Aug. 1, 2013: North Lake Tahoe community announcements |

Aug. 1, 2013: North Lake Tahoe community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit North Shore Community Calendar, for entertainment

Discover your phenomenal mind

Your “phenomenal mind” is always working to assist you with the navigation of your life. Think of it as a tool at your disposal or better yet, as your new best friend. There may soon be quantum computers also capable of processing multiple streams of information backward and forward in time. However, quantum computers will not come close to what your brain-mind system accomplishes every day. Dr. Diane Kern Richardson, former college professor, will teach “Power Up Your Mind” at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Aug. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 530-550-8981 to reserve.

Lake Tahoe Stories, Facts and Fun campfire program

Truckee-Tahoe history program with Mark McLaughlin, an award-winning, nationally published author, professional speaker, and photographer with six books and more than 650 articles in print, Saturday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. at the Martis Creek Lake campground amphitheater (in the middle of the campground). Off Highway 267 in Martis Valley, follow signs to Martis Creek Lake campground, park outside of campground-look for amphitheater trail to left as you enter campground. Take a chair and mosquito repellent. For more information call 530-308-2117.

TTCF welcomes new board members

On Thursday, July 11, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation announced new board members: Geoff Edelstein, Brad Koch, and Bob Richards. TTCF works to connect the community with opportunities. Their goal is to build a network of impactful philanthropy while securing resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community. Since opening their doors in 1998, TTCF has awarded more than $20,000,000 in grants and scholarships. “Serving on the investment committee for TTCF over the past year has allowed me to see what an impactful foundation and community leader TTCF is in North Tahoe. I am excited and truly honored to represent the community as a TTCF board member. I look forward to seeing TTCF continue to lead the way in community leadership and philanthropy through our significant grant making that touches so many people and organizations in this region,” said Richards. Visit

Kings Beach Library fun

Saturday, Aug. 3, 1-2 p.m., the Puppet Art Theater will perform “The boy who cried Wolf!” Join this ageless fable told in an amazing format. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2-3 p.m., “Computers with Carl.” Take your questions or an open mind to learn all kinds of new and interesting things. Carl is co-owner of Tahoe Tech Group in Tahoe Vista. Friday, Aug. 9, 3-4 p.m. a visit from “Wild Things!” excotic animal show. 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 available at the Kings Beach Library, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Tech Group, and the North Tahoe Conference Center. Advance tickets $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 for families. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.

‘Dunk a Cop not a Donut’

National Night Out / ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Station, 2501 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Join the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery in National Night Out for food, fun and games, including a dunk tank featuring Captain Jeff Ausnow and Supervisor Montgomery as your dunkees. Also celebrating North Tahoe’s first permanent prescription drug drop-off bin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with partners Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence and the Tahoe City and North Tahoe Public Utility Districts. Take your old and expired prescriptions.

National Night Out began in 1984 and now involves more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. The Tahoe Placer County party is a way for people to meet, have fun and explore how to work together to improve the safety and quality of our neighborhoods. Contact Community Services Officer Kristen Mann at 530-581-6369 or at

Lake of the Sky Garden Club supports community

Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 25th anniversary event was another sell-out of all 500 tickets, which brought in more than $12,000. This money will go toward scholarships for Ruby Wood and Donny Palmer from Truckee High School. Ruby will attend UC Santa Cruz, and Donny Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The following will receive grant funds for community beautification projects: Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Incline Village; Sugar Pine Foundation, North Tahoe Middle School, Tahoe City; Sierra State Parks Foundation, Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point State Park; Parasol AmeriCorps Program, Incline Elementary School, Incline Village; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Tahoe City Fish Hatchery, Tahoe City; Tahoe City PUD, Rideout Community Garden, Tahoe City; Tahoe Food Hub/Truckee Community Farm, Truckee; North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village; North Tahoe PUD, North Tahoe Regional Park Community Garden, Tahoe Vista; and Incline Village Rotary Club, Incline Village.

Tahoe City Day with parade, party

Aug. 8, 5 p.m., parade on the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail. Dress in your best costume from your best Tahoe City memory. Walk, skate, ride, paddle in the exciting Tahoe City summer parade. Parade route is Lighthouse Shopping Center to Commons Beach on the Lakeside Trail Tahoe City Town Party at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 5:30-8 p.m. featuring Groove Foundry. Take family and friends for great music, tasty food, and drinks outside on the patio. Barbecue hamburger or hotdog dinner just $10! Thank you to the Tahoe Gal. For more info, call Ruth Schnabel, SnowFest!, at 530-583-7167 or email Karen Willcuts at

Meet Pony Express re-ride riders

The National Pony Express Association conducted a re-ride of the Pony Express Trail last month. The ride, including a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail, was a non-stop event including more than 600 riders and horses. On Friday, Aug. 9, meet Pony Express re-ride participants, Petra Keller and her horse Tiara Nevada (“T”), among others, on the Tahoe Rim Trail as part of the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, a self guided adventure open to the public. “Adults are keen to meet our equestrian friends and learn more on the Tahoe Rim Trail, and kids love feeding carrots to our horses,” said Keller, a Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) board of directors member. Ranked among the most remarkable feats of the American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. T’s mother, a Nevada mustang named Charlie, will be on site 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Everyone donning a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge T-shirt is eligible for giveaways.

20 -150 Truckee History Day

Truckee History Day, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Truckee’s 20 -150 year anniversary celebration at Truckee Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Road, Truckee. You’ve seen signs for Brickelltown, the Titus house, the Kruger house, Moody’s hotel, and Cabonas, but who were these people? Go to the park and learn about Truckee’s history. Discover stories from the initial establishment of Coburn’s station near the Truckee River to Truckee’s role in snow removal and aiding the snowbound City of San Francisco streamliner. Local historians will be available to give presentations and answer questions.

The Truckee Donner Historical and the Truckee Donner Railroad Societies are staging this event as a part of Truckee’s 20-150 year anniversary celebration. Tables will be devoted to the Coburn station and early life in Truckee, the transcontinental railroad (11 a.m.), logging railroads of Truckee, the Truckee to Tahoe City tourist railroad (1 p.m.), the snowbound streamliner, “City of San Francisco.”

In addition, children of all ages can have rides on model trains run by the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers.

There is no charge for the events, but donations would be appreciated.

Build a bocce team

Six-week league play begins Aug. 12 at the Tahoe City Golf Course bocce court. With three league night choices (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) find the league that works best for your team. Each league will have a maximum of four teams, so call the Recreation office at 530-583-3440 to sign up.

The Tahoe City Golf Course will have food and beverage specials for Bocce League members during league play. Team fee is $80, four to eight players per team.

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