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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

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Free financial aid workshop

This free Financial Aid Workshop is designed especially for current and prospective Sierra College students and is open to the whole community, Feb. 6, noon-2 p.m.

Individual assistance for FAFSA and Dream Act, with one-on-one help filling out FAFSA or Dream Act applications. Drop in any time between noon and 2 p.m. at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee.

Attendees should take all of the following that apply:

Social Security card

Drivers license or ID

Alien registration number (if not a U.S. citizen)

2013 bank statement and investment records

2013 tax return and W-2s

Any records of untaxed income received such as welfare, Social Security benefits, or child support

There will be bilingual assistants for this one-on-one workshop.

Three million dollars for 30 seconds:

Are Super Bowl ads worth it?

Sierra College Insights: Using commercials broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl game, business professor Kurt Heisinger will lead a presentation about marketing during America’s most watched televised show and one of the world’s most watched sporting events. Doors will open for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., presentation will take place 7-8:15 p.m. on Feb. 7, 11001 College Trail, Truckee.

“This will be a fun interactive session that focuses on what companies are trying to achieve with their Super Bowl commercials,” said Heisinger. “These commercials are often creative and thought-provoking, which should lead to an interesting discussion.”

Both Lake Tahoe and Truckee visitors and residents are encouraged to attend this no cost event on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus. RSVP by calling 530-550 -2290, seating is limited.

Support Truckee Boosters

Mellow Fellow Truckee, Feb. 6, 5-8 p.m. Please join an evening of fun. Mellow Fellow will donate 20 percent of the night’s proceeds to Truckee Boosters.

Support Truckee High Boosters, as they support all students in the academics, arts, and athletics. Visit

Lahontan 2014 Grant Cycle open

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in conjunction with the Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF) announced the opening of the Lahontan 2014 Grant Cycle. This year, LCF has approximately $85,000 available to award to organizations in the fields of health and human services, environment, education and arts and culture. All applications must be submitted online, deadline is Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Access the online grant application process at or with the following link:

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee social

Interested community members, alumni and current students are invited to gather on campus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a hot cocoa social. Alumni can reconnect, meet faculty and learn about career advancement and enrichment opportunities. Students will have the chance to socialize and sign up for active campus groups including the art, outdoor adventure and business clubs. Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. Cocoa will be sponsored by the Gateway Shopping Center Starbucks.

All welcome. For more information, call 530-550-2225.

Crab Lovers Night

Crab Lovers Night, Friday, Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host an all-you-can eat crab dinner at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dinner will include all-you-can-eat fresh Bay Area Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Entertainment provided by the NTHS Jazz Band beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $45 adults and $20 children 14 and under. For tickets (limited) mail check made out to Rotary Club of Tahoe City to Jim Cline, P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143, or call 530-546-4840 for information. Please mail by Feb. 7.

Full moon yurt dinner

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships for a Full Moon Yurt Dinner, a fundraiser for the Winter Discovery Center at Tahoe Cross Country. Feb. 14 and 15, with Chef Mike Ferrier of As You Wish Catering. Evening includes a moonlit hike, ski or snowshoe from the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, mulled wine by a warming fire under the stars, a gourmet dinner served in the yurt, live music, and more.

Limited tickets cost $70 per person, which includes three course meal, tax, a beverage, ski or snowshoe equipment and trail pass. Benefits the Winter Discovery Center and environmental education.

RSVP by Feb. 6 at 530-583-5475. This event is a snow or no snow event.

For a $25 donation SWEP will deliver an eight-piece box of handcrafted, gourmet chocolates from Dorinda’s to your table at the Feb. 14 or 15 yurt dinner. Visit for information or find SWEP on Facebook.

Republican Women to meet

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women’s Federation will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rosie’s Cafe, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Speaker William Wagner will discuss Sharia Law. Luncheon cost is $20, with reservations required at or 530-587-2042.

Truckee Library Spanish Storytime

The Truckee Library will host a bilingual storytime every last Saturday of the month. Story reader Reyna Sanchez-Lopez will present lively books and activities to introduce children to the wonders of reading and the treasure of books at the Library. Sing songs, learn rhymes, hear stories, and get library cards for yourself and your children.

Truckee resident Reyna Sanchez-Lopez has worked as an instructor of independent living skills to the disabled, as an advisor to the Nevada County Library Literacy Service concerning health education, and you may have seen her greeting you at KidZone Museum.

Spanish Storytime will run 10:30-11 a.m. The programs are best for children ages 3 to 6, but all are welcome.

Kings Beach Library helps with New Year’s resolutions

Stop by the Kings Beach Library to fortify your resolve. The library offers a great selection of books on healthy cooking, money management, fitness, personal growth, and more. Maybe it’s time to brush up on your computer skills? Check out KBL computer classes twice a month on topics suitable for all levels of expertise. Placer Adult Literacy Service is a free and confidential program geared to help adults better their reading skills. Work one-on-one with a reading coach at your convenience. Call the Kings Beach Library to find out how to strengthen reading skills.

A lively preschool Storytime is Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. with Crazy Craftime on Thursdays.

There are also free WiFi and public computers/printer/copier at Kings Beach Library, located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach. 530-546-2021.

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