North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements
July 8, 2014
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Free Life Enrichment Series begins
The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it's summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesday, July 9, 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 9, "Reading as a Family & Free Books!" with Jackie McKinney and Jen Koch of FRCT. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, eginner to Intermediate level yoga, alignment-based flow to balance the body, mind and spirit. More information can be found on the Events page at http://www.truckeefrc.org. Please RSVP on the individual events to help planning.
Tahoe City Library benefit book sale
The Friends of the Tahoe City Library invite you to browse an eclectic selection of old and new best sellers, vintage and delightful books during their annual Tahoe City Library Benefit Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 12 at the Tahoe City Save Mart, with 100 percent of book sale proceeds go to the library.
Tahoe City Library summer events include the Brian Scott Magic Show, July 11, 11:30 a.m. and Wild Things with a variety of rescued wild animals on July 26,10:30 a.m. There is a Summer Reading Log with prizes and challenges throughout the summer. The Tahoe City Library is located at 740 N. Lake Blvd., downstairs. For more information call 530-583-3382 or visit http://www.placer.ca.gov.
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Kings Beach Library magical events
Libraries are magical places, especially when Brian Scott, magician extraordinaire, visits on Saturday, June 12, 1 p.m. This all ages, free show will surely leave you happily mystified. Preschool storytime continues Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. as do computer classes with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group, the Dowdle iPhone support group and Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware. Call 530-546-2021 for details. Read with a therapy dog, check out the ongoing silent auction of rare/unique books, a Facebook Book Group, and of course fun (and important) Summer Reading Program. Sign up to read and win great prizes. Wild Things! will return on July 19. KBL will celebrate 26 years in its current location with a "Library Luau" on Aug. 17. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St., 530-546-2021 for details and more events.
Truckee Library's book sale lands at AirFair
The Friends of the Truckee Library will be holding their annual book sale again this year. This popular event will be at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices start at 25 cents and there will be quality books for readers of all ages. The Friends will have a booth at Truckee Thursdays too and will be selling a variety of books. All proceeds go to support the community library. For more information, call the library at 530-582-7846 or email the Friends at email@example.com.
Caddyshack Party to benefit golf team
Complete with costume contest, trivia, golf competitions, prizes, barbecue and Caddyshack on the big screen care of Radiant Blue Events. Also, glowball following the film on Friday, July 11. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the movie showing at sunset. The movie is rated R, but kids and pets are welcome. Take blankets, low back chairs and be ready for a great time at the Tahoe City Golf Course, 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Fee of $5 to benefit the North Tahoe High School Golf Team, includes pre-games and the movie. Call 530-583-1516 or visit http://www.playtcgc.com.
Music in the Castle
Concert pianist Dr. David Nelson will be joined by John Metros on the violin for the first ever public concert to be held at Vikingsholm, featuring the custom five-legged Steinway piano commissioned by the home's original owner in 1929. Guests meet at Bliss State Park on Friday, July 11 and drive into Emerald Bay. A wine and hors d'oeuvres reception follows the concert, making for a memorable evening. Limited tickets are purchased by contacting 530-583-9911.
Arts in Wellness writer's workshop
Thursdays, July 17 through Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. This writer's workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space. Occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Write from hearts and souls, find courage to go deep toward healing and feel safe in intimate environment. Sharing won't be required until you are ready. Suggested donation: $5 per class.
Arts in Wellness, Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee.
Call 530-277-3669 or
Donner History Hikes
Donner History Hikes will be offered all summer at Donner Memorial State Park. Historian Gayle Green will lead hikes focusing on the trials and tribulations of crossing the Sierra Divide by early emigrants, to include the infamous tragedy that occurred in the winter of 1846. Call the Emigrant Trail Museum for the weekly schedule at 530-582-7892.