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Community Report: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe board members take a well-deserved break during the Commmunity Sale in August. From left: John Neary, Kelly Atchley, Linda Jones, Debi Moore and Dan Flores

The First Boys and Girls Club Community Sale Aug. 16 at Northstar-at-Tahoe was a huge success.We had new and used furniture, sporting goods, art, new clothes, electronics and even some instruments. The event raised money ($9,000), awareness, Club spirits and teamwork. The Community Sale will for sure happen next year.The BGCNLT Board of Directors would like to thank the following supporters who helped make the event possible: Lynn, Maryann and Chrissy from Sierra Vacations Lane Lewis Steve George from Northstar Security Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal The Schaller Family Community Truck Nadia Guererro from Northstar Julio Zuniga Ayala and friends Cheyenne Sabad Jane Siegriest East West Partners Northstar-at-Tahoe Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation and anyone else who donated items or time to help out at the Community Sale.

Positive KarateA free introductory karate class for kids of all ages offered by John Maris. Every Tuesday and Thursday in October 4 to 8 p.m.CHOP SHOPA free cooking class for kids grades 3 and up, Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. until Nov. 19. Classes will be taught by local chefs including Mark Estes from Moodys Bistro, Billy McCullough from Dragonfly, Jacob Bird from Conrads and Michael Plapp from Pacific Crest in Truckee. Chop Shop and other health and life skills programs at the Club are made possible through a generous grant from the United Auburn Indian Community. Hiking ClubA free club for kids to get out and explore local hiking trails. Every Monday until October 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sign up is required. For info, contact Ben Visnyei at bvisnyei@bgcnlt.org or 546-4324.KIDS NIGHT INParents if you are planning on going to the Tahoe Womens Services Chocolate Festival, bring your children to the Club for a Kids Night In! The Clubs certified babysitters will provide care, dinner, movies and fun for children four and up. (They must be potty trained!) Cost is $15 a child or $25 for a family. Services will be available from 5 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mindy Carbajal at mcarbajal@bgcnlt.org or call 546-4324.DINNER AT DRAGONFLY Dragonfly restaurant in Truckee is hosting non-profit Wednesdays throughout the month of October. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Join us for great food, fun and all to support local kids. For reservations, please call 587-0557.Harvest FestivalOct. 24 Mark your calendars for the BGCNLT Annual Harvest Festival a fun and free family event with games, a haunted house and food from local vendors. For more information about programs and services at the Boys and Girls Club, please visit http://www.bgcnlt.org.