Truckee Tahoe community: Hospice Thrift in need of donations |

Truckee Tahoe community: Hospice Thrift in need of donations

Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Hospice Gift and Thrift stores located in Truckee and Kings Beach are in need of donations.

– Donations are an important part of hospice fundraising. All proceeds from the stores support hospice services throughout the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area.

– They welcome clothing, shoes, books and housewares including small appliances in good working order. Please ask for approval before unloading furniture or TVs.

– They appreciate your help to ensure unwanted or unaccepted items are not left outside the store, as they incur fees for removal of these unwanted items.

– Thank you for donating to Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift.

For information or questions please call 582-4947 in Truckee or 546-5494 in Kings Beach.

The North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, has partnered with North Tahoe Arts and the Art in Public Places program to provide rotating public art exhibits. The Center hopes to provide a more inviting atmosphere through the showing of artwork.

The current exhibit, Wild Encounters Photography, by photographers William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert is a sampling of photography which focuses on sights, colors and textures of world cultures and primitive tribes including the wild animals, beliefs, flowers and people.

“Working with Art in Public Places allows the North Tahoe Event Center to provide its visitors and residents of North Tahoe a new cultural experience,” says Kathy Long, Parks and Facilities Manager. “This new partnership also provides local artists a new venue to show off their artwork and connect with a segment of the community that may not have previously been aware of their work.”

The public is invited to visit the Center during normal business hours to view the art on display at no charge. Exhibits will be rotated approximately every three months.

For more information contact Mary Lou Cooper at 562-2686 or For more information about the North Tahoe Event Center contact Kathy Long at 546-7249 or

The March exhibit in the Corison loft is a fun one for the kids. Ann Bryant from The BEAR League and her collection of critters will be setting up the bear den and transforming the Corison loft into an outdoor learning lab for kids (parents are welcome too). How do we live peacefully with bears and the critters of the forest? What should we do when we see a bear? It’s always fun to have the kids at the art center.

Remember the SnowFest Paint a Bear activity after the Parade, Feb. 28 in Tahoe City. Come to North Tahoe ARTS at 380 North Lake Blvd. Treats and fun will be the order of the day. Paint the Bear usually goes from noon to 2 p.m. There is no charge.

Beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss would be 104 this year and the party is on! Perhaps best known for “The Cat in the Hat,” Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) authored and illustrated 44 children’s books, introducing generations of children to the joy of reading. Our community will be celebrating Seuss’ work at an annual birthday party on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club.

The North Tahoe Family Resource Center is sponsoring this year’s event, and welcomes families, caregivers and young children to come for activities, crafts, book reading and more.

For information call the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 546-0952.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are now available for the Truckee Noon Rotary’s infamous Crab and Pasta Feed Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Truckee Community Center. This annual event features Dungeness crab, a live auction with fantastic prizes and a chance to mingle with your community, friends and family.

The live auction will be organized by and benefit the Family Resource Center, a local non-profit organization providing education and mobilizing resources to empower families and individuals to be self-sufficient and become contributing members of the community.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support this community benefit. The Rotary Club of Truckee is actively seeking $500 level sponsors to help off-set the cost of the crab for the dinner. All sponsors will receive recognition in upcoming press releases, advertisements and mentions at the event during the live auction.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids (under the age of 16) and can be purchased through a local Rotarian or by calling 550-2350.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County (BBBSNC) will present an Info Night session on Monday, March 16, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at Tahoe Women’s Services offices, located at upstairs 12257 Business Park Dr., Unit 4 (in the airport business park) in Truckee.

The half-hour informational session is perfect for anyone interested in hearing more about the local work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County, and how to get involved.

No commitment is required and families, teachers and agencies are encouraged to attend.

BBBSNC staff will go over the process of becoming a “Big” and will discuss other ways to support this vital agency in our local community.

To sign up, or for more information, please call Peggy Martin at 587-7717 or e-mail

BBBSNC recently expanded its mentoring programs to the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region, including the communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City. For more information, please see

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