Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Teen Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club kicked off on Monday, April 14 and will meet every Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. until the school year ends — and possibly over summer — at the Family Resource Center of Truckee (near KidZone Museum on Donner Pass Road). The club is headed by Jackie McKinney, an AmeriCorps Volunteer and published writer. There will be two workshops a month from Karen Terry of Tangled Roots Writing. Break writer’s block, learn new skills, make new friends, and see where professional writing can take you.

Golfing for Schools cards

Golfing season is right around the corner and the Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools Cards go on sale Saturday, April 19. The $325 transferable cards are an excellent value and are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckee’s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing. S

The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. Some restrictions do apply — visit for details. Purchase your card on opening weekend and be entered into a drawing for a golf twosome at Lahonton or Ponderosa Golf Course in Truckee.

Alder Creek Middle School parent night

Incoming sixth-grade parents’ orientation, Tuesday, April 22, begins at 4:45 p.m. in the gym. Alder Creek Middle School will hold an informational parent focus night. Parents are invited to learn about the school and stay for the school’s Open House and barbecue. The Open House and barbecue starts at 5:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the Alder Creek PTO. For more information contact Alder Creek Middle School at 530-582-2750. Alder Creek Middle School is located at 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee.

Project MANA benefit dinner

You are invited to a special four-course dinner prepared by Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Project MANA, your local hunger relief organization on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, 120 Country Club Drive, No. 29, Incline Village. Cost is $135 per person. Space is limited, secure your spot with an RSVP and ticket purchase by calling 775-298-0101 or visit Password: Project MANA.

It’s almost Fishmas Eve!

Join the Truckee River Trout Unlimited Chapter for the 9th annual Fishmas Eve fundraiser on Friday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. at Blue Coyote sports bar and grill in Truckee. Celebrate the arrival of the fishing season opening day and a raffle with amazing prizes.

An entrance fee of $25 gets you all-you-can-eat pizza, all-you-can-drink beer, and one free raffle ticket.

Meet industry professionals while helping raise money for the Trout Unlimited chapter. Raffle prizes include guided trips, fly fishing gear, golf vouchers, and much more. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale and you must be present to win.

All proceeds from this awesome fundraiser will go directly to the Little Truckee River Restoration Project.

Visit or their Facebook page at

Wildflower Talk with Cliff Lambson

Cliff Lambson, noted local wildflower enthusiast, will share Sierra wildflower photos on April 27, 10:30 a.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. In this free event, he will provide tips for identification while motivating you to get out there and enjoy nature’s little jewels. Leave the talk with hiking ideas and suggestions. Cliff is the author of the pocket-sized Wildflower Guide, a perfect companion on a hike. Enjoy breakfast snacks and coffee provided by Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet and The Dam Café. Visit

Senior pancake breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on May 4 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Optimists. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children: $3. Arrive early.

BGCNLT fundraising breakfast

World’s first licensed armless pilot Jessica Cox will speak at Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe’s Annual Breakfast. Jessica will address Club members and local youth who wish to attend at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe on May 9 at 4:30 p.m. All kids and families are welcome to this free event.

On May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Jessica will speak at the Club’s annual fundraising breakfast in Hanger Alpha 9 at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. This is a free event, but donations will be solicited. Limited space is available, RSVP by calling 530-546-4324 or emailing by May 5.

Teen Open Mic and concert

The last Open Mic & Free Show of the school year will be at Coffeebar is Saturday, May 10, 6:30-9 p.m. There will be a local artist performing and hosting the event. Take your songs, your poems, stories, comedy and more while enjoying some great coffee! There will be a prize giveaway, including a secret Apple prize.

The Family Resource Center of Truckee seeks high school students as a Street Team to help promote events and activities. Get your community service hours. Continued volunteerism can help you not only gain experience, but gather references for future endeavors.

Contact Jackie McKinney, AmeriCorps Family Support Aide at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road at 530-587-2513, ext. 117 for mofre info.

Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop

Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with Board Member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner, Polly Triplat will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10 at the Truckee River Sanctuary.

Find out if: backyard chickens are for you; whether you may legally have hens in your town/city; and what it takes to keep them safe from predators. In addition, the workshop will cover basic coop design, feeding, handling and selection of cold hardy breeds. See a Sierra backyard flock first hand, with time for questions and the handling of hens.

The cost of the workshop is $6 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $12 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at

Volunteer Trails & Vistas

Trails & Vistas is an art hike created by people who love the blending of art in nature. People with different talents volunteer for Trails & Vistas every year. Serve as an art hike storytelling guide, a greeter who welcomes visitors to the art hikes or world concert, volunteer during the Arts in Nature Field Trips for third grade students on Tuesday, Sept. 9 or help out in the largest fundraiser of the year, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour on Oct. 16 and 17.

E-mail no later than Thursday, May 1 if you have the passion, agility and time to be an art hike trail leader on Sept. 6 and 7 or tour guide on Oct. 16 or 17. If you would like to volunteer as a trail caboose, greeter, helper with event registration or set up, e-mail Paula and include your phone number, the event you would like to volunteer for (September Art Hikes or October Historical Tour) and volunteer role of interest.

All art hike guides and Historical Haunted Tour guides will be invited to a volunteer brunch on Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee.

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