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Truckee River Trout Unlimited work days
Join Trout Unlimited for “Spawning Gravel Enhancement Work Days” on the Little Truckee River and Prosser Creek. The first gravel work day will be on Aug. 31. Meet at the Boyington Mills Campground, 9 a.m. on the Little Truckee River. Take work gloves, hat, sunscreen, water, etc. Also, wear gear that can get wet: you’ll be in the water moving spawning sized gravel (small) in wheelbarrows and placing them in the river channel. Event wraps up at noon. The second work day will be on Sept. 8. Meet on the west side of Prosser Dam in the lower parking lot at 9 a.m. Take wading and sun gear, along with water. Work days are made possible through relationships and working in collaboration with the National Forest Foundation, Teichert Aggregates, Tahoe National Forest, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Go out and help improve the already amazing fishing opportunities in the area. RSVP to Adam Butler with Trout Unlimited at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-587-7110 by Aug. 15.
After school registration
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is starting their fall after school registrations Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon or Aug. 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Also at Glenshire Elementary School modular No. 23. Aug. 26 and 27. The new fall brochure is available at www.tdrpd.com or at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.
Book sale at the Incline Village Library
The Tahoe Library Coalition invites you to stock up on best sellers, classics, cook books, rare books, children’s books, and more. Their annual book sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m. at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. The Tahoe Library Coalition is comprised of North Lake Tahoe librarians united to promote cultural, literacy, and technology programs in the Tahoe Basin. Follow them on Facebook or call 775-832-4130 for more information.
Wine on the Water
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Lone Eagle Grille announce the fourth annual Wine on the Water charity event Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. Featuring more than 25 wineries and a dozen local restaurants, the annual event will include exclusive tastings, food and wine, live music, and silent auction, with 100 percent of all ticket and silent auction proceeds donated directly to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Since the inception of Wine on the Water in 2010, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has raised more than $91,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Tickets to the event are $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. Visit www.tahoe.activitytickets.com/relax/food_wine
For more information regarding Wine on the Water, contact Lone Eagle Grille at 775-886-6889 or visit www.loneeaglegrille.com.
Kings Beach Library Luau
Sunday, Aug. 18, The Friends of the Kings Beach Library invite you get “lei’d” at the Library Luau! This fundraiser will include roasted pig, Hawaiian side dishes, no host beer and wine, ukulele music, a hula contest, silent auction and fun and raucous time. Tickets are available at the Kings Beach Library, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Tech Group, and the North Tahoe Conference Center. Advance tickets are $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 for families. Aug. 21, monthly Friends of the Kings Beach Library meeting. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.
Get your bus pass
TTUSD Transportation bus pass sales are set to begin for the 2013/14 school year. Transportation and food service staff will be available for bus pass processing and food service eligibility applications at the following “Back to School” events: Wolverine Days, Truckee High School, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Laker Days, North Tahoe School, Aug. 20, grades ninth-12th, 9 a.m.-noon; grades fifth-eighth, noon-3 p.m.; Cougar Days at Alder Creek Middle School, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and again Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.
Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series to benefit nonprofits
Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series will again feature a different local nonprofit organization, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting its worthy cause. Dinner dates and nonprofit partners: Aug. 17, Truckee Trails Foundation; Aug. 18, Donner Summit Historical Society; Aug. 25, Sugar Bowl Academy; Sept. 1, KidZone Museum; Sept. 14, SWEP; and Sept. 15: Sierra Avalanche Center. Nestled next to Lake Mary, the patio ambiance pairs perfectly with French-inspired California cuisine. Book today to secure a spot. To make a reservation call 530-426-7002.
Gourmet asado benefit
The 20th Anniversary Gourmet Asado for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation (LTSCF) will be held at the Quist estate at 2340 Sunnyside Lane in Tahoe City on Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. The LTSCF offers financial assistance every year to dozens of alpine ski racers in the North Tahoe/Truckee area. In addition to the Argentinian asado, food is prepared by top local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with a grand prize of an Apple iPad Mini. Raffle tickets will be available at the event or Picnic Café in Tahoe City. Event tickets can be purchased online at asado2013.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Kirsten Appleton at 916-599-1562, email@example.com or visit www.laketahoeskiclub.com.
Financial aid workshop
Thursday, Aug. 22, noon-2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Don’t let the perceived cost of college be a barrier to applying and succeeding! Teens and parents are invited to attend an information packed financial aid workshop with Learning Bridge of the Sierra. There is no cost to attend. For info: email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 530-426-2710 or visit www.learningbridgesierra.org.
Creative Writing: Tap Into Your Imagination
Starting Sept. 5 Sierra College is offering a creative writing class “Tap into Your Imagination,” taught by Karen Terrey, MFA. This class meets four Thursday nights 6-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 26. Through fun writing prompts and class discussions, connect the craft of writing with the edges of your imagination. Whether you are working on a writing project or want to start one, you will generate raw material through provocative in-class prompts. This class is for the novice as well as the more experienced writer looking to spice up their writing practice. Karen Terrey has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. The class costs $89. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling Sierra College at 916-781-6280 or online at www.sccommed.org.