North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of March 21, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of March 21, 2016

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Community Soup Night today at Red Truck

Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub are hosting the fifth series of Community Soup Nights this spring in Truckee. Upcoming dates are March 23 at Red Truck and April 6 at FiftyFifty Brewing Company.

Community Soup Nights have been an ongoing tradition in the Truckee/Tahoe community, with event series each spring and fall. Originally known as Project MANA’s “Stone Soup,” these Soup Nights bring family and friends together to enjoy a warm, affordable and delicious meal made from fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Each Community Soup Night is on a Wednesday evening, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door for a cup of soup and bread. Proceeds go toward Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub’s initiatives to educate and reconnect the local community to our sustainable and regional food system. Contact Trish Geary at

16th annual Truckee High Band Telethon March 26

Truckee high School Band students are in full swing producing their 16th Annual Telethon, set for March 26 to raise funds for their many band programs and events. The THS Music Department, under the direction of Mr. Jesse Steele, now includes a large symphonic band, a large jazz band, a smaller 18 piece Festival Jazz Band, two jazz combo groups, marching band for football season, and a pep band for basketball games.

The telethon is a fun event produced entirely by students. While parents assist in answering the phone calls, students run the event and do all of the organizing, performing and filming. Plan to watch the telethon on Truckee Tahoe Community Television at This year’s telethon has three ways to donate; online at and click the donate button, phone in during telethon at 530 582-2777, or send a check to TEMPO at P.O. Box 1374 Truckee, CA, 96160.

Funds raised will be used for band instrument repair and maintenance, music scholarships, marching band uniforms, music workshops and clinics, music and band tour expenses.

Submissions sought for amateur art show

The Office BOSS in Truckee is hosting an amateur art show (for the second year), and the staff is currently seeking submissions with a deadline of April 11. The show’s opening reception is Thursday, April 21, at The Office BOSS Truckee Mail Center, next to the Truckee Safeway.

There are two categories: 14-and-under, and adult (15-and-up). Finalists will be included in a show at the store through May. Winners will be announced and awards given at the reception.

Visit to learn more, including how to submit and entry rules.

Register for free Parent Education Workshop on April 5

The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and the Family Resource Center of Truckee will present Part III in a Parent Education Series with Aaron Stabel, BCBA, on Tuesday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the TTUSD District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Stabel brings a large body of experience and national work in child behavior and social emotional development to our families and young children in our community. The topic will be “Positive Solutions for Families:  Strategies to manage challenging behaviors.”

The free evening includes a presentation and discussion, as well as a light dinner. To reserve a space or for more info, email Ruth Jackson Hall at or call 530-582-2583.

Next Sierra College Insights session set for April 8

Sierra College Insights presents “Ethical Attitudes: The way we think about how we act” with professor Kris Hansen from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Complimentary refreshments by Starbucks are offered when doors open at 6:30 p.m.

From ancient Greece and classical Roman philosophers to contemporary American skeptical ethicists, Hansen will encourage thinking about how our attitudes follow a pattern rooted in local knowledge, religion and political institutions.

Hansen says. “Some patterns are so typical that we commonly see them in our social lives.” Sierra College Insights is offered at no cost on the Tahoe-Truckee campus (11001 College Trail Road in Truckee). Reservations are recommended. Visit

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