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

Twin Ridges Kindergarten Round Up

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School will host a Kindergarten Round Up on March 26, 10 a.m.-noon at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. in Truckee. View sample curriculum, talk with teachers, sign up for 2014-2015 school year. Children are invited to join in cowboy crafts.

For more information contact Jessica Fowler at 530-550-8673 or visit

Meet Capt. Sutter at Truckee’s History Alive!

The Truckee Library, the Friends of the Truckee Library, and the Truckee Donner Historical Society announced Swiss emigrant and early settler Capt. John A. Sutter will visit to talk about his early days in California. Join David Fenimore as Capt. Sutter on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Truckee. Carpooling is encouraged, and a $10 donation is suggested.

Capt. Sutter’s visit will be followed by the appearances of Virginia Reed Murphy on June 27, and the old mountain man Caleb Greenwood on Sept. 18, for continuation of the Truckee’s History Alive! series.

Contact the Truckee Library at 530-582-7846 for more information.

Hearts for Arts fundraiser

Arts For the Schools is pleased to announce this year’s Hearts for Arts event. This year’s musical performing act is the Joe Craven Trio with special guest Hattie Craven on Friday March 28, 7-9 p.m., at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. in Truckee. A free taco bar will be open from 6-7 p.m. A no host beer and wine bar will be open 6-9 p.m. (or until concert ends). Admission is $25 and includes food and music. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 530-582-8278.

Tree Top Co-ops and Forest Charter School informational meetings

Forest Charter School will hold prospective student informational meetings for the 2014/2015 school year for in the Pioneer Center on the first floor of the Sierra Building. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education. The small, site-based class sizes allow for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor, and experiential education.

All meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fifth and sixth-grade meeting on Tuesday, April 8. General information meetings: Thursday, April 10, Tuesday, May 6, Wednesday May 28.

Visit and 530-550-7205.

Truckee Library Spanish Storytime

The Truckee Library will host a bilingual storytime every last Saturday of the month. Story reader Reyna Sanchez-Lopez will present lively books and activities to introduce children to the wonders of reading and the treasure of books at the Library. Sing songs, learn rhymes, hear stories, and get library cards for yourself and your children.

Truckee resident Reyna Sanchez-Lopez has worked as an instructor of independent living skills to the disabled, as an advisor to the Nevada County Library Literacy Service concerning health education, and she may have greeted you at KidZone Museum.

Spanish Storytime will run 10:30-11 a.m. The programs are best for children ages 3 to 6, but all are welcome.

Old school Little League

Little League Baseball is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary this season. Truckee Little League is looking for individuals who played during the first 10 seasons of Little League, 1961-1971. If you know of anyone, send an email to Include the player’s name, the year(s) they played and a photo if available. Little League would like to recognize these individuals during Opening Day celebrations on Saturday, April 26.

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. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district. In addition, both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use.

The Fellows Program was created to help promote and acknowledge excellence in education. It was named in honor of Linda Brown, a longtime teacher in the school district and a past president of the Excellence in Education Foundation. The honor is presented to outstanding teachers and staff members who demonstrate originality, innovation and dedication.

The Star Award recognizes classified employees who positively impact the lives of the students by providing outstanding support in their positions. All certificated and classified employees in the TTUSD who are employed for at least 80 percent of the school year are eligible for the awards.

The Foundation is asking the community to help identify and celebrate more of these 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

Become an English tutor

You can help adults in Truckee improve their reading, writing, and speaking. Volunteer to become an English tutor with the Read Up! program, a free tutoring service based out of the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training in March in Truckee for new tutor incumbents at a mutually convenient time. Books and training are provided. English tutoring is an enjoyable and productive opportunity to give back to the community. You must be at least 18 years of age. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up coordinator, at 530-575-7030 for more information.

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