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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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‘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).

Oktoberfest volunteers needed

Volunteers Needed for Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest at Layton Park (adjacent to Gatekeeper’s Museum), Saturday, Oct. 4.

Volunteers will receive food and beverage tickets (beer for those who are 21 and older only) and be part of the fun! This volunteer opportunity may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school and Director.

Volunteers must be at least high school student age or older, have excellent verbal communication skills, be responsible and have community spirit. For more information, call 530-386-3016 or

Gear up for Community Thanksgiving

Egad! It’s that time again. Time to plan and organize the 4th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is on Thursday Nov. 27, at the North Tahoe Event Center at 8318 N. Lake Blvd has once again graciously offered their facility for the event. But it is not quite that time yet, however it is time for the Volunteer Orientation meeting! Anyone who thinks they want to be part of the planning and implementation is welcome to attend this meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. Bring your ideas and your thinking caps. Snacks will be available. Call Meera 775-230-1066 with questions or for more information.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

Call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through