Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of July 27 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of July 27

Art in the Tahoe Garden this Saturday

Take an exquisite lakefront garden, add fabulous artisans representing an array of fine art that include paintings, ceramics, garden art, jewelry photography and more, and you’re sure to experience something extraordinary.

Art in the Tahoe Garden offer this experience from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, featuring 25 artisans in a lakefront garden at 6550 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe Vista. Call Ryrie’s Art & Home for details 775-827-5757.

National Night Out next week at the North Shore

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Convoys of emergency vehicles will make travel from businesses to neighborhoods in the community to celebrate the evening that brings neighbors and their public safety partners together.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the parade of vehicles will be on the roadways from Tahoe City to Kings Beach. Neighborhoods are holding barbecues, potlucks and ice cream socials while awaiting the line of lights and sirens.

Once the convoys arrive at registered businesses and neighborhoods, residents and deputies have a chance to visit while kids get to climb inside sheriff patrol cars, a California Highway Patrol cruiser, Calfire rigs and fire engines from several agencies. A Sheriff’s K-9 unit will also be on hand.

Public events will be held at the following locations:

Safeway 850 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Safeway 7815 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, 6:30 to 7 p.m.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for, and participation in, Neighborhood Watch.

For information, or to register your business or neighborhood in the North Lake Tahoe area, contact PSCO Community Service Officer Melinda Maehler at 530-581-6382 or mmaehler@placer.ca.gov

Nepal Earthquake Benefit set for Aug. 6

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.

Since many Nepalese live in poor housing, the country was decimated after the earthquakes. While efforts have been made to provide relief from numerous areas around the world, the country still requires assistance.

The Nepal Earthquake Benefit calls on Truckee-Tahoe to lend a hand and get involved. 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.