North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 19, 2015 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Oct. 19, 2015

Truckee Soroptimist to sponsor sex trafficking talk this Thursday

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is sponsoring a presentation entitled “Raising Awareness of Sex Trafficking of Children” on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Glenshire Clubhouse at 15726 Glenshire Drive in Truckee. The speaker, Joanne Tremelling, is currently the State Trafficking Task Force Coordinator for Soroptimist International of America, Sierra Nevada region. 

The meeting will address aspects of impactful legislation, “who” are the traffickers, and “what” we can do. The Highway 80 Corridor is considered a major thoroughfare for trafficking in the USA. Anyone with questions ‹should contact Leslie Dugger, President Elect of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, at 530-582-0703.

‘Don’t Blow Up Your Car’ seminar set for Oct. 27

Quality Automotive and Smog is hosting another “Don’t Blow up Your Car” seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6-7 p.m. for new drivers and car owners. Ignoring maintenance, and more importantly, not knowing the signs that a vehicle requires service could result in a roadside breakdown, major repair, or even a fast trip to the junkyard.

Parents can breathe a sign of relief after their student attends the free one-hour seminar at Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee, which takes a look under the hood of a car and introduces some basic car maintenance.

Reserve a space by calling 530-587-1933. Visit to learn more.

‘Donner Party’ on Oct. 29 to benefit historical society

Bar of America in downtown Truckee is hosting its first “Donner Party” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Truckee-Donner Historical Society.

The evening will feature an extensive themed buffet, Bar of America’s signature drink, The Cock-Tail and optional pioneer attire, with live music and dancing.

Tickets for the adults-only event are available at Bar of America or through the Truckee Donner Historical Society in advance for a donation of $25 per person, or $30 at the door. For details, contact Bar of America at 530-587-2626 or, or visit Contact the Truckee Donner Historical Society at 530-559-2378 or

Workshop to focus on ‘beating the shoulder season’

The Tahoe City Downtown Association and the new Sierra Small Business Development Center are offering the free Small Business Workshop, “Beating the Shoulder Season with Online Marketing Tools,” on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8-10 a.m. at the Tahoe City Public Utility District, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

According to TCDA, the workshop is designed to help local business owners, managers and employees maximize their shoulder season to learn more advanced marketing tools such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other tools to capture visitors as they plan their visit to Lake Tahoe.

This workshop is led by Sierra Small Business Development Center experts Kristin York and Emily Kornhauser.

Visit or to register and to learn more.

Día de los Muertos event set for Nov. 6

The Family Resource Center of Truckee will its 9th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event Friday, Nov. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Truckee Elementary School at 11911 Donner Pass Road.

This ninth annual festival features a Día de los Muertos costume contest & fashion show, music, food trucks, as well as face painting and traditional Mexican hair styling for event-goers. Enjoy altar displays from students at Glenshire Elementary, Alder Creek Middle School, Truckee Elementary, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School and Kings Beach Elementary.

Visit to learn more.

Nominations sought for Soroptimist Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is seeking nominations for its prestigious Ruby Award, our Woman of Distinction, which honors a woman in our community who has contributed to improving the lives of women and girls through her professional, personal or volunteer work.

Our honoree will be publicly recognized at an Awards Ceremony in March, where she will receive a $500 gift to be given to her charity/non-profit of choice. Nomination forms are available from any Soroptimist member or online at Deadline for submission is Dec. 15.

Forms may be mailed to SITD, PO Box 1423, Truckee, CA 96160 or given to any SITD member.

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