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Community announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

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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 about upcoming events.

Shred your paper

Tahoe City Downtown Association and Rotary Club Of Tahoe City will jointly sponsor a paper-shredding opportunity on Friday, June 13, near the Tahoe City Post Office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

As a protection against identity theft, consumers are urged to shred anything containing financial information, account numbers, PINs, birthdates or Social Security numbers.

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Organizations and individuals who have documents that need shredding can drop them off at no cost.

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 otterromp15-aorn@yahoo.com.

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

Discover Alpine's native birds

Naturalist and ornithologist Warren Bray will brief participants on basics of bird anatomy and behavior prior to setting off on a morning walk creekside at Alpine Meadows.

The Alpine Meadows Bird Walk will be held on Saturday, June 14, beginning at 8 a.m. The event will identify several bird species and all are welcome, beginning with elementary school age children accompanied by adults.

Contact Pam at the Alpine Springs County Water District by calling 530-583-2342, ext. 11 to confirm your attendance, learn of changes due to weather or for additional information.

Please wear hats or caps with bills, sturdy walking shoes or boots and remember to use insect repellent.

Free horse health lecture

Truckee Donner Horsemen's Association (TDHA) is sponsoring a free, educational talk for horse owners in Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and Sierra Valley. This free lecture will be given by veterinarian Sadie Myers about vaccinations and worming issues. People are concerned with recent outbreaks of equine diseases and increasing resistance of worms and parasites to medicines currently in use.

Sadie will discuss the importance of vaccines to protect all local horses and will give some alternatives to the routine four times a year worming protocol. It is important horse owners learn about new horse health care developments.

The lecture will held at the McIver Rodeo grounds on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. The TDHA will provide hot coffee, tea and cookies. Take your own chair and be prepared for a cool evening. Call or text Barb at 530-412-0780 to RSVP or with your questions.

The TDHA is also preparing an evening program on Fire Evacuation for large animals. Further details will soon be available about this important issue.

You are urged to join the TDHA to actively support all equestrian activities. You do not have to have a horse to join — just have a love of horses. Call 530-583-4441 to join. Membership is $25 per person or $35 for a family.

Rotary lakeside lobster dinner

The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again host a delicious dinner on the North Tahoe Conference Center patio in Kings Beach. This event sold out last year and attendance is limited due to cooking capacity. Included: appetizers, Caesar salad,1 1/2-pound live Maine lobster freshly cooked, sweet corn, Truckee Bread Company ciabatta, dessert and entertainment. No-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6-8 p.m., cost is $65 per person. Send your check made out to Rotary Club of Tahoe City to Jim Cline P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143, by June 27. Call 530-546-4840 for information.

Tahoe Treasures Tour with Tea And Tapas

The AAUW (American Association of University Women, Tahoe Nevada) will present its second annual Tahoe Treasures Tour — a self-guided tour of some of Incline Village's most interesting homes, gardens and art collections — on Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Among the six venues is a spectacular lakefront garden; a creatively decorated home with fantastic lake views; a mountain-style home with a peaceful garden and a unique art collection; and the Holman Arts and Media Center, an inspiring environment where the creative process is at work in its galleries, labs and studios. Tea and tapas will be served in the lakefront garden of the famous chateau known as the Castle on Lake Tahoe, and there can you shop the Tahoe Treasures boutique and purchase raffle tickets for valuable prizes.

Tickets are $35, available at The Potlatch, 930 Tahoe Blvd., Raley's Center, Incline Village or mail your check to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, PO Box 5465, Incline Village, NV 89450.

Summer Food Service Program

The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Nutritious meals will be provided for free at the site and times as follows:

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach; breakfast, 8:15-9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meals provided Monday through Friday from June 16, 2014 through Aug. 29, 2014.

In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For information contact Christin Wilcox, Club chef at 530-546-4324 or cwilcox@bgcnlt.org.

Volunteers needed for Tahoe City's July 4 celebration

Feeling patriotic? Love a party? Go out and help raise money for Tahoe City's fireworks show and enjoy the street faire while you're at it!

Volunteer opportunities include: Collect donations, sell T-shirts and merchandise, monitor games in the "Fun Zone," set up and clean up.

Dunk tank participants needed as well! Two-hour shifts available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Each volunteer will receive a commemorative fourth of JulyT-shirt.

For more information please contact Dana Tanner Powell, Event and Volunteer Coordinator, Tahoe City Downtown Association 530-386-3016 or dana@visittahoecity.com.