beef stroganoff dinner, live music, dancing, spring baskets drawings, $12 adult, $6 child. Contact Paula at 530-994-3610 or Karen 530-993-1655 for ticket information and sales.
Kiwanis Club Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting
Community members will socialize and examine thousands of dollars in donated items available for bidding at the Kiwanis Club Community Benefit Auction and Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. One dozen wineries will pour premium wines accompanied by generous plates of sumptuous appetizers. Ticket prices are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets are available through www.goo.gl/xCfuo (preferred) or Mother Nature’s Cabin Fever, 551 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-583-8143.
More than $50,000 in goods and services will be offered for silent and live auction bidding. Look for exotic vacations, golf and dining packages, home maintenance services, artwork, clothing, jewelry and fashion accessories. All proceeds benefits youth sports, social service programs, and community events in the North Lake Tahoe region. Dress is Tahoe casual with spring flair.
Senior pancake breakfast
The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on May 4 from 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 Optimists. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children: $3. Arrive early.
Laker’s Athletic Affair
The North Tahoe Booster’s Club, founded in 2004, is presenting the inaugural Laker Athletic Affair! An event that will take the place of the Booster’s Community barbecue previously held over Labor Day weekend. Laker Alum athletes, professional and retired professionals, coaches and Middle and High school teams will be present. See what’s happening with the sports programs at North Tahoe and help support the Booster Club. A raffle will feature a $500 grand prize, among other sports related and restaurant prizes. The Boosters have raised and donated over $450,000 for North Tahoe Middle and High School team sports. Let’s keep it going, join the fun at May 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Middle School Gym. Call Ulli White at 530-386-6105 for more information.
Spring for the Schools: Soak in the Sierra
Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sierra Hot Springs in Sierraville.
Supporting excellence in education for Sierra County students has never been more enjoyable! Spend a day of relaxation and wellness for your mind, body and spirit at Sierra Hot Springs. Every dollar raised for health and wellness packages sold will go directly to teacher and school grants. For more information visit www.sierraschoolsfoundation.org.
For more information about Sierra Hot Springs visit www.sierrahotsprings.org or call Sierra Hot Springs to register and pay at 530-994-3773, ext. 0, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
NTHS Seniors + Fashion = Fun!
Come out and support Project Grad at the Senior Fashion Show Sunday, May 11, 4 p.m. Your attendance will be appreciated. Watch North Tahoe High seniors model the latest fashions from generous local stores Kalifornia Jeans Bar, Tahoe Dave’s, Gravity and Fine N Funky in Tahoe City and Dress the Party in Incline Village. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event and anyone who wishes to donate please contact Stacey Goodwin at email@example.com. Join us a fun evening of modeling at the NTHS auditorium and help the graduating class of 2014. Purchase tickets at the door: Adults $15 and children $5.
Space available in California Naturalist Courses
Time to take advantage of the early registration (May 15) discount for California Naturalist Training Courses at Sagehen Creek Field Station.
California Naturalist is a UC Extension certification program designed to enhance citizens’ knowledge about the state’s ecosystems, ecology, and natural processes as they pertain to water, forests, wildlife, plants, geology, energy, and global environmental issues.
Two sessions of the 40-hour course for adults and one for high school students will be offered this summer.
Physical address of Field Station: 11616 Sagehen Road, Truckee.