Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Whitney Wednesdays

Whitney hardy was born and raised in Truckee and graduated from Truckee High School with honors in 2006, where she was involved in student government and varsity soccer. On Feb. 20, Hardy was involved in a car accident while out for an evening run in Boston. Her initial injuries were a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) and compound fracture of the left tib/fib. A campaign dubbed #FightHardy will help Whit along her road to recovery by ensuring she can focus on rehabilitation.

“Whitney Wednesdays” will begin May 28 in Truckee and run throughout the summer as fundriasers for the #FIGHTHARDY campaign. Cake Tahoe owner Johanna Lasseter-Curtis will generously donate 100 percent of sales that day to the #FightHardy campaign, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 9932 Donner Pass Road next to Carmel Gallery. Parking is free across the street. Show your support and enjoy some treats!

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is a two-day (15 hours) intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course to be held May 29 and 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full participation is required), Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, 11603 Donner Pass Road in Truckee with instructors Kim Honeywell, Blanca Sahagun and Katie Walsh. Contact Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force Coordinator Amy Machin-Ward at or 530-386-604. The Task Force has a few slots available for little or no cost.

This course is offered in conjunction with Placer County Health and Human Services, which is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses.

Nursing scholarship money available

Sierra Tahoe Chapter AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships. Applicant must currently be enrolled in a nursing program. Applications must be received by June 13, 2014. Funds will be made available by the end of July.

Applications are available by e-mailing

For more information contact Jae Gustafson at 530-587-2444.

Clever Minds summer learning

Whether a student feels challenged or excels in school, keeping their mind active and engaged during summer has positive results.

While some students need to catch up, others choose to stay ahead by participating in summer sessions at Clever Minds Learning Center. Elementary, middle and high school students have the option of working in individual or group settings to prepare for their upcoming grade level.

Topics include Spanish, French, creative writing, math basics, book club, journalism and science.

High school students may participate for credit and credit recovery and prepare for college entrance exams. Call 530-582-1707 or email for more information. Space is limited.

The Nature Grant Cycle

This competitive grant cycle is made possible by TTCF’s Nature Fund and Martis Fund. For 2014, the Nature Grant Cycle will provide more than $100,000 to support projects and organizations that conserve wildlife, land, water and air quality in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions while enhancing opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. This year, organizations may also share their capacity building needs related to their conservation objectives.

Martis Fund resources will be distributed to organizations with projects committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands specifically in Martis Valley or the greater Eastern Placer County region. Organizations with prior, ongoing or upcoming projects may apply for capacity building grants that will strengthen the organization’s ability to pursue those projects.

All applications for 2014 will occur online and proposals will be due June 20, 5 p.m. Visit for guidelines and a link to the online application.

InnerRhythms to host Dinner and a Show

Join InnerRhythms for an evening of music and dance on Friday, May 30, at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley to raise funds in support of youth performing arts programs. The InnerRhythms Junior Dance Companies Pulse, Crescendo & Paradiddle will be featured along with special guests Alder Creek Middle School Jazz Band, “InnerRhythms Dance Theatre,” “RhythMatriX” and “The Breaks.” The show will include award-winning choreography as well as student choreography by talented young dancers. Tickets are $25 per person for all ages and include pasta dinner. A silent auction will offer fabulous prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets are on sale now through May 27 at InnerRhythms Dance Centre 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee or call 530-550-8464. This event is supported by Squaw Valley and JMx2.

Big A Club/A+ Programs

First Baptist Church of Tahoe City is pleased to announce that their summer calendar of events for the Big A Club and A+ programs are ready for viewing at For more information please call 530-583-1534.

Senior Pancake Breakfast

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on June 1, 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments at 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. The sponsor is the Truckee Fire District. Open to everyone! Adults: $7, children $3 Come early.

Jake’s Charity Fishing Derby

Competition is on Lake Tahoe from one hour before sunrise to “High Noon” Sunday, June 1. Prize money is awarded to anglers who reel in the largest Mackinaw $1,000, $1000 brown trout, and $250 rainbow trout. (No browns caught in 2013 Derby, so prize money rolled over!). $60 entry donation includes T-shirt, raffle and buffet brunch (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Proceeds benefit North Tahoe Booster Club. Entrants must pre-register in Tahoe City at Jake’s On The Lake or Pete ‘N Peters by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Don’t fish? Join the buffet for $22 per person, $12 per child. For more information visit or call 530-583-0188. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, in front of the Tahoe City Marina.

Boosters golf tournament

The Truckee High Boosters Club is holding its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, June 1 at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. Entry fee is $125 per person. This four-person scramble event starts at 11 a.m. and will include range balls, putting contest, closest to pin and long drive prizes and a raffle afterwards. Truckee High’s Envirolution Club will have a Trashion show after the tournament and food and beverages will be available for purchase at P.J.’s restaurant. Contact Mike Merriman at 530-546-2079, email Boosters at or sign up on line at All proceeds benefit the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club and the students of Truckee High School.

Soroptimist Wine & Restaurant Faire

Taste. Savor. Enjoy. Mark your calendar for the 39th annual Wine & Restaurant Faire, and dream of letting your taste buds go wild. Live music, silent auction, souvenir wine glass, wine and beer tasting, culinary delights prepared by area restaurants and caterers. Tickets will be on sale at Dickson Realty, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Physical Therapy and on the day at the door.

For more information contact Nancy Davis at 530-550-1433.

Presented by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner Soroptimist Wine & Restaurant Faire Fundraiser, Saturday, June 1, 5-7:30 p.m., Coyote Moon Golf Course, 10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Clean up Day

Volunteers are needed for Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Clean up Day, Saturday, June 7, a part of Keep California Beautiful.

Help pick up trash in Tahoe City. Check in at Commons Beach at 8:30 a.m. Snacks provided. Pick up trash from 9-11:30 a.m. along designated routes. Pizza party at Lakeside Pizza following. This volunteer opportunity may be used as a service learning project/ high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school.

Must be at least the age of a high school student; able to easily walk 1-2 miles; responsible with community spirit. Outgoing, positive personalities encouraged!

For more information call 530-386-3016 or email

Locals free day at Sugar Pine Point State Park

In appreciation of the tremendous support of our community all year long, the Sierra State Parks Foundation is offering a “Free Locals Day” at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Foundation will be picking up the $10 parking fee and the $10 per person ticket price to tour the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Visit

Discover Alpine Meadows’ native birds

Join naturalist and ornithologist Warren Bray as he introduces the secret world of the birds in the meadows and creekside trees of Alpine Meadows. Meet on Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m. in the meadow, next to the corner of Snowcrest and Alpine Meadows Road. Take your field glasses, insect repellent and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots — the Bear Creek meadows can still be wet and marshy. Hats or caps with bills for shade are recommended. Contact Pam at the Alpine Springs Water District office for last minute changes due to weather or for information 530-583-2342, ext. 11.

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