Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Scholarship offered in honor of President Reagan

The California Federation of Republican Women is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The annual scholarship of $2,000 is available to an undergraduate registered Republican woman majoring in political science, communication or directed toward law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, resident of the State of California, who has completed two years of college. Deadline is Aug. 15. Visit or call Rosalia 760-489-1407 for an application.

Share your world with AFS exchange student

AFS Intercultural Programs/USA is looking for families in Truckee to host AFS Exchange Students arriving in the U.S. this September.

These international high school students are eager to attend a local high school, live with a host family and discover what America is all about. Students coming to the Truckee area still need supportive families to host them for six-12 weeks, a semester or the year.

Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students and help guide and support students as they would their own children. Families and their hosted students receive ongoing support from AFS Staff and experienced, local volunteers.

By hosting an AFS student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding while connecting with an outstanding young person and sharing your community.

Call 800-AFS-INFO, ext. 3333, email for more information. Visit us on the web at

Free Life Enrichment Series begins

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it’s summertime Life Enrichment Series starting 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

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.

Tahoe City Day Party and Barbecue

Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m., Tahoe City Golf Course. Celebrate the 151st birthday of Tahoe City with a concert featuring The Roemers!, burgers, putting contest, bocce ball tourny, and more. All are welcome. Check out the Facebook events page for event updates.

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