North Lake Tahoe community announcements |

North Lake Tahoe community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Cafli. — 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 published in the print edition news space permitting.

Workshop on the Draft Squaw Creek Restoration Plan

Tuesday, June 18, 6-9 p.m., Squaw Valley Public Service District Community Meeting Room, 305 Squaw Valley Road (same building as the SV Fire Station).

Squaw Valley Real Estate, LLC will co-host a workshop with the Friends of Squaw Creek to preview a draft conceptual plan of the Squaw Creek Restoration Plan, and to collect feedback from stakeholders. Experts on the topic have been invited to participate.

It is anticipated Phase 1 of the proposed Village at Squaw Valley project will break ground in the summer of 2015. As a component of Phase 1 of the four-phase project, Squaw Valley Real Estate will restore Squaw Creek along the project boundary’s north reach. Restoration efforts will include enhancing floodplain and wetland functions and values, reducing sediment loading, improving aquatic habitat, and providing an aesthetic creek feature with interpretive and educational opportunities.

Balance Hydrologics, Inc. will present details for improving elements of Squaw Creek. The conceptual plan draws on prior and ongoing watershed analyses and channel restoration conceptual proposals, as well as additional analyses to evaluate historical watershed conditions, sediment transport dynamics, and hydrologic conditions.

The Friends of Squaw Creek (FoSC) is a grassroots organization formed in 2002. FoSC works collaboratively with Squaw Valley Real Estate, regulatory agencies, riparian landowners, and the local community to seek opportunities to enhance the watershed.

Kings Beach Library

Let the summer fun begin!

The Kings Beach Library’s twice monthly computer classes continue every second and fourth Thursdays. Next up is Carl Leblanc from Tahoe Tech Group on June 13, an open forum class 2-3 p.m. with a fabulous teaching style that caters to all levels. Lively preschool storytime every Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and more. It’s always a goofy and fun time. Upcoming: June 15, Summer Reading begins. Set reading goals and win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate. June 22 and July 13, Read with RUFF. Trained therapy dog who loves listening. Bring your reluctant reader or avid reader and share a book with Alice the Labradoodle. July 16, Special Kids’ event celebrating the library’s 25th anniversary in its present location. Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline St. Kings Beach, 530-546-2021. Watch for “Evenings by the Creek,” and Read, Write and Ride, a 4-H club program that encourages kids to set reading goals and be rewarded with horseback riding. Call for details.

Tahoe Music Institute summer music lessons and classes

Tahoe Music Institute is currently registering students for summer lessons and programs. Flexible lesson packages for students of all ages are available for piano, guitar, bass, voice, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruction. This year’s summer classes will include a brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, jazz and blues workshop, a children’s chorus, and an A Cappella chorus. Classes and lessons start June 17. For more information visit or call 530-581-0618.

Big A Club to open

Big A Club begins Friday, June 14. This program will run Tuesdays through Fridays June 14 through July 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages 3-12 are welcome. Donation of $5 per child per day unless otherwise noted on the Big A calendar. Each child will need to bring a lunch, snack, and a drink. There are special activities such as hiking, Wild Island, mini-golf, etc. each week. Stop by the church for a calendar of events or visit This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. Before and after care is also available on a drop in basis for children 4 years, nine-months-old through sixth grade (school age) from 7:30-10 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. Full day care at the church July 29 through Aug. 9 and Aug. 19-27, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. Note: All A+ will be closed Aug. 12-16. Call the church at 530-583-1534 for information.

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station Open House

Join UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) for an Open House at the Tahoe City Field Station (Historic Hatchery) at 2400 Lake Forest Road, Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the historic building, talk to TERC scientists about their work, and learn something new about Lake Tahoe. Local garden clubs will be on hand to give plant selection and gardening advice, and Red Truck of Truckee will sell food and beverages.

The UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station has evolved from its origins as a state fish hatchery to its current function as a field station for UC Davis researchers at Lake Tahoe. The Field Station houses the Eriksson Education Center, native plant demonstration garden, a small laboratory facility, and the equipment necessary for researchers to boat on, dive in, and scientifically examine Lake Tahoe.

For more information about the Open House, Green Thumb Gardening Series or volunteer opportunities, contact Kelsey Poole at 775-881-7560 ext. 7402 or, or visit

Free Community Recycling Day

The Town of Truckee, in partnership with Suddenlink, is happy to announce the 6th annual Electronic Waste Recycling event scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road. Residents are encouraged to drop off all their old electronic equipment for free recycling. Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, radios, telephones and fax machines are common electronic products that must be kept out of your household trash and recycled separately. All of these items plus more will be accepted during the annual collection event.

If you can’t make the event don’t worry – Electronics Waste may be recycled at the Eastern Regional Landfill (ERL), free of charge throughout the year. The Eastern Regional Landfill is located on Cabin Creek Road off Highway 89 south about three miles outside of the town of Truckee. ERL is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For details call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148. Keep your electronic waste separate from any trash and remember recycling electronics at ERL is free. Truckee Police Department to offer residents the opportunity to shred confidential paperwork on site at the Community Recycle Event, 9-11 a.m. only.

For more information contact Nichole Dorr, Town of Truckee at 530-582-2909 or email

Chili Cook-off announced

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the 5th Annual Truckee Chili Cookoff starting at noon on Saturday, June 22 at the Truckee Regional Park.

This community fundraiser will provide a day of inexpensive family fun with chili tasting, entertainment, great beer and a host of activities for adults and children alike.

The area’s best chili cooks will compete for top honors in the following categories: Restaurants, Non-profits, Individuals, and Best Overall. In addition, a People’s Choice Award will recognize the chili garnering the most votes from attendees; and there will be an award for best cooking team theme.

A panel of area dignitaries will judge the chili and make the awards.

All proceeds support and benefit the KidZone Museum and Truckee Sunrise Rotary programs addressing the needs of youth, economically disadvantaged, the elderly and the environment.

If you or your business wishes to make a contribution to our community, sponsorships are still available. Please contact Eileen Driscoll at: or call 530 414-4917.

The Rotary Club of Truckee Sunrise is celebrating their 20th year serving Truckee though voluntary service and financial support to the youth, economically disadvantaged, and elderly of our local, national, and international communities. They are a service club of active professional people dedicated to helping people in need. For more information about the Rotary Club of Truckee Sunrise, visit or call 530-414-4917.

Poetry Workshop

Learn new ways to approach language and craft in your writing of any genre in this workshop by focusing on poetry through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion. Even if you don’t “get” poetry, you will come away with crazy new ideas for your writing and process in this workshop! Cost is $40. Saturday, June 22, 1-4 p.m. For more information see or call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversary Tour

The Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversary Tour will stop for lunch at Donner Ski Ranch on June 24! The tour runs from June 21-30. Half of the participants start the tour in San Francisco and the other half start in New York. They meet in the middle in Nebraska! To check out all the cool old cars and join them for lunch, stop by Donner Ski Ranch. Visit

Lovin’ Summer Writing Camp

A fun three-class series of generative inspirational workshop sessions. For all genres and all abilities. Don’t let the summer pass by once again without feeding your creative and writing life. Make this series a two week intensive writing camp for yourself! $105 for all three or $40 each. A free hour of personal coaching is included if you sign up for all three dates. Mondays July 1, 8, and 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit or call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.