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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

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.

Free dog training demo

Need some help with your four legged friend but don’t want to commit the time or money to a class until you know what to expect?

Meet trainer Kathy Harrison and get advice at a free demo class, which will provide a glimpse into what to expect before registering. The free demo class is open to all ages at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane in Tahoe City, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $155 for the six week session. Contact the Tahoe City PUD’s Recreation Office at 530-583-3440 or for more information.

Play in the grass!

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Tahoe Donner will open their snowplay area for “grass play” on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Enjoy nine holes of disc golf, field hockey, a bounce house and more! Members who have paid the recreation fee are free; everyone else is $3. Visit for recreation and event information.

Truckee Rodeo orientation meeting

There will be an orientation meeting for 2014 Truckee Rodeo on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m., at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation office, located at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Executive Chairs Jeff Davis and Stephanie Buranzon invite all community members who would be interested in volunteering for the Rodeo this year. There are a variety of tasks and committees. Rodeo has been in the black for two years now, and looks forward to continued event improvement and local support. Email for further information.

IVGID trustee to host ‘Reunion’ book signings

Incline Village resident and IVGID trustee Bruce Simonian announced the release of his fiction book, “Reunion.”

The story introduces Dr. Gina Conrad, whose life changed the day she discovers her daughter Taylor has stage-three lymphoma. Moving from Lake Tahoe to Tulsa, separated from her family and friends for years, she returns home after her closest friend is killed in a tragic automobile accident.

The secret Gina and her religious parents have kept is revealed in the struggle to save her daughter’s life.

Simon will host a pair of book signings for “Ruinion,” Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble on S. Virginia St. in Reno, Nev. and Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m. at The Bookshelf at 11429 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

“Reunion” is available at bookstores, at, or by visiting or

Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night

Sierra Senior Services announced their 13th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee.

This social event begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. that includes a spaghetti dinner along with dessert and coffee.

After dinner, bingo balls will be poppin’ 7-9 p.m. Attendees can purchase 10 games for $10, followed by a $10 blackout game. Raffle prizes and a silent auction keep the evening rolling.

Tickets are available online at or Sierra Senior Services, Plumas Bank and at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.

For more information, call 530-550-7600 or visit

Truckee Rotary Community Foundation seeks needy projects

The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow their annual donation. This year the foundation has $5,000 to donate. The Foundation provides funds for individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits from investments.The Foundation seeks unique projects or individuals not of a social nature or funded by other organizations.

Submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160 or by email

Applications should include a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application.

Any questions should be directed to Steve Randall at 530-550-4443. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Season for Nonviolence

On Wednesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-7 p.m. “Be the Change Visioning and Meditations” will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the Tahoe City Marina. Join ministerial student Maggie Wattle to focus on and create a more peaceful, nonviolent existence for the world. This coincides with the annual Season for Peace and Nonviolence ( Love donation accepted.

“A Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.” ( For more information call 530-581-5117.

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. Download an application at, or call 530-587-5437.

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