North Lake Tahoe 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

Journal in the garden

Thursday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, 1475 Commonwealth Drive, Kings Beach. Cost is $25. Join fellow writers in a lovely English garden to begin journaling for the first time or to become inspired to begin again. This class is taught by Jeannine Karnofsky, artist, teacher, long-time journaler. A light lunch and lively conversation is included. For reservations call 530-386-4054 or

Grace Giving on Wheels

Provides free food and clothing to those in the 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.

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.

A+ fall registration announced

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Where your children will be nurtured through their educational journey? Then A+ is the place. Ten of their teachers have a Bachelor’s degree, and two have their Master’s. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School, Tahoe State Preschool, and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

Their goal is to assist your child to complete and check homework for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. A bus pass is required. A+ is fully licensed by the state of California. A+ Preschool is for children who are 3 and 4 years of age. They must be toilet trained and ready for group experience. Full day and half day care, five days a week. A+ provides transportation from Tahoe Community Nursery School. Preschoolers attending Tahoe State Preschool may ride the district school bus from Tahoe Lake School. A+ Preschool is fully licensed by the state of California. Registration is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call Nell Jackson at 583-1534. A+ is located at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Visit

Stargazing party with Astronomical Society Of Nevada

Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m., Meet at the Martis Creek Lake campground amphitheater, Highway 267 to Martis Creek Lake, turn left, follow directions to campground, park outside of campground and follow sign to amphitheater that is to the left as you enter the campground loop. Please call 530-587-8113 for more info and handicap access. Visit

Sign up for Family Resource Center infant classes

“Birthing from Within” is a child birth preparation class facilitated by child birth mentor and doula Marissa Mignone. This series of five Saturday morning classes, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. will begin Sept. 7. “Baby Massage” is a series of four classes for parents of infants, newborn to crawling. The class will be taught on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The series of four classes is $48 and scholarships are available. “Baby and Me” is a six-class series for parents and infants under 12 months taught by longtime lactation consultant and nursing professional Cindy Bansen, beginning on Friday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The series of six classes is $72 and scholarships are available.

Email, leave a message at 530-587-2513, ext. 110 or stop by the Family Resource Center at 11695 Donner Pass Road in Truckee to register.

Dining for Schools Cards to go on sale

Dine for half off at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card.

New this year, the Foundation welcomes Restaurant Trokay, Tavern 6330 and TC’s Pub at Northstar to the program. The Dining for Schools Card costs $50 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) Sunday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 9, 2013 and Sunday, April 6 through Thursday, June 19, 2014. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs contributing more than $40,000 annually to the organization’s giving programs.

KidZone Museum classes

Ages: 10 months to 2-and-a-half years old with parents, Tuesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8, 9-9:45 a.m. Teacher: Stephanie Blume. Members $20 for six-week session. Non-members $20, plus daily admission. Youngest museum explorers will experience a sticky or messy art activity and the ability to explore the museum until 10 a.m. Exploritorium: Session I “Structures & Building,” science room KidZone Museum. Ages: 3-5 with parents, Sept. 3-Oct. 8, 10-11 a.m. Teacher: Stephanie Blume. Members $30 for six-week session. Non-members $30 plus daily admission. Art and science concepts through hands-on learning activities. Class size will be full at 10 children. Visit or call 530-587-KIDS (5437). KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

‘High Sierra Edible Garden Tour’

Slow Food Lake Tahoe will host a guided tour of beautiful High Sierra Edible Gardens, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Prosser and Truckee edible gardens of all shapes and sizes will be visited, from a four-season growing dome to a single-family, backyard veggie garden. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started. This event builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect the community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food by getting people to share ideas on how to grow their own good, clean and fair food. Send an email to to purchase tickets. Cost is $10 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $15 for non-members. For additional information about Slow Food Lake Tahoe and upcoming events visit

Seeking ‘Woman of Distinction’

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is currently seeking nominations for the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women helping Women (locally known as the Woman of Distinction Award since 1984). This program honors women who use their personal or professional influence to improve the lives of other women. Consider the prestige and recognition this program affords your nominee. Feel free to nominate yourself, someone within your club, workplace, other affiliations, agency, or someone else you feel deserves the recognition. Contact Lenni Charter no later than Sept. 10 at if you have any comments or questions. Soroptimist thanks you for your thoughtful consideration.

Career and technical education day, Oct. 4

Sierra College, Rocklin has funded one bus for interested Tahoe Truckee Unified School District high school students, counselors and teachers to attend the annual Career and Technical Education open house on the Rocklin campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 4. All interested high school juniors and seniors should see their counselor for details and a permission slip. The bus will depart North Tahoe High School at 7 a.m., Truckee High School at 7:30 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. Attendees may also arrive by private transportation. A completed TTUSD permission slip is required. Availability is first come, first serve. For details, visit high school counselor.

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