North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Jan. 11, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Tahoe-Truckee Girl Scouts begin selling cookies

It’s Girl Scout cookie time of year again, and to kick off the season of selling, Tahoe-Truckee girls recently attended the annual “Cookie Kickoff,” in which several Senior Girl Scouts gathered with more than 100 younger scouts to teach them skills such as customer service, selling, goal setting and handling cash transaction.

Pre-sales for cookies began on Saturday and continue during the month. Cookies are delivered in February and booth sales begin the end of February. The sale of cookies is the biggest fundraiser for local Girl Scouts. Proceeds from cookie sales are split between individual troops and the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, which funds various programs and a summer camp. Visit or to learn more.

Movie Night at For Goodness Sake — ‘Awake: the Life of Yogananda’

“Awake: The Life of Yogananda” is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today.

The movie — followed by a discussion with Leeds Davis — will show at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Call 530-550-8981 or email

Register for free diabetes management workshop in Truckee

An evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University School of Medicine will begin in January at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee.

In the six-week workshop, attendees will learn about: decision-making, becoming a self-manager, understanding common symptoms, using your mind to manage symptoms, exercise tips, healthy eating, and managing your medications.

While the workshop is free, participants must attend all six classes. The introductory class will be from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15; the rest will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 25 to Feb. 29.

All meetings will be at the Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. The class will be limited to 15 participants. Register by calling 530-582-3587. Visit to learn more.

Call for artists for Truckee winter exhibit — ‘Play’

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the winter exhibit at the TDRPD’s Community Center. “Play” will be a celebration of sport and recreation of all kinds. The show will feature 2-dimensional art works, sculpture, and framed photography There is also a separate category for those un-framed, personal photos that capture the glorious moments that make living here so special.

The deadline for submission of artworks, framed photography, and sculpture is Feb. 19. Personal photographic submissions will be accepted from Feb. 29 to March 4. Everyone is encouraged to submit entries. “Play” will be on display from March 11 to May 20. Guidelines and entry forms are available in the Latest News section of the Rec Department’s website: An opening reception will be held on March 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center.

Squaw’s Wirth named chair of Regional Air Service Committee

The Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation announced this week that Andy Wirth was elected as chairman and president. Wirth is president/CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and also serves as the Chairman of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.

According to a news release, RASC is responsible for promoting air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport and continually identifying new prospects for additional flights.

The board is composed of regional hotel-casino properties and tourism entities including North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe and Reno.

The Regional Air Service Corporation also announced the election of two other officers of the board of directors: Kimberlee Tolkien, Assistant General Manager of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will serve as Vice Chair/Secretary; and Mr. Andy Chapman, President & CEO of Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau will remain as Treasurer.

The Regional Air Service Committee (RASC) was formed in June 2001 to assist the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) in providing additional incentives to maintain and grow air service and to promote the Reno Tahoe area as a year-round travel destination.

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