North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements
July 15, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter community events online, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment http://www.tahoe.com.
Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike
Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike with Nicole and Jerry Misfeldt, Wednesday, July 16, 9 a.m., meet at the Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City.
Join Nicole and Jerry Misfeldt for a day of exploration in memory of Toni Fauver, beloved local naturalist and artist. Wear comfortable shoes, take a snack/lunch and plenty of water. The location and duration will be determined based on the wildflower "show." Call Marnie at 530-583-1762 for more information and to register. Cost is $25 member / $30 non-member.
Whitney Wednesday at the Winery
Truckee River Winery is hosting a fundraising event to continue with the Friends of FightHardy Whitney Wednesdays on July 16. Please join the Friends from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Proceeds from sales will go to Whitney Hardy, a Truckee native, who was involved in an accident while out on an evening run on Feb. 20. She was hit by a car and suffered major head injuries. Help Truckee River Winery raise money for Whitney's long road to recovery and help her family get through this struggle.
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Free Life Enrichment Series begins
The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting it's summertime Life Enrichment Series starting Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. July 16, Yoga with Coral Rose, beginner 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.
Kids, build a Seaperch ROV
Tahoe Maritime Museum is holding summer camps July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6 utilizing the Seaperch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to scientific theory, problem solving, design and exploration of Lake Tahoe in a way that makes science and technology real. Students will build their own fully functional ROV's capable of descending to depths greater than 100'. At the conclusion of each build session students will have the opportunity to send their ROVs into the lake to look for sunken artifacts. This is a three-day camp meeting from 1-4 p.m. each day. Cost $120. Open to everyone ages 11-18.
Program meets criteria for Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge. Merit Badge Counselor on site.
To register contact Museum Educator Anton Kushlan 530-525-9253, ext. 103.
Historic Tahoe City Walking Tour
North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is offering a free, guided tour of the legends, facts and history of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City. Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. meet in front of Blue Agave; 425 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Lead by resident Karen Willcuts, the tour includes facts and figures about Lake Tahoe and information about the stunning wilderness surrounding the lake. Tahoe's colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home. For more information call the Gatekeeper's Museum at 530-583-1762.
Volunteer docents for Watson Cabin needed
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society depends on volunteers to keep Watson Cabin open during the summer months. If you enjoy local history and visiting with tourists, then you may be an ideal docent! Volunteer once a month, twice a month or weekly. Call Javier at 530-583-1762 for more information and to sign up. Visit http://www.northtahoemuseums.org.
Docents needed for Old Jail Museum
Like local history? Like to tell visitors about that history, the Truckee Donner Historical Society is recruiting docents for the Old Truckee Jail. If you like history of the Jail or the surrounding area, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. The jail is open on the weekends through mid-September. The shifts are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The scheduling is flexible, TDHS wants to match your availability. The Historical Society does all the training. Contact the Truckee Donner Historical Society at 530-582-0893 or email@example.com.
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 visit http://www.artsinwellness.org.
Garden Tour funds to showcase seven gardens
The Lake of the Sky Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring seven gardens on Lake Tahoe's West Shore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Tahoe Tree Co. in Tahoe City; The Villager in Truckee; Perennial in Tahoe Vista; and High Sierra in Incline Village, Nev. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Margaret Radebold at 408-568-8553. Tickets sell out for this event and may not be available on day of the tour.
Funds raised go back to the community with grants for beautification and education and scholarships for local students entering horticulture, landscaping or environment related fields. For more information contact Helga Roghers, tour chairperson at 530-546-4294.
Savvy Dog training classes
Summer classes are in full swing with more starting in August. Puppy Socialization for young pups starts on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Puppy II for adolescents will begin Thursday, Aug. 14 and Basic Obedience / Good Manners for adult dogs starts on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Find more information about all classes at http://www.thesavvydog.net or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.