Briefs: What’s happening in Truckee |

Briefs: What’s happening in Truckee

Early voter deadline Sept. 8

Nevada County voters can receive voter information early and save local tax dollars by registering now for the Nov. 7, 2000 General Election.

Voters who are registered by Friday, Sept. 8 will receive their State Voter Information Pamphlets several weeks earlier than voters who register after the 60-day deadline. In addition, voters who register by Sept. 8 will save local tax dollars, because the Secretary of State will pay to mail State Voter Information Pamphlets, instead of Nevada County Elections Office paying those mailing costs in a supplemental mailing just before the election.

You must re-register if you move, change your political party or change your name. Voter Registration Cards are available at county government offices, local post offices, Chambers of Commerce, libraries and more than 100 locations across Nevada County.

The final deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 General Election is Oct. 10.

Trust advisor presentation

Frank J. Croke, author and advisor on trusts and estate planning, will speak on “The 10 Biggest Errors in Trusts” Thursday, Sept. 7 at the luncheon meeting of Truckee Noon Rotary, noon at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

The presentation will discuss why lack of knowledge when planning your trust can be very, very costly. For information to attend this meeting, please call 257-5179.

Music, art, and science classes

Music, art and science for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds was an incredible success this past summer. Offered at the Sierra Nevada Children’s Museum by Rita Whitaker-Haun and Pamela Williams, the curriculum involved the whole child. Activities included singing, listening, moving, playing simple instruments and then extended to painting, drawing, and exploring nature.

Enroll now in the Fall Semester of “Music, Art, Science for 3’s and 4’s” at the Truckee Donner Park and Recreation Department. The 10-week session begins with parent orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to noon. Tuition (payable in installments) is $140 with a materials fee of $33/36 for a cassette/CD, booklet, picture cards and art/science supplies. Space is limited; call TDRPD at 582-7720.

Tonight, Sept. 7, from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. at the Community Center on Church Street, Whitaker-Haun will offer a free demo of the class.

For information regarding additional Music and Movement classes for infants and toddlers offered at the Sierra Nevada Children’s Museum and TDRPD by Rita Whitaker-Haun, call 582-1341.

Free evening on relationships

Come and join Rolf Godon, Ph.D., local psychologist, and P. Tanzy Maxfield, body-mind practitioner, for a free evening presentation discussing how we can have the marriage/relationship of our dreams. The presentation will be Monday, Sept. 11, at the Parks and Rec Building in downtown Truckee at 7:30 p.m.

The presentation will focus on what happens to that initial wonderful romance and how to get that back. We will find out what the ingredients are for a successful relationship. We will gain understanding of our communication patterns (communication problems are the most common cause of relationship problems) and how we can create good communication with our spouses/mates.

This evening will have value for anyone married or in a committed relationship and wanting it to be all that it can be. Call 587-2557 for information.

Campaign benefit Wednesday

A campaign benefit for Truckee Town Council candidate Ted Owens will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Malone’s Irish Tavern. Appetizers and wine will be provided. The event is open to the general public; a $25 donation to the Committee to Elect Ted Owens will be requested. Please RSVP to (530) 546-1188.

High tech group meets Thursday

A meeting of those working in high tech fields will be held at the North Tahoe Conference Center on Thursday evening, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.

The Conference Center is located at 8318 N. Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. The Sierra High Technology Group meets regularly for networking, venture capital funding and startup support. Please RSVP to sierra1@oakweb. com or call 587-7685.

Swing dance classes to start

Let the good times roll and learn the Lindy Hop dance to the latest sounds of the Big Band beat with swing dance instructors Rob and Jeanie McCarthy.

The class, offered through the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, will teach the basics so dancers can progress to the hottest moves. Couples, singles, drop-ins, and any age are welcome. Classes will be held in the Tahoe-Truckee High School cafeteria on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to Oct. 3. Dancers are encouraged to dress casual and wear comfortable shoes. The cost for the four week session is $50 per couple, $30 for singles; drop-ins are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The McCarthys have been competition dancers for more than 17 years. For information, call the TDRPD at 582-7720.

Duck Races are coming Sept. 23

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club has set the date for its 6th Annual Duck Races for Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Truckee Regional Park.

In addition to the duck races themselves, there will be Sponsor Duck judging, a free carnival with games and face painting for the children, food and drinks and a DJ. Admission is free.

Last year’s Duck Races benefited community projects such as the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Angel Network and Project Graduation with almost $14,000, scholarships and exchange student support with over $5,000, local sports and recreation with almost $2,000 and community organizations such as Truckee River Habitat Restoration, Truckee Donner Land Trust and Project M.A.N.A. with over $2,000.

