Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Third Thursday Lecture Series with Paul Ackerman

Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Gatekeeper’s museum, Tahoe City.

Join an interesting view of Lake Tahoe through glass. Learn about the use of bottled products in the Tahoe area during the 1800s and the uniqueness of many of the products and contents they contained. Free and open to the public.

Kids Rodeo Day

Truckee Donner Horsemen Association invites all area children to its annual Truckee Pro Rodeo Kids Day on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McIver Arena, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. It is a free fun-filled day featuring games, horses, local service agencies, the rodeo clown, a performance by the Truckee Donner Horsemen drill team, a free lunch for children and much more.

“Bite and Blood” reading

Join a reading with local author and poet Karen Terrey on Friday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. at The Bookshelf in Truckee for a reading from “Bite and Blood” slated for release early this fall.

Karen Terrey’s poetry manuscript “Bite and Blood” was selected by Finishing Line Press to be published this fall. A chapbook is a small book containing ballads, poems, tales or tracts. The limited edition chapbook is handmade by a small press in Kentucky, and includes poems inspired by relationships between people and the natural environment and history of Lake Tahoe.

Karen A. Terrey is a writing coach and offers workshops through her business Tangled Roots Writing. She also teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and Sierra College.

For more information visit

Truckee Rodeo

Truckee Rodeo, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. and Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m. at the McIver Arena in Truckee. Rodeo tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Sears and Hirschdale Store in Glenshire or online at Cost is $12 each, kids 5 and under are free. Tickets at the gate are $15. Sponsor dinner, team penning and kick off party, sponsored by Full Belly Deli and Quincy Stables, will be held Friday, Aug. 22, 5-9 p.m. Open to the public. Team penning teams are $60 per team and dinner tickets, $15 each, available at the gate.

Truckee Pro Rodeo is celebrating its 40th year. The organization would like to thank the town of Truckee and the community merchants and members for all of their support.

‘Elevate Tahoe’ Film Premier

Saturday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., Community Art Center, Truckee. “Elevate Tahoe” is a short documentary film that highlights individuals and organizations in the Tahoe region with unique solutions to the food-related challenges that come with life at 6,000 feet. The innovations are varied, inspiring and bear witness to the Tahoe food revolution. It’s elevating to the spirit. Tickets are $18 in advance. Tahoe Food Hub is featured in the film for its work in helping to connect farmers within 100 miles to food retailers in North Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Food Hub will also make its Truckee Thursday debut Aug. 21. Say hello and get connected to Tahoe Food Hubs’ family of farms, enjoy a photo booth and games for kids.

Plant yourself at the Kings Beach Public Library

“High Altitude Gardening: What, where and how to plant in our climate.” Learn, ask questions, share thoughts and understand the challenges of planting in our unique environment. A panel of experts includes a renowned landscape architect, a master gardener and an expert from a local nursery, on Aug. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Take a picnic, a low back chair and questions. Ongoing computer series continues on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., “Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. What are they and how can they aid me?” Pre-school StoryTime is every Tuesday from 10:30-11 a.m. One more “Read to the Therapy Dog” is scheduled for Aug. 23, noon-2 p.m. Call to sign up! Kings Beach Public Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, 530-530-546-2021.

Protest animal cruelty

Community demonstration of compassion for animals at the Truckee Rodeo on Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m. at McIver Arena located next to Truckee River Regional Park. Join 10-15 (or more) people attending the demonstration against rodeo cruelty to animals.

Sing with community chorus

Do you like to sing? The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus rehearsals begin Monday, April 25, 5:45 p.m. at Tahoe-Truckee campus of Sierra College. All voices are welcome and no audition is required. The chorus meets weekly leading up to a holiday performance in early December. For more information visit or email

La piccola scuola Italiana

Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join a lively Beginning Italian to develop vocabulary and a solid foundation in the present tense, past tense and future tense. Incorporate conversation, traditions, geography and culture.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Intermediate Italian I and continue the development of the Italian vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Friday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. Join Advanced Italian and develop solid conversation utilizing all your grammar with today’s happenings in Italy. Read and write articles and stories.

For any questions and directions call maestro Anna at 530-587-6054. Cost is $185 for each course and the book “Italian Now” may be purchased through

Water Wise Landscaping workshop

Aug. 28, 6 p.m., at Tahoe City PUD, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. The North Tahoe Public Utility District and the Tahoe City Public Utility District have partnered with Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the University of California Extension Master Gardeners to offer a Water Wise Landscaping Workshop.

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