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Be a volunteer math tutor
The Read Up Volunteer Tutor Program, based at the Truckee Library, seeks a math tutor to help a student who must work to support her family. She is studying for the 2013 G.E.D. exam math portion. Tutor in the following areas: whole numbers, decimals and fractions; measurement and data analysis and algebra and geometry. New Readers Press’ Scoreboost for the 2013 G.E.D. test can be used for practice. Read Up is the free tutoring service of the Nevada County Library. Books and the five-hour tutor training in strategies for adult literacy and ESL tutors are provided free to volunteer tutors. You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up Coordinator, at 530-575-7030 to arrange a meeting.
Beginning and Intermediate Italian
Join Anna Goodwin for Beginning or Intermediate Italian Classes beginning Nov. 18, 2013 at her home in Truckee. A proven building block program for interested students. Mondays, Beginning Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Intermediate Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $185 for the eight-week course, plus a $10 book from amazon.com “Italian Now.” Call 530-587-6054 to discuss your interest.
Beginner Scottish Highland dance and Beginner Irish Step Dance
Instructor Lindsey Marcacci. Beginners age 4 through adult. The teen/adult classes feature a “celtic cardio workout “ including a mix of traditional dance steps combined with aerobic exercise. Irish classes are held on Tuesdays and Highland classes are held Wednesdays in the Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, behind Save Mart. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for classes to commence.
Kids Healthy Cooking Class
Instructor Jan Marcacci, ages 6-12. Fun, “hands on” cooking class touches down on various healthy vegan, gluten free and/ or dairy free meal and snack options including soups, salads, desserts and school snacks for take home and at home preparation. Classes are held at Rideout Community Center on Thursdays, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City in the new commercial kitchen. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for class to commence.
Kings Beach Library Pumpkin Palooza
It’s once again time for Pumpkin Palooza! at the Kings Beach Library. Decorate an uncarved pumpkin in a literary theme and bring it to the library to display any time in October. On Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., vote for the best in multiple categories, awards are fun and creepy prizes. Wear a costume to KBL in October and be entered in a drawing for a homemade Sweet Potato Pie. On Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m. volunteer Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a computer class “Facebook Basics.” Preschool Storytime continues every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Come by for books, song, feltboard stories, nursery rhymes and to meet new friends. The Tahoe City branch offers Storytime Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Call 530-546-2021.
Tahoe Donner haunted houses
Kids will make their way through Tahoe Donner’s Not-So-Scary Haunted House or play games and enjoy a movie; either way, they’re bound to get a sack full of candy and prizes! This year’s theme is mad science. The Not-So-Scary Haunted House is recommended for kids with a low scare tolerance at the Northwoods Clubhouse, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $2 for kids and parents are free. Keep friends close before daring to enter Tahoe Donner’s Haunted House. For those who can make their way out of this brain-eating adventure, there will be a reward of delicious treats. Recommended for kids and teens who want a good scare, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Cost is $2 for kids and parents are free. For more information, call 530-587-9437 or visit www.tahoedonner.com/rec-programs.
Rotary Club of Truckee to host Annual Cadillac Ball
The Rotary Club of Truckee will again present the Annual Cadillac Ball Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The fall event is the club’s largest fundraiser. The Rotary Club of Truckee works to raise funds that support local organizations and projects. Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support more than 130 nonprofits by returning more than $600,000 to the community through a monthly grant process. The 2013 Cadillac Ball will be a black tie affair celebrating the history of the Truckee area, featuring dinner, entertainment, silent auction, “Change a Life” raffle with $10,000 grand prize, VIP lounge, live music and dancing. Dinner and “Change a Life” raffle tickets are available now, contact Ron Wulff at 530-587-8720 or any Rotary Club of Truckee member to purchase. Sponsorships are also available and limited. Visit www.cadillacball.com for additional information.
“Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined”
Nov. 5, Tahoe City, 5:30 p.m., Granlibakken Resort, “Evolution as Darwin Never Imagined.” The Tahoe City Rotary Club hosts a public talk about genes, climate change, and animals in the Sierra Nevada with UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Michael Nachman. He will addresses how genetics and evolution determine the complexity of life. Genomes provide the ultimate record of evolution, and evolution explains many fascinating aspects of our genomes. Hence genomics has deepened our understanding of evolution in ways Darwin never could have imagined, including how our changing climate has affected animals in the Sierra Nevada. Presentation and dinner $25. All welcome. RSVP to 530-525-7579.
Reserve a seat for “Thanks for Giving”
A Food Works benefit
Food Works is pleased to announce Thanks for Giving a chef event focusing on unique and delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for Giving will feature Executive Chef Willy Carroll of Tahoe Mountain Club. Enjoy different turkey presentations, unusual side dishes, wine parings for each dish and delicious pies. Each guest will take home recipe cards for each dish and enjoy a relaxing buffet style dinner at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Thanks for Giving is generously sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Club on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Tickets are $55 per person, available TMC members services at 530-550-3800. Tickets are limited, reserve today. All proceeds will benefit Food Works, a collaboration between the Glenshire Elementary PTO and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to fund projects to enrich the culinary experiences and school meal program for all the TTUSD students. Food Works seeks community members to collaborate on this kitchen journey. For more information, call Noël Trim at 530-562-4422.