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Tahoe City’s Rideout Community Center has basketball, guitar lessons, wifi and more

Rideout Community Center, operated by the Tahoe City PUD, is a place for foosball, basketball, guitar, acting snow days and more. Rideout invites you to participate Ñ make a suggetion, teach or take a class.

Two years ago, the Tahoe City Public Utility District recognized the emerging need for a new recreation and community center to accommodate the increasing demand for a community-inspired recreational facility. If you remember, in February of 2007 we gathered as a community to share in a potluck dinner and exchange ideas on how to create a fun, successful community center.

We certainly have come a long ways from that winter’s night. Each month our drop-in participation continues to grow and we are host to numerous classes, sports and after-school activities. In addition to classes and programs, several annual community events take place at Rideout including The Harvest Festival in the fall and a Bike Derby in late spring.

What types of programs or activities are you looking for at the Rideout Community Center? How do you feel about the facilities? Are we meeting your needs? These types of questions go a long way toward letting TCPUD Parks and Recreation hear from its citizens on what we can be doing to better serve you. There are clip-boards located throughout the Rideout Center inviting your suggestions. This winter we will poll participants in all of our programs asking how we are doing. And of course, you can always reach us at 583-3440 ext. 10.

In our fundraising efforts, we are looking for individual/residential donations, and large and small-scale business contributions, in-kind gifts and we are researching grant opportunities. Please consider donating money to help us meet our operating costs. Your tax-deductible donations help bridge the gap between revenues and the actual cost of operations, and give us the resources to enrich the lives of others through many recreational programs and activities.

Other desirable donations include volunteering time, logo design work, sports equipment, computer equipment (no dinosaurs please), arts and craft supplies and board games. For more information on how you, your business or organization can become a donor, contact Rhonda Kreidler at 583-3440 ext. 12.

Active participation is another way you can demonstrate your support for the Community Center in town. Register to attend a class, drop-in with family and friends to enjoy all that our community center has to offer, tell your friends, neighbors and out-of-town guests about us. Do you have a special skill you have always thought about sharing with others? Teach a class or workshop. Hold your next group meeting or host a party at Rideout.

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Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions. We at the Rideout Community Center wish you and your family a healthy and happy new year.