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.
Rideout Rummage Sale
Spring cleaning is under way and what better way to make a little extra cash then by selling household items you no longer use? Rent booth space at Rideout’s first time Rummage Sale and give your unused items a new home or browse your neighbor’s and community group’s booths to find just the thing you never knew you needed.
Booth space costs $10 and goods can be dropped off Friday night before the event and you get to keep all the profits!
This special event will be held at Rideout Community Center on Saturday May 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. General admission is $1. Contact the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department office at 530-583-3440 for more
information or to rent booth space: Deadline to rent a spot is May 23.
Help select Fourth of July Parade theme
Plans are underway for the Truckee Fourth of July Parade — a quintessential display of small-town Americana. The Parade is produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town of Truckee.
This year’s parade theme nominations will be accepted through May 9. Some previous themes include: “We Love Our Truckee,” “Gateway to California,” and “Treasure of the Sierra.”
“The theme shows what is important to the community, and is reflective of our community pride,” said Lynn Saunders, president/CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is also seeking sponsorships to help offset parade costs. Sponsors receive recognition in all parade publicity, Chamber website, social media, newsletter, Truckee Weekly e-mail and from MC during the parade.
Submit your parade theme ideas to info@Truckee.com by May 9 or call 530-587-8808 for more information.
Truckee Professional Rodeo meeting will be held Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road. The rodeo committee still needs volunteers to help with various tasks and head committees. New sponsor packages are available. Visit www.truckeerodeo.org for further information.
NTHS Seniors + Fashion = Fun!
Go 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.
CLA open meeting
Spend an evening with Custom Learning Academy at Martis Camp on May 15, 7-9 p.m. for its annual Enrollment Event. The event is an evening out (for adults only) of current CLA student and interested families who want to learn more. All are welcome to attend with an RSVP by May 14 at 5 p.m.
CLA provides a learning environment with excellent academics (data supported), rich in the arts (private music instruction, drama, choir, art), with a 10-to-1 student-teacher ratio. Custom Learning Academy implements national standards in a well-rounded academic foundation. As a school, we value field trips that encourage the exploration of ideas and learning. Scholarship information will be provided at the event. RSVP at www.customlearning.org or call 530-587-5470.
Big A Club/A+ Programs
First Baptist Church of Tahoe City is pleased to announce that their summer calendar of events for the Big A Club and A+ programs are ready for viewing at www.tahoeministries.com. For more information please call 530-583-1534.
Coffee and Conversation, Facilities Master Plan
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) recently took a step toward improving learning environments. The Board of Trustees of TTUSD voted unanimously to approve the district’s Facilities Master Plan on April 9. The board also directed TTUSD staff to develop a potential funding plan, including general obligation bonds on the November 2014 ballot.
Attend an informal coffee and conversation meeting with Dr. Rob Leri, Superintendent, and staff to discuss the facilities plan and funding. Truckee meetings will be held on May 14, 10 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m. at the District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road. Spanish translation will be provided at all meetings and childcare will be provided for the 6 p.m. meetings.
The final facilities master plan is posted at www.ttusd.org.
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting
Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, May 15, beginning at 5 p.m. for a Fly Rod Casting Clinic and social meeting on the Truckee River near Squaw Valley. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their fly rod to get pointers from club members on casting techniques as well as an appetizer to share, the beverage of their choice and a chair.
The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome — from beginner to expert fly fishers.
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. Participants learn to keep a field journal, practice interpretive skills, and are invited to become citizen scientists connected with organizations and agencies through volunteer activities and a Capstone Project of their own choosing.
Interactive presentations by experts provide basic information, up-to-date research and interesting anecdotes from experiences. Follow-up field excursions are conducted in the “classroom without walls” at the UC Berkeley Field Station, situated within a 9,000 acre Experimental Forest managed by the Tahoe National Forest.