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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Movie Night

People vs. The State of Illusion

Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m., Truckee High School Theater, free event, donations gratefully accepted

This film questions the nature of reality. Through an examination of perceptions, beliefs and imagination, makes you both judge and jury in what will be the most important trial you will ever witness. This must-see psychological movie includes as expert witnesses some of the nation’s leading thinkers in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, and consciousness theory, including Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Candace Pert, Debbie Ford, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Robert Jahn, Dr. Peter Senge, Brenda Dunne, and Dr. Michael Vandermark.

“Following in the footsteps of films such as ‘What the Bleep Do We (K)now!?’ and ‘The Secret,’ this film takes what was introduced and expands it where the viewer can relate on an every day level. It gives a comprehensible meaning to emotional intelligence … In an age where so many people are hurting and searching for the key to their happiness, this film puts the key in the viewer’s hands and challenges them to see they can unlock their own prison…” — The Reel


“The Sky’s the Limit” friendraiser

Big Brothers Big Sisters presents “The Sky’s the Limit” friendraiser, Thursday, May 30, 6-8 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport terminal. For five years, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ local mentoring programs have been helping at-risk youth in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe communities reach their full potential with the help of caring adult mentors. Nicknamed “The Sky’s the Limit,” the event will be hosted by local pilots and wine connoisseurs Tom Grossman, John Jones and family.

Guests will enjoy passed appetizers while sampling great wines and browsing through the Truckee Tahoe Airport’s new terminal building, which will be decorated with paintings and photography by local artists. Local pilots and aircraft owners will also be on hand offering tours of their private aircraft and even the chance to take scenic tours of the region.

Completed in April 2012, the new terminal building incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the airport’s runways and the Martis Valley, as well as a number of innovative green-building design details.

Tickets are available in limited quantities for a $40 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and can be reserved in advance by making a donation at Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

For information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Truckee Program Manager Peggy Martin at 530-587-7717 or Visit

Dog Training Classes at Savvy Dog Training and Education Center

Calling dogs of all ages! Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes start on Monday, June 10, and Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners starts Tuesday, June 11. Want to do something fun with your dog? Try “My Dog Can Do That!” — Teaching Tricks which begins on Wednesday, June 12. Find more information about all classes at or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Dr. C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.

Two Bills Memorial Community Benefit Raffle and Golf Tournament

The 20th annual “Two Bills Memorial Golf Tournament” sponsored by the Tahoe City Recreation Association will begin Friday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. with a raffle in the Club House at the Tahoe City Golf Course. There will be free appetizers and a Para Mutual. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. Raffle prizes include a brand new golf bag and a Sunnyside dinner.

The golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Tahoe City Golf Course beginning with a 9 a.m. P-51 Fly Over Start and a four-person team scramble. The $130 player fee includes lunch, dinner, golfers raffle, lots of tee swag and a huge dose of fun! Tee sponsorships are available.

This annual tournament is a community fundraiser with proceeds donated to youth programs in the North Lake Tahoe area through grants and scholarships. For more info call Wally Auerbach at 530-448-1231.

All elementary school book drive

School Year-End Book Drive! All TTUSD elementary schools are now holding a book drive and accepting donations of used books in good condition appropriate for elementary school students. Looking for picture books, early chapter books and chapter books. Before the last day of school, the elementary school students will be able to select several “new” donated books to take home for summer reading. Donations can be dropped off at Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe Lake, Glenshire, and Donner Trails Elementary schools, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School or at the Excellence in Education office through June 13. Email for more information.

Former Truckee resident excels at CSU research competition

Each spring more than 200 students representing campuses through the CSU system gather on one of the campuses to present the results of their original research, scholarship and creative work to panels of judges.

The competition is grouped into 10 categories: Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Business, Economics, and Public Administration; Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Engineering and Computer Science; Humanities and Letters; Creative Arts and Design; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences; Education; and Interdisciplinary.

Cal Poly sent 10 students whose projects included a study on using heat responsiveness to “heal” damaged coatings, research on improving engineered blood vessels, and a case study analysis of initiatives aimed at solving hunger around the world.

Allee Macrorie and Bijan Ghaffari, undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students from Truckee and Boulder, Colo., respectively, won first in the Education category for their project in which they used their knowledge of nuclear magnetic resonance-based kinetics to design laboratory experiments for undergraduate chemistry classes.

All participants were first nominated by their respective colleges and then selected in a preliminary competition at Cal Poly. Final competitors submitted written papers and made oral presentations to juries of experts.

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