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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 To enter community events online, visit, for entertainment

Seeking Science Expo volunteers

To all parents and community members interested in sharing science with local youth: Tahoe Environmental Research Center is seeking volunteers for the 2014 Science Expo to help March 17-21, 2014) during 11 different 2 and 1/4-hour sessions. This year’s theme is Earth & Space Science. Activities will include space science, Earth systems, geology, weather, climate, and more.

Training is provided and no science experience is required. Training events will be held on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village. TERC will also train you during the hour leading up to the start time or over the telephone in advance.

Contact volunteer coordinator Kristen Reichardt at or 775-881-7560, ext. 7474 or use the following link to sign up,

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.

Pampered Chef in support of Wolverine Boosters

The Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club and Leslie Dugger from Pampered Chef are running an online fundraising party to benefit Truckee High School students. Now until March 26 you may purchase Pampered Chef items at and choose Truckee Wolverine Booster as the host. Truckee Wolverine Boosters will receive 10-25 percent of all sales. An additional $5 will be donated for each party (bridal, cooking, catalog, Facebook, fundraiser) booked. Call Leslie to schedule before March 26 at 530-582-0703 or email

Tree Top Co-op 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.

All meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tree Top kindergarten and first-grade meetings: Wednesday, March 12 and Tuesday March 25; fifth and sixth-grade meetings: Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, April 8. General information meetings: Thursday, April 10, Tuesday, May 6, Wednesday May 28.

Visit and 530-550-7205.

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.

Sierra Valley Grange Cowboy Poetry / Music Show

March 15-16, featuring Dave Stamey, Jim King, Dave Bourne. Friday show at 7:30 p.m., $23.; corn beef and cabbage dinner 5-7 p.m., $12. Saturday matinee 2 p.m., evening 7:30 p.m.; roast beef 4:30-7 p.m., $12. For tickets and information contact Pam Olivieri or Rich Moore at, visit or call 831-345-9840. The Sierra Valley Grange Hall is located on 92202 Highway 70 in Vinton.

Boys & Girls Club Dr. Seuss event

Thursday, March 20, 5-7 p.m. “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.” All are welcome to celebrate. A fun evening of readings, activities and a movie! Sponsored by North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Placer County First 5 and the Boys & Girls Club. Call 530-546-0952 for more information.

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers to meet

Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee for a program on fishing the Middle Fork Feather River. Located an hour’s drive north of Truckee, it is one of the first rivers to be designated as Wild & Scenic and considered by many outdoor authors to be the most beautiful river in the state of California.

Guest speaker Jon Baiocchi will explain the three different zones managed by the U.S. Forest Service, access points, techniques, tactics, entomology, fly patterns, and the fish that inhabit the MFFR. The program features 130 slides of colorful and inspiring images, plus detailed maps of the area.

The meeting is free to attend and all are welcome — from beginner to expert fly fishers. Contact TTFF at or visit

Family Fun Night

Friday, March 21, 5 -7 p.m. at Truckee Elementary School. The Family Resource Center of Truckee invites kids of all ages and families to join the FRC for Family Fun Night. The cafeteria will be transformed into the “Magic Tree House” with activities that include crafts, science experiments, readings from the Magic Tree House Book Series and lots of story-related fun. A family dinner will be provided and all activities are free.

To learn more about “Magic Tree House” visit Call 530-587-2513 for more information.

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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