Save these Friday nights for interesting and insightful talks on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
Students, residents and visitors are invited to attend the evening series. Complimentary refreshments and time for socializing precede each event.
Guiding a Walk in the Woods: Learning to share nature’s treasures
with Hiking Guide, Ski Instructor and retired Park Ranger Greg Hackett
A Brief History of the Media Effect on American Politics and Society
with Sierra College American History Instructor Taylor Tiraterra
Hands-On Printing with Sierra College Drawing & Design Instructor Pam McAdoo
"$3 million for 30 seconds: Are Super Bowl ads worth it?" with Sierra College Business Instructor Kurt Heisinger, CPA, MBA
Positive Psychology: Unlocking the secrets to optimal well-being with Sierra College Psychology and Personal Development Instructor Christopher Old, LMFT
Dance! with Sierra College Dance and Yoga Instructor Jennie Pitts-Knipe
On Ugly Ducklings and Cross Eyed Hens: Living in the Fringe with Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Executive Dean and Psychology Professor Kim Bateman, Ph.D.
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Truckee High School Drama Club presents “Best of Broadway!”
WHEN: May 10 to 12 and May 16 to 18, 2013
WHERE: THS at 11725 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, CA
TICKETS: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Available the Truckee Community Rec Center and THS Library
Incredibly talented cast expected to wow audience each night with favorites from Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hair, Mama Mia, Rent, Spring Awakening!
Individuals and businesses can support the high caliber drama program though cash and in-kind donations. For more information, contact this year’s producer at (530) 386-1929.
Trails & Vistas’ art hikes blend world-class artistic expression with a walk in the woods. Following the annual public art hikes in early September, local third grade students get to experience art in nature through Trails & Vistas field trips. Sunshine Tahoe run by Christina Stoever-Young, an avid supporter of arts, culture and the environment, has donated $10,000 to Trails & Vistas in honor of the 10th anniversary of the art hikes this September.
“The purpose of Trails & Vistas is to reestablish bonds between individuals and between individuals and nature. Putting art in this context changes the experience and the audience. We are so grateful for Sunshine Tahoe’s past and ongoing support,” says Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails & Vistas founder and executive director. “Christina’s valuable contributions – both in expertise, her time and financial support – will undoubtedly culminate in the long term success and ongoing growth of Trails & Vistas.”
10th Anniversary Art Hikes and Evening Concert
WHAT: Experience Art in Nature
WHEN: Art hikes - Every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
WHERE: Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit, Tahoe National Forest (near Boreal Ski Resort)
ART HIKE TICKETS: $30 adults, $10 children. Only available online at TrailsandVistas.org.
EVENING CONCERT (Sept. 7): $20, discounted to $10 per person when purchased with art hike ticket
Attendees from around the country will experience award-winning art in nature. More than 30 participating artists - including outstanding musicians, exquisite dancers, emotion and thought provoking poets, memorable singers and incredible visual artists - will perform aside stunning alpine lakes and breathtaking vistas. In addition to the art hikes, a 10th anniversary concert will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Performers include double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case from Boston, MA, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, a Japanese drum group from Reno, NV and the forty-piece San Jose State Symphony Orchestra plus an opening act by Ann Licater, a world flutist from Los Angeles. Artist Susie Alexander from Truckee will paint while the orchestra plays (everyone in attendance will have a chance to bid on the final product!) and a ballerina from Inner Rhythms will be painted on stage! This is one Truckee summer concert not to miss.
* Advance purchase is highly recommended.
Take time to paddle, read, bike, relax with friends or your sweetheart while the kids have more fun than ever with Custom Learning Academy for one week or as many as eight weeks this summer. No, this is not a sleep away camp, but a great day option for residents or anyone enjoying Tahoe vacation time. CLA offers 10 to 1 child to counselor ratio during each weekly themed camp! And the counselor? Not your typical high school or college student on break but one of CLA's teachers, an expert in outdoor fun infused with interesting topics. The camps combine traditional outdoor camp activities with educational adventures. Children can sign up for all eight weeks or just one session. Every summer Custom Learning Academy presents new and exciting camp themes.
K-2 - Options for children entering Kindergarten, first grade or second grade include Messy Art from June 24 to 28, Pirates from July 8 to 12, Story Time for young readers from July 15 to 19, Greek Myths from July 22 to 26, Rocks and Fossils from July 29 to Aug. 2, The Great Outdoors from Aug. 5 to 9, Creepy and Crawly from Aug. 12 to 16 and To the Moon and Stars from Aug. 19 to 23.
