Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Aug. 3 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Aug. 3

Nepal Earthquake Benefit Thursday in downtown Truckee

A Nepal Earthquake Benefit will coincide with Truckee Thursdays on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 4-9 p.m. at Art Obsessions on 10052 West River St. The event will raise funds for the survivors of Nepal’s recent earthquakes that claimed 8,000 lives.

Donations to Changing Lives Nepal will be matched by Pactolus Private Wealth Management up to $10,000. The Nepal Earthquake Benefit raised $800 on the awareness night held July 6.

Anyone wishing to make tax deductible or in-kind donations can do so at changinglivesnepal.org/donate. To learn more, contact Art Obsessions at 530-536-3225.

Twain impersonator to perform Saturday in Round Hill

“Tales of Tahoe & Other Climes,” a performance by Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne, will take place in The Living Room at Casey’s Round Hill Center, nxt to Safeway on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore on U.S. Highway 50 Saturday, Aug. 8.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the trouble behind at 7. Tickets are $20, cash or check only (includes a glass of wine). Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged by calling 775-586-1822.

Visit ghostoftwain.com to learn more about Layne.

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers fundraiser Saturday at Regional Park

The Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will hold its annual BBQ and Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Truckee River Regional Park from 11 am to 4 pm. Everyone interested in local flyfishing, beginner to master, is welcome.

The group will serve grilled salmon and chicken, soft drinks (bring your alcoholic beverage of choice) and great sides. The raffle is bigger than ever, with over $5,000 worth of flyfishing gear and services.

Tickets at the door are $30. Children 12 and under are free. Advance registration qualifies for a great door prize drawing — contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com for registration or more information. A folding chair is recommended.

Slow Food canning workshop is Saturday at private home in Truckee

Slow Food Lake Tahoe recently announced the return of its annual canning clinic, the latest workshop in SFLT’s Skillshare Series.

The clinic will cover water bath canning, suitable for preserving pickles, jams and tomato sauce, and it will also touch on pressure canning, which covers foods not suitable for water bath canning. The class will once again be taught by SunMie Won, an avid local gardener and expert canner.

This is a hands-on workshop, with all equipment provided. A simple garden-fresh lunch will also be included.

The workshop is set for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a Truckee homestead. Tickets $25, and $15 for Slow Food members, available at http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/canning2015. Address available on ticketing site.

SI Truckee Donner conducts annual installation of officers

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner installed its 2015-16 officers on June 25. Sierra Nevada Region Secretary, Lane Parks, conducted the ceremonies.

The new Officers and Board include: Francine Tone, President; Leslie Dugger, President-Elect; Secretaries Sue Sage and Pam English; Treasurer Nancy Davis; and Directors Lennis Jellinek and Lauren Schanke-Hudson. Other Board members are Constance Ledna, Susan Horst, Cathy Lebow, and Pati Johnson.

Soroptimist is an international, volunteer service organization for business, professional, and retired women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

Visit http://www.sitruckeedonner.org to learn more about the local club.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain networking event Monday

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, will host a summer networking event on Monday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.

Come network and eat dinner with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital, and Elevate Blue.

Visit TahoeSiliconMountain.com to learn more.