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Llama Ranch special event Saturday

The Truckee River Llama Ranch would like to extend an invitation to the community to visit our store on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Candace Caldwell, The Thymes sales representative, will be introducing The Thymes newest fragrance, “Olive Leaf.” For the third year in a row, The Truckee River Llama Ranch, has been recognized as a best of Thymes Gold Account.

Candace will also be raffling off two beautiful baskets filled with The Thymes products.

Truckee River Llama Ranch is downtown on Commercial Row and can be reached at 587-4320.

Shelling named to national council

Officials from the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Claus Shelling has been appointed to serve on the Business Advisory Council in recognition of valuable contributions and dedication to the Republican Party.

Shelling will serve the state of California and is expected to play a crucial role in the party’s efforts to involve top business people in the process of government reform.

The Business Advisory Council is part of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and is dedicated to making sure that small business has a voice in Washington.

Shelling, who has run his own financial service business in the Bay Area for many years, moved to Truckee with his family four years ago. He has been a supporter of smaller government and less regulations and will be a key member of the Council.

Humane Society offers mural painting class

Did you ever wonder how they make those pine trees in a big mural look so lifelike that you could almost smell their fragrance? Or the techniques the artist used to make that rabbit seem ready to jump right out of the picture?

You can find out about these and all other aspects of mural painting in a class benefiting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and led by renowned local muralist Susie Alexander Georgeson. The class will be held at the site of the Humane Society’s new Community Mural on West River Sweet in Truckee, Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fee for the session is $75, which includes instruction and all materials. Truckee Coffee Roasters will provide coffee for all participants. Come dressed to paint. For more information, please call 587-5948.

Pond and

waterfall building workshop

A local pond tour will be held Aug. 26 by Pamela Williams of Secret Garden Pond Service.

Proceeds from the tour will help fund a water garden at the Senior Center. Volunteers are needed to help create a water garden oasis. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Rock Garden, Villager Nursery and Trout Creek. For more information, call 550-9015.

Fire Department offers health class

The Truckee Fire Department is presenting a Medic First Aid/CPR class on Saturday, Aug. 25. The class will be held in the Truckee Donner PUD boardroom on 11570 Donner Pass Rd. The class begins at 8:30 a.m. and will last approximately four hours.

Cost is $25 per student, and interested persons should contact the Fire Department to sign up. You may call 582-7850 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or stop by Station 92 on Commercial Row in downtown Truckee to sign up or for more information.

Farmers’ markets continue

The local Lake Tahoe area farmers’ market schedule is as follows:

Tahoe City at the Watermelon Patch, Thursdays, until Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Homewood, Homewood Mountain Resort, Sundays, July 1 to Sept. 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Truckee at Pioneer Park on Hwy. 267, Tuesdays, until Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshop

teaches how to love better

Experience the powerful 10-week workshop “Love Yourself, Heal Your Life,” which has been developed by Louise L. Hays and attended by thousands of people worldwide.

The next session begins Sept. 10 and goes until Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community Wellness Resource Center in Truckee, 10024 Pine Ave. The fee is $75 for the workshop.

For details call 582-3483.

Seminar by Public Law Center

Own a home? Want to protect the equity you have in it from lawsuits or creditors?

The Nevada County Superior Court’s Public Law Center is sponsoring a free seminar, which will provide information on how you can protect the equity in your home through the California Homestead Exemption Act.

Nevada City attorney Jeff Guyton will host this seminar. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. in Department One of the Superior Court, 201 Church Street, Nevada City.

Seating will be limited, so call (530) 470-2597 to reserve your seat at this event.

The Public Law Center would like to schedule future classes that are accessible to the public, so please let us know what days and times are most convenient for you to attend.

Cancer support group meeting cancelled

The WECARE cancer support group will not meet in August. Their next meeting will be Sept. 10.

This group was established by cancer survivors who offer support, provide education and share ideas. All those who have been touched by cancer, their families and friends are invited to attend these meetings.

For more information call Jay O’Hanlon at (530) 582-3494 or 530-1424.

Weight

management course offered

Tahoe Forest Hospital is offering a fun and informative weight loss class, “Effective Weight Management,” beginning Sept. 12 for nine consecutive Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

This class emphasizes a lifestyle change, integrating regular physical activity and healthier food choices into your lifestyle.

Class includes a full fitness evaluation with a cholesterol check, fun fitness activities, relaxation techniques, weekly diet analysis with recommendations, a grocery store tour and a delicious cooking demonstration utilizing low-fat recipes.

Registration is required and there is a fee of $180 per person or $300 for two people. Please call (530) 582-3477 or (800) 733-9953 ext. 3483 for details.

Senior club looks for new members

The “COFY Club” is a seniors group for Citizens Over Fifty Years in the Truckee area. It is a social group that meets twice each month at the Recreation Center.

In addition to twice-monthly potluck meetings the COFY Club has trips throughout the year. Any citizen 50 years or older is welcome to join the club for one of their potluck meetings at the recreation center. The COFY Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

For more information please call Irene Schwinning, president or Beverly Imparato, secretary, at (530) 582-8996.

Humane Society sponsors contest

The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe is sponsoring the “Picture Your Pet Here” contest to help raise awareness of the need for an animal shelter in our community. The contest will feature the winning pets on the large mural that will be created at the Humane Society’s rummage sale building on West River Street.

To enter the contest, submit a clear picture of your pet (dog, cat, rabbit, bird, whatever!) along with a statement of up to one page saying why your pet deserves to be painted into the mural. The contest is open to residents of the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 31.

Send your picture and statement to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, P.O. Box 9041, Truckee CA 96162. For more information, call 587-5948.

Artists sought for new TV show

Local artist Nina Ski is beginning a new segment on Tahoe Truckee Community Television Channel 6.

The new show will broadcast five days a week and twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

“All About Art” will profile a new artist each week. The first half of the show will be a complete profile of the artist; the second half will allow the artist to demonstrate how they achieved their medium.

The show will debut in Aug. on a date to be announced. Ski is looking forward to introducing artists of all levels, and encourages all artists using any medium to participate.

For more information and details please contact: Nina Ski, All About Art at P.O. Box 2582, Truckee, CA 96160 or call direct at (530) 587-2650 to be added to the schedule.

Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers

The Auxiliary has an urgent need for volunteers to help staff the gift shop and ambulatory surgery reception, to coordinate student volunteers, and to perform general clerical functions.

Anyone with a few hours to spare is encouraged to apply. Students over 15 years of age will find this an excellent opportunity to fulfill community service requirements and to give back to the Truckee/North Tahoe Community. Each volunteer will be place in the department where he or she is the best fit and any commitment of time will be greatly appreciated.

The Tahoe Forest Hospital Auxiliary, founded in 1977, operates The Gift Tree gift shop and The Corridor Gallery, provides volunteer support for the hospital staff, and conducts school tours.

For additional information regarding the Auxiliary, contact Colleen Iden or Carol Ward at (530) 582-3571.


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