North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Sept. 5, 2016 |

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Sept. 5, 2016

Photos sought for fall TDRPD exhibit

The Truckee Public Arts Commission is calling for submissions for the fall exhibit at the TDRPD’s Community Center. Entitled “Truckee Summer Snapshots — Show off the Best of your Summer Snapshots and Selfies!” — it will be a community photography exhibit.

The commission is requesting unframed printed photos of any size and type. The exhibit is accepting unlimited submissions from participants.

Submissions are due October 16. Truckee Summer Snapshots will be on display from October 2016 to January 2017. Details for entry are on the home page of the Rec Department’s website: An opening reception will be held on Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the TDRPD Community Center.

Truckee Family Room reopening next week

The Family Room program at the Family Resource Center of Truckee resumes on Sept. 12. Come join the fun Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 19 at Truckee Elementary. Space is limited in this free program; please arrive early.

The Family Room is a bilingual program dedicated to encouraging the development of literacy and school readiness in families with children 3 years old and under. Activities include a mix of reading, music, and crafts, while parents create supportive peer networks.

The Family Room is able to operate five days a week this school year thanks to continued partnership with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, and funding support from the Lahontan Community Foundation, First 5 Nevada County, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner and generous contributions from community members. Visit to learn more.

‘Supporting Youth Facing Challenge’ talk Sept. 16

For Goodness Sake in Truckee will host a talk and mini-workshop called “Supporting Youth Facing Challenge” from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. The event is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a teen who is facing challenges.

Themes will include understanding the roots of harmful behaviors such as substance abuse/addiction, self-harm, and suicidal ideation; and how our responses send messages that can drive youth deeper into maladaptive behaviors, among others.

Rob Steffke, LMFT, will lead the talk. He has worked with at-risk teens as a mentor, teacher, adventure guide and therapist. Rob co-founded San Luis Obispo Sober School, a high school for teens self-identified as struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. For Goodness Sake is located at 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Visit to learn more.

Free paint take back event set for Sept. 24

PaintCare is hosting a free, one-day paint take back event at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This is your opportunity to dispose of any old, unwanted paint.

PaintCare will take latex and oil based products — 5 gallons or less in original containers with labels. Cans may be old, dented and rusted but not leaking. If PaintCare can’t identify it’s paint, it is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed at the Eastern Regional Landfill during their hazardous waste events.

This event is open to California residents and businesses in Truckee, North Tahoe, the Sierra Valley and surrounding area.

Contact Nichole Dorr, Central California Regional Coordinator for PaintCare, at 530-446-4017 or for details. Visit to learn more.

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