Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Savvy Dog training classes

Upcoming Puppy Socialization and Basic Obedience/ Good Manners classes for adolescent and adult dogs are starting April 2 and 3. Find more information about all classes at or call Carla Brown at 530-448-9808. Classes are held at the town of Truckee/Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Animal Shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Poetry reading

Join a free community event in honor of National Poetry Month with poet June Sylvester Saraceno.

She will read from her newly released book of poetry, “Of Dirt and Tar,” on Friday, April 4, 6-7 p.m. at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee campus.

June Sylvester Saraceno is author of “Altars of Ordinary Light,” and a chapbook of prose poems “Mean Girl Trips,” in addition to her latest collection of “Dirt and Tar.” She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University

Currently, she is English Program Chair at Sierra Nevada College where she directs the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is faculty in the low-residency MFA program. She is founding editor of the Sierra Nevada Review.

Her work has appeared in Mead Magazine, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Tar River Poetry, Word Riot and many other journals and anthologies.

Read more about “Of Dirt and Tar” at, search Saraceno.

Rep. McClintock’s office

Truckee Veterans Forum

April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association Building, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

Congressman Tom McClintock’s office is providing a forum for veterans’ service providers, American Legion and VFW representatives, and community program sponsors that assist active-duty military, wounded warriors, and military families.

Representatives of veterans’ advocacy groups or related organizations are asked to contact Joel Scott at the Congressman’s Granite Bay office, 916-786-5560, to participate.

The forum will provide veterans with the information they need to access the benefits they have earned. Nevada County and Placer County Veterans Service Offices representatives will join the Congressman’s staff to provide information on filing claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Old school Little League

Little League Baseball is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary this season. Truckee Little League is looking for individuals who played during the first 10 seasons of Little League, 1961-1971. If you know of anyone, send us an email to Include the player’s name, the year(s) they played and a photo if available.Little League would like to recognize these individuals during Opening Day celebrations on Saturday, April 26.

Tree Top Co-ops and Forest Charter School informational meetings

Forest Charter School will hold prospective student informational meetings for the 2014/2015 school year for in the Pioneer Center on the first floor of the Sierra Building. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education. The small, site-based class sizes allow for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor, and experiential education.

All meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fifth and sixth-grade meetings Tuesday, April 8. General information meetings: Thursday, April 10, Tuesday, May 6, Wednesday, May 28.

Visit and 530-550-7205.

Nominate now for Linda Brown Fellows Awards & Star Awards

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014/2015 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district. In addition, both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use.

The Fellows Program was created to help promote and acknowledge excellence in education. It was named in honor of Linda Brown, a longtime teacher in the school district and a past president of the Excellence in Education Foundation. The honor is presented to outstanding teachers and staff members who demonstrate originality, innovation and dedication.

The Star Award recognizes classified employees who positively impact the lives of the students by providing outstanding support in their positions. All certificated and classified employees in the TTUSD who are employed for at least 80 percent of the school year are eligible for the awards.

The Foundation is asking the community to help identify and celebrate more of these wonderful educators. Award nominations may come from parents and community members, as well as any TTUSD faculty or staff member.

Self-nominations or nominations from Excellence in Education board members will not be accepted. Nomination forms can be found at all district schools, the district office, or, and must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education office at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee by Thursday, May 1, 2014.

The 2014-2015 recipients will be announced in the fall.

For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit

Become an English tutor

You can help adults in Truckee improve their reading, writing, and speaking. Volunteer to become an English tutor with the Read Up! program, a free tutoring service based out of the Truckee Library. There will be a tutor training in March in Truckee for new tutor incumbents at a mutually convenient time. Books and training are provided. English tutoring is an enjoyable and productive opportunity to give back to the community. You must be at least 18 years of age. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up coordinator, at 530-575-7030 for more information.

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