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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community briefs

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Kings Beach Library ‘Poet Night,’ iPhone support

Kings Beach Public Library is hosting an all ages “Poet Night” on Friday, Sept. 19, 6:-7:30 p.m. Share your original poetry or favorite poem in a relaxed atmosphere. Cash prizes for best original poems. On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m. join an iPhone support group. Larry and Candy Dowdle will help you understand and utilize your iPhone. Stop by, have a laugh and learn a thing or two. KBL now has two Google Nexus 7 tablets available, expanding Internet access. Sept. 26, Doug Greenwood will teach an “Introduction to Computers” class. Learn the fundamentals in this one-hour class. Banned Book week runs Sept. 21-28. Check out challenged books, give a quick analysis and be entered to win a Book Nook used book store gift certificate. Preschool Storytime is weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. For more information call 530-546-202.

Trucker Appreciation Day

Take your 30-minute break with the California Highway Patrol’s as way of saying thank you on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Interstate 80 westbound Truckee scales. Enjoy free food, free refreshments and free education from the commercial trucking industry.

CHP will withhold enforcement as a show of thanks for commitment and hard work that keeps America moving. CHP recognizes the sacrifice made by commercial drivers and takes this opportunity annually to interact, share laughs and provide information.

Organizational whiz wanted

Are you an expert person at office administration? Have past executive assistant experience, computer skills and want to volunteer to help a nonprofit get organized? KidZone Museum in Truckee is looking for you. Contact Carol at director@kidzonemuseum.org.

Dining for School card on sale

Support Tahoe Truckee schools with the Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card. Purchase a card for $50. Receive 50 percent off dinner entrée at 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants. The Foundation welcomes Truckee Tavern & Grill and CB’s Pizza and Grill to the program.

The non-transferable card may be used an unlimited number of times at participating restaurants, valid Sunday through Thursday, (holidays excluded) through Dec. 18, 2014 and April 12 through June 18, 2015. Several restaurants offer an extended period Jan. 4 through April 2.

The cards will be on sale at Mountain Hardware in Truckee, Save Mart (Truckee and Tahoe City), Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), The Store in Tahoe City and online at http://www.ExinEd.org. Call 530-550-7984 for information.

The Dining for Schools program is one of the Foundation’s primary fundraising programs.

Seeking English tutor

New community member and Read Up student from Thailand has the goal of becoming a nurse, specializing in rehabilitation to serve her new community here in the United States. She already can read English up to about the fourth or fifth grade level and can also speak English somewhat. the young woman needs an English speaking tutor to help her sharpen her English skills so she can apply for nurses training and apply to work at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

If you would like to tutor her in English notify Read Up Coordinator Rolann Aronson at kirmas4530@gmail.com or 530-575-7030. Read Up consists of 30 volunteer tutors based at the Truckee Library. A free five-hour tutor training class will be provided at a convenient time for new volunteer tutors.

SVI monthly movie night

Squaw Valley Institute with the Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, begins a monthly movie series on Sept. 20.

Catch “Wild Reverence” The Plight of the American Steelhead. The film debut will have showings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a director question and answer session to follow.

Visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org for tickets and information.