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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.
Join Truckee River Watershed Council for Snapshot Day on May 17
Snapshot Day is the one day each year when the water quality of the entire Tahoe-Truckee watershed from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake is measured simultaneously, providing a “snapshot” of the water quality of the region.
Join hundreds of regional volunteers on May 17 and help take a snapshot of the water quality for the entire Tahoe-Truckee watershed to kick offthe Adopt-a-Stream monitoring season.
Registration is required for Snapshot Day and is now open at SnapshotDay.org, call 530-550-8760.
Sierra Nevada Journey open house
Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) Open House offers prospective campers and families an open house, day-in-the-life of a camper, on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A festive summer lunch will be available from 11:30 to 2 p.m. for $5 and free for teachers with school id..
SNJ summer camp is located at 5900 Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif., and offers a summer camp experience immersed in outdoor science learning, teamwork and leadership.
Take guided tours, enjoy kayaking, archery, crafts and meet the trained instructors. SNJ Chief Executive Officer Eaton Dunkelberger will be on hand to answer questions. Sign-up children ages 8 to 17 for camp. For those who attend the open house, post pictures of your stay to compete to win a free week of camp.
Designed for children ranging in ages 8 to 17, SNJ camps for 2014 include Creation Station, Outdoor Explorer, Extreme Adventure, Color Wars, and Survival Camp. For a complete description of camp offerings log on to www.sierranevadajourneys.org or a call 775-560-6218.
CLA open meeting
Spend an evening with Custom Learning Academy at Martis Camp on May 15 for its annual Enrollment Event. The event is an evening out (for adults only) of current CLA student and interested families. 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. Scholarship information will be provided at the event. RSVP at www.customlearning.org or call 530-587-5470.
Inspired Adventure Spring Festival
Inspired Adventure Spring Festival at Kindred Art and Folk Institute is an all-ages event, May 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., that celebrates nature, art and music while helping raise funds for scholarships, project supplies and transportation for Kindred’s out of the studio treks.
Expect something for everyone at the Community Art Center on Church Street in Truckee, with free activities such as an obstacle course, live music, May pole dancing, drum circle, games and crafts. Other activities will include an artisan marketplace, make and take art stations, henna tattoos, wholesome food and special presentations.
Kings Beach Library is going to the birds!
Come check out the wildly busy bird feeder while you browse KBL’s great bird collection: bird I.D. guides, bird house construction books, bird call CDs, and migration DVDs. Do you have an hour a week to spare to teach someone to read? KBL provides the materials and training to be held on Monday, May 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free computer classes continue twice a month. Carl Leblanc hosts a question/answer class and Doug Greenwood hosts formatted classes. This month his topic is; “Mastering Email”. Find out the best email service and fully utilize its tools. Preschool Story time continues every Tuesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Read, sing, learn nursery rhymes and do a craft. Free WiFi, public computers and much more at 301 Secline Street in Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021.
Friday, May 23, the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will present “Hollywood Jazz.” The concert will feature selections from hit movies from yesterday and today including, “Skyfall,” “Greased Lightning,” “Footloose,” and “Spiderman” just to name a few. The concert will take place at Oscar Central AKA the North Tahoe High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults and the class of 2014 gets in free. Teachers from anywhere get the $5 rate. The show starts at 7 p.m. See you at the Oscars.
InnerRhythms “Recycled Riches” Garage Sale
InnerRhythms’ annual “Recycled Riches” Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 12047 Donner Pass Road in the Tri-Counties Bank Plaza in Truckee. Donner Dogs will have hot dogs for sale. Gently used items may be dropped off at the Dance Centre on Friday, May 23, 4-7 p.m. Please no electronics or skis! All proceeds will benefit InnerRhythms Dance Centre. For more info contact email@example.com or 530-550-8464.
Veterans Hall fundraiser
On Tuesday, May 27, 6-10 p.m. the Friends of the Truckee Veterans Memorial Building will hold a fundraiser at the Bar of America. Proceed will be used to restore and renovate this building that honors veterans, past, present and future. the Veterans Hall will also provide a place for community use. There will be multiple bands and drink specials.
Tahoe League for Charity accepting grants
Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2014. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524 Tahoe City, CA 96145 ATTN: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014. For information contact Nileta Morton at 530-546-4559, or firstname.lastname@example.org.