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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

Register for kindergarten

Join Tahoe Truckee Unified Schools’ Kindergarten Roundups, learn about unique programs at each TTUSD school; the kindergarten day; K Camp summer program; transportation and food services; volunteer opportunities; and transitional kindergarten. Parents must provide copies of child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency to register.

March 5 at Kings Beach Elementary; March 6 at Glenshire Elementary; March 11 at Tahoe Lake Elementary; March 11 at Donner Trail Elementary March 13 at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

All Roundups begin at 6 p.m. with child care provided. Visit for information or contact TTUSD at 530-582-2500.

Take Project MANA survey

Project MANA is in the process of completing a community needs assessment which will address the food insecurity needs of the community. The information collected from the survey will assist MANA in determining its strategic plan goals for the next three years. Please complete the short survey at: The deadline to complete the survey is March 7, 2014.

Help Trashion Show travel to D.C., attend Gala

The Truckee High Envirolution Club is taking the Trashion show to Washington, D.C. in April, and they could use your help! The Envirolution Club will perform the Trashion show at MONUMENTAL, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference and 26th Annual Global Youth Service Day.

The Trashion show is a service learning project. Envirolution students advocate for the environment and improvements in energy, waste and water consumption. The artsy show will open the conference. Support the students by attending the March 7 Trashion Show Gala at Truckee High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or through an Envirolution student. Come hungry for a great show and raffle prizes

If you would like to make a donation please go to

All ages youth concert

March 8, 5-9 p.m., Coffeebar, 10120 Jibboom St., Truckee. Enjoy live music and hit the open mic if you’re feeling a little brave. All ages welcome! Contact Jackie with questions, or if you and your band would like to play in upcoming shows, 530-587-2513, ext. 117.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony vocalist wanted

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus in collaboration with the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at their May 3 and 4 concerts. If you have performed this before, join them for the performance. Participants are required to attend rehearsals on April 28 and May 2 and one other rehearsal from the following dates: March 8, April 21 or April 5. For additional details visit or e-mail

Sierra Avi Center discounted lift tickets

The Sierra Avalanche Center has partnered with Tahoe ski resorts to offer discounted lift tickets. All proceeds from tickets sales directly support the avalanche center, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting safe backcountry winter travel.

This season’s fundraiser lift tickets include: $60 Kirkwood Resort, through March 6; $35 Homewood, March 9 until close; $35 Mt. Rose, March 10-16; $45 Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, April 6-until close. Tickets are limited and will sell out. Purchased online at least 24 hours in advance at

Science tutor needed

The Read Up Literacy Project, based at the Truckee Library, seeks a science tutor to help a student who must work to support her family, and study for the 2014 G.E.D. science portion exam. The G.E.D. may be taken in lieu of the high school diploma.

Read Up is the free tutoring service of the Nevada County Library. Books and five-hour training are provided free to volunteer tutors, with a new manual: “Total Solutions for the G.E.D. Test 2014,” with practice problems, answers and explanations. Science concepts include life science, physical science, and earth and space science. You must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up coordinator, at 530-575-7030 for information.

Savvy Dog Training Classes

Upcoming Puppy Socialization and Basic Obedience/ Good Manners classes are starting on Monday, March 10 and Adolescent Obedience/Good Manners class will start on Tuesday, March 11. 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 animal shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane.

AAUW to celebrate Women’s History

North Tahoe American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate Women’s History month March 13, 2014, with Chautauqua-style presentations. An actress, a judge, a scientist, and a writer will be among the distinguished visitors. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at the Tahoe Yacht Club, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. For more information or call 775-831-1329.

Liberty Utilities scholarships announced

Liberty Utilities again offers academic scholarships for eligible high school and college students within its service territory: South Tahoe High School, Loyalton High School, Douglas High School (students residing in Alpine County only), Coleville High School, North Tahoe High School and Portola High School, as well as Lake Tahoe Community College.

The six high school scholarships are $500 each (an increase from $250 each). High school seniors must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 and be accepted to an accredited four-year or two-year university or college or accredited vocational school. They also must have community service experience where they reside.

The Lake Tahoe Community College scholarship is $750 (an increase from $500).

Interested students should contact their school’s financial aid office or counselor to obtain an application. The individual schools have different deadlines, but all scholarships will be awarded starting mid-May through the end of June. Liberty Utilities representatives will attend the school’s awards ceremonies to present the scholarships.

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