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July 9, 2013
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‘Surf the Ganges’ slideshow

Ryan Salm Photography will present “Surf the Ganges” slideshow outside of Jason’s Beachside Grille in Kings Beach on Wednesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. The slideshow will document a paddle expedition down India’s most holy river. A $5 donation is recommended at the door. The show is outside, so bring a sweatshirt or blanket.

Fashion of the 1930s

July 11, Tahoe Maritime Museum Lecture: Fashion of the 1930s. With Jan Loverin, clothing and textile curator of the Nevada State Museum. Fee, 5:30 p.m. Call 530-525-9253 or visit

Historians / authors to speak at Kings Beach Library

The Kings Beach Library will host its annual “Evening by the Creek,” Friday, July 12, 6:30-8 p.m. with local historians/authors Carol Van Etten and Eddy Ancinas. Long-time locals, they have both recently released books on Tahoe’s history. Carol is a Tahoe research historian who has been studying and writing about Lake Tahoe history for more than 30 years. She has detailed the maritime history of Lake Tahoe as well as published photographic essays on the early days at the lake, recently publishing “Tahoe City’s First 100 Years.” An accomplished writer, Eddy authored “Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys”. Eddy explores the individuals who created the unique ski resorts and details the unfolding of their common ownership. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and perhaps bug repellent. The author’s books will be available for purchase. Lemonade and cookies provided.

On Thursday, July 11, 2-3 p.m., Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group will be at the Kings Beach Library for another session of question/answer. Carl is a computer expert who donates his valuable time to the community. Tuesday July 16, 2-4 p.m. Kids! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Secline Street location, with a water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest, face painting and more. All events take place at the Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for more information.

Weed Warriors Work Day / Fly Fishing Lesson

Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. near Hirschdale at 10418 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Weed Warriors, a program of Truckee River Watershed Council, invites you to be part of an important Work Day/Fly Fishing Lesson event. Join Jeannette Halderman, Watershed Council botanist / program manager, and David Lass, Trout Unlimited to assist in eradicating noxious weeds to enhance the native habitat. Meet at 10 a.m. (exact location to be announced at a later date) for the two-hour eradication of musk thistle, followed by a fly-fishing lesson (lunch will be provided). This is moderate to strenuous work. Space is unlimited for the weed pull but limited to 20 for the fly-fishing lesson. Call or e-mail Jeannette Halderman at 530-550-8760, ext. 6 or Visit

IRIE Rafting Company presents “Boating for Benefit”

On selected days through September, IRIE Rafting Company will donate 100 percent of profits of rafting trips on the Lower Truckee River Gorge to selected nonprofits. IRIE Rafting believes in supporting nonprofits who work to create community, provide service to those in need, open opportunities, and give individuals a hand up, not a hand out. Join them in supporting the incredible work of their beneficiaries, book now at or e-mail July 16, The Zawadisha Fund,; Aug. 9, CR Johnson Foundation,; Sept. 7, Project GO,

Write a Better Blog

What do your readers need? How can you write posts that increase your audience and highlight your strengths? This workshop will help you develop your blog purpose, build your audience, and polish memorable posts with fresh energy. Get specific constructive feedback on improving your writing. Cost is $40. Tuesday, July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit, call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

New Standards

A Peek at the Future of Math, Language Arts, and Science Education

Wednesday, July 17, No-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m. at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Cost: $5 donation suggested.

Our education system is facing rapid, dramatic changes at both state and federal levels. What do the new standards mean for students, teachers, parents, and the nation? The adoption and implementation of new standards in math, language arts and eventually in science foreshadows significant changes for public school students across the nation. There are several key differences between the Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This presentation will explore the similarities and differences between these and existing standards, focusing primarily on NGSS.

Presenters Rick Pomeroy, Ph.D., UC Davis School of Education, teaches science and technology to both in-service and pre-service teachers, and Dr. David T. Crowther, a Professor of Science Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and was recently appointed as the Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at UNR.

Vikingsholm: Conversation with History

July 17. Join a special evening at Emerald Bay State Park and the incomparable Vikingsholm Mansion. Following a unique “behind–the-scenes” tour, guests will meet in the courtyard where wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Helen Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spending 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner. Smith will present a signed copy of her book “Vikingsholm,” a guide she authored, to every guest. The DVD “Vikingsholm” will be available for sale. Tickets are $50 per person and space is limited. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call 530-583-9911 or visit

Tahoe League for Charity accepting grant applications

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2013. 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 31, 2013. For information contact Karynat 530-525-1342.

Seeking 2nd Infantry

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for individuals who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and their annual reunion in Columbus, Georgia from Sept. 7-21, 2013, contact Secretary-Treasurer, Bob Haynes, at or 224-225-1202.

Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee

Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Get help. Weekly Al-Anon meetings in Truckee are held Monday, 7-8 p.m., Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee and Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Your anonymity is protected at all times. For other meetings in area call 775-348-7103 (English) or 775-384-4485 (Espanol) or visit

Toni Fauver Memorial Hike

July 18. Join hike leader Jerry Misfeldt on a guided wildflower hike. Year after year, they manage to find the best, least known arrays of wildflowers in the area! Group size is limited — early reservations are advised. NLTHS members $25; non-members $30. Information: or call 530-583-1762. Gatekeeper’s Museum is at 130 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to Fanny Bridge (outlet gates). Visit

Curbside recycling

for batteries and handheld electronics

Keep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. For more information visit

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