3-5 - The Young Artist from June 24 to 28, Hidden Treasures from July 8 to 12, Book Club and Creative Writing from July 15 to 19, Ancient Greece from July 22 to 26, Geologists from July 29 to Aug. 2, Outdoor Survival from Aug. 5 to 9, Bugs and Insects from Aug. 12 to 16 and The Solar System and Outer Space from Aug. 19 to 23. Camps take place in Truckee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a 3 to 5 p.m. add–on option (frequently used by local working parents). All of the camps are led by credentialed teachers. The cost has not increased since last summer – just $160 per child per week. Children do not have to be enrolled as full time 2013-'14 students but after a couple weeks with CLA's dynamic and educated teachers, your kids might want to enroll! Download the summer camp registration form at customlearning.org. Call (530) 587-5470 for more information.
Artists from Boston, Reno, LA, San Jose, Marin, Grass Valley, Truckee and Tahoe are participating in the Sept. 7 and 8 art hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail! Pick a time between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and join a handful of friends for an art hike like no other on Donner Summit this fall. A “sell out” event nearly since inception in 2004, this is one Tahoe Truckee fall event not to miss. And, September is a fabulous time to visit. Trails & Vistas’ art hikes blend world-class artistic expression - live music, dance performances, storytelling, sculpture and painting - with hiking.
The Dreaming Tree 2012 Photo credit Scott Thompson; Wooden art installation by Ross Tieken Photo credit Zweigle Studios; Kansas Carradine in The Dreaming Tree 2012 Photo credit Scott Thompson; Taiko Tsurunokai Drummers Photo credit Jeff Engerbretson; Allison Meetze performs aerial dance to Chris Waltz's romantic Irish music Photo credit Jeff Engerbretson; Nancy Tieken Lopez headshot credit Trails & Vistas
More than 30 participating artists including musicians, dancers, poets, singers and visual artists will perform aside stunning alpine lakes and breathtaking vistas. In addition to the art hikes, a 10th anniversary concert will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The evening concert includes a tremendous opening act by Ann Licater, a world flutist from Los Angeles, double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case from Boston, MA, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, a Japanese drum group from Reno, NV and the forty-piece San Jose State Symphony Orchestra!
WHAT: Art in Nature: Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary art hikes AND special concert
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
WHERE: Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit, Tahoe National Forest (near Boreal Ski Resort)
ADMISSION: Tickets are available online at TrailsandVistas.org.
Art Hike $30 adults, $10 children
Concert Art hike attendees can take advantage of a 50% discount ($10) for the concert when purchasing art hike and concert ticket online. Non-hikers can experience the world music concert for $20 advance/$30 at the door. Trails & Vistas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to create experiences of art in nature that inspires environmental awareness. Partnered with Truckee Donner Land Trust, Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre and the KidZone Children’s Museum, Trails & Vistas and the partnering organizations believe the annual art hikes strengthens the ties between the Land Trust and arts organizations in the Lake Tahoe Truckee region and also increases participants' commitment to building a stronger community and environmental stewardship through creative expression.
Incredible Lake Tahoe vistas, fabulous day hikes, waterfalls and magnificent rock formations await.
Official, in-person launch of the inaugural Trail Challenge is June 1.
Unofficially the adventure begins when online registration opens on May 15! Don't miss the fun with your friends this summer - Get in on the inaugural Challenge!
What's the Trail Challenge all about it? TRTA has selected six extremely scenic destinations on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Residents and visitors choose to hike, bike, snowshoe, ski or ride horseback to each of the destinations before the end of 2013. Everyone who registers will receive invitations to select, fun experiences designed exclusively for Trail Challenge members.
WHEN: June through December 2013
WHERE: Tahoe Rim Trail
Official kick off location is Van Sickle Bi-State Park in Stateline, NV on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. Registration begins online on May 15 at tahoerimtrail.org.
COST: $55 for new TRTA members includes $35 individual TRTA membership, cool T-shirt, access to Trail Challenge members-only website and special treats! Just $20 for current TRTA members.
INFO: Visit tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012
NV Energy, REI and Spin Games are the inaugural Trail Challenge presenting sponsors! Media sponsors include 101.5 and The Weekly. It's not too late to make a cash or significant in-kind donation! Contact Shannon at TRTA for details.Link to full event media release.
Boice O’Neal Realty, the largest independently and locally owned real estate group in the Tahoe Sierra MLS, announces the expansion of their high-performing team with the addition of Heather Sill-Fraser and Dale Nall.
