North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of June 27, 2016

Kings Beach pancake breakfast set for July 4

On Monday, July 4, the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe will present a pancake breakfast — Cakes on the Lake — on the deck of the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Kids and Staff will serve a full pancake breakfast with strawberries, whipped cream, sausage, juice, milk and plenty of coffee from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

This event has been going on over 30 years and was taken over by the Boys and Girls Club four years ago. The Boys and Girls Club owes thanks to the North Tahoe Public Utility District and California State Parks to help put on the event, which will feature free parking at the State Beach until 10:30 a.m.

Cost is $7 for adults, while children 12 and under are $3. Visit to learn more.

Cyber camps being held for local youth

The Air Force Association CyberCamp is coming to Nevada County and Truckee to give local students a crash course in cyber security.

The camp will take place July 13-15 at Sierra College’s Nevada County campus — as well as the Truckee campus — and is open to students who will be enrolled in grades 7-12 during the 2016-17 school year. There is no cost for the camp, and breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. Interested participants can sign up at

Space is limited to 25 students, though more spots may be added in response to increased demand. CyberCamps are one of three programs run by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, which the organization founded in 2009 to inspire students to pursue careers in cyber security and in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. For more information on the Air Force Association CyberCamp, visit

Tahoe Forest sets up advisory council

Tahoe Forest Health System recently formed a Patient and Family Advisory Council.

This volunteer committee, made up of patients, families and staff, is designed to help improve the overall quality of the patient experience at Tahoe Forest Hospital. More volunteers are needed for this valuable program.

As a patient and family adviser, your experiences are a powerful tool for making a difference at Tahoe Forest Health System.

By sharing your perspectives and working with hospital staff and other patient and family advisors, you can make a real difference.

Your invested time and energy helps us make important changes and improve the care experience for other patients and families.

To learn more, contact Trish Foley, MFT, Patient Advocate, at 530-582-6567 or

‘Painting Landscapes’ workshop set for 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 workshop 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.

Each participant will select several landscapes to work from and will learn techniques for painting with acrylics and oil paints.

The workshop will be instructed by Arts in Wellness Founder and Executive Director Susie Alexander.

All sessions with be held in the upstairs classroom at the North Tahoe Arts Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Workshop fee is $100 for all 4 days. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Pre-registration is required and scholarships are available.

More information and registration available on the Arts In Wellness website at

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