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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

TTUSD Facility Master Plan forums Nov. 7

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) invites the community to attend a Facilities Master Planning Forum at Kings Beach Elementary School or Truckee Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. These forums are an opportunity to learn about the progress, the process, and to give input on the future of the school district’s buildings and grounds. Childcare and translation services will be provided. Presented by the district and LPA, an educational and environmental design firm. LPA and the TTUSD have begun data collection by analyzing facilities and grounds at all school sites and are working with a committee of school and district officials, parent and student representatives, community business leaders, chamber of commerce and real estate members, as well as a TRPA and Excellence in Education representatives. Review meeting agendas, minutes, schedule, and board presentations on the Facilities section at

InnerRythms Dance Centre offers classes for all

InnerRhythms Dance Centre offers classes in multiple levels of dance with current openings available in tap, ballet, musical theatre and jazz. Dancers ages 3 to adult are invited to visit the Dance Centre and take a trial class in any dance style for free, depending on space availability. Three tap classes are offered on Mondays for children starting at age seven with instructor Connor DiNapoli, who has competed in state and national competitions. He has choreographed and starred in such productions as “West Side Story,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Music Man,” and the lead role in “Singing in the Rain.” Adult/teen classes are available in hip hop, breakin’, ballet, and modern dance. Musical theatre and dancers acting classes are taught by professional singer and dance instructor Stephanie McMullin. For more information call 530-550-8464 or email

Children’s artwork of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe on display

The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center is hosting a fundraiser school art programs. The center is displaying hand-crafted pieces from classrooms in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, all made from recycled materials, are part of the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe 2013 Children’s Mural Project. The public is invited to view and cast votes for their favorite murals. To cast a vote for a mural purchase a $1 vote. All proceeds are donated the art program that produced the piece. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center, located at 100 North Lake Blvd. (at the Wye) in Tahoe City, will house the murals until Nov. 15, when voting will end. Four winning tickets will be drawn for the public to win a mural for display in their home or business. Students were asked to create pieces inspired by the dedication and strength of the IRONMAN athletes. The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe School in Incline, Tahoe-Truckee High School and the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School are the organizations with displays.

Reserve a seat for “Thanks for Giving”

A Food Works benefit

Food Works is pleased to announce Thanks for Giving a chef event focusing on ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for Giving will feature Executive Chef Willy Carroll of Tahoe Mountain Club. Enjoy different turkey presentations, unusual side dishes, wine parings for each dish and delicious pies. Each guest will take home recipe cards and enjoy a buffet-style dinner at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Thanks for Giving is sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Club on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Alpine Club inside the Village at Northstar. Tickets are $55 per person, available TMC members services at 530-550-3800. Tickets are limited, reserve today. All proceeds will benefit Food Works, a collaboration between the Glenshire Elementary PTO and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to fund projects to enrich the culinary experiences and school meal program for all the TTUSD students. Call Noël Trim at 530-562-4422.

For Follies’ sake

The 21st occasionally semi-annual Truckee Follies, a tasteless theatrical revue, is once again looking for writers, actors, singers, stagehands, props, wait staff, sponsors and advertisers. The Follies will be held at the same old location, with the same old cheap seats. They seek for new as well as the same old characters to help volunteer and have fun. All those interested contact Mitch Clarin (producer) at 530-308-9124 or or Aimee Schaller (co-director) at 530-448-6599 or

Just Downstream: Water Culture & Water Governance at Pyramid Lake

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s monthly lecture series continues with a presentation on water rights at Pyramid Lake on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. at the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village. Water is significant in shaping the social dynamics of communities, most especially in arid lands. Yet communities within the same watershed often have different interests, aesthetics, geographies and histories, many of which may connect back to the role of water. This is true along the Truckee River, whose 100+ mile course connects Lake Tahoe with Pyramid Lake. This presentation provides insight into the roles that water has for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, considering how it has shaped the tribe’s water culture and water governance. For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range. All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events. Preference will be given to events which encourage overnight stays. Fill out the Special Event Grant Application by Nov. 4, 2013. After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Special Events Grant Task Force a five-minute presentation on Nov. 15, 2013. Funding notification will be given on Dec. 5, 2013. North Lake Tahoe encourages and supports events that promote the region, especially those held in typically slow or off seasons. For a copy of the application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or at

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