“Heather and Dale bring extraordinary talents to our experienced team,” explains Bill Whitehead, owner of Boice O’Neal Realty. “Being independently owned and operated makes our company especially attractive to agents like Heather and Dale. A locally owned brokerage has great appeal to agents – and clients – who prefer a more personal approach and creative environment than that of a corporate conglomerate.”
As a multigenerational native of Truckee, Heather Sill-Fraser’s
knowledge and love of the area is second to none. After graduating from Truckee High she moved to San Francisco and studied behavioral neurology. During her time in San Francisco she honed her business and people skills as an accountant in the Financial District and as a bartender on Haight Street. At 24 she decided it was time to move home. She made her first real estate investment by purchasing a home in Serene Lakes, and since then has been involved in multiple real estate transactions landing her in Prosser Heights, the same Truckee neighborhood where she grew up. Heather founded, and for nine years operated, Silly Beans Learning Center, a home-based day care center cherished for its emphasis on playtime in the great outdoors and gardening. Bill explains that her enthusiasm, creativity and passion for people and Truckee-living combined with accounting and finance expertise led to a career in residential real estate. Being involved as both a buyer and seller, she offers clients an in-depth understanding of home ownership. She can be reached at (530) 448-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dale Nall
began working in real estate in 1989 with Vanguard Properties in San Francisco. Specializing in residential and multi-unit investment properties, he also has extensive experience in portfolio analysis and restructuring. In addition to owning, renovating and managing his own income properties in San Francisco and designing and developing vacation rentals in Sayulita, Mexico, Nall is co-founder of a start-up that provides management tools for owners of vacation properties. He lives in Truckee and is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors. Clients have trusted Nall to provide an unparalleled level of service. As a result, 95 percent of his business is generated from repeat clientele and referrals. He is based in Boice O’Neal Realty’s Tahoe Donner office located at 11382 Northwoods Boulevard and can be reached at (530) 830-2176 or email@example.com. Boice O’Neal Realty is the premier residential real estate group serving Lake Tahoe and Truckee. With offices in Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and historic downtown Truckee plus sixty active agents, Boice O’Neal Realty is also the largest independently and locally owned group in the Tahoe Sierra MLS. For more information visit boice.com or call the Tahoe City office (800) 222-5202, Tahoe Donner office at (800) 545-7955 or the new historic downtown Truckee location at (530) 582-6112.
Tickets on sale on April 22!
Live performances and creativity reign during inspiring guided hikes with the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. Trails & Vistas' 10th anniversary art hikes
will take place on the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit in the Tahoe National Forest on Sept. 7 and 8.
Art hikes include music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting with the natural environment to create one of a kind art hikes in the Sierra Nevada. The theme for the 10th anniversary art hikes presented by Trails & Vistas is “Reflections.” The hikes will be offered every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8. Specialty hikes include family hikes for those with children, meditative hikes for those wanting an especially quiet and spiritual connection (adults only) and leisurely hikes for those seeking a slower pace. Advance purchase is highly recommended
(the event sells out every year): $30 for adults and $10 for children. The art-hike lasts approximately 3 hours. In addition to the guided hikes, Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary concert
will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Gates open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Visit trailsandvistas.org
WHAT: The Evaluators' Institute
WHEN: April 10 to 20, 2013
WHERE: 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
or (202) 994-5232
The Evaluators' Institute will take place in San Francisco next month. Experts from around the country will convene at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf to facilitate fourteen engaging and in-depth classes that professionals can take as standalone training sessions
or as a full week
or 10-day professional development series
. TEI, the first entity of its kind in the world, provides a balanced curriculum that emphasizes practical information for practicing evaluators
in a wide variety of fields including education, health, social services, the arts and academics.
“The Evaluator’s Institute
offers an unmatched opportunity for both veteran and novice professionals to network and gain insights on the effectiveness of their programming and evaluation work. It is truly an interactive and engaging learning experience and we believe the high caliber faculty is the primary reason attendees return year after year,” shares Dr. Ann Doucette, director of The Evaluators’ Institute and professor at The George Washington University.
TEI in San Francisco includes one, two and three day courses. Professionals who register before March 27 can take advantage of discount pricing: $500 for a one day course, $900 for two day courses and $1,265 for three day courses. All prices will increase on March 28. Visit tei.gwu.edu for more information and to register. About TEI
The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) provides the highest quality instruction through a balanced curriculum that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators. Dr. M. F. "Midge" Smith founded TEI, the first entity of its kind in the world. Dr. Smith's vision was to bring together the most highly regarded experts in the field to identify the most useful evaluation content areas and provide learning activities that enhance the role, practice and impact of evaluation. TEI continues Dr. Smith's vision at George Washington University. For more information visit http://tei.gwu.edu.