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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

Rotary’s Lakeside Lobster Dinner

July 5, 5:30-8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again present this dinner including appetizers, cooked-on-site live Maine lobster, Caesar salad, Truckee Sourdough Co. ciabatta, fresh sweet corn, and dessert at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, on the deck next to the white sand state beach. Tickets are only $65 and are limited. For information and tickets call 530-546-4840. This is a wonderful way to entertain your holiday guests, includes entertainment. Visit

Tahoe League For Charity awards six scholarships

On June 29 at the North Tahoe High School Awards assembly, Tahoe League for Charity awarded six $1,000 scholarships to the following graduating seniors: Bernice Hernandez, who will study accounting and math at Sierra College; Elsie Paniaguna who will study early childhood education at Sierra College; Jocelyn Sanchez who will study social work at Sierra College; Sarah Parson who will study baking and business at Johnson & Wales; Gerardo Perez who will study fire science and EMT at Sierra College; and Silvia Sanchez who will study dental assisting at a vocational school.

TLC scholarship committee members Nileta Morton and Carol Clapham presented the awards. Congratulations to these fine young students on their very fine accomplishment.

Parents’ Night Out

July 5, July 19, and Aug. 2, 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth through 12-years-old are welcome. Donation of $10 per child for the evening requested. Maximum of $20 per family per evening). Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before taking them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. The church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call 530-583-1534 or visit

Nature Journaling Workshop

Expand your creativity and powers of observation with a little inspiration from the great outdoors. Join Wendy Lautner, author of “Day & Section Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail Northern California,” for a Nature Journaling Workshop on the Pacific Crest Trail Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will experience excellent scenery while engaging in mind-bending writing drills. Cost of the workshop is $45 and includes a gourmet packed lunch from Stella Restaurant. For more information or to register contact Tahoe Trips & Trails at 800-581-4453.

Community Art Workshops sponsored by Trails & Vistas

Save the date for two free painting workshops with Susie Alexander July 10 and July 13 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Create community art paintings for the art hike of Trails and Vistas. No experience is necessary, open to all levels, ages fourth-graders to adult. RSVP by July 7 to Susie Alexander at July 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Animal Strength, paint a symbol of the animal that represents your individual source of natural grounding strength. Open to all levels, materials and aprons provided. July 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ceremonial Talking stick, bring special small beads, feathers and ribbon for your Ceremonial Talking stick. Open to all levels, materials and aprons are provided, donations are welcome. Visit

Write a Better Blog

What do your readers need? How can you write posts that increase your audience and highlight your strengths? This workshop will help you develop your blog purpose, build your audience, and polish memorable posts with fresh energy. Get specific constructive feedback on improving your writing. Cost is $40, Tuesday, July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit, call Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or email

New Standards

A Peek at the Future of Math, Language Arts, and Science Education

Wednesday, July 17, No-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m. at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Cost: $5 donation suggested.

Our education system is facing rapid, dramatic changes at both state and federal levels. What do the new standards mean for students, teachers, parents, and the nation? The adoption and implementation of new standards in math, language arts and eventually in science foreshadows significant changes for public school students across the nation. Presenters Rick Pomeroy, Ph.D., UC Davis School of Education, teaches science and technology to both in-service and pre-service teachers, and Dr. David T. Crowther, a Professor of Science Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and was recently appointed as the Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at UNR.

Friends, family and community

An account has been opened at Plumas Bank to accept donations in loving memory of Andrew Metlenko to assist his family through this difficult time. Please make checks payable to Laura and Michael Metlenko. Checks may be mailed to Plumas Bank, 11638 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161. If you have questions, please call 530-587-4747, ext. 8701.

Thank you very much for your support and consideration.

Dog Training Classes at Savvy Dog Training and Education Center

Calling dogs of all ages! Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes start on Monday, July 22 and Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners starts Tuesday, July 23. Find more information 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 Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.

Tahoe League for Charity accepting grant applications

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2013. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA, 96145, Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2013. For information contact Karyn at 530-525-1342.

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