North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 15 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs for week of June 15

First Baptist Church Big A Club begins this week

The First Baptist Church of Tahoe City’s “Big A Club” begins Wednesday, June 17. This program will run Tuesdays through Fridays, June 17-July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 3-12 are welcome. The First Baptist Church of Tahoe City is asking for a donation of $10 per child per day, unless otherwise noted on the Big A calendar.

Each child will need to bring a lunch, snack and a drink. There are special activities such as Wild Island, Incline Pool, KidZone, bowling and mini-golf. For a full calendar of events, visit

This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary, except for the Wild Island and Incline Pool days. Before and after care is also available on a drop-in basis for children 5 years old through sixth grade. Call the church at 530-583-1534 for questions.  

Parents’ Night Out set for Friday

A Parents’ Night Out will be held Friday June 19, at First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. PNO events will also be held July 10, July 17, and August 7. They take place from 6-10 p.m. Children ages birth through 12 years old are welcome.

The church is asking for a donation of $10 per child for the evening (maximum of $20 per family per evening). Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. The movie on June 19 will be “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.”

Please feed your children before. 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 the church at 530-583-1534 or visit


Week-long poetry workshop begins Saturday at Squaw

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley will host a poetry workshop from June 20-27. The 72 poets who are admitted to the program will meet daily to share poems written during the last 24 hours, as well as attend craft talks, lectures, and readings.

Staff members include Pulitzer Prize winning poets Robert Haas and Sharon Olds, as well as Forrest Gander, J. Michael Martinez, Evie Shockley and Brenda Hillman.

There will a poetry reading by staff members on Thursday, June 25, at 8 p.m. in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley, featuring poems written during the week. The public is invited to attend; books will be available for sale and signing after the event.

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, founded in 1969, is a literary organization that holds several week-long gatherings of poets, writers, and screenwriters from around the world every summer in Squaw Valley. Visit to learn more.

Get ready fur July lobster feed in Kings Beach

The Tahoe City Rotary Club’s “Tahoeritaville” Lobster Feed will be held Friday, July 31, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

No host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 includes appetizers, live Maine lobster, ear of corn, caesar salad, bread, dessert and entertainment.

Tickets are $65 and available at the NTEC and Swigards Hardware in Tahoe City. Questions can be directed to 530-546-0339.

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