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Truckee Tahoe business briefs

Trish Grosjean was asked to bartend at a wedding this summer, and thought, what a fun business idea. Bartender Gal will add a festive, female bartender to make your Truckee-Lake Tahoe event more memorable. You may recognize Grosjean as a Realtor, or as a bartender at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Shes been in the area for 14 years and loves to dress in costume or theme attire to liven things up a bit. Have the Bartender Gal bring additional staff for larger events, pick up glassware, alcohol and decorations for your special birthday party or business function. Contact her to put some zest in the festivities at (530) 386-0650.

Back by popular demand Financial Insight and Improvement Group! Sierra Family Services in Tahoe City will once again offer this six-week program starting on Thursday, May 28. The program will be held on consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through Thursday, July 2.Are your current financial issues creating stress in your life or in your relationships? You are not alone! Did you know personal financial issues are among the top causes of family conflict and stress?This new program is oriented toward individuals and couples experiencing negative emotions or who are overwhelmed by their current financial situations. In this group, participants will learn some basic family financial assessment and organizing skills to help develop more understanding and control over personal finances. Participants will also explore how emotions drive both productive and destructive spending and saving habits, including such issues as taking on excessive debt, overspending and engaging in risky behaviors.Participants will learn how to recognize personal habits that can make financial matters worse and start to replace them with more positive, healthy behaviors. In this supportive environment, participants will engage in hands-on exercises designed to improve healthy, non-threatening communication. Participants will also work to identify individual values and goals, and develop strategies to more effectively create a desirable financial future. The cost of the six-week program is $120 for individuals and $180 for couples, amounting to $20-$30 per 90-minute session.Please e-mail Karin Sable at for information. To sign up, call Sierra Family Services at 581-4084.

Tahoe Forest 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 house wares including small appliances in good working order. Please ask for approval before unloading furniture or TVs. They appreciate your help to ensure unwanted items are not left outside the store, as they incur fees from removal of these unwanted items. For more information or questions please call 582-4947 in Truckee or 546-5494 in Kings Beach.

Join the brand new Backyard Babes a brand new for a fun filled outdoor summer experience complete with water and sand play, nature hikes, outdoor teepee, arts andamp; crafts, music, dance and good friends. Camps offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through Aug. 20 at 10520 E. Alder Creek, Truckee. Morning and full days availabe. The property backs to Forest Service Land allowing for endless trails to explore, large grassy area and large deck. Ages 1 through 4 (1-year-olds must be walking, diapers OK). Hourly drop-ins are welcome if spaces are available. This is an outdoor experience with a focus on creativity and exploration. Demo day TBA. space is limited. Please call 587-3471 for more info or to register.

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