North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of July 20 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of July 20

State of Lake Tahoe talk set for Thursday

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will release Lake Tahoe's State of the Lake Report on Thursday, July 23.

That same day, the center's director, Dr. Geoff Schladow, will present what he feels were the most important factors that affected lake health last year at a public presentation at 6 p.m.

Schladow, who holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering, is defined by UC Davis as an expert in the areas of environmental fluid mechanics, water quality modeling, and the dynamics of inland waters.

He is developing computer models to link stream flow, meteorological and remote sensing information that provide Tahoe decision-makers new management tools.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. July 23 at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. Visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/events to learn more.

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Artisans Market Place set for Saturday

As part of "a TOAST to Truckee's Creative Community," on Saturday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m., the Artisans Market Place will present an evening of Poetry and Prose of writers from Truckee, along with music by Duo Pomelo featuring flutist Elyse Weakley and cellist Anton Estaniel.

Brought to you by the Literary Arts and Wine series, the lineup of writers includes Marianne Porter, Nicole Dreon and Karen Terrey.

The Artisans Market Place is located just west of Historic Downtown Truckee at 10382 Donner Pass Road. Look for the Historic Blue Building near Burger Me.

Visit CreativeTruckee.org to learn more.

Doggie Date Night coming to the River Ranch

Looking to spend some time with your pouch? A Doggie Date Night is scheduled for Sunday, July 26, from 4- 6:30 p.m. on the patio at the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant at the intersection of Alpine Meadows Road and Highway 89.

All well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio on this special night. Rob Curtis, River Ranch general manager, has set up some stringent rules for dogs that are now welcome on the patio at anytime: Dogs must always be on a leash; must be clean and dry; no rough-housing; no sitting on chairs or tables; and any dog using the patio as a bathroom will be asked to leave.

A Scooby Snack menu will be available for your dog. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Friends of Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter.

To complete the date night, the River Ranch will also have free live music on the patio. Visit riverranchlodge.com to learn more.

Women's sleep issues topic of July 30 presentation

Ann M. Sura, ND, will discuss sleep issues in her "SLEEP!" presentation on Thursday, July 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at For Goodness Sake at 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Women experience sleep issues for many reasons, with insomnia and sleep disturbances being one of the top complaints in perimenopause and menopause. Next week, Dr. Sura will discuss how those issues that can be improved through lifestyle changes, sleep/bed time habit changes, as well as some natural therapies that can help women get better sleep.

Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Email nttwomen@yahoo.com by July 27 to RSVP.