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Around Town: What’s Happening

Benefit for Stokes family tonightOn Thursday, Oct. 4 at Sierra Vista restaurant in Tahoe City, local community members are organizing a benefit concert and raffle to set up a memorial fund on behalf of the family of the late Rob Stokes of Truckee.Stokes was killed in a motorcycle accident near Reno Sept. 21. The event, scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m., costs $10 and features live music by Burnt Toast and Fearless Chicken, happy hour food and drink specials, and a raffle drawing with all proceeds going directly to the Stokes family.Raffle tickets are on sale at Swigard’s or Schone Sachen (on Donner Pass Road) for $2 each or six tickets for $10 and prizes include: a condominium in Maui (for one week), lift tickets to Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows or Homewood, golf at Tahoe City Golf Course or Brockway Golf Course, dinner certificates, and much more. Winners will be selected at the Benefit and ticket holders need not be present to win. Additionally, a silent auction will run from 4 to 10 p.m.With over 50 great prizes, entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. and an opportunity to support the Rob Stokes Memorial Fund, this is an event not to be missed. For additional information or to make a donation, please contact Sam Swigard at 581-3867.Peace Concert airs on Channel 6Beginning this week and running through Oct. 11, “Truckee Tahoe Music TV” will air Part 1 of the Peace Concert performed on Sept 23 at TDRPD Park. The show will air on Tahoe-Truckee Community Television Channel 6 every night except Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.Featured in Part 1 are Sharine Drake, Lisa Potter, Spirit of the Mountains and a closing performance by all the musicians.”TTMTV” is filmed, produced, and edited by Paul Klein.Boys & Girls Club public meetingAn informational meeting and free barbecue on the Truckee Boys & Girls Club will be held Monday, Oct. 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.The meeting, sponsored by Truckee River Associates, will be held in their parking lot on Deerfield Drive.The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is interested in expanding its Truckee programs and needs local support. The program is now in operation at Truckee Elementary and needs to expand to better serve area children.If you’re interested in attending the barbecue, please RSVP first by calling 587-7633.Annual event for children’s safetyThe Third Annual Luke Schaffner Children’s Safety Day will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mountain Middle School.The annual event, in honor of Luke Schaffner who died in a car accident when his child car safety seat didn’t work properly, is sponsored by the Tahoe-Truckee Chapter of the California SAFE KIDS Coalition. There will be free car seat check points and more. (See story, page A8)Tahoe Singles bike ride SundayOn Sunday, Oct. 7, the Tahoe Singles invite singles to share a bike ride along the West Shore Bike Path with a picnic following at Ehrman Mansion. The trip is nine miles each way.Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the “Y” in Tahoe City on Highway 89 South across the street from Bank of the West. The ride begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $3 members, $5 guests. Bring a picnic lunch, water, and a windbreaker or jacket. In case of rain, the bike ride/picnic will be held Sunday, Oct. 14.Please RSVP to the event coordinator at (775) 833-9604. For more information on The Tahoe Singles, please call (530) 587-2242.Breakfastbenefits seniorsA pancake breakfast will be held to benefit Truckee-Tahoe Senior Services on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center at 10040 Estates Drive. Adults are $5 and children $3. All are welcome.Women’s self-defense courseFor any woman concerned about your safety or the safety and well-being of those you love, Tahoe Women’s Services is holding a two-part Women’s Self-defense Course.The course will be held in Truckee on Mondays, Oct. 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This low-impact class is appropriate for all women ages 14 and up. The class focuses on assertiveness, awareness and physical techniques. Participants will learn to: be and act aware; project an attitude of confidence; set appropriate boundaries with people you know; create safety zones with strangers; use your voice and body language to escape threatening situations; use physical resistance when all else fails by practicing simple effective self-defense skills and make safe choices. Space is limited.Please call the Prevention Program at (530) 546-7804 x 39 to sign up. Fee is $35 and scholarships are available.Women’s support group formingA new support group called “Truckee Women in Transition” for divorced, single and separated women is forming, and seeks members.The group’s solicitation asks women who are “going through a divorce or separation or have in the past,” or who find that “life and its chaotic energy is wearing you down,” to consider joining the new group.The group hopes to have its first meeting in October. For more information on Women in Transition, call Monica at 386-2449.Lottery to benefit herb gardenA raffle for an Emerald Bay sightseeing cruise on the M.S. Dixie will help raise funds for materials so that the High Sierra Herb Garden Improvement project can continue.Pamela Williams of Secret Garden Pond Service is volunteering her services and hoping to install the waterfall and small pond before winter frosts set in.Next summer residents of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments hope to enjoy beautiful and tranquil moments in the Herb Garden.Raffle tickets are $1 each and available at Bud’s Sporting Goods, The Rock Garden, Trout Creek Landscape Supply and the Villager Nursery, or by calling (530) 582-8406 or 587-8595.Truckee River Day is set for Oct. 14Truckee River Day will be on Sunday, Oct. 14.For the sixth year, the event will include hands-on activities and provide plenty of work for adult and children volunteers. New tasks for this year include “Backyard Trails” projects and some much-needed work in the Martis burn region.Parents and children will have an opportunity to remove items that other people have left behind in our forests, trails, streams and reservoirs.New activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Granite Flat Campground for kids of all ages. The baby cutthroat trout will find new homes in the Truckee River when children release them at 4 p.m.For more work project information and to register for a work project, log on to the Web site at or call (530) 587-4509.

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