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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers

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The volunteer drivers with Sierra Senior Services are the lifeline of the Meals on Wheels program.
Courtesy Sierra Senior Services |

Sierra Senior Services, the local Meals on Wheels provider, is seeking individuals who want to help seniors in the Incline-North Tahoe-Truckee community.

Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers touch the lives of seniors through time and service. Each day they deliver a difference through a warm smile, a hot nutritious lunch and personify this message: “I am here for you now and I care.” Meals on Wheels recently announced a Back Up Driver program (BUD) and is looking for substitute drivers to step in when a regular driver is unable to deliver his or her route.

You need only commit to the days that work with your schedule and you will be called if there is a vacancy. For further information on how the program works, call Carolyn at 530-550-7600. Visit http://www.sierraseniors.org to learn more about Sierra Senior Services, which is now in its 16th year of operation.

Lahontan Foundation fund grant cycle open

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation announced recently that the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund 2017 grant cycle is now open.

This year, the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund will award up to $128,000 to nonprofit organizations directly serving the Truckee-North Tahoe region. Applications are due via email to grants@parasol.org no later than 4 p.m. on March 21. For details, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit http://www.parasol.org/lcfgrants.

LUNAFEST film festival set for March 9

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Girls on the Run-Sierras at Tahoe Art Haus at 475 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City on Thursday, March 9.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls on the Run-Sierras. The film fest will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction before film showings at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit tahoearthauscinema.com/shows/lunafest/ to learn more.

TEA to host free presentation

On Thursday, March 16, Tahoe Expedition Academy will host a free presentation in Tahoe Vista by Judy Klein, the Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF-ZSFG.

Judy will present on the importance of connection with nature and risky play in the outdoors. She will also explore our relationship with risk as it pertains to child brain development, nervous system development and adolescent decision making.

The first part of the event will consist of Judy’s presentation, followed by a Q-and-A with Judy; Taylor Simmers, co-founder and admissions director at TEA; and Jack Benter, adventure coordinator at TEA.

The presentation will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Road, Tahoe Vista. Visit http://www.tahoeexpeditionacademy.org to learn more.

KidZone has opening on board

KidZone Museum, the local children’s museum in Truckee, is looking for people interested in serving on its Board of Directors. Skills require, time, passion for the work of the museum, and interest in seeing the museum prosper and expand.

Also, if you have expert administration and organizational skills, leadership, fundraising or technology skills or you are a grandparent or a member of the Latino community, we welcome and need all who are passionate about the work of the museum – or those who just want to make the world a better place for children and families. 

To learn more about board service and the work of the museum, contact board member Shana Wapstra Scott at secretary@kidzonemuseum.org. Visit http://www.kidzonemuseum.org or call 530-587-5437 to learn more.

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers meeting set for March 16

The Feather River Country is the topic for the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers meeting on March 16. Andrew Harris, local fly fishing guide, will present a program to help you better understand where, when and how to fly fish the Feather river.

The free meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Building at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Contact TTFF at TTFlyfishers@gmail.com or visit http://www.tahoetruckeeflyfishers.org for more information.