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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

Dining For Schools Cards on sale

Dine for half off at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. New this year, the Foundation welcomes Restaurant Trokay and Tavern 6330 and TC’s Pub at Northstar to the program.

The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 and Sunday, April 6 through Thursday, June 19, 2014. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting / presentation

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will host Trent Pridemore for his presentation on “Fly Fishing for Large and Smallmouth Bass” at their Oct. 17 general meeting. Did you know that smallmouth bass are available to flyfishers in local waters or that the Sacramento Delta is a world class largemouth bass fishery? You are invited to learn how to successfully target these great sport fish on a fly rod. Trent, a noted author and insightful angler, has a long history with the Truckee area. He was project chairman and biological consultant for the Little Truckee River Trout Restoration Task Force in the mid-70s that ultimately led to what has become a major and unique trout resource in the Wild Trout Program. In 2006 he orchestrated the regulation proposal changes that resulted in Wild Trout status for the Truckee River and its tributaries between Trout Creek and the Nevada State Line. He was also involved in the implementation of winter angling on the Truckee and Yuba River systems and is the second recipient of the “Black Hand” conservation award. The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Park and Recreation Building. Contact TTFF at or visit for more information. TTFF is an organization for beginner to expert flyfishers.

Donner Ranch job fair

Donner Ski Ranch will host a job fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At Donner Ski Ranch, one of the last family owned ski resorts in the area, you’re definitely not a number. Donner Ski Ranch will open as soon as it snows. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Help is needed in the following departments: Ski School, Ski Patrol, Bartender, Tickets, Rentals, Food and Beverage, Groomers and Plow Drivers. Benefits include a season pass, food and beverage discounts, and lift tickets to neighbor resorts. If you can’t make it to the job fair, send your resume or respond to or

Calling artists for Holly Arts Craft & Gift Fair

North Tahoe Arts invites artists and crafters alike to participate in this year’s Holly Arts Festival. This exhibit will run through November and December of 2013. This can include all forms of 2-D and 3-D works, which could be cards, wreaths, ornaments, knitted ware, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, etc. All work must be original and ready to hang or display. You may download an application online at Applications can be found at Application deadline is Oct. 19, 2013.

Kings Beach Library Pumpkin Palooza

It’s once again time for Pumpkin Palooza! at the Kings Beach Library. Decorate an uncarved pumpkin in a literary theme and bring it to the library to display any time in October. On Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., vote for the best in multiple categories, awards are fun and creepy prizes. Wear a costume to KBL in October and be entered in a drawing for a homemade Sweet Potato Pie. On Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m. volunteer Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a computer class “Facebook Basics.” Preschool Storytime continues every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Come by for books, song, feltboard stories, nursery rhymes and to meet new friends. The Tahoe City branch offers Storytime Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Call 530-546-2021.

Far West Nordic auction / raffle party

Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Truckee Community Recreation Center. This is Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. There will be a taco and burrito bar, wine and beer. There will be incredible live and silent auction items as well as lots of great raffle prizes. Win the Raffle Grand Prize — a “Dream Ski” Package from Fischer, Salomon, and Swix including a 90-minute “Pick Your Pro” ski lesson. Volunteers are needed for auction and raffle party. Visit

Arts in Wellness

Thursday Meditative Prayer & Gratitude Painting, 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. Cardmaking, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Crayon Note Card Making: The first set of note cards will be created by using melted crayons. Produce beautiful cards with matching envelopes. Gratitude Cards: Use fall leaves and flower petals for the second set of cards. Instructor will supply the papers and crayons, along with pressed fall leaves and flower petals. You will provide Christmas wrapping paper. Pre-registration required, cost is $25. Painting the Soul Expressive Painting Workshop, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for non-artists and artists alike, and involves focusing on the intuitive process of painting as it unfolds on the canvas. Email To sign up or ask questions, email, call/text 530-277-3669, or call 530-414-6210. Visit

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