North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Sept. 26, 2016 | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Week of Sept. 26, 2016

Staff report

Help christen the Trout Creek Trail Thursday

The town of Truckee is hosting a Trout Creek Trail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Attendees are asked to park in the trailhead parking lot off of Northwoods Boulevard. The ceremony will take place roughly a quarter-mile from the trailhead on the Trout Creek Trail. Walking and biking is encouraged; water will be provided.

For more information, contact town of Truckee Clerk Judy Price at jprice@townoftruckee.com or 530-582-2924.

CATT membership orientation meeting set for Thursday

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe is hosting a membership orientation event for prospective, new and existing CATT members on Thursday, Sept. 29, starting at 4 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road in Truckee. Light appetizers will be served.

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Orientation is open to all building contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and design professionals who work in the Truckee-Tahoe area. Learn about CATT features, benefits and services and how to get the most out of a membership.

To RSVP or to ask questions, contact Membership & Event Manager Peg Friesen at 530-550-9999 or memberinfo@ca-tt.com. Visit CATT online at http://www.ca-tt.com.

Annual Wish Box wishes still sought

Clarence-as2 at Truckee Donner Senior Apartments needs your help. Please become a special elf, and help make an apartment resident's holidays special.

Clarence-as2 (aka Jesse Griffin) is still in need of wishes to be filled for Santa's Wish Box. The reason for it being early is, as Clarence-as2 puts it — "my old bones need replacement, and I want to make sure all the residents have their wishes granted beforehand." So please, if you want to have some fun, and share the joy, contact Clarence-as2 at xmas.wish@hotmail.com before Oct. 10.

Want to be a math/science tutor?

The Read Up Program is the literacy tutoring service of the Nevada County Library and the Branch Library in Truckee.

Read Up's mission is to help adults, 16 years and older, build their reading, writing and mathematics/science skills through free, confidential one-on-one efforts of volunteer tutors.

All instructional materials are provided by Read Up. If you would like to become a student in the Read Up Program, contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up's Coordinator, at 530-587-8806.

Slow Food canning workshop Saturday

Slow Food Lake Tahoe recently announced the return of its annual canning clinic, the organization's most popular cooking workshop in its Skillshare Series.

The canning workshop will cover both water bath and pressure canning. Water bath canning is suitable for preserving acidic foods like pickles, fruits, jams and tomato sauce. In this canning workshop, applesauce and apple pie filling will be preserved. The class will once again be taught by SunMie Won, a local expert canner.

It's scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at a home in Truckee. Tickets cost $25. Visit slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/canning-2016 for location and to learn more.

Ex In Ed recognition event set for Oct. 6

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is hosting its annual recognition event on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. at PlumpJack in Squaw Valley. The event is a celebration of the Foundation's generous donors, exceptional educators and acknowledges 30 years of supporting education in the community.

The event will also honor foundation donors, as well as the Linda Brown Fellows and Star Award recipients. Attendees this year will be treated to a performance by the Truckee High School jazz ensemble, as well as appetizers, a no-host bar, and school grant recipient displays. For more information, call 530-550-7984 or visit exined.org.

Donner Party Hike to host an evening with Greg Palmer

As part of the annual Donner Party Hike festivities, organizers will present an evening with Greg Palmer on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. at the Donner Memorial State Park.

Attendees at the free event will hear about the first wagons over the Sierra Nevada. Palmer, currently is a docent at Thunderbird Lodge and Donner Memorial State Park, will talk about the saga of the Stephens Townsend Murphy Party of 1844 known as the lost party.

Complimentary cheese and crackers will be served, and beverages are available for sale. This event is produced by Just Imagine Marketing and Design, in conjunction with the Donner Party Hike, and serves as a fundraiser for the Sierra State Parks Foundation.

For more information about the event or the annual hike, contact Kathy Hess at info@donnerpartyhike.com or call 775-746-4138.