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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Incorporate Olympic Valley meeting

Join the Incorporate Olympic Valley’s monthly community meeting. Learn more about the process of creating the town and the road map forward.

This month’s guest speaker is David Stepner. David is a founding member of Friends of Squaw Valley. He will provide an update on the proposed Village Development and answer questions on Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m. at SVPSD, 305 Squaw Valley Road.

Tahoe Music Institute to host classical concert

Tahoe Music Institute will be continuing their quest to bring classical music to the local community by hosting another Community Recital. The performance will feature some of the best hidden classical talents from the Tahoe area. and will be held on Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m. at the Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill at the Tahoe City Marina.

This upcoming recital will feature music of Joseph Haydn, Robert Starer, Antonio Vivaldi, some Flamenco guitar and more. Some of the musicians will include Stephanie Fountaine on piano, Eddie Mozen, Shauna Righellis and Gordon Shaw on clarinet, Todd Holway on piano, Wolf Schaefer on flamenco guitar, and Kate Kerrigan on cello. The recital is free and open to the public; optional donations will help fund educational clinics and seminars for local music students. For more information about the event or if you are interested in participating in future Tahoe Music Institute events, call 530-581-0618 or visit

The Great Skate, an SELS fundraiser

End of School Party at Northstar June 6. Summer is coming and it’s time to celebrate the end of a great school year with friends and family. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is hosting The Great Skate, an all-district skating party at Northstar California on Friday, June 6, 4-9 p.m.

The Great Skate is SELS’s first annual fundraiser. Think “Grease” without the carnival rides but with plenty of “We Go Together” moments. The party will include DJ Gurbtron on the village stage, a kendama contest, face painting, a raffle and several booths will be set up around the village, from KidZone, Truckee High, Kings Beach Elementary and others. Fun and funky costumes are encouraged. Skate rentals are $10 and Northstar California will donate 20 percent of all skate rentals to SELS, a public charter school within Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD). Northstar’s open air skating rink is in the center of the village, surrounded by outside lounge areas with fire pits and food and drinks available for purchase.

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 the 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.

Golf for Boys & Girls Club

Golf at Old Brockway Golf Course on June 8 and a portion of green fees will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Call today for a tee time and mention you want to Golf for Club Kids at 530-546-9909.

Graffiti abatement team forming

In response to a recent rash of graffiti in the local Truckee area, a “graffiti abatement” team is being formed. These individuals will work to remove graffiti in and around the area and will work off court-ordered community service hours. The team will be under the supervision of Group Supervisor Hope Claar and under the guidance of Deputy Probation Officer Jodi Tucker. Initial removal areas will focus on the Truckee River Regional Park and downtown areas. Should anyone find graffiti they would like removed they may call the Nevada County Probation Department in Truckee at 530-582-7804.

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 the summer months is beneficial and 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.

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