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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment http://www.tahoe.com.

Parents' Night Out

Parents' Night Out will be held this Friday, Oct. 3, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. This is a child care program for children ages birth-12 years of age. You can drop in and pick up any time between 6-10 p.m. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. All are welcome. Activities include: Recreation, Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Call 530-583-1534 or visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.

My Morning Out

My Morning Out is held weekly each Tuesday morning 9 a.m.-noon at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. This is a child care program for children ages birth-5 years old. A donation of $10 per child per session is requested. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Call 530-583-1534 or visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.

Arts In Wellness fall creative groups

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Step into a meaningful world of authentic fullness through original creative expression and celebrate yourself as a creative Divine spirit. Sharing during the "check-in" is confidential and in the interest of time and focus, supportive group affirmation kept to a minimum. The group is closed after the second week. Kings Beach Creative Group meets at the Kings Beach Community House, Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 to Dec. 22. Following "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.

Facilitated by Jennifer Schiessl, Arts In Wellness board member. Truckee Creative Group will meet at For Goodness Sake, Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m., Oct. 9 to Jan. 22 following "The Prosperous Heart" by Julia Cameron. Facilitated by Susie Alexander, Arts In Wellness founder and executive director.

To register, visit artsinwellness.org.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated to meet

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7, 11:15 a.m. in the EAA building, Truckee Tahoe Airport. A luncheon catered by Little Red Truck will cost $20. Hear Republican candidates for Truckee Town Council, Tahoe Forest Hospital Board and explanation of statewide ballot propositions. All interested Republicans are invited. RSVP to cherylastull@sbcglobal.net or call 530-587-2042.

Bunnies, Beatles and Birds!

The Nevada County Fish And Wildlife Commission, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Board Room, Truckee Sanitary District, 12304 Joeger Road.

Dr. T. Will Richardson, co-founder and co-executive director of the Tahoe institute for Natural Science (TINS) will speak about research focusing on:

Montane rabbits: The Truckee/Tahoe area has three species of rabbits and hares that occupy a critical link in the food web between vegetation and medium to large predators. Richardson

will tell us about TINS's research work on white-tailed jackrabbits and snowshoe hares.

Tiger beetles: TINS had a unique opportunity to study the ecology of tiger beetles living along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Will will discuss the the results of that pilot study and the collaboration with a Russian biologist that led to the study.

Swainson's Thrush: Swainson's Thrush have become alarmingly rare throughout the Sierra Nevada. Will will describe TINS's research to determine the breeding range, breeding success, survivorship, wintering ranges and migratory routes for Swainson Thrush populations in the Sierra Nevada. TINS began deploying optical geo-locators on territorial thrushes during the summer of 2014 to help answer research questions.

For info email rwbutler338@att.net.

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today's happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

For any questions and directions call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book "Italian Now" may be purchased through amazon.com.

'Water' opening reception

A water-themed exhibit of community art is coming to the Community Recreation center. WATER features paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. The opening reception on Friday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m., will feature art, live music, and refreshments. The show will be on display from October 2014 through January 2015.

Register for Truckee River Day

Time to grab gloves, shovels and boots and take family and friends to the 19th annual Truckee River Day on Sunday, Oct. 19. Volunteers may choose from half or full day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty.

There will be 12-15 projects, which start at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. and finish between 2 and 3 p.m.

The River Fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Granite Flat Campground. This community event is presented in partnership with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships. The fair features environmental activities and the annual fish release at 3 p.m. Food will be provided by Northstar California. Everyone is invited to the fair even if you're not involved in restoration projects.

To participate visit TruckeeRiverWC.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 10.

Chocolate, Wine and Roses

Since 1988, chocolate and wine fans throughout Tahoe, Truckee and beyond have supported Tahoe SAFE Alliance by attending the Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival. Tickets are on sale now for this important fundraiser and this year attendees will be in for a real treat.

Two of the most notable changes this year are the addition of a wine walk and tableside chocolate tasting. The 26th Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival will be held Nov. 8, 5:30-10 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Grand Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. Tables of 10 are available for $1,250. Ticket sales, sponsorship, and event information are available at http://www.tahoechocolatefestival.org or by calling 775-298-0010.