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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

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Poet Night

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or your favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems! The Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for information.

Great Sierra River Clean Up

A project of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in coordination with the California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturdya, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Choose one of two sites to meet other passionate river advocates and cleanup: Confluence of Donner Creek and the Truckee River off West River Street, and Truckee River Glenshire Bridge, access off Glenshire Dive. Due to local construction, access Glenshire Bridge access via the Hirschdale exit off I-80. Water provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, suncreen and reusable water bottles.

Monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute is introducing a Monthly Movie Night Series, which will host it’s partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. Director Shane Anderson embarks on a quest to begin a movement to reenact real change not only for the steelhead but for all ecosystems. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit for tickets and information.

‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

The California Highway Patrol, Truckee area, set to host a Age Well, Drive Smart Class at the CHP Truckee office. “With Californians living longer, healthier lives it is imperative that we, (the CHP) are helping the aging population keep their perishable tools sharp when it comes to driving a vehicle,” said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, CHP Truckee Area Commander.

The goal of the program is to help California’s seniors maintain their driving independence while they can safely drive.

Seniors can tune up their driving skills, refresh their rules of the road knowledge, and learn about normal age-related physical and mental changes and how to adjust on Friday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the CHP Truckee office, 10077 SR-89 South.

Register for the class by calling 530-582-7570 (space is limited).

Film Festival volunteers needed

Volunteer for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 26 and 27 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee.

Mountain Area Preservation is looking for volunteers to help with poster-ing, greeting, social media marketing, ticket sales, food service, recycling and zero waste team, wristband checkers, First Aid (licensed medical staff) set-up, tear-down, vendor booths and the national sponsor table.

Split shifts are available. First come, first serve for early shift volunteers. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Riley at or call the MAP office at 530-582-6751.

Volunteers will receive a pass for the day worked and a goodie bag. A mid-September volunteer meeting will be scheduled to include a film viewing.

Pancake breakfast to support seniors

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on Oct. 5, 8-11:30 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Tahoe Forest Hospital Volunteers.

Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. Arrive early!

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club to host Military Ball

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the IVCB Veteran’s Club will host a Military Ball at The Chateau in Incline Village. The World War II and Korean War theme will honor all veterans with a special focus on those having served during these two conflicts.

The Ball events include an era-appropriate dinner for guests, spouses and significant others. Entertainment will be provided with a band playing 1940s and 50s tunes. A semi-formal affair, appropriate attire includes coat and tie for men and dresses or gowns for ladies. Active duty and veterans may wear military mess uniforms with decorations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a receiving line. A no host cocktail hour will precede dinner, followed by dancing.

Tickets are $40, must be purchased by Oct. 6 and are available at the IVGID Recreation Center Desk. Raffle tickets ($10) are available. The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the Grand Hyatt-San Diego with airfare provided by Southwest Airlines. Call Senior Program Staff at 775-831-1302 for information.