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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calf. — 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

Fall lacrosse sign ups open

The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Parks Department (TDRPD) fall lacrosse program is offering local youths an opportunity to learn the sport with Stanford University Coach Drew Virk, as well as the Tahoe Dawgs Men’s Lacrosse Club, during special “guest coaching” sessions. Virk, former collegiate and professional lacrosse player will direct several of the team’s practices. Tahoe Dawgs will be provide a learning experience when they take on the TDRPD’s Truckee Tribe in a Reno scrimmage, designed to give the kids an on-field, live-action coaching session. Sign up for the fall program, held Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-6 p.m. at Riverview Sports Park by calling the TDRPD at 530-582-7720. Registration will remain open until Sept. 16.

Join Slow Food

Slow Food USA members are the lifeblood of its organization, providing the necessary financial support to power the organization’s devotion to living slow and making “good, clean and fair food for all” a reality. Slow Food Membership allows its members to connect with like-minded people. Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s offers annual workshops on canning, backyard chicken raising, and homebrewing along with a High Sierra Edible Garden Tour, Cooking Outside the Box (Community Supported Agriculture-inspired dinner and cooking demo) and live Local Chefs’ Challenge. Join Slow Food now at Click on the red “become a member” button on the home page.

Cannabis Initiative meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. at Zano’s Family Italian Restaurant, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Speaker: Vice Chair Gary Bryant. Subjects: Petition signing for Nevada County Medical Cannabis Initiative; to overturn current County ordinance and return to Prop 215 regulation. Seeking volunteers to help activate the party in Truckee. Pizza will be provided (drinks not included). Open to the public. For information call 530-575-7932.

AAUW The Big Picture

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m., Tahoe Yacht Club, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. California American Association of University Women president Alicia Hetman will present “AAUW The Big Picture.” Learn how the organization works to support educational and economical equality for women. NT AAUW also offers social gatherings for gourmet, book, hand-crafts, and bridge enthusiasts and more. Please call 530-582-9016 or 775-831-9438 or email for more information.

River Talk for Weed Warriors

Truckee River Watershed Council, Thursday, Sept. 12, noon, 10418 Donner Pass Road, # B, Truckee. The River Talk is a one-hour virtual tour of a few Truckee River Watershed Council projects. Not a Weed Warrior yet? Learn more about the work to restore and protect rivers, streams, and meadows, and share your comments and feedback. Visit

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the annual Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14. Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and (of course!) live student music. All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. To register for the 30-mile, 60-mile or 100-mile rides, visit

Class of 1973 to hold reunion

The Truckee-Tahoe High School Class of 1973 will hold their 40th re-union at the home of Art and Kim Diaz in Truckee on Sept 14., 1 p.m. The fee is $25 per person. Other classes are welcome to join in the festivities. Contact Art Diaz for other details or to RSVP by email to or call 530-550-8911.

Resorting to madness?

The Friends of Squaw Valley invite you to a special showing of the documentary, “Resorting to Madness,” followed by an interactive discussion with its producer Hunter Sykes. The film addresses the impacts of the modern ski resort industry on mountain communities and environments. Included is footage and interviews from dozens of ski areas, experts, and concerned community members throughout North America. The event will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m., and will include an update on the KSL proposed development. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Wonderful raffle prizes will be available.

Write a Better Blog

What do your readers need? How can you write posts that increase your audience and highlight your strengths? This workshop will help you develop your blog purpose, build your audience, and polish memorable posts with fresh energy. Get specific constructive feedback on improving your writing. Cost is $40, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For info contact Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or

Latino College Night

Learning Bridge of the Sierra and the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District are co-sponsoring Latino College Night on Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Beach Elementary in Spanish. Learning Bridge of the Sierra, a local nonprofit, offers help to English and Spanish speakers with the college application, financial aid, and completion process through one-on-one counseling service, Life After High School, on a sliding scale. TTUSD counselors are also expert resources for college admission and financial aid.

Final free Summer Music Series concert

The last Summer Music Series Concert is Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater. MONTANA, one of the most popular bands in the history of the Summer Music Series plays the Santana sound. The concert was originally scheduled for Aug. 21, but was cancelled due to thunder showers. As always, Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District brings you free concerts for your listening enjoyment.

Truckee Tahoe Republican Women

The September general meeting of the Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11:15 a.m. at Rosie’s Cafe in Tahoe City. The speaker will be Susan Tully, National Field Director, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Luncheon meeting cost is $20, pay at the door. Any interested Republican is welcome. Please RSVP to or 530-587-2042.

Party for state test scores

In celebration of the fantastic gains with state test scores (a 24 point increase), Truckee Elementary School, in collaboration with Alder Creek Middle School is having a party! This will be a dance celebration with healthy desserts supplied by the nutrition department. The students and teachers worked very hard and it paid off. All are invited to Truckee Elementary School on Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m. Contact Eileen Driscoll, community liaison, Truckee Elementary School at 530-582-2650, ext. 3661 or

Music lessons and classes

Tahoe Music Institute is currently registering students for fall session of lessons and classes, which are taught by highly qualified and motivated instructors. Lessons are available to students of all ages in piano, guitar, bass, voice, woodwind, brass, and percussion. This season’s classes include an adult guitar class, a youth chorus, a jazz combo, and a chamber music series. Lessons and classes start after Labor Day. For more information visit or call Shauna at 530-581-0618. Tahoe Music Institute is located in Tahoe City.

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