North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of April 4, 2016

Get creative and have fun at Kindred Art and Folk Institute in Truckee.
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Oneness Meditation event today

Come and experience the bliss, grace and wonder of Oneness Meditation with Catherine Scherwenka from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, located at 10770 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

Oneness Meditation is a beautiful transfer of high conscious energies that often put people to a state of feeling very connected to their own higher sacred self and to everything around them. People often say they feel love, joy and peace with a beautiful heart opening.

There is a suggested donation of $20 for this event. Visit to learn more.

Final Community Soup Night is today

Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub will host its final in a series of three Community Soup Nights on Wednesday, April 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. at FiftyFifty Brewing Company .

All are welcome to attend, and the cost is $5 at the door for soup and bread. The evening will host live music and a raffle. Proceeds will be used to cover the costs and expenses associated with providing this unique community gathering, which helps promote Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub’s initiatives to educate and reconnect the local community to our sustainable and regional food system.

For information, or if you are interested in volunteering and being a part of Community Soup Nights, please contact Trish Geary at Visit or to learn more.

Sierra College Insights session set for April 8

Sierra College Insights presents “Ethical Attitudes: The way we think about how we act” with professor Kris Hansen from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Complimentary refreshments by Starbucks are offered when doors open at 6:30 p.m.

From ancient Greece and classical Roman philosophers to contemporary American skeptical ethicists, Hansen will encourage thinking about how our attitudes follow a pattern rooted in local knowledge, religion and political institutions.

Hansen says. “Some patterns are so typical that we commonly see them in our social lives.” Sierra College Insights is offered at no cost on the Tahoe-Truckee campus (11001 College Trail Road in Truckee). Reservations are recommended. Visit

Spring Break sessions at Kindred

Need some inspiration over Spring Break? Kindred Art and Folk Institute has amazing full day sessions to share, which include a main project, a hike, cooking and everything creative each day.

Kindred is offering special full day sessions for Spring Break. Sessions take place April 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each day will feature a different theme. Cost is $50 per day for students ages 5-14, and mentors and interns are welcome.

Sessions include healthy snacks — students will need to bring a water bottle for all sessions and a sack lunch for full day sessions.

Kindred Art and Folk Institute is located at the Truckee Community Art Center at10046 Church St. Space Is limited for each day next week, and advanced registration is required.

For more information and registration for these events, contact Kindred by phone at 530-205-7336, by email or visit

Humane Society speaker series

The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe recently announced an Adult Spring Speaker Series for high school students and adults, continuing on April 29.

The Humane Society aims to give the Truckee Tahoe community information on animal welfare topics, from learning red alert animal behaviors to look for at the park to the latest in animal welfare policy. The series of events will be held at the Town of Truckee/Humane Society animal shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee.

Next up is Sue Sternberg on April 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sternberg has over 35 years of dog behavior experience, and will provide a presentation on dog play and aggressive behaviors. Cost will be $25 per attendee.

On May 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kevin O’Neill, vice president of state affairs for the ASPCA, will speak about the legislative process, current animal welfare issues pending in Sacramento, and themes in animal welfare policy. There is no cost to attend. To participate, contact Erin Ellis at 530-582-2472 or email — presentations fill quickly, so sign up today.

A+ Preschool and A+ School Age openings

First Baptist Church of Tahoe City has openings for toilet trained 3- to 5-year-olds at its preschool.  As of May 1, toilet trained 2.5-year olds will also be able to attend the A+ Preschool.

The school also has openings for K-6th grades at its before and after school program. A+ papework must be completed before your child attends. For information, please call the church at 530-583-1534 or go to

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers meeting on April 21

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers will meet on Thursday, April 21, for a program featuring master guide Ernie Gulley on Stillwater Techniques for fly fishing lakes. Ernie is a recognized expert on stillwater fishing and has developed many unique techniques for increasing your catch rate.

The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome — from beginner to expert fly fishers. It will beat 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Building at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Contact TTFF at or visit for more information.

Gatsby Gala fundraiser set for April 22

TEMPO, in support of the The Truckee High School Band, invites you to the first annual Gatsby Gala, on Friday, April 22, at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. Get dressed up, and come out for a night of elegance, entertainment and swing dancing to the big band.

The Gatsby Gala will showcase the tremendous talents of the decorated Truckee High School Jazz Band. Guests will enjoy song after song of energetic jazz and swing, begging the toes to tap, the hips to move.

Tickets are on sale through April 8. Cost is $50, includes appetizers and desserts, and a silent auction with exciting prizes. Visit to buy tickets.

Submissions sought for art show

The Office BOSS in Truckee is hosting an amateur art show (for the second year), and the staff is currently seeking submissions with a deadline of April 11. The show’s opening reception is Thursday, April 21, at The Office BOSS Truckee Mail Center, next to the Truckee Safeway.

There are two categories: 14-and-under, and adult (15-and-up). Finalists will be included in a show at the store through May. Winners will be announced and awards given at the reception.

Visit to learn more, including how to submit and entry rules.

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