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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Simchat Torah celebration set for Oct. 23

Join Alpenglow Sports for a screening of the film, “Mountain of Storms,” at the Tahoe Art Haus on Wednesday, Oct. 19, set for 7 p.m.

Mountain of Storms documents the storied 1968 road trip adventure of 5 friends: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores.

Piled into an old sketchy van, the group embarked on a 5,000-mile journey from California to Patagonia to attempt a new route on Cerro Torre’s infamous Fitz Roy.

Along the way the friends found surf, skiing and climbing as they headed southward towards the then still-mythical land of Patagonia.

Dorworth will be on hand to recount this journey and answer questions after the film showing. Tickets are $15 at the door on the night of the event. This is an all-ages event. Tahoe Art Haus is located at 475 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Call Alpenglow Sports with questions at 530-583-6917.

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers meeting set for Thursday

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a program featuring master guide Doug Ouellette. Doug is a recognized expert on all things at fly fishing at Pyramid Lake. He will be presenting “Pyramid Lake: Land of the Giants.”

The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome — from beginner to expert fly fishers. It will be at 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Building at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com or visit tahoetruckeeflyfishers.org for more information.

Leadership Program Breakfast set for Friday

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 program. This award winning program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of regional issues and opportunities, while developing and honing leadership skills.

Since 2004, the program has graduated almost 300 individuals. These alumni are now challenging themselves while serving their employers and our community in a variety of community-building efforts.

The program begins in January and ends with a May graduation. It includes five all-day sessions, with optional days where participants will be “out in the field” getting a close-up view of issues, how various agencies work, and the challenges facing our community.

Information about the program, sponsorships and applications can be found at TahoeTruckeeLeadership.com. Interested participants are invited to attend the 2017 Leadership Program Breakfast scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 a.m. at Spindleshanks in Kings Beach.

Contact Karen@tahoetruckeeleadership.com for more information.

Simchat Torah celebration set for Oct. 23

Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation as it celebrates Simchat Torah on Oct. 23. Simchat Torah is a joyous celebration during which the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried by the congregants around the Temple seven times. The last versus of Deuteronomy will be chanted, the Torah rolled back and Genesis B’reishit will follow.

This is a fun event for the whole family. The event begins at 5 p.m. Kosher Beef Hot Dog Dinner with all the fixings (vegan substitute available). At 5:45 p.m., the Simchat Torah Celebration, officiated by Rabbi Larry Raphael begins. Dessert and coffee to follow at 6:45 p.m.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation has a year-round schedule of services, celebrations, education and community events. NTHC is located at 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista. For information, go to http://www.tahoetemple.org or call 530-546-0895.