North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of April 18, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of April 18, 2016

Golfing for Schools cards go on sale Friday

The Excellence in Education Foundation’s Golfing for Schools cards go on sale Friday, April 22. The $325 transferable cards are valid for 18 holes of play at seven North Tahoe-Truckee golf courses: Coyote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Gray’s Crossing.

The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. There is an eight-card-per-person purchase limit, and additional restrictions do apply.

Only a limited number of passes are available; cards will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visit to purchase cards and to learn more.

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation Passover Seder set for Sunday

In 2016, Passover begins at sundown April 22 and ends the evening of April 30. During this time, Jews worldwide remember the story of the Exodus.

Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, April 24, for its annual Passover Mountain Seder at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City. Seating begins at 3:45 p.m., with services beginning promptly at 4 p.m.

Seder traditions and rituals are presented by Rabbi Beth Beyer. All are welcome.

Please make your reservations no later than April 20. RSVP to Rose Orenstein at or 530-546-2559.

NTHC is located at 7000 Latone Ave. in Tahoe Vista. Visit

Truckee History Alive set for May 12

The next Truckee History Alive presentation is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at the Truckee Veterans’ Memorial Building, 10214 High St.

Join the Friends of the Library as they host Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin for the discussion, “Exceptional California Emigrants & Women Pioneers Who Traveled West in the 1840s.”

As a professional speaker, McLaughlin has entertained and educated countless groups and conferences about Tahoe’s cultural and environmental history, been a guest on NPR, and worked as a consultant with CNN, The History Channel, and The Weather Channel.

Visit to learn more about the Friends of the Truckee Library. Visit to learn more about Mark McLaughlin.

Final Sierra College Insights session set for May 13

The next Sierra College Insights session — “Historical Facts in Films: The Good, Bad, and Ugly” — with Professor Taylor Tiraterra is scheduled from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on May 13.

Tiraterra will touch on “Gone With the Wind,” “Platoon,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Braveheart,” and others. The community is invited to discuss the accuracy of historical events depicted in films and the films’ impact on American culture.

There is no cost to attend Sierra College Insights. Starbucks hosts complimentary refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Tiraterra’s session is the last one of the 2015-16 series; next year’s program will be announced this summer.

For information and reservations, visit

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