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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

Be a volunteer math tutor

The Read Up Volunteer Tutor Program, based at the Truckee Library, seeks a math tutor to help a student who must work to support her family. She is studying for the math portion of the 2013 G.E.D. exam. Tutor in the following areas: whole numbers, decimals and fractions; measurement and data analysis; algebra and geometry. New Readers Press’ Scoreboost for the 2013 G.E.D. test can be used for practice. Read Up is the free tutoring service of the Nevada County Library. Books and the five-hour tutor training in strategies for adult literacy and ESL tutors are provided free to volunteer tutors. You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up coordinator, at 530-575-7030 to arrange a meeting.

Career and technical education day, Oct. 4

Sierra College, Rocklin has funded one bus for interested Tahoe Truckee Unified School District high school students, counselors and teachers to attend the annual Career and Technical Education open house on the Rocklin campus on Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All interested high school juniors and seniors should see their counselor for details and a permission slip. The bus will depart North Tahoe High School at 7 a.m., Truckee High School at 7:30 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. Attendees may also arrive by private transportation. A completed TTUSD permission slip is required. Availability is first come, first serve. For details, visit high school counselor.

Beginning and intermediate Italian classes

Join Anna Goodwin for beginning or intermediate Italian classes beginning Nov. 18, at her home in Truckee. A proven building block program for interested students. Mondays, Beginning Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Intermediate Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $185 for the eight-week course, plus a $10 book from “Italian Now.” Call 530-587-6054 to discuss your interest.

Beginner Scottish Highland dance and Beginner Irish Step Dance

Instructor Lindsey Marcacci. Beginners age 4 through adult. The teen/adult classes feature a “celtic cardio workout “ including a mix of traditional dance steps combined with aerobic exercise. Irish classes are held on Tuesdays and Highland classes are held Wednesdays in the Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, behind Save Mart. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for classes to commence.

Kids Healthy Cooking Class

Instructor Jan Marcacci, ages 6-12. Fun, “hands on” cooking class touches on various healthy vegan, gluten free and/ or dairy free meal and snack options including soups, salads, desserts and school snacks for take home and at home preparation. Classes are held at Rideout Community Center on Thursdays, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City in the new commercial kitchen. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for class to commence.

Boosters golf tourney

The Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club is hosting its inaugural golf tournament on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. It will be a four-person scramble format and the cost is $100 per person. Check in at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. This event will be a fun-filled day with raffle prizes, putting contest, closest to the pin and long drive contest. Truckee High’s Envirolution Club will have a Trashion show after the tournament and food and beverages will be available for purchase at P.J.’s restaurant. Sign up on line at or call Mike Merriman at 530-546-2079 or email Limited to the first 100 players to sign up, so get registered now. All proceeds benefit the Boosters Club and the students of Truckee High School.

Volunteer for Tahoe City Oktoberfest

Volunteers are needed for the Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest at the Cobblestone, on Saturday, Oct. 5. Volunteer positions of one to two hours are available 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteer shifts include set up; check-in; identification and beer sales; food buffet table; and clean up and tear down. Volunteers will receive food and beverage tickets (beer 21 and older only) and be part of the fun. This opportunity may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school and Director. Must be high school student age or older; possess excellent verbal communication skills; and be responsible with community spirit. Outgoing, positive personalities encouraged. Contact Dana Tanner Powell at 530-386-3016 or

Arts in Wellness

Thursday Meditative Prayer & Gratitude Painting, winter hours for Gratitude start on Oct. 3, 5:30-7 p.m. Paint the gratitude you have in your heart. Walk-ins welcome; this is a “meditation” do not enter after 4:15 p.m. Facilitated by Gail Penney. Suggested donation $10. Friday Open Studio with Gail Penney, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please sign up 24 hours in advance by email to Suggested donation $20. Coming in October: Greeting card making with Gail Penney; drawing classes with Susie Alexander; new seven-week Creative Group, following “Taking Flight” by Kelly Rae Roberts. Group discussion with two hours of creative application also using “Brave Intuitive Painting” by Flora Bowley. Suggested donation $10 per session. Limited to eight participants. Email To sign up or ask questions, email, call/text 530-277-3669, or call 530-414-6210. Visit

2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Challenge: DISCO BOWL

Saturday, Oct. 19, 3-8 p.m., Bowl Incline, Incline Village. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County seeks bowlers and sponsors for the 2013 Bowl For Kids Sake Challenge (BFKS). This year’s family friendly event will feature a disco theme, and encourages everyone dress up in their favorite groovy attire. Each team is made up of a maximum of five bowlers, with each bowler donating a minimum of $25 and an opportunity to fundraise. Price includes shoes and billiards. There will be prizes for the top fundraiser, both individual and team, best costume and top team score. For more information on teams or sponsorship, contact BBBS at 530-587-7717 or visit under the “Events” section.

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