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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment http://www.tahoe.com.

Education and entertainment at Kings Beach Library

Computer classes continue on the second, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Sign up for the “Hour with the Expert” series on second Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group or learn a specific skill on fourth Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Doug Greenwood of Alpen Software. Doug’s next class is “Computer Basics” on Sept. 25. The iPhone support group meets third Thursdays. Become familiar with all the cool tools of your iPhone. Call 530-546-2021 to sign up.

Banned book Week is Sept. 21-27. Stop by and pick up a controversial book wrapped tightly to conceal its identity. Identify it, share your thoughts and enter the drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the KB Library used book store – “The Book Nook.”

Placer County Literacy Services offers free tutoring for all ages. Call for details.

Pre-school Storytime continues on Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Books, songs, feltboard and more. Crazy Craft day is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St., call 530-546-2021.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Live your dream with Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is now accepting applications from head of household women for the Live Your Dream Award. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them resources to improve education, skills and employment prospects. The application is due Nov. 15. Instructions and applications are available at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html or contact Erika Murphy at emurphy@ttusd.org or 530-308-5442 for forms and information.

A woman is qualified for the scholarship award if she provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents (children, spouse, partner, parents, siblings), have a financial need, is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program, is motivated to achieve her education and career goals, has not previously been a recipient of this award, is not a Soroptimist, and does not have a graduate degree.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.

Project MANA Paella Dinner

The second event in Project MANA’s Foodie Event Series will feature Chef Gerard Nebesky, who won “Throwdown with Bobby Flay!” Enjoy the Paella Dinner on Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. in the D.W. Reynolds Building in Incline Village, Nev.

Armed with giant paella pans, buckets of ocean fresh seafood, and baskets of farm fresh vegetables, he will recreate his winning dish for all of you. Not only will he delight your taste buds at this event, but he will demonstrate the preparation of this classic dish from Spain. Attendees will also receive a gift to take away. “Proceeds of this event will be used to provide nutritious food to local families in need in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area,” said Brian Herlihy, Project MANA office manager. “Last year, thanks to supporters like you, Project MANA was able to provide emergency food relief over 26,000 times to local community members.”

Visit http://www.projectmana.org/events for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dining for School card on sale

Help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50 to receive 50 percent off a dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards are on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at http://www.ExinEd.org. Please call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org for inquiries.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.