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North Lake Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Get your bus pass

TTUSD Transportation bus pass sales are set to begin for the 2013/14 school year. The following days and times transportation and food service staff will be available for bus pass processing and food service eligibility applications. Aug. 5 and 6 at Truckee High School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Aug. 7 and 8 at Boys & Girls Club, Kings Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also find at the following “Back to School” events: Wolverine Days, Truckee High School, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Laker Days, North Tahoe School, Aug. 20, grades nineth-12th, 9 a.m.-noon; grades fifth-eighth, noon-3 p.m.; Cougar Days at Alder Creek Middle School, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and again Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Arts in Wellness programs

Thursday Meditative Prayer & Gratitude Painting, 4-5:30 p.m. This expressive free-form session is open to all levels and beginners are highly encouraged. Paint to beautiful music and leave with a full heart and a new painting. First come, first served! Door is closed after 4:15 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Friday Open Studio, every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Work on your own project at your own pace in a variety of media. Please sign up! Text 530-277-3669 or email Suggested donation $20. Trails and Vistas workshop at For Goodness Sake, Create a Ceremonial Talking Stick, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring any special small beads, feathers and special ribbon you may want to add. Sticks are provided, though you may want to find a special one. Open to all levels of experience,fourth grade up to adults. Materials and aprons are provided. Suggested donation $15. Sign up with, call/text 530-277-3669, or visit The Arts in Wellness studio is located at 10153 W. River St., Truckee.

‘Dunk a Cop not a Donut’

National Night Out / ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Station, 2501 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Join the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery in National Night Out for food, fun and games, including a dunk tank featuring Captain Jeff Ausnow and Supervisor Montgomery as your dunkees. Dunk your favorite cop and supervisor. Also celebrating North Tahoe’s first permanent prescription drug drop-off bin with a ribbon- cutting ceremony with partners, Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence and the Tahoe City and North Tahoe Public Utility Districts. Bring your old and expired prescriptions.

National Night Out began in 1984 and now involves more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. It’s a celebration across America with block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations. The Tahoe Placer County party is a way for people to meet one another, have fun and explore how to might work together to improve the safety and quality of our neighborhoods. Contact Community Services Officer Kristen Mann at 530-581-6369 or at

Sail for the sugar pines

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. Join a sunset cruise on the Woodwind II sailboat out of Zephyr Cove to benefit the Sugar Pine Foundation. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, champagne and tasty appetizers while looking at stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks. Call 650-814-9565, email or visit to reserve your spot! Tickets are $51 per person. Check in time is 6:30 p.m. and the boat leaves from Zephyr Cove beach at 7 p.m. Raffle and an auction after the sun sets. Thanks to Orest Navar and Woodwind staff and owners for this opportunity.

20 -150 Truckee History Day

Truckee History Day, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Truckee’s 20 -150 year anniversary celebration at Truckee Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Road, Truckee. You’ve seen signs for Brickelltown, the Titus house, the Kruger house, Moody’s hotel, and Cabonas, but who were these people? Discover stories from the initial establishment of Coburn’s station near the Truckee River to Truckee’s role in snow removal and aiding the snowbound City of San Francisco streamliner. Local historians will be available to give presentations and answer questions.

The Truckee Donner Historical and the Truckee Donner Railroad Societies are staging this event as a part of Truckee’s 20-150 year anniversary celebration. Tables will be devoted to the Coburn station and early life in Truckee, the transcontinental railroad (11 a.m.), logging railroads of Truckee, the Truckee to Tahoe City tourist railroad (1 p.m.), the snowbound streamliner, “City of San Francisco.”

Children of all ages can have rides on model trains run by the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers. There is no charge for the events, but donations would be appreciated.

Financial aid workshop

Thursday, Aug. 22, noon-2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Don’t let the perceived cost of college be a barrier to applying and succeeding! Teens and parents are invited to attend an information packed financial aid workshop with Learning Bridge of the Sierra. There is no cost to attend. For info: email, call 530-426-2710 or visit

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