North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Aug. 1, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Aug. 1, 2016

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out will be held this Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Children ages birth-12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested.

Activities include Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before bringing them. This is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information, call the church at 530-583-1534 or go to

Rev. Liz Luoma to be ordained Saturday

Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada — Spiritual Leader of the Centers for Spiritual Living — is coming to Tahoe City on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m., for the Ordination of Rev. Liz Luoma, of the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee.

Before becoming eligible for ordination, Rev. Luoma had to complete at least 6,000 hours of active service as a licensed minister, and pass a review by a panel of ordained ministers.

Several reverends and others affiliated with the Centers for Spiritual Living will be on hand for Saturday’s ordination. Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform their lives and make the world a better place. Visit to learn more.

Concours Opening Night Gala is Aug. 11

The 2016 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance (in association with Tahoe Luxury Properties) Opening Night Gala is Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Tahoe Maritime Museum, which recently moved to its new location, the former 10-acre Tahoe Tree Company nursery in Tahoe City.

The Opening Night Gala will feature stories behind the boats and the owners, as well as wine, four-star cuisine, music and the work of Jay Thelin and Randall Stauss. Thelin’s sculptures are created using the parts and pieces of old woodies. These sculptures will be paired with the beautiful paintings Stauss has done of some of Tahoe’s most famous antique boats.

The gala is limited 200 people. Reservations are $140. The Gala begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 — the opening night of the Concours d’Elegance. Visit to learn more.

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers fundraiser

The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers’ 32nd annual barbecue fundraiser will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Truckee River Regional Park/Riverside Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in fly fishing are welcome — beginner to expert.

Tickets are $30 for a grilled salmon or chicken lunch with sides, dessert and soft drinks. Trying your own adult beverage. Event includes a huge raffle, live music, casting demonstrations by Jeff Putnam, fly tying demonstrations, equipment display from Adamsbuilt Fishing, and the opportunity to meet the top fly fishers in the area.

Contact TTFF at to register and enter for a door prize or visit for more information.

Vets Hall fundraising rummage sale

The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Building, in conjunction with the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, are sponsoring a fundraising rummage sale on Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Spaces are up for rent for $20 per space.

The event will also be the unveiling of the Veterans Memorial Museum, located in the foyer of the Hall. Proceeds will benefit upgrades for the Vets Hall, such as parking lot lighting and parking lot renovation as well as enhancing the museum.

To reserve a rummage sale space please contact Chaun Mortier at or 530-559-2378, or Rolf Godon at or 530-587-2557.

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