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North 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 published in the print edition news space permitting.

Have a bike to donate?

The fourth grade English Language Development class at Kings Beach Elementary is collecting used bicycles to give to students and families in need. They will be collect bicycles, scooters and helmets in the office through May 28, at 8125 Steelhead Ave., in Kings Beach. They will only accept bikes in working condition. They hope you will help the fourth grade in their community project.

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, June 10, and Puppy II — Adolescent Basic Manners starts Tuesday, June 11. Want to do something fun with your dog? Try “My Dog Can Do That!” — Teaching Tricks which begins on Wednesday, June 12. Find more information about all classes 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.

Family Resource Center of Truckee appoints Mark Takehara

The Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRCoT) has appointed Mark Takehara to serve as interim executive director of the organization. An experienced veteran of nonprofits, Takehara will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and the growth of its presence.

Takehara recently served as the executive director of Family Services Counseling & Community Resource Center, the East Bay’s oldest mental health service agency. During his tenure, he increased the number of clients served by 40 percent and the number of school-based community programs by 50 percent. Previous to Family Services, he was a fund development consultant with McKinsey & Company, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire and the Campaign Manager at United Way of the Inland Valley. Takehara graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in business administration. He is originally from Redlands, Calif.

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Regional Green Building Symposium — Something for everyone

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) announces the lineup of speakers and topics for the 7th Annual “Regional Green Building Symposium,” one feature of the 21st Annual Truckee Home & Building Show, set for May 25 and 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a Truckee High School on 11725 Donner Pass Road. Attendance at the Green Building Symposium is free with Show admission.

Eighteen speakers will cover a range of topics including: TDPUD Rebates and Other Incentives, Integrated Design, Synthetic Lawns, Permeable Pavers, Flooring, Paint, Lighting, Insulation, Appliances, Rain and Snow Harvesting, Solar Hot Water, and more. See the complete schedule at Each speaker has a 20-minute segment, to be delivered at the South Display Room. Meet the speaker and ask questions.

CATT Executive Director Pat Davison said, “We hope homeowners can take advantage of the wide variety of topics to become more informed about green programs, products, and new technologies. Speakers are experts in their field and anxious to help homeowners get answers to their green building questions. Sit for one or sit for all of the segments!”

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is a nonprofit, regional trade association composed of 302 member companies. For more information contact Davison at 530-550-9999 or

Movie Night

People vs. The State of Illusion

Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m., Truckee High School Auditorium, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Presented by For Goodness Sake. This film questions the very nature of reality. Through an examination of perceptions, beliefs and imagination, it makes you both judge and jury in what will be the most important trial you will ever witness. This must-see psychological movie includes some of the nation’s leading thinkers in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, and consciousness theory, including Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Candace Pert, Debbie Ford, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Robert Jahn, Dr. Peter Senge, Brenda Dunne, and Dr. Michael Vandermark.

“Following in the footsteps of films such as ‘What the Bleep Do We (K)now!?’ and ‘The Secret,’ this film takes what was introduced and expands it where the viewer can relate on an everyday level. It gives a comprehensible meaning to emotional intelligence … In an age where so many people are hurting and searching for the key to their happiness, this film puts the key in the viewer’s hands and challenges them to see they can unlock their own prison … This film is a must-see for all those seeking to change for the better,” according to The Reel Find more at This is a free event but donations are gratefully accepted.

A morning with Alpine Meadows’ native birds

Join naturalist and ornithologist Warren Bray as he introduces us to the secret world of the birds who live in the meadows and creekside trees of Alpine Meadows, on Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. in the meadow area next to the corner of Snowcrest and Alpine Meadows Road. Please bring your field glasses and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots — the Bear Creek meadows can still be wet and marshy. Remember to bring insect repellent. Hats or caps with bills for shade are recommended. Contact Pam at the Alpine Springs Water District office for last-minute changes due to weather or for additional information at 530-583-2342, ext. 11.

Book signing at Bookshelf

Author Jesse Ellis is proud to announce he will sign his latest children’s books, “My Pal Willie: Willie Gets a Home” and “Kyle Learns Baseball” at Bookshelf Stores Inc., 11429 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 2 in Truckee on Wednesday, June 12, 3-4:30 p.m. For more information contact Bookshelf Stores Inc. at 530-582-0515 or visit

Truckee River Fly Fishing Day

Free event, Saturday, June 22, 8:30-5:30 p.m. Meet at the Glenshire Bridge, on the Truckee River. Truckee and Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers (TTFF), the local fly fishing group invites novices and experts to join the club for a day fly fishing. TTFF is a group of local fly anglers engaged in education, conservation and raising the art of fly fishing on local waters. Start the day with a brief introduction and a short discussion of the river. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Basic skills instruction relative to the two fundamental casts (overhead and roll), knot tying, “reading water,” trout behavior, aquatic entomology and fly selection. Experienced fly anglers will be informed of what hatches are occurring, suggested flies and productive techniques. Participants will be paired with club members based on existing skill. Attendees must provide their own fly fishing gear. Those 12-18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Space will be limited. RSVP only to

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