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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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Boys & Girls Club opens preschool

The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is excited to announce the opening of their new preschool, Great Futures Early Learning Center, on Wednesday, Sept. 3. This new preschool is located on the Kings Beach Elementary campus in room M-11. The preschool is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., with class starting at 8:30 a.m. sharp. This full-day program will be filled with fun and exciting learning activities. For more information contact Susan Perkins at 530-546-4324.

Music in the Park make-up concert

To prevent the end-of-summer blues, nine-piece “danceable” funk band Groove Foundry will play Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park amphitheater. It will be the last act in the Music in the Park summer series, taking place of the July 30 concert, which was canceled. Admission is free. Concert-goers are encouraged to take blankets and picnic food.

Music in the Park is an annual free summer concert series, currently in its 29th year of operation by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District.

Seeking English tutor

New community member and Read Up student from Thailand has the goal of becoming a nurse, specializing in rehabilitation to serve her new community here in the United States. She already can read English up to about the fourth or fifth grade level and can also speak English somewhat. The young woman needs an English speaking tutor to help her sharpen her English skills so she can apply for nurses training and apply to work at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

If you would like to tutor her in English notify Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at or 530-575-7030. Read Up consists of 30 volunteer tutors based at the Truckee Library.

A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for new volunteer tutors.

Fall dance classes begin

Feel like dancing? InnerRhythms Dance Centre opened its fall schedule on Sept. 2 with a full roster of fun and challenging dance classes. Multiple levels of dance disciplines in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, improv, Hip-Hop, breakin’ and MiniRhythms are offered for dancers ages 3 years through adults. Also offered are new classes: Pilates for Dancers and Stretch and Myo/Facial Release classes with Master Trainer Carrie Haines, theatre tech, Lifts & Partnering, plus Beginning Teen/Adult Jazz. For information visit,, 530-550-8464, or drop by 12047 Donner Pass Road in West Truckee.

Experience Trails & Vistas World Concert

Feel the beat with the hottest funk band, SambaDá, be wowed by aerialists and savor Americana and Celtic music during Trails and Vistas World Concert, a Truckee Tahoe Peace project, at Sand Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The World Concert features world-renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera and flutist Ann Licater, San Jose State University’s Symphony Orchestra, the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band and more.

“The Concert is like uncorking joy from a bottle … a review of all that is good and wonderfully uplifting about the creative experiences of life,” shared a 2013 attendee. Tickets begin at $18 and are available at or by calling 800-747-4697.

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

Education and entertainment at Kings Beach Library

Computer classes continue on the second, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Sign up for the “Hour with the Expert” series on second Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group or learn a specific skill on fourth Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. with Doug Greenwood of Alpen Software. Doug’s next class is “Computer Basics” on Sept. 25. The iPhone support group meets third Thursdays. Become familiar with all the cool tools of your iPhone. Call 530-546-2021 to sign up.

A Poetry Reading will be held on Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m. Take original poetry or your favorite poem to share. All ages are encouraged. Banned book Week is Sept. 21-27. Stop by and pick up a controversial book wrapped tightly to conceal its identity. Identify it, share your thoughts and enter the drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the KB Library used book store – “The Book Nook.”

Placer County Literacy Services offers free tutoring for all ages. Call for details.

Pre-school Storytime continues on Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Books, songs, feltboard and more. Crazy Craft day is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St., call 530-546-2021.

KidZone Museum seeks art and science volunteers

Do you have a master craft, art or talent you would like to pass on to children in the community? KidZone is looking for skilled volunteers to do workshops for children in preschool through elementary.

Introducing them to painting, ceramics, clay and any other kind of medium. Chemistry, engineering, electricity or natural sciences (bugs, plants, framing, animals) also desired. Inspire learning in the youngest community members by sharing your gift. For information contact Carol at

Film Festival volunteers needed

Volunteer for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 26 and 27 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee.

Mountain Area Preservation is looking for volunteers to help with poster-ing, greeting, social media marketing, ticket sales, food service, recycling and zero waste team, wristband checkers, First Aid (licensed medical staff) set-up, tear-down, vendor booths and the national sponsor table. Split shifts are available. First come, first serve for early shift volunteers. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Riley at or call the MAP office at 530-582-6751.

Volunteers will receive a pass for the day worked and a goodie bag. A mid-September volunteer meeting will be scheduled to include a film viewing.