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

Big A Club/A+ Programs

First Baptist Church of Tahoe City is pleased to announce their summer calendar of events for the Big A Club and A+ programs are ready for viewing at For more information call 530-583-1534.

Creative Writing: Short Story

Do you want to write fiction? Develop and improve short story writing by exploring process, character, plot, conflict, setting, time, point of view, and other literary elements through readings, in-class writing, and discussion. This intense four-week class includes group workshop for constructive feedback, with the goal of writing and revising a short story. Publishing venues will be targeted for your work.

Sierra College, Tahoe–Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee, April 30-May 21, Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $89.

Instructor Karen Terrey has a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She teaches English as an Adjunct Professor at Lake Tahoe Community College, and works as a writing coach in Truckee. Pre-registration required at or 916-781-6280.

Coffee and Conversation, Facilities Master Plan

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) recently took a step toward improving learning environments. The Board of Trustees of TTUSD voted unanimously to approve the district’s Facilities Master Plan on April 9. The board also directed TTUSD staff to develop a potential funding plan, including general obligation bonds on the November 2014 ballot.

Attend an informal coffee and conversation meeting with Dr. Rob Leri, Superintendent, and staff to discuss the facilities plan and funding on May 1, 6 p.m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary, 375 Grove St., Tahoe City.

Truckee meetings will be held on May 14, 10 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m. at the District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road. Spanish translation will be provided at all meetings and childcare will be provided for the 6 p.m. meetings.

The final facilities master plan is posted at

Nominate now for Linda Brown Fellows Awards & Star Awards

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014/2015 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Awards. The Foundation is asking the community to help identify and celebrate wonderful educators. Award nominations may come from parents and community members, as well as any TTUSD faculty or staff member.

Self-nominations or nominations from Excellence in Education board members will not be accepted. Nomination forms can be found at all district schools, the district office, or, and must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education office at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee by Thursday, May 1, 2014.

The 2014-2015 recipients will be announced in the fall. For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out will be held Friday, May 2, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City, 390 Fairway Drive. Children ages birth-12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information call 530-583-1534.

Little Shop of Horrors

It’s time to sit back and enjoy the hit show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” produced by the Truckee High School Drama Club. The show centers around a nerdish florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant — that demands to be fed. Shows will be performed at the Truckee High School Auditorium during the first three weekends of May.

Friday and Saturday shows (May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17) will be held at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees (May 4 and 11) at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee and the Truckee High School Library. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students.

All proceeds go directly back to the Drama Club to help fund future shows, and to provide educational opportunities for the members to attend the Lenaea Theater Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Teen Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club just kicked off 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.

Student Art Show opening reception

Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee’s campus announces the sixth annual Student Art Show, featuring work in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, and photography. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the festive opening celebration on Friday, May 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include refreshments and an interactive component. Award winners will be announced at 6 p.m. The artwork will be on display from May 2 through May 21.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the campus on the hill and see the great artwork by your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. For more information, call 530-550-2225.

Boosters golf tournamment

The Truckee High Boosters Club is holding its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, June 1 at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. Entry fee is $125 per person. This four-person scramble event starts at 11 a.m. and will include range balls, putting contest, closest to pin and long drive prizes and a raffle afterwards. Contact Mike Merriman at 530-546-2079, email Boosters at or sign up on line at All proceeds benefit the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club and the students of Truckee High School.

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