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

Help family in time of grief

On Saturday, June 14, Truckee lost one of its youth. Homero Barajas, age 16, was struck by a car while riding his bike and died instantly. Homero’s family recently moved to Reno, Nev. where the incident took place. He leaves behind two sisters, a brother, mother, step-father, extended family and numerous friends who are devastated. Homero’s mother, Mitzi Smylie is an employee of Tahoe Forest Hospital. In order to help his family during this tragic time, Mitzi’s co-workers and friends are hosting a bake sale on Friday, June 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Please stop by for some sweet treats while supporting a wonderful family. There is also a memorial account set up at Wells Fargo, account number: 7858466860. Please consider helping this family by attending the bake sale or making a donation during this family’s time of need. For questions or more information please contact Tenaya Ideker at

Gabriella Moretti named to Dean’s List

Gabriella Moretti of Carnelian Bay earned regular honors on the Aurora University Dean’s List during the spring 2014 semester.

Moretti joins more than 800 other AU students who were honored for their academic success. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning, annually educating more than 4,900 degree-seeking students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Learn more at

Paws to Read at the Kings Beach Library

The KBL Summer Reading Program is gearing up! Stop by and pick up a reading log and get set to win fun prizes and earn raffle tickets to win the themed basket of your choice. All ages welcome. KBL offers free reading/writing tutoring for ages 5 to 105. The library will also have a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to on assorted Saturdays throughout the summer. Call to sign up. The first programming event will be on Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m. Peter Allspice will entertain with juggling, unicycling, violin playing and more. Story time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Crazy Craft Hour is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Take advantage of free computer classes three times each month with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group, Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware, and the new “iPhone Support Group.” Call for dates and times. “Paws” for a moment and check the summer events out at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for details on any of the upcoming events.

Horsemanship and riding skills clinic

Saturday, June 28. The Tahoe Donner Horsemen will present “Form to Function” with Sherry Gibb Bertagnolli of the Gibb Ranch in Palomino Valley, Nev. Bertagnolli has 35 years of experience raising, training and showing horses and is an accredited horse show judge. She teaches “a horse’s feet are directly connected to his mind” and will help you learn where your horse’s feet are and improve his footfalls resulting in more control and a smoother ride. Learn how to better your own body position to improve control, transitions and stops with a light feel on the bit. The Clinic will be held at the McIver Arena (Truckee Rodeo grounds) at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The number of riders and horses is limited. Clinic fees are $80 for TDHA members and $100 for non members. Auditors are welcome. Call or text Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 to sign up or information.

KidZone and Amazing Animals

Prepare to be amazed on Saturday June 28, 11:30 a.m. sharp at the KidZone Museum. Free with admission, presentation in Spanish and English

Please arrive at 10:30-10:45 to check in at KidZone Museum, where Tracy Neill from Amazing Animal World will showcase live exotic and interesting reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and insects and tells us all about them. Do they shed? What do they eat? Touch them and see how they feel! Her excellent skill in interweaving both knowledge and humor keep children thoroughly entertained.

Arts in Wellness “How to Paint Water”

June 28 and 29, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Two-day plein air workshop studying the process of landscape painting from the initial steps of sketching, composing and then design on canvas. No previous experience is necessary; all materials are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own. Meeting Saturday, 9 a.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park upper parking lot. Workshop fee: $100 for both days.

Join Arts in Wellness this summer for outdoor ceative fun. Arts in Wellness is an art studio that is open to the public, providing a variety of art sessions and instructions: painting, drawing, collage and crafts for non-artists and artists alike at 10153 West River St. in Truckee

Please register in advance for all sessions at

Questions? Email or call/text 530-277-3669.

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at or 224-225-1202.

Truckee Library’s book sale to land at AirFair

The Friends of the Truckee Library will be holding their annual book sale again this year. This popular event will be at the Truckee Tahoe AirShow on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices start at 25 cents and there will be quality books for readers of all ages. The Friends will have a booth at Truckee Thursdays too and will be selling a variety of books. All proceeds go to support the community library. For more information, call the library at 530-582-7846 or email the Friends at

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