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Family Fun Night: Hey, Truckee Tahoe, come out and play

Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comGrab the kids and get to Family Fun Night in Truckee April 29 for food, fun and games.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting and#8220;Family Fun Night,and#8221; Friday, April 29, at the Truckee Elementary School, 4:45-7 p.m. The event is free for all Truckee families and includes dinner from Diegoand#8217;s.

and#8220;We want to provide a place for community members and families to come together and have a fun, active night during the snowy months,and#8221; said Adela Gonzalez del Valle, executive director. and#8220;We will be hosting these nights on the last Friday of the month through May. In May, we are planning on having kid-focused musical entertainment.and#8221;

There will be activities for all ages: Toddler games and board games for older children will run 4:45-5:30 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:15 p.m., and dodge ball games, with parents vs. kids, will run until 7 p.m. Prizes for winners will be awarded, as well. Communities 4 Kids will be hosting one of the games.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s a great opportunity for parents to meet other parents, kids to meet other kids and for everyone to get active,and#8221; said Gonzalez de Valle. and#8220;Itand#8217;s not a night to drop off the kids and go. We really want to encourage families to have fun together.and#8221;

According to Gonzalez del Valle, the center staff developed Family Fun Nights in keeping with their mission: and#8220;Building Community One Family at a Time.and#8221; She especially acknowledges Truckee Elementary School Principal Valerie Simpson for providing the venue and giving the Family Resource Center ongoing support.

If you are interested in attending, call the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 530-587-2513 and RSVP. Drop-ins are welcome, too. Also, if you would like to volunteer to help out during the night, e-mail Bojana Vujeva, program director, at Family Fun night is free, however, donations are appreciated.

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is at 11911 Donner Pass Road. The center provides community members assistance with housing, healthcare access, legal problems, employment and other issues affecting families. Parenting classes, such as Baby and Me and Loving Solutions, are offered on a periodic basis. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays until 7 p.m. Call to make an appointment with a family advocate, stop by or visit

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