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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

Create a Ceremonial Talking Stick

Trails and Vistas workshop, Saturday, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee. Take small beads, feathers and special ribbon you may want to add to your Ceremonial Talking stick. Sticks are provided, though you are welcome to supply your own. Open to all levels of experience, fourth-grade up to adults. Materials and aprons are provided. Suggested donation $15. Sign up with

‘She Is Safe’ brunch

Aug. 24, 10 a.m., St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village. The issue of sex trafficking is one that affects women and girls here and around the world. Michele Rickett, president and founder of She Is Safe ( will speak about “Setting the Captives Free,” and discuss action steps to take. Michele is a best-selling author of two books published by Intervarsity Press, “Daughters of Hope” and “Forgotten Girls.” She has traveled the world to establish effective partnerships with rescue and recovery centers that help women and girls in dire circumstances. The event will feature a brunch on the church patio at 10 a.m., followed by Michele’s talk. The brunch is $10 for individuals, $25 for families. For more information contact Millie Clarke at

Meeks Bay book and bake sale

The Meeks Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Annual Book & Bake Sale on Sunday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Mariani Plaza (“Downtown Tahoma” where the post office is located) on Highway 89. The sale will offer home-baked goods featuring cookies, breads, muffins and more. There will also be a large selection of paperback books including fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, sci-fi, cookbooks, war/adventure, kids books, and more. The “best selling” Meeks Bay Ladies Auxiliary cookbook will also be available, with recipes from some of Tahoe’s best chefs! Popular Meeks Bay Fire T-shirts, and Teddy bears will also be available.

Money raised by the Ladies Auxiliary is donated to the Meeks Bay Fire District for the purchase of much-needed equipment. The Auxiliary has been a major funding source for the District for years. For information on this event or the Meeks Bay Ladies Auxiliary call Carol Endicott at 530-525-1970.

Quality Automotive and Smog a ‘STAR’

Truckee now has a STAR Test and Repair Smog Station for vehicles needing STAR smog testing. Quality Automotive and Smog, a licensed vehicle repair and smog test facility, earned the classification from the Bureau of Automotive Repair by maintaining a superior level of compliance in smog testing. “As requirements for smog testing in California change, drivers can depend on us to advise them on what is needed to keep their vehicle emissions within California directives,” said owner Bill Greeno. According to the Quality Automotive and Smog website, the new level of classification is one more step to providing the highest quality service, “whether it’s maintenance, repairs or smog testing, we intend to be the best at what we do.” Quality Automotive and Smog is the only STAR Test and Repair facility in Truckee. Quality Automotive and Smog is located in the Crossroads/SaveMart Center behind Bill’s Rotisserie. For more information call 530-587-1933, visit http://www.qualityautomotiveandsmog or drop by and meet the staff.

Grace Giving on Wheels

Provides free food and clothing to those in our community who are in need. The trailer will be located at Sierra Tires in Kings Beach, on the corner of Highway 267 and North Tahoe Boulevard, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please stop by.

Women’s bike repair clinic

Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Gear and Grind Café, 690 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Join SheJumps and the Gear and Grind Café for a women’s bike repair clinic. Learn how to effortlessly fix a flat, repair a broken chain, and troubleshoot brakes and gears in the middle of your ride to keep your bike running smoothly! This all-female clinic will be tailored to the attendees’ needs and is a great way to meet fellow bike riders. Cost: $5 suggested donation gets you a raffle ticket! Visit and, or

Judge Vernon Honeymoon Paddle

Sunday, Sept. 1. The paddle community is invited to a fun, free, “Paddle-In” ending at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach in time for the town photo at 2 p.m. Stand up and prone boards, kayaks, canoes, outriggers, windsurfers, air mattresses and flotation devices of your choice are welcome. Participants can put in at any location and take a leisurely paddle to arrive at the beach at 2 p.m. This is an informal paddle, open to all non- powered watercraft and is family oriented. The photo will be taken from the air, and you need to be on, or just in front of the beach to be included in the photo. Immediately following the photo, is the Sunday free concert for all to enjoy.

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