Local art in Tahoe City

Local artist Emily Gignoux will be displaying her watercolors at the Tahoe City Library through May 3. Emily’s interests are varied, including landscapes and florals, and all paintings in the show are original watercolors. Emily started painting in her ‘50s, encouraged by her father and her father-in-law, both accomplished artists in their own right. The TC Library is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Visit to learn more.

Garden Club grants available

Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community related garden or landscaping beautification projects in the North Tahoe area. To obtain an application, call Barbra Briggs at 530-583-3011 or email Ed Nattrass at Applications must be received by April 30. Grants will be awarded in May and funded in June.

The money for these grants comes from the club’s annual garden tour. This year, the 28th annual tour will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science, and up to $6,000 in grants to local community garden projects.

Tickets will be available after June 15. Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Golden Foothills District. Visit to learn more.

Spring Egg Hunt in Truckee

Come out to the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s Spring Egg Hunt at Truckee Regional Park. This community event is a safe and fun environment for the whole family as your young ones are able to pick up tons of Easter Eggs spread around the two ballfields.

The event starts at 11 a.m. when the Easter Bunny arrives, and then the Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. sharp. The children are divided into multiple age groups to ensure a fair and safe area for each child. This is a free event with face painting, candy and other great prizes for the kids. For information, call 530-582-7720.

Community Soup Night next week

Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub are hosting the fifth series of Community Soup Nights this spring in Truckee. Upcoming dates are March 23 at Red Truck and April 6 at FiftyFifty Brewing Company.

Community Soup Nights have been an ongoing tradition in the Truckee/Tahoe community, with event series each spring and fall. Originally known as Project MANA’s “Stone Soup,” these Soup Nights bring family and friends together to enjoy a warm, affordable and delicious meal made from fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Each Community Soup Night is on a Wednesday evening, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door for a cup of soup and bread. Proceeds go toward Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub’s initiatives to educate and reconnect the local community to our sustainable and regional food system. Contact Trish Geary at

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of March 14, 2016

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