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

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

Fundraiser Thursday at Vikingsholm

A ”Conversation with History” fundraising evening at Vikingsholm on Lake Tahoe’s southwest shore is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, and includes a “behind the scenes” tour of The Castle and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard.

Tickets are $65, with proceeds benefiting Sierra State Parks Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 530-583-9911. The Foundation’s fundraising efforts at Vikingsholm have most recently included the restoration of the sod roof, upgrading all electrical components in the castle, and providing free school group tours. SSPF is currently fundraising to stabilize the south turret of the castle.

Kirtan session set for Friday at For Goodness Sake

Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate — effortless and joyful. With harmonium accompaniment, attendees at the Friday, July 8, event from 6-7:30 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in Truckee will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, attendees will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

The music does the work for you, and no one cares what you sound like. Visit to learn more.

Cal Berkeley alumni group awards $6,000 scholarship

Bears in the Woods, the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association for Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, annually awards a $6,000 (4-year, $1.500 per year) scholarship to a local grad going to Cal.

This year there were four applicants. The winner was Olivia Yale of Truckee High School, who is going into pre-med. Olivia graduated 2nd of 162 in her class and was captain of her track team. Visit to learn more.

‘Painting Landscapes’ workshop July 11-14

Arts In Wellness announces a new instructional workshop “Painting Landscapes” from July 11-14.

This class is for all levels of painters interested in painting landscapes and developing their individual style. No painting experience necessary. The series will take an in-depth look into painting on canvas. Students will study a variety of works by masters to inspire discovery of their own style.

Pre-registration is required and scholarships are available. All sessions with be held at North Tahoe Arts Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. More information and registration available on the Arts In Wellness website at

Tahoeritaville Lobster Feed in Tahoe City

The Tahoe City Rotary’s Tahoeritaville Lobster Feed will take place Friday, July 29. Tickets are available now for this fundraising event, which takes place at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

Get your tickets for $70 at the North Tahoe Event Center or Swigards True Value Hardware in Tahoe City, or by calling 530-546-0339 or emailing

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