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Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment http://www.tahoe.com.

Werner makes dean's list

Each term, the University of Oregon names its top students to the dean's list in recognition of their academic achievements. During the 2014 winter term, 1,543 UO students qualified for this honor, including Nicole Werner from Kings Beach. The dean's list is compiled for fall, winter and spring terms. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better. Total undergraduate enrollment for the term was 19,724.

Hollywood Jazz

Friday, May 23, the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band will present "Hollywood Jazz." The concert will feature selections from hit movies from yesterday and today including, "Skyfall," "Greased Lightning," "Footloose" and "Spiderman" just to name a few. The concert will take place at Oscar Central AKA the North Tahoe High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and kids and $10 for adults and the class of 2014 gets in free. Teachers from anywhere get the $5 rate. The show starts at 7 p.m. See you at the Oscars.

InnerRhythms "Recycled Riches" Garage Sale

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InnerRhythms' annual "Recycled Riches" Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 12047 Donner Pass Road in the Tri-Counties Bank Plaza in Truckee. Donner Dogs will have hot dogs for sale. Gently used items may be dropped off at the Dance Centre on Friday, May 23, 4-7 p.m. Please no electronics or skis! All proceeds will benefit InnerRhythms Dance Centre. For more info contact info@innerrhythms.org or 530-550-8464.

Memorial Day Service Tahoe City

May 26, 5 p.m., Trails End Cemetery, Tahoe City.

Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 will present a ceremony honoring those who gave their lives to serve and protect our country. The public is invited to attend, take a few moments to remember those they loved, listen to inspirational readings to honor all those who sacrificed their lives, and hear the country's symbolic traditions of a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps." The scouts will place American flags on the grave sites of all veterans in the cemetery, please come and take some time to walk through, remember, love and honor. The cemetery is located on Fairway Drive behind Tahoe City Golf Course in Tahoe City.

Memorial Day Service Truckee

The memorial service at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery is sponsored by the Truckee Cemetery District each year to honor all who have died in their country's service and to recognize the grief of loved ones who still mourn them.

The Civil Air Patrol provides the color guard for the raising of the flag while the Mountain Belles sing the National Anthem, with the ceremony to begin at 10 a.m. on May 26.

Alicia Barr, vice mayor of Truckee and the Richard Anderson, Supervisor of the 5th District of Nevada County will attend with Rev. Joanie Tankersley of Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian to offer the invocation. Members of the Board of Trustees of the Truckee Cemetery District offer words of thanks and appreciation and share history of the commemoration. The community is encouraged to attend.

Veterans Hall fundraiser

On Tuesday, May 27, 6-10 p.m. the Friends of the Truckee Veterans Memorial Building will hold a fundraiser at the Bar of America. Proceed will be used to restore and renovate this building that honors veterans, past, present and future. the Veterans Hall will also provide a place for community use. There will be multiple bands and drink specials.

Zano's / Truckee High Booster deck opening fundraiser

Zano's, May 27, 5-7:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad buffet. Adults $12, students $10. All proceeds will generously be donated back to Truckee High Boosters.

Visit http://www.truckeeboosters@yahoo.com. Truckee High Boosters supports all students in the arts, academics and athletics.

Tahoe Community Big Band musicians needed

The Tahoe Community Big Band project seeks North Tahoe area musicians interested in playing with a newly formed community jazz band. The project is looking for enthusiastic saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section players who want to have fun reading jazz charts and performing. The group will meet May 27, 6-8 p.m. in Squaw Valley and sight-read a variety of levels of jazz music. A nucleus of local music educators is seeding the project and providing direction. The driving force behind the group Eddie Mozen is excited to discuss the project with any local musicians interested in participating at any level. Contact Eddie at mozen@concentric.net or 530-581-4523.

The Nature Grant Cycle

This competitive grant cycle is made possible by TTCF's Nature Fund and Martis Fund. For 2014, the Nature Grant Cycle will provide more than $100,000 to support projects and organizations that conserve wildlife, land, water and air quality in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Donner Summit regions while enhancing opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. This year, organizations may also share their capacity building needs related to their conservation objectives.

Martis Fund resources will be distributed to organizations with projects committed to managing and restoring habitat and forest lands specifically in Martis Valley or the greater Eastern Placer County region. Organizations with prior, ongoing or upcoming projects may apply for capacity building grants that will strengthen the organization's ability to pursue those projects.

All applications for 2014 will occur online and proposals will be due June 20, 5 p.m. Visit http://www.ttcf.net for guidelines and a link to the online application.

InnerRhythms to host Dinner and a Show

Join InnerRhythms for an evening of music and dance on Friday, May 30, at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley to raise funds in support of youth performing arts programs. The InnerRhythms Junior Dance Companies Pulse, Crescendo & Paradiddle will be featured along with special guests Alder Creek Middle School Jazz Band, "InnerRhythms Dance Theatre," "RhythMatriX" and "The Breaks." The show will include award-winning choreography as well as student choreography by talented young dancers. Tickets are $25 per person for all ages and include pasta dinner. A silent auction will offer fabulous prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets are on sale now through May 27 at InnerRhythms Dance Centre 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee or call 530-550-8464. This event is supported by Squaw Valley and JMx2.

Tahoe League for Charity accepting grants

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is now accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations for 2014. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524 Tahoe City, CA 96145 ATTN: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014. For information contact Nileta Morton at 530-546-4559, or morton@jutland.com.