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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Calling all artists

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park Districts Community Center, “Water.” The Water exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. All media will be accepted. Submissions are due Sept. 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Water will be on display from October 2014 to January 2015. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the “Latest News” section at . An opening reception will be held on October 10, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 at the TDRPD Community Center.

Free Life Enrichment Series Wednesdays

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. More information can be found on the Events page at Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.

A+ fall registration has begun

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Where your children will be nurtured through their educational journey? Then A+ is the place. Nine teachers have their bachelors degree and two have their masters. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

A+ assists your school-age child in getting their homework completed and checked for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. (A bus pass is required.) A+ is fully licensed by the state of California.

A+ Preschool is for children who are 3 and 4 years of age. They must be toilet trained and ready for group experience. A+ prepares the older group for entrance into kindergarten. Full and half-day care, five days a week.

Registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information call Nell Jackson at 583-1534. Located at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Visit

Kids, build a Seaperch ROV

Tahoe Maritime Museum is holding summer camp Aug. 4-6 utilizing the Seaperch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to scientific theory, problem solving, design and exploration of Lake Tahoe in a way that makes science and technology real. Students will build their own fully functional ROV’s capable of descending to depths greater than 100’. At the conclusion of each build session students will have the opportunity to send their ROVs into the lake to look for sunken artifacts. This is a three-day camp meeting from 1-4 p.m. each day. Cost $120. Open to everyone ages 11-18.

Program meets criteria for Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge. Merit Badge Counselor on site.

To register contact Museum Educator Anton Kushlan 530-525-9253, ext. 103.

Savvy Dog training classes

Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Community English and Western Schooling horse show

Truckee Donner Horsemen’s Association is sponsoring two combined English and Western Schooling horse shows on Sunday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Truckee Rodeo grounds, McIver Arena. This will be a fully judged training show with classes for children, juniors and adults. The morning classes will be English equitation, pleasure and jumping and will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The afternoon classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. will be Western equitation, pleasure and trail horse. This show will be for fun and low-stress educational competition. There will be a practice clinic with Matt Coats on the Saturday before each show.

Entrance fees will vary, class sizes will be limited so early registration is recommended. Spectators are welcome for free.

Call Mary Blocher at 530-587-5940 or 530-913-5940 for further information or to register.

Community bookshelves

Fifteen Community Bookshelves have been installed to increase access to books for area children. The Community Bookshelves have simple directions: “Take A Book, Leave A Book, or Do Both!” Truckee bookshelves are located at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office, TDRPD Community Recreation Center lobby, Truckee Train Depot, KidZone Museum, Sunset Inn Mobile Home Park, Donner Creek Mobile Home Park, Community Art Center, Truckee Pines Apartments Community Room, Sierra Village Apartments Community Room, Trout Creek Children’s Kids Club, Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, town of Truckee Town Hall and Glenshire Clubhouse. At Lake Tahoe find the community bookshelves at Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach and Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City.

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