North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 2, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 2, 2016

Parents’ Night Out set for Friday

Parents’ Night Out will be held this Friday, May 6, from 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth to 12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Maximum $20 per family.

Activities include: Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before bringing them. This is a drop in program and no pre-registration is necessary. The church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For information, call the church at 530-583-1534 or visit

Creekside/Squaw Prep gala is Saturday

Creekside and Squaw Valley Prep are hosting a “Going for the Gold Gala” fundraiser, featuring ‘80s hits band Tainted Love on Saturday, May 7, at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Discounted advance tickets available for $50 at, or $65 at door. All proceeds go toward SVP and Creekside Charter’s PTO.

The evening features a live auction with items valuing $25,000, including a Squaw-Alpine ski pass, Development Team pass and Squaw parking pass; a Tram locker; ski gear; a Mexico vacation package; artwork; and home improvement and landscaping services.

Partygoers are encouraged to dress in their best ‘80s outfits or glam it up with gold. Also, come early to take advantage of open bar and appetizers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. About Creekside Charter School and Squaw Valley Prep. Visit to learn more.

Truckee Roundhouse presentation is May 9

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, will host Morgan Goodwin and Stephen Hoyt to present: ”How You Can Be a Change Agent: Learn from the Creators of Truckee’s New Makerspace,” at the group’s May 9 meeting.

Goodwin, chair of the Truckee Roundhouse and vice mayor of the town of Truckee, and Hoyt, a board member of the Roundhouse and owner of Imagitech, will talk about their exciting experience of organizing a group of people around a goal by telling their story of starting the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace.

You can learn more about the Truckee Roundhouse at The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Visit to learn more about the group.

CATT Cinco de Mayo mixer is May 10

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) is holding a Cinco de Mayo Mixer on Tuesday, May 10, starting at 5 p.m. The mixer will be hosted by Epic AV Automation, Heslin Construction and Martis Valley Mechanical, taking place at 12177 Business Park Drive, Suite 10 in Truckee.

The hosts and CATT invite the general public, prospective members, new members and existing embers to attend. Bring your game face for Ice Breaker Poker, music by Richard Blair, appetizers, beer and wine. Questions should be directed to CATT Office Manager Valerie Vilbig at 530-550-9999 or Visit to learn more.

Skiing for Schools raises more than $76,000

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s Skiing for Schools Program this winter raised more than $76,000 to benefit local students. Funds will be distributed throughout the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District through the Foundation’s grant-giving process.

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Northstar California, Royal Gorge, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe XC and Tahoe Donner participated in the annual program. Northstar and Squaw-Alpine also donated an additional $15,000 each. Tahoe Dave’s, Paco’s and Alpenglow served as outlets for ticket sales this year. Visit to learn more.

Project Grad Fashion Show fundraiser set for May 15

The Truckee High School Senior Fashion Show will be held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on May 15. Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. The Fashion Show is the major fundraiser for Project Graduation/Safe & Sober grad night for all Truckee High seniors.

Truckee High seniors will model for local Truckee apparel merchants in the 2016 Truckee High Senior Fashion Show. All proceeds go to support THS Safe & Sober Grad Night. Tickets available at the door, costing $10 and $20.

Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States, in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events involving alcoholic beverages or other drugs.

Donations can be sent any time to Project Graduation, PO Box 583, Truckee, CA 96160. For more information, email the Booster Club at

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