A Sponsor Duck is a large plastic duck (actually, a decoy) which may be purchased by a local business or individual for $100. The decorated Sponsor Duck competes in a beauty contest as well as a race down the river. The sponsor gets publicity for their firm or themselves and the winner is commemorated with a handsome plaque. Sponsor Ducks for $100 and individual racing ducks for $5 or five for $20 may be adopted from any Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club member. Look for them around the community. Call Jim Damiani at 550-9900 or Julie or Mark Kincheloe at 582-5409 for tickets and information.

Community fair at Truckee Pines

A community services fair and a “fiesta Mexicana” will be held at Truckee Pines Apartments for all community members on Sept. 24 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

“While the event is for everybody, the main thing is to inform the Hispanic community of all of the services we have available in this community,” said Monina Vasquez, one of the organizers of the event.

Vasquez said there will food and musical entertainment, including Mexican dishes.

Truckee Pines Apartments is located on Estates Drive off of Highway 267 next to the rodeo grounds.

Grant writing workshop Sept. 23

Sierra College will present an intensive one-day workshop on “Grant Writing Basics” Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Truckee extension.

The workshop offers practical information on how to secure grants from private foundations, corporations and government sources. It is useful for persons from nonprofit agencies, schools, colleges and public entities who are seeking additional funds for special programs.

Participants learn how to locate and work with a funding agency and will acquire skills for development winning proposals. They will also learn tips for clear, effective writing and how to build a budget.

Instructor is Sharon McCuen, dean emeritus of American River College in Sacramento, who has over 22 years of grant writing experience. Cost of the class is $98. For more information and to enroll call (530) 582-4222 Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce dinner Sept. 27

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 47th Annual Dinner and Pandora’s Auction on Wednesday, September 27 at Northstar-at-Tahoe in the Chaparral Room beginning at 5 p.m.

“Several things happen at the Annual Dinner,” said Rachelle Pellissier, Chamber President/ CEO. “The Annual Awards are presented to honor Truckee businesses and business people, the 2000/2001 Board of Directors is installed, there is a great auction, and we eat, drink and be merry, and, hopefully, have a little fun, too!”

This year’s award categories are Chamber Member of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Hospitality Award, Volunteer of the Year, and New Member of the Year. The Board of Directors will vote on winners Sept. 12.

“The Ambassador Committee is working diligently to make this year’s event the best ever,” said Pellissier. “If you would like to donate something to the auction, contact us at the Chamber office. The Ambassadors will be contacting businesses in the next couple of weeks to complete the auction packages.”

Chamber staff and committee members are currently selling raffle tickets for a Las Vegas Weekend Getaway for two sponsored by Associated Truckee Travel and Advanced Software and Programming. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office for a cost of $1 each or six for $5. Get entered in the raffle today.

The Annual Dinner is $30 per person if payment is received by September 22 and $35 per person if received after September 22. Reservations are required. Contact the Chamber for more details, (530) 587-2757.

Bridge marathon

The American Association of University Women, Truckee Donner Branch, is sponsoring a year-long bridge round-robin fund raiser. The event is open to the public and players at all levels are welcome. The cost is $20 per person. Funds raised go toward AAUW’s programs.

Games will begin in October and end in May, following by a gala bridge party in June. There will be three levels of play; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Partners will be rotated every month according to the schedule. If you didn’t participate in last year’s tournament, now is the time to sign up. Registration ends Sept. 15. For details, call Sal Bulkley, 582-9249.

High School Reunion

The class of 1960 invites graduates from 1955 to 1965 to gather for a “Grand” Reunion Sept. 22 to 24 at Squaw Valley.

On Friday, there will be a special dinner just for the class of 1960. Graduates from 1955 to 1965 will gather on Saturday night, Sept. 23, for a “grand reunion” with music, dancing, food, beverages and socializing.

For details call Sam Medford at (415) 434-4830.

Photo contest seeks entries

Got a camera? You could end up having your work displayed on walls throughout Truckee, if you enter the 2000 Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation photo contest. The contest, which features an open division and a student division, seeks photos from the public which convey both the recreational and dangerous aspects of the Truckee River. Images must have been taken in the last five years.

Photos may be color or black and white; must be 8″x10″ glossy format, dry mounted on mounting board. Each entry must be accompanied by a $10 check made out to “Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation Photo Contest.” A portion of the entry fee will help fund the Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation.

A calendar will be produced from the photos, and will be available at the annual Noon Rotary Cadillac Ball Nov. 11.

Entries may be submitted at Backstreet Framers, Truckee; Framing Dames, Truckee or Frames by Ryrie in Tahoe City. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15.

For more information, call Ken Ritchie at 587-5120 or Russell Rosewood, 587-3377.

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