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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at 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, for entertainment

Sierra College Career & Job Expo, Oct. 9

All interested community members are invited to attend the free Career and Job Expo on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. More than a dozen employers and career resource groups will be on site. Contact Nicole Cheslock at 415-902-8494 or

Job Fair at Resort at Squaw Creek

Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, in the Grand Sierra Ballroom. Are you looking for an authentic Lake Tahoe work experience this winter? The Resort at Squaw Creek, seeks friendly, service-minded individuals. Job openings include: Winter sports positions, food and beverage, culinary, spa, front office and more. For more info call Human Resources at 530-584-4033.

Kings Beach Library Pumpkin Palooza

It’s once again time for Pumpkin Palooza! at the Kings Beach Library. Decorate an uncarved pumpkin in a literary theme and take it to the library for display in October. On Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., vote for the best in multiple categories, awards are fun and creepy prizes. Wear a costume to KBL in October and be entered in a drawing for a homemade Sweet Potato Pie. Oct. 10, 2-3 p.m. take computer questions and let Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group answer them. Carl donates his expertise every second Thursday. On Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m. volunteer Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware will teach a computer class “Facebook Basics.” Preschool Storytime continues every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Come by for books, song, feltboard stories, nursery rhymes and to meet new friends. The Tahoe City branch offers Storytime Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. Call 530-546-2021.

‘California Employment Law Essentials For Business’

CalSHRM and Sierra HR Association will present “California Employment Law Essentials for Business.” In partnership with the Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce, this one day, six-hour workshop will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Esterly Hall in Grass Valley. Attendees will receive in-depth knowledge on California specific employment laws. The speaker is Mike Letizia, the president-elect of the California State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management. Mike brings more than 25 years of human resource, operations, training and leadership experience. Cost is $199 for SHRM members, $229 for regional Chamber of Commerce members and $249 for non-members and includes lunch. Seating is limited and advance registration is required at To pay by check contact Christine Hoxsie at One Stop One-Stop Business & Career Center, 530-265-7093 or Laura Moriarty at 530-573-0224.

Be a volunteer math tutor

The Read Up Volunteer Tutor Program, based at the Truckee Library, seeks a math tutor to help a student who must work to support her family. She is studying for the 2013 G.E.D. exam math portion. Tutor in the following areas: whole numbers, decimals and fractions; measurement and data analysis and algebra and geometry. New Readers Press’ Scoreboost for the 2013 G.E.D. test can be used for practice. Read Up is the free tutoring service of the Nevada County Library. Books and the five-hour tutor training in strategies for adult literacy and ESL tutors are provided free to volunteer tutors. You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up Coordinator, at 530-575-7030 to arrange a meeting.

Beginning and Intermediate Italian

Join Anna Goodwin for Beginning or Intermediate Italian Classes beginning Nov. 18, 2013 at her home in Truckee. A proven building block program for interested students. Mondays, Beginning Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Intermediate Italian, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $185 for the eight-week course, plus a $10 book from “Italian Now.” Call 530-587-6054 to discuss your interest.

Beginner Scottish Highland dance and Beginner Irish Step Dance

Instructor Lindsey Marcacci. Beginners age 4 through adult. The teen/adult classes feature a “celtic cardio workout,” including a mix of traditional dance steps combined with aerobic exercise. Irish classes are held on Tuesdays and Highland classes are held Wednesdays in the Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, behind Save Mart. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for classes to commence.

Kids Healthy Cooking Class

Instructor Jan Marcacci, ages 6-12. Fun, “hands on” cooking class touches down on various healthy vegan, gluten free and/ or dairy free meal and snack options including soups, salads, desserts and school snacks for take home and at home preparation. Classes are held at Rideout Community Center on Thursdays, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City in the new commercial kitchen. Registration is required before attendance of first class and can be completed by calling Rideout Community Center 530-583-3440. A minimum of participants is required for class to commence.

HO! HO! Holiday Wish Box needs you

The Holiday Wish Box needs your support. This is a wonderful holiday party for area seniors, complete with luncheon, a visit from Santa, holiday performances by local children, and presents! The Truckee Donner Senior Apartment residents will make wishes of $25. To grant one of their wishes, please call organizer “Clarence-ASC” at 530-587-5152 or e-mail Matching will start on Oct. 15, to be delivered to Clarence at the TD Senior Apartment complex by Dec. 5. They will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Holiday Wish box is not connected with the Meals on Wheels or any Sierra Senior Services programs. Many elves are needed! Merchants are encouraged to help fill “goody bags” with product — email or 530-562-3018.

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