North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 16, 2016 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 16, 2016

Meet and greet with Placer supe candidate today

A pair of meet and greet events with Michael Babich, a candidate in the June 7 primary for Placer County Supervisor Seat No. 5, will take place Wednesday, May 18.

Residents are encouraged to bring all your questions and concerns to either morning or afternoon events. A "Continental Breakfast & Coffee with the Candidate" is set for 8-10 a.m.; followed by "Afternoon Tea and Snacks with the Candidate" from 4-6 p.m. Both events are set to take place at Granlibakken Tahoe, located at 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City. Call Babich at 530-346-3339 or email MichaelBabich2016@gmail.com.

Running Wild 5K, 10K Run is Saturday, May 21

Register now for Truckee Elementary's Running Wild Fun Run on Saturday, May 21. There will be a 5K, 10K and fun 1-mile obstacle course race on the trails of Tahoe Donner's Alder Creek Adventure Center. The event is open to all ages. The 10K race starts at 9 a.m., 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. and 1-mile obstacle course starts at 10:30 a.m. Registration and packet pick up are from 7:30-8:30 am on race morning. This event is a fundraiser for Truckee Elementary School. Sign up today on TruckeeELPTO.org/upcoming events.

CATTCP softball fundraiser is Saturday, May 21

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CATT Community Project (CATTCP) invites the community to attend the second annual Coed Softball Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, starting at 9 a.m. Six teams will compete for the trophy at Truckee River Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Road, Truckee. Admission is free.

Food concessions and beer booths will be operating. Proceeds benefit CATTCP, whose mission is "To be a conduit for funds, materials, volunteerism and project coordination towards the restoration or construction of selected structures that are deemed beneficial to the community."

Current projects include work on the Kids Truckee River Railroad Sheds, Family Resource Center of Truckee and at Choices. Come out for part or all of the day, have some fun and give back to the community. Contact Valerie Vilbig at 530-550-9999 for more.

Memorial Day in Tahoe City

Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 will again honor veterans with special commemorative events over the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 27, scouts will place flags on the grave sites of all veterans buried at Trails End Cemetery in Tahoe City. On the May 30th Memorial Day holiday, the scouts will hold a public ceremony at 5 p.m. at Trails End Cemetery. Ceremonies will include inspirational readings, recognition of veterans in attendance, a multi-gun fired salute, and playing of Taps. All local veterans and the public are invited. Trails End Cemetery is located on Fairway Drive, on the north side of the Tahoe City Golf Course, between Bunker Drive and Grove Street in Tahoe City.

Free heart health talks all summer long in Truckee

Tahoe Forest Hospital District is hosting a free Heart-to-Heart Lecture Series in the Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room, Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from June 1 through September 21.

Attendees can learn facts from experts and doctors on how to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and pulmonary disease. The first lecture, "What's New in Heart Health News," will feature Betsy Taylor, RD, and is scheduled for June 1. Schedule subject to change. For more information and registration, call 530-582-3285.

Arts For The Schools earns JUMP STArts grant

Arts For The Schools was recently awarded a JUMP STArts 2016 grant, making the nonprofit one of only 27 grantees statewide. With support from the California Arts Council, the grant will allow Arts For The Schools to provide students visual and performing arts integrated education at Placer County Community School (Truckee Tahoe Campus).

JUMP STArts grants support arts education and artists-in-residence programs for at-risk youth within the juvenile justice system. Projects are designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and a juvenile justice/social services entity, reflecting a collaborative relationship between the partnering organizations that maximizes positive impact for youth participants. For more information about AFTS, visit artsfortheschools.org.