North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Aug. 8, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Aug. 8, 2016

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers fundraiser set for Aug. 13

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. Bring 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.

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour set for Aug. 13

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a tour of local, edible gardens on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get inspired by gardens of all shapes and sizes — from a beginner container garden to a high production permaculture greenhouse. Participants will leave with ideas for their own garden space and a few resources to get started.

The tour begins and ends at the Truckee Demonstration Garden located at the Truckee Regional Park. A variety of Truckee home gardens in Sierra Meadows, Olympic Heights and Prosser will be on the tour.

Tickets may be purchased at

Tickets are $10 for adults and no charge for children. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

For information about Slow Food Lake Tahoe and upcoming events, visit

‘Women and Spirituality’ roundtable discussion set for Aug. 29

A ‘Women and Spirituality’ roundtable discussion will take place Monday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Ppeakers include Phyllis Matyl-Zen, Buddhist Philosophy; Jeffre TallTrees-Native American Spirituality; Rabbi Beth Beyer-Jewish Spirituality; and Rev. Liz Luoma-Spiritual Living.

For Goodness Sake asked each woman to define how they arrived at their spiritual path, to narrate any challenges/advantages/support/enhancement that being a woman affected this path, and to elaborate some of the important values of spirituality that they follow such as faith, respect, honest and/or compassion.

Visit to learn more about For Goodness Sake.

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