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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

Co-op forming

The Bookshelf, your local bookstore, is having a meeting open to the public Jan. 16, 6 p.m. This meeting will include discussing the formation of a co-op and committees will be formed. Community partnerships and cross promotions with a focus on local artisans and retailers as well as social marketing, book clubs and newsletters are on the agenda. Volunteers will be needed, so everyone is encouraged to attend. This meeting will take place at the Bookshelf in the West Gate Shopping Center, two doors down from Wild Cherries Coffee House.

Tangled Roots Writing workshops

Literary Arts and Wine Reading Series, Jan. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Uncorked, downtown Truckee underneath Dragonfly Restaurant. This new monthly reading, wine, and music series, to be inspired by local published authors and live music while sharing wine and cheese specials. Six published authors read from their work.

Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop: Learn new ways to approach language and craft through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Generate new material in a fun, supportive group. Garner crazy new ideas for your writing and creative process, Feb. 3-March 17, 6-8 p.m., (no class Jan. 17) cost is $140. For full workshop schedule and editing/coaching contact, 530-386-3901,, or find Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.

‘ZIP’ into the library!

Kings Beach and Tahoe City Library folks are excited about the Placer County “ZIP” program. If they don’t carry the book or audiobook you want, KBL will buy it from Amazon and ship it to your house — for free. You return it to KBL at your convenience and they add it to their collection. Call Kings Beach or Tahoe City Library for more details. On Jan. 23, Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a class on computer basics. All levels encouraged at these free classes. Preschool storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., and a new year-new event is children’s Crazy Craftime every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Call for details to improve your English with the newly formed Saturday group class. Language Café meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community House in Kings Beach. Work one-on-one to improve your English or Spanish. Call the Kings Beach Library at 530-546-2021 or stop by 301 Secline St. for more information on any of these events.

Become an English tutor

Help adults in the Truckee community improve their reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills. Volunteer today to become a literacy and or ESL Tutor with the Read Up! Program based out of the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training in January in Truckee for new tutor incumbents at a mutually convenient time. Books and training are provided. Read Up! is a free tutoring service. Literacy/ESL tutoring is an enjoyable and productive opportunity to give back to the community. You must be at least 18 years of age. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up Coordinator at 530-575-7030 for more information.

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers class, meeting

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will host their January meeting Jan. 16, 6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. This will be a social event to review 2013 and look forward to 2014 activities. New members are welcome to come and discover the best source for understanding fly fishing our local waters.

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Village revised plan meeting

In an event sponsored by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC and the Squaw Valley Property Owners Association, Chevis Hosea, vice president of the village development at Squaw, will present the village revised plan on Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m. in the Olympic Valley Lodge. Alex Fisch, the Placer County planner for the village, will describe the environmental impact review process. Questions are encouraged. A no-host bar with light appetizers will follow the presentations. There is no charge for the event.

Frieda Klein painting class

Every Tuesday for six weeks, 5:30-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 21. Class is held at Frieda’s studio in downtown Tahoe City, 140 Sierra Terrace Road. (one block east of Safeway).

The class is about painting creatively, encouraging each person’s unique ability and process. Cost: $35 per class or $30 (if paid in advance). Includes all supplies and a snack.

Frieda Klein has been giving art classes for 40 years. She has worked privately with both children and adults. For 12 years she was on the Sierra Nevada College art department faculty. Her paintings have been exhibited in many galleries and museums over the years.

For more information contact Frieda at 530-583-9392 or email:

Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival T-shirt art contest

The Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival (TTAF&FF) is hosting a T-shirt art contest for students 18-years-old or younger. Interested candidates must design a T-shirt for the 2014 “Women in Aviation” theme. The winning design will be put on all 2014 commemorative T-shirts, and the winner will be awarded $500. The winner will be mentioned online, in media announcements and acknowledged at the pre-event honorary dinner and AirFair. Application and design submission deadline is March 31, 2014. For additional information and to download an application visit, or call KidZone Museum at 530-587-KIDS (5437).

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