Community announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe |

Community announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

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Retirement party for Ed Stuart

Celebrate the end of an era and the beginning new era. Ed Stuart will retire on April 30 after providing quality child care at Little Sprouts, 2810 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, for over 30 years.

Little Sprouts will continue to move forward under the direction of Erin Kirkpatrick. Please join the Little Sprouts “family” on Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m. at Wolfdale’s, 640 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City to celebrate the end of Ed’s long career and the beginning of the rest of his life. There will be a no host bar and appetizers. For more information call 530-583-7543.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women’s Federation to meet

The Truckee Tahoe Republican Women’s Federation next general meeting and luncheon will be at the E.A.A. building at Truckee Airport on Tuesday, April 15. Social time is 11 a.m., meeting will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be catered and the cost is $20.

President and Co-Founder of the Election Integrity Project Linda Paine will speak. Their purpose is to oversee and participate in the election process to ensure all votes are legally cast and accurately counted. Take items to donate to military troops such as snack foods, games, writing supplies, books and magazines, etc.

RSVP to Cheryl Stull at 530-587-2042, or Christine Madden 530-546-4543, by April 12. TTRWF will need an accurate head count for lunch. Remember TTRWF pays for each person counted as attending.

Any literary Peeps out there?

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting a marshmallow Peep contest. Using Peeps, create a diorama based upon a book: examples include Frankenpeep, James and the Giant Peep, Where the Wild Peeps are. Judging will be held on Saturday, April 19. The winning entry receives a $20 gift certificate to the annual Friends of the Library Book sale on the Fourth of July weekend.

National Library Week is April 13-19. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library.” Do you have a story about how the library has impacted your life? Share what your library means to you and the KBL will share your stories with Placer County.

Join the online Book group! This month read “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers, find it on Facebook at “Kings Beach Public Library Book Group.” Everyone is welcome.

Ongoing computer class April 24 with Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach “Surf the Internet with Ease.” All levels are encouraged at free tech classes! Call the Kings Beach Library at 530-546-2021 or stop by 301 Secline St.

Rep. McClintock’s office Truckee Veterans Forum

April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

Congressman Tom McClintock’s office is providing a forum for veterans’ service providers, American Legion and VFW representatives and community program sponsors that assist active-duty military, wounded warrior and military families.

Representatives of Veterans’ advocacy groups or related organizations are asked to contact Joel Scott at 916-786-5560 if they wish to participate in the forum.

The forum will provide Veterans with the information they need to access the benefits they have earned. Representatives from Nevada County and Placer County Veterans Service Offices will join the Congressman’s staff to provide information on filing claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Truckee River Watershed Council Lunch & Learn

Join the Truckee River Watershed Council Wednesday, April 23, Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee for a River-Friendly Landscaping and Weed Warriors Lunch & Learn. Stay for the Weed Identification Workshop immediately following.

Free lunch for Lunch & Learn attendees. Learn how to help the Truckee River watershed through implementation of River-Friendly Landscaping measures (BMP’s). Receive weed identification materials and how to educate people and work in the watershed to identify, report and manage the spread of invasive weeds. Noon-1:30 p.m., Lunch & Learn; 1:30-3:30 p.m., Optional Weed Warriors Weed Identification Workshop

RSVP to Jeannette Halderman at or 530-550-8760.

Funding for Weed Warriors, sponsored by Truckee River Watershed Council, has been provided by the Martis Fund.

Calling “Made in Tahoe” participants

Enrollment is open for local businesses and talent to participate in the 2nd annual Made In Tahoe Festival. The two-day event in The Village at Squaw Valley will showcase businesses, artisans, product designers, nonprofit organizations and performers May 24-25, with 4,000 visitors expected.

Booths are $50 for nonprofits. Booths start at $200 for other businesses.

Fill out an application at by April 30. Consideration and booth locations for participating vendors will be based on a first-come/first-served basis.

For more information, please contact Caroline Ross at 530-584-6267 or

Project MANA and Feinstein Foundation million dollar challenge

For the 17th year, the Feinstein Foundation has established a challenge grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to assist anti-hunger organizations like Project MANA raise money to fight hunger. During March and April all financial contributions and donations of food count toward the challenge. This year, MANA’s goal is to raise $40,000!

Every dollar and every pound of food (tallied at $1 per pound) contributed to Project MANA through April 30 increases its share off challenge funds.

How can you help? Make a donation, host a food drive or drop off your non-perishable food donation at the Incline Village office.

To make your gift on-line visit or more information about the Feinstein Foundation Challenge visit Join this exciting challenge campaign.

Mural Summit for Veterans Hall

Truckee Public Art Commission is pleased to pass along this announcement from the Friends of the Veterans Hall: You are invited to attend and participate in the “Mural Summit,” May 1, 7-9 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Truckee. The goal is to create a world-class historical flow mural on the inside walls of the venerable Hall. A truly exciting Public Arts Project. Input, participation, interested muralists, grant writers and so forth needed.

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