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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Tahoe Christian Center is hosting a live webcast by Dave Ramsey entitled Town Hall for Hope on Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m. Come and hear talk from this renowned financial guru on the economy, its history, statistics and steps toward hope in these trying times. All are welcome at 2655 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. For information or to attend a delayed broadcast, call 583-4656.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and fashion to support North Tahoe seniors and a safe and sober post-graduation celebration. The Class of 2009 Passport to Your Future Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, April 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the NTHS theater. Complimentary refreshments will be served. A silent auction and raffle will also take place. Some of the silent auction items include a therapeutic massage, a cruise on the Tahoe Gal, lodging at the Grand Sierra Resort, Squaw Creek Resort and at a villa on the island of Kauai. Tickets are $15 or $10 for children 12 and under and may be purchased at Kings Beach Elementary, Inside Outfitters, The Store and at the door.

A recently formed Tahoe City Community Garden Working Group is pushing forward with plans to establish a community garden for the Tahoe City area. A number of community gardens have been providing a sense of joy and healthy eating options for communities across the country and overseas for years. Tahoe City is well on its way to achieving a similar goal. The group contacted TCPUD and asked that they consider providing the group with a suitable parcel of land at the Rideout Community Center. Lots of details go into planning including, irrigation, fencing, how many plots, the size of plots, gathering tools, a tool shed as well as important behind the scenes planning with the TCPUD.Lisa Renschen, a local who is leading the effort, has started a Facebook page titled the Tahoe Truckee Gardeners as a way for locals to connect and share gardening ideas and tips in a high altitude climate such as ours.If you, your family or your organization is interested in getting involved and would like to have a plot in the Tahoe City garden, please attend an informational meeting on April 21, 6 p.m. at the Rideout Community Center or call Rhonda Kreidler at 583-3440 ext. 12.

The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop has established itself as one of Truckees preeminent events. Set for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 this annual favorite brings nearly 1,000 locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. The event benefits the community through marketing and a boost in tourism. It also benefits a different local non-profit each year. Last year, $3,500 to 5,000 was donated to the Special Friends Program. Past non-profit beneficiaries have included the Truckee High School music program, Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society, Lake Tahoe Music Festival and InnerRhythms Dance Theater.The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop is seeking beneficiary request applications from area non-profit organizations. Contact organizers Switchback at (530) 550-2252 or visit for information. Applications are due Thursday, April 30 by 5 p.m.

The Truckee Optimist Club is pleased to announce Kevin Cowie was declared the winner of the annual Optimist Essay Contest held in March. Kevin read his essay to the Truckee Optimist Club at their April general meeting.The topic for the contest essay was The Power of Youth. The purpose of the essay contest is for the students to stimulate their thoughts on the topics, and to demonstrate their writing skills, said Jon Traeger, Optimist President.Cowie was awarded $100 for his winning essay; Kaitlin Cocard $75 for second place and Jacob Cofer $50 for his third place entry. We were pleased with the essays received, said Traeger, and we are looking forward to more entries by the students in next years competition.The Truckee Optimist Club is a local service club whose sole purpose is to provide programs, support, financial assistance and scholarships to the youth of Truckee.

Award-winning cowboy poet, Larry Maurice will present his one-man show, Cowboy, The spirit, the lore, the legacy Thursday, April 23 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Be transported back in time by poetry, music and folklore to experience the cattle drives, characters and critters of the Old West. No-host cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. A $10 donation to Squaw Valley Institute is requested. Children and students with I.D. are free. Certain Squaw Valley Institute membership levels receive free tickets to regular programs. Tickets and memberships can be purchased in advance by visiting The Resort at Squaw Creek is sponsoring this event.Larry Maurice has spent the last 20 years as a Cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada.Maurice received the Academy of Western Artists coveted Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Cowboy Poet of the Year in 2000. For more information, contact Karen Willcuts, Squaw Valley Institute Program Coordinator at 581-4138 or

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