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Marty’s Café to support Relay for Life
Treat yourself to breakfast at Marty’s Café Wednesday, June 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and support Relay for Life raise funds for research, education and out-reach programs for cancer patients and their families. For the past six years Truckee has joined in the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event that goes on across the country – Relay for Life.
The Relay for Life Truckee Tahoe event will be held on July 13-14 at the Truckee High School soccer field. Marty’s Café has graciously offered to donate a portion of their breakfast proceeds on June 5. Join the JK Real Estate Team and treat yourself to breakfast and help the millions of people who battle cancer every day. Marty’s Café is located in Downtown Truckee at 10115 Donner Pass Road.
It’s not another mixer, it’s BizTalk Blender!
The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is launching a new facilitated and structured networking event that gets people talking and connecting. Created and trademarked by Alice Heiman, the BizTalk Blender makes it easy for participants to meet new people and guides them through steps to maximize time and results.
Building a strong, usable network is one of the most important things a business leader can do. People do business with people they know, like and trust.
The Truckee Donner Chamber’s first BizTalk Blender will take place June 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Truckee-Tahoe (formerly Larkspur) at 11331 Brockway Road. Cost to Truckee Chamber members is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Non-Truckee Chamber members are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Advance registration is required at www.TruckeeChamber.com or call 530-587-8808.
Parents’ Night Out
June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, and Aug. 2, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth through 12-years-old are welcome. Donation of $10 per child for the evening requested. Maximum of $20 per family per evening. Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before taking them to the program. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. The church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call 530-583-1534, visit www.tahoeministries.com.
California Naturalist Course at Sagehen
Join other aspiring naturalists for an exciting 40-hour course combining classroom and field experience in science, problem-solving, communication training and community service.
This course is offered at UC Berkeley’s Sagehen Creek Field Station in Truckee in either a 10-week format (June 7-Aug. 10) or a more intensive, one-week format (July 8-14). Instructors and presenters include noted specialists, including TRWC’s own Beth Christman and Lisa Wallace! Participation in the California Naturalist program will benefit communities while connecting Californians to help protect and preserve the region’s unique and diverse wildlife, habitats, river, lakes and coastal resources, wild and urban alike.
Visit http://sagehen.ucnrs.org/events.htm for more information or to register.
Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop performance
Tahoe Dance School, under the direction of Dee Dee Terzian, has been a part of the North Lake Tahoe Community for 16 years. This year’s annual Spring performance for Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop program is Sunday, June 9, 5 p.m., the Cal Neva, Stateline, Nev. in the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Show Room. The theme for the show is “Dancepirations,” a collection of pieces showcasing people/events that have been an inspiration to the dancer, choreographer, and dance community. The show is directed by Katlin Zimmer, who has been instructing dance classes at Tahoe Dance School since 2010. Dancers range in age from 5 to adult. Tickets are available for pre-sale in Tahoe City at Ruffles & Ruffnecks and Coffee Connexion, and in Incline Village at The PotLatch.
Brew tasting to support SELS
New Moon Natural Foods has paired up with Sierra Expeditionary Learning School to help raise money for SELS Capital Campaign. On Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., New Moon will host a beer tasting with craft beer from Knee Deep Brewing. All donations will benefit SELS and go toward helping them add more classrooms for next school year.
All elementary school book drive
School Year-End Book Drive! All TTUSD elementary schools are now holding a book drive and accepting donations of used books in good condition appropriate for elementary school students. Looking for picture books, early chapter books and chapter books. Before the last day of school, the elementary school students will be able to select several “new” donated books to take home for summer reading. Donations can be dropped off at Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe Lake, Glenshire, and Donner Trails Elementary schools, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School or at the Excellence in Education office through June 13. Email email@example.com for more information.
Kings Beach Library
Let the summer fun begin!
The Kings Beach Library’s twice monthly computer classes continue every second and fourth Thursdays. Next up is Carl Leblanc from Tahoe Tech Group on June 13, an open forum class 2-3 p.m. with a fabulous teaching style that caters to all levels. Lively preschool storytime every Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and more. It’s always a goofy and fun time. Upcoming: June 15, Summer Reading begins. Set reading goals and win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate. June 22 and July 13, Read with RUFF. Trained therapy dog who loves listening. Bring your reluctant reader or avid reader and share a book with Alice the Labradoodle. July 16, Special Kids’ event celebrating the library’s 25th anniversary in its present location. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
Tahoe Music Institute summer music lessons and classes
Tahoe Music Institute is currently registering students for summer lessons and programs. Flexible lesson packages for students of all ages are available for piano, guitar, bass, voice, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruction. This year’s summer classes will include a brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, jazz and blues workshop, a children’s chorus, and an A Cappella chorus. Classes and lessons start June 17. For more information visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com or call 530-581-0618.
Mix it up at Artisans
Chamber Mixer to be hosted by Artisans Market Place at 10382 Donner Pass Road (the blue house four doors down from Burger Me!), Monday, June 10, 5-7 p.m. Good food, good music, great raffle gifts. Open to the public, take your business cards.
Shelter from the storm
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in collaboration with other community organizations, opened the Food and Resource Support Center last fall in downtown Truckee to help people in need.
The FRSC provides a hot meal every Thursday between noon and 2 p.m., with the cooking and serving of the meal rotating among members of Assumption Parish, the Lutheran/Presbyterian Church, and the Church of the Mountains. They are currently looking for other churches or organizations to participate in the rotation. Donations of food and clothing can be brought to the FRSC during hours of operation. For monetary donations, please make checks payable to the Food and Resource Support Center and mail to the following: Food and Resource Support Center, c/o Assumption Parish, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161.
Experience Rideout’s play room for infants and toddlers. Program includes crafts, music, songs, and play while allowing children to enjoy exploration on their own terms. Children must be accompanied by parents at all times. Also, they wish to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy at Wee Play. If you, or your child are ill in any way, please do not attend Wee Play.
If you volunteer to setup, coordinate a craft, music time, or clean up, you will receive free entry for the day. Sign up with the Recreation Department.
The Rideout Team seeks donations of children’s toys, playsets, and play materials to add to the Cubby Room in good, safe, working condition. Please contact the Recreation Department before taking your donation to Rideout. Mondays and Wednesdays (ongoing), 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., for ages 6 months to 3 years. Rideout Community Center Cubby Room, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. Cost is $2 drop-in, $20 for 15 day punch card. Instructors are Tahoe City Parks & Recreation staff and parents, call 530-583-3440.