North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 30, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of May 30, 2016

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out will be held Friday, June 3, from 6-10 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Children ages birth through 12 years are welcome. A donation of $10 per child is asked for the evening (maximum of $20 per family per evening). Activities include: Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed your children dinner before bringing them. This is a drop-in program; no pre-registration is necessary. For information, call 530-583-1534 or visit

Spring Band Concert

Community members are invited to a free Spring Band Concert at Truckee High School on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., featuring the THS Symphonic and THS Jazz bands, the 18-piece Jazz Ensemble, and a small jazz combo group. Everyone is welcome to attend to support these hardworking musicians.

Local author talk set for Sunday

Join Tahoe-Truckee Book Clubs at the Lodge Restaurant and Pub in Tahoe Donner on Sunday June 5, at 5 p.m. to discuss the novel, “Luck is Just the Beginning,” with local author Celeste León.

Enjoy food and drink at Happy Hour prices. Visit for information and reviews. RSVP to book club host Julie Tester at 530- 550-8089 or Celeste at 916-217-9841.

Underage drinking panel

Residents are invited to attend a premiere of the video “Committed – Raising Tahoe Truckee Teens” on Tuesday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The free event will take place during the Community Collaborative of Truckee Tahoe’s Resource Sharing Meeting at the TTUSD District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

According to the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence, local youth, community members and partner agencies collaborated to create this film “about the harms of underage drinking in Tahoe-Truckee.” Attendees can listen and ask questions to a panel involved in the filming. To RSVP, contact Devin Bradley, TT-FWDD Coalition Program Coordinator, at or 530-550-2309.

Truckee River Railroad is open

Things are moving fast for the Truckee River Railroad. Bob Bell is shepherding new equipment and a new “Snow Shed” for the kids’ riding train in the Truckee Regional River Park. Tom Smith of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society also is using his steam locomotive to pull some of the passenger cars.

In addition, Paul Zarubin and the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe are building a shed over the tracks to store the passenger cars.

Come join in the fun for kids and adults alike. The trains run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 11 and 25; July 2, 16 and 23; August 6 and 20; and September 3, 10 and 24. The rides are free, but a donation to help cover our costs is appreciated.

Visit to learn more.

‘Imaginative Approaches to Grieving’ set for June 13

On Monday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at For Goodness Sake, located at 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, join Women Empowering Women for its first presentation this summer.

Dr. Kim Bateman, dean at Sierra College, Truckee-Tahoe, recently published her new book, “Crossing the Owl’s Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People Who Still Love.” She will discuss ways to better understand death, and life after a loss.

Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. Please email by June 10 to reserve your space.

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