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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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Dog training classes

Start the new year off right! Puppy Socialization and Basic Obedience/ Good Manners classes start on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and Adolescent Obedience/Good Manners class starts on Thursday, Jan. 9. Find more information about all classes on-line 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.

Coffee and conversation

Dr. Rob Leri, superintendent-chief learning officer for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) invites the community to join him for coffee and conversation about making TTUSD’s vision a reality.

Leri will share the draft Pathways Strategic Plan for TTUSD, and will seek input on the eight goals of the plan and associated strategic actions identified thus far.

The meetings will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m., District Office Board Room, Truckee, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and Thursday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., Tahoe Lake Elementary School auditorium, 375 Grove St., Tahoe City.

Healthy Cooking for Kids

Instructor: Jan Marcacci, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, first through third grade, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; fourth through sixth grade 4:45-6 p.m. Cost: $120 per six-week session plus $30 materials fee due at time of registration.

Explore easy and creatively healthy options that are fun and tasty to make. Children will roll sushi, grind and prepare nut butters and sweet breakfast jams, toss pizzas and more. Register at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City or call 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants are required for classes to commence, spread the word and sign up now.

‘ZIP’ into the library!

Kings Beach and Tahoe City Library folks are excited about the Placer County “ZIP” program. If they don’t carry the book or audiobook you want, KBL will buy it from Amazon and ship it to your house — for free. You return it to KBL at your convenience and they add it to their collection. Call Kings Beach or Tahoe City Library for more details. Jan. 9, 2-3 p.m., Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group donates his expertise to answer niggling computer questions and shed light on new tech trends. On Jan. 23, Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a class on computer basics. All levels encouraged at these free classes. Preschool storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., and a new year-new event is children’s Crazy Craftime every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Call for details to improve your English with the newly formed Saturday group class. Language Café meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community House in Kings Beach. Work one-on-one to improve your English or Spanish. Call the Kings Beach Library at 530-546-2021 or stop by 301 Secline St. for more information on any of these events.

Game for dinner?

Celebrity chef, Susur Lee of the Lee and Bent restaurants in Toronto will serve as a guest chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Chef Lee will prepare a four-course, prix fixe menu at Manzanita, Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30-9 p.m. A “Game Dinner” menu created and prepared by Chef Lee may be reserved at Manzanita by calling 530-562-3053. The cost is $110 per person, or $150 per person with wine pairings. Find them on or @RitzCarlton #laketahoe.

Workshop series for nonprofit board members

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s four-part High Functioning Board Series allows board members to learn firsthand from local nonprofit experts beginning Monday, Jan. 13, 5-7:30 p.m., continuing every two weeks through Feb. 24 at the United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 236 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

The four-series workshop starts with Know Your Job: The Roles and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member. The series is sponsored by Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP, Certified Public Accountants. Attendees of all four sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion: CNL Board Leadership Series. For cost, information and sign up call 530-265-5600; visit

Tangled Roots Writing workshops

Write a Better Blog: Develop your blog purpose, build your audience, and polish memorable posts with fresh energy. Get specific constructive feedback, Jan. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., cost is $40.

Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop: Learn new ways to approach language and craft through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Generate new material in a fun, supportive group. Garner crazy new ideas for your writing and creative process, Feb. 3-March 17 (no class Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., cost is $140.

Do you wait for inspiration to strike? (otherwise known as procrastination). Get individual coaching college application essays, business writing, book projects and discuss your goals with Karen Terrey. For full workshop schedule and editing/coaching contact at, 530-386-3901,, or find Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.

Irish Step Dancing and Scottish Highland Dancing

Instructor: Lindsey Marcacci, Jan. 14-Feb.18, cost $96 per six week session.

Irish Step Dancing: Tuesdays; Wee Irish, ages 5 to 7, 3:30-4:3 p.m.; Youth Irish, ages 8 to 12, 4:45-5:45 p.m.; Teen/ Adult Irish, ages 13+.

Scottish Highland Dance: Wednesdays; Wee Highland, ages 5 to 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Youth Highland, ages 8 to 12, 4:45-5:45 p.m.; Teen/ Adult Highland, ages 13+.

Irish Step Dancing and Scottish Highland Dancing is a fun way to keep fit! Both classes feature a beginning syllabus so even novices will have a rewarding experience! Proper body alignment, footwork and traditional steps will be explored in a relaxed environment. Comfortable clothing is advised. Soft ballet slippers and tap shoes are a plus, but not required.

Register at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City or call 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants are required for the six week series of classes to commence, spread the word and sign up now!

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers class, meeting

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will host their January meeting Jan. 16, 6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. This will be a social event to review 2013 and look forward to 2014 activities. New members are welcome to come and discover the best source for understanding fly fishing our local waters.

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Village revised plan meeting

In an event sponsored by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC and the Squaw Valley Property Owners Association, Chevis Hosea, vice president of the village development at Squaw, will present the village revised plan on Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m. in the Olympic Valley Lodge. Alex Fisch, the Placer County planner for the village, will describe the environmental impact review process. Questions are encouraged. A no-host bar with light appetizers will follow the presentations. There is no charge for the event.

Frieda Klein painting class

Every Tuesday for six weeks, 5:30-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 21. Class is held at Frieda’s studio in downtown Tahoe City, 140 Sierra Terrace Road. (one block east of Safeway).

The class is about painting creatively, encouraging each person’s unique ability and process. Cost: $35 per class or $30 (if paid in advance). Includes all supplies and a snack.

Frieda Klein has been giving art classes for 40 years. She has worked privately with both children and adults. For 12 years she was on the Sierra Nevada College art department faculty. Her paintings have been exhibited in many galleries and museums over the years.

For more information contact Frieda at 530-583-9392 or email:

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