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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Trucker Appreciation Day

The California Highway Patrol announces the eighth annual Trucker Appreciation Day, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., at the westbound Interstate 80 Truckee scales. It’s a day to say “thank you” to big rig truckers for all they do, miles after mile, transporting goods for the communities nationwide. Enjoy free food, free refreshments and free education from the commercial trucking industry. Drop in any time during the event.

‘Paddlin’ for a Cause’

Eileen Allen, owner of Closet Cowgirl next to Zano’s, will be “Paddlin for a Cause” in honor of Clayton, through Sept. 31, to benefit suicide awareness and prevention. Please support and sponsor her. Her Facebook page is

Final free Summer Music Series concert

The last Summer Music Series Concert is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater. Montana,historically a popular Summer Music Series band, will play the Santana sound. The concert was originally scheduled for Aug. 21, but was cancelled due to thunder showers. As always, Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District brings you free concerts for your listening enjoyment.

Supporting your kindergartner

Sept. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for parents (no children please), KidZone Museum in Truckee. Speaker: Lisa Crosby, M.Ed. RSVP to or 530-587-5470. Support your kindergartner for success in three developmental areas: academic, emotional and social. Learn what to expect your kindergartner to accomplish. Crosby will share insights about school readiness and home support. She is the founder of Custom Learning Academy. Light refreshments served.

Ironman founder to speak

On Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Gatekeeper’s museum Third Thursday summer speaker series kicks off the first Lake Tahoe Ironman Triathlon with one of the original founders and participants, Dan Hendricksen. A former Navy Seal, Hendrickson was one of four friends who originally came up with the idea of the triathlon. The concept was created with the intention of proving which athletes were more fit: swimmers or runners? Hendrickson will describe his experiences in what can only be called an unusually adventurous life. This Third Thursday Speaker Series event is held at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City and is free for NLTHS members. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar. For more information, visit or call 530-583-1762.

Harvest moon cruise

The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again hold their Harvest Moon Dinner Cruise on the Tahoe Gal Friday, Sept. 20. Enjoy a delicious dinner and watch the sun set and harvest moon rise. Boarding at 5:45 p.m., cruise 6-9 p.m. For details visit

Party for state test scores

In celebration of the fantastic gains with state test scores (a 24 point increase), Truckee Elementary School, in collaboration with Alder Creek Middle School is having a party! This will be a dance celebration with healthy desserts supplied by the nutrition department. All are invited to Truckee Elementary School on Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m. Contact Eileen Driscoll, community liaison, Truckee Elementary School at 530-582-2650, ext. 3661 or

Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop

A fun and generative workshop. Craft, technique, and prompts for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A six-week kick in the butt for your writing life! Connect with a community and improve your writing practice. Tea and chocolate provided. Monday nights, Sept. 30-Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $140. For info contact Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or

Fall days are ripe for reading

Stop by the Kings Beach Library for a cookbook on delicious fall stews. Accompany your stew with the C.D. “Autumn” by George Winston and follow with a movie like “On Golden Pond.” KBL also has a large selection of hiking guidebooks, plant identification, Tahoe history and pirate books for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Preschoolers Storytime every Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m., stories, nursery rhymes, and a craft. Sept. 22-28 is Banned Book Week. Showcasing books that are regularly challenged and occasionally banned from public and school libraries. On Thursday Sept. 26, Technology classes continue with “Internet Tips and Tricks,” 2-3 p.m. On Oct. 8, a new program will begin in partnership with the Family Resource Center: “Language Café”. Spanish and English speakers will gather and work one-on-one and as a group, at 8321 Steelhead (Family Resource Center) 6-7 p.m. Snacks, community and education will be provided. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. 530-546-2021.

Fish and Game seeks grant proposals

The Placer County Fish and Game Commission is soliciting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, schools, other organizations and individuals. Recipients must use the money for education, habitat improvement, or enforcement activities related to Placer County’s fish and wildlife. The maximum award amount of any single grant is $1,000. Grants are available for projects consistent with the intent of the California Fish and Game Code, Section 13103. Deadline to submit is Oct. 12, 2013. Successful applicants must reapply for grant monies each year. Contact Ed King at 530-889-7372 for application and information.

Sail in to fall

Tahoe City PUD Parks & Rec sails into fall with classes on Lake Tahoe. To register call 530-583-3440 or stop by the Recreation office in Rideout Community Center, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30 p.m. at the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City or call 530-583-3440. Youth 420/FJ Sailing, Sept. 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: $32 per day. For intermediate and advanced sailors who want to try out more powerful sailboat and feel out the next step of sailing. Youth 420/FJ Clinics, Sept. 21, 10-4 p.m. Fee: $52 per day. For advanced sailors who are looking for the next step in sailing. Youth 420/FJ Race Cinic, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $52 per day. For advanced sailors who are looking to further their sailing experience. Visit

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