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North Lake Tahoe Truckee 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

Art Opening at Community Recreation Center

A new exhibit of community art is coming to the Community Recreation Center. “Truckee People – Portraits of a Community,” showcases portraits of all kinds: photography, drawing, painting, collage, print, sculpture, portraits and self-portraits. This show features portraits of a community, by the community, and for the community. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction including items from the Artisan’s Workshop, Chris Crossen, Carla Stokes, Danae Anderson, Carol Tomasic, Carol Sesko, Pam McAdoo, and more. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the auction will help TPAC launch their Bike Rack Project, sponsoring artists to create “arty” bike racks to be installed around town. The balance of the money raised will be used as working capital for TPAC to sponsor art events for the community, such as the great art shows and openings at the Rec Center.

Silicon Mountain to meet

The Silicon Mountain Group will welcome Max Haynes and Mark Miller from Car Loans Incorporated to present “A Technology Company that Does Finance – Car Loans Incorporated.” With millions of Americans unable to obtain bank financing, non-bank finance companies are jumping in to fill the void. Hear how two Tahoe locals merged their backgrounds in finance and technology to deliver service to borrowers and small car dealers, while providing investors a collateralized, high-interest product. Haynes and Miller will explain how Car Loans Inc. mixes cutting-edge technologies to enable a new business model for non-bank auto finance. The meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, Tahoe Donner, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking. Co-sponsored by New Leaders and Clear Capital. Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn, Facebook, or

Spanish first-time homebuyer’s event

Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m. Dickson Realty will hold a first-time home buyer’s event for Spanish speaking community members (and anybody else of course) in Spanish! The evening will focus on the basics of buying a home. What is needed to get started; what you might be asked during the process and what will happen at the signing table. It will be conducted with a very basic vocabulary — no fancy-industry-related-lingo — but with very simple explanations. The event is free of charge and will be held at Hotel Truckee Tahoe Inn, formerly Best Western, located at 11331 Brockway Road in Truckee. Contact Anna Grahn-Nilsson at Dickson Realty for information at 530-550-5018 or email

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers meeting / presentation

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will host Trent Pridemore for his presentation on “Fly Fishing for Large and Smallmouth Bass” at their Oct. 17 general meeting. Did you know that smallmouth bass are available to flyfishers in local waters or that the Sacramento Delta is a world class largemouth bass fishery? You are invited to learn how to successfully target these great sport fish on a fly rod. Trent, a noted author and insightful angler, has a long history with the Truckee area. He was project chairman and biological consultant for the Little Truckee River Trout Restoration Task Force in the mid-70s that ultimately led to what has become a major and unique trout resource in the Wild Trout Program. In 2006 he orchestrated the regulation proposal changes that resulted in Wild Trout status for the Truckee River and its tributaries between Trout Creek and the Nevada State Line. He was also involved in the implementation of winter angling on the Truckee and Yuba River systems and is the second recipient of the “Black Hand” conservation award. The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:00 pm at the Truckee Donner Park and Recreation Building. Contact TTFF at or visit for more information. TTFF is an organization for beginner to expert flyfishers.

Plant sugar pines

The Sugar Pine Foundation provide seedlings, tools and instructions. Take sunscreen, boots, water, and gloves. Plantings are kid-friendly: Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Waddle Ranch, sugar pine friend Sean Hanlon’s birthday; Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Tahoe City Community Planting near North Tahoe High School, sponsored by Tahoe City Rotary Club; Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Truckee River Day Planting at Waddle Ranch, sponsored by Truckee Tahoe Airport and Northstar Properties; Oct. 22, 9 a.m., North Tahoe Middle School Planting; Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, South Lake Tahoe Community Planting, sponsored by Plant Trees 4 Life; Sierra Nevada College Planting; Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Tahoe City Community Planting; Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m., Truckee River Day Planting at Waddle Ranch; Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Lake Tahoe School Planting. See more SPF events at

Squaw Valley Chapel concert, insights

Donna Axton will share favorite musical moments Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. performing on the Yahama grand piano in the wonderful acoustical setting of Squaw Valley Chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley. Admission is $10. The Venerable Losang Samten, Buddhist monk and one-time aide to the Dalai Lama will visit the Squaw Valley Chapel, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. After Losang leads in a brief meditation he and the Rev. Art Domingue will share in a discussion of shared Christian and Buddhist insights. There will be time for questions. Admission is $10. For more information contact Rev. Art Domingue at 408-781-6447 or

Truckee River Day and River Fair

Truckee River Day will happen rain or shine, Oct. 20. Restoration projects at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. River, meadow and wetland restoration. Registration is required. River Fair, 1- 4 p.m., Granite Flat Campground on Highway 89 South, approximately 1 mile south of Truckee. Family friendly, live music and entertainment, food by Red Truck, environmental education activities, art projects and Lahontan cutthroat trout release. Take a clean pail or bucket to carry the fish to the Truckee River.

Community Thanksgiving volunteer meeting

Save the date for the third annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013, anytime from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. A great time of music, fun, food and friendship. Volunteer orientation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. at the Event Center. Decorating and set up: Nov. 27, starting at 11 a.m. Contact: Meera Beser at 775-230-1066 or Blog:

HO! HO! Holiday Wish Box needs you

The Holiday Wish Box needs your support. This is a wonderful holiday party for area seniors, complete with luncheon, a visit from Santa, holiday performances by local children, and presents! The Truckee Donner Senior Apartment residents will make wishes of $25. To grant one of their wishes, please call organizer “Clarence-ASC” at 530-587-5152 or e-mail Matching will start on Oct. 15, to be delivered to Clarence at the TD Senior Apartment complex by Dec. 5. They will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Holiday Wish box is not connected with the Meals on Wheels or any Sierra Senior Services programs. Many elves are needed! Merchants are encouraged to help fill “goody bags” with product — email or 530-562-3018.

Mark Twain Cultural Center / Toccata Guttman Music Hall to reopen

On Friday, Oct. 25, McAvoy Layne, in partnership with the North Lake Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, will re-open the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Center, Incline Village. Take a picnic basket and your favorite beverage, doors open at 6:30 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. The Ghost of Mark Twain will present a 90-minute program, “Nevada 150 Years Ago.” Tickets are $20 check or cash. For information, reservations, directions, and to let us know what you would like to see, call McAvoy at 775-833-1835.

Call to artisans for Handmade Sierra Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus is calling all artists and craftspeople interested in exhibiting their wares for sale at the Third Annual Handmade Sierra Holiday. The event will be held at the college on Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendor fees range from $30 to $40 per space depending on location. Applications will be accepted Nov. 1-22 at 5 p.m. On Nov. 22, spaces will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. All items for sale must be hand-made by the vendor. The fair has attracted more than 400 people in the past, and offers a great opportunity for holiday shoppers to purchase locally handcrafted items. For more information, email or look for a link to the application beginning Oct. 25 at

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