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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Get your bus pass

TTUSD Transportation bus pass sales are set to begin for the 2013/14 school year. The following days and times transportation and food service staff will be available for bus pass processing and food service eligibility applications. Aug. 7 and 8 at Boys & Girls Club, Kings Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also find at the following “Back to School” events: Wolverine Days, Truckee High School, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Laker Days, North Tahoe School, Aug. 20, grades ninth-12th, 9 a.m.-noon; grades fifth-eighth, noon-3 p.m.; Cougar Days at Alder Creek Middle School, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and again Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Kings Beach Library fun

Summer fun continues! Thursday, Aug. 8, 2-3 p.m., “Computers with Carl.” Take your questions or an open mind to learn all kinds of new and interesting things. Carl is co-owner of Tahoe Tech Group in Tahoe Vista. Friday, Aug. 9, 3-4 p.m. a visit from “Wild Things!” This exotic animal show is always popular and well attended. Sunday, Aug. 18, The Friends of the Kings Beach Library invite you get “lei’d” at the Library Luau! This fundraiser will include roasted pig, Hawaiian side dishes, no host beer and wine, ukulele music, a hula contest, silent auction and fun and raucous time. Tickets are available at the Kings Beach Library, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Tech Group, and the North Tahoe Conference Center. Advance tickets are $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 for families. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021.

Win a bamboo Wai SUP

A raffle sponsored by The Sports Exchange to support the local Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Programs, includes carbonite paddle. Cost is one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20. No need to be present to win. Drawing to be held on Aug. 8 at Downtown Truckee Thursdays. Call Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600 for more information and ticket locations.

14th Annual Children’s Environmental Science Day

Spend the day with scientists on Saturday, Aug. 10, learning about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe. The 14th annual Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). More than 40 interactive science activities will be available for children ages 6 and up. Visitors will get up close and personal with fish and microscopic zooplankton from Lake Tahoe, learn about native species in the Tahoe Basin, and test the water quality of a stream, and more. Free ice cream will be provided from 2-4 p.m. by Susie Scoops of Incline Village. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located on the Sierra Nevada College campus at 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Visit or call 775-881-7560. To volunteer or participate, email Hannah Leigh at or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

English tutor training in Truckee

You can help adults in the Truckee community improve their reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills. Volunteer today to become a literacy and or ESL Tutor with the Read Up! Program based out of the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training on Monday, Aug. 12. Books and training are provided. Read Up! is a free tutoring service. Literacy/ESL tutoring is an enjoyable and productive opportunity to give back to the community. You do need to read, write and speak English well. Some Spanish is helpful but not required. You must be at least 18 years of age, available two hours per week and be patient and flexible. Also, good communication skills and the ability to listen are required. Do you wish to meet people, develop friendships and make a difference? Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up Coordinator at 530-575-7030 for more information.

Gourmet asado benefit

The 20th Anniversary Gourmet Asado for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation (LTSCF) will be held at the Quist estate at 2340 Sunnyside Lane in Tahoe City on Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. The LTSCF offers financial assistance every year to dozens of alpine ski racers in the North Tahoe / Truckee area. In addition to the Argentinian asado, food is prepared by top local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with a grand prize of an Apple iPad Mini. Raffle tickets will be available at the event or Picnic Café in Tahoe City. Event tickets can be purchased online at For more information contact Kirsten Appleton at 916-599-1562, or visit

Creative Writing: Tap Into Your Imagination

Starting Sept. 5 Sierra College is offering a creative writing class called “Tap into Your Imagination,” taught by Karen Terrey, MFA. This class meets four Thursday nights 6-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 26. Through fun writing prompts and class discussions, connect the craft of writing with the edges of your imagination. Whether you are working on a writing project or want to start one, you will generate raw material through provocative in-class prompts. This class is for the novice as well as the more experienced writer looking to spice up their writing practice. Karen Terrey has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. The class costs $89. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling Sierra College at 916-781-6280 or online at

‘Unnatural Acts In And Near The Sierra Nevada’

The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will host a talk by UC Berkeley professor, Lynn Huntsinger, on “Unnatural Acts in the Sierra Nevada: fighting fires, gathering wild horses, and watering rare birds by accident,” at Jake’s on the Lake, in the Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City on Aug. 20. No host wine bar at 5:30 p.m., $20 dinner at 6 p.m. with program to follow. The talk asks the question: Is our love for nature perverse? Forest fires, wild horses, and secretive birds called black rails illustrate the complexities, unintended consequences, and future opportunities of recognizing the partnership of people and nature. The way people have shared nature is the problem … and can be the answer. Call 530-525-7579.

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