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Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP), which helps students access science and experiential learning, has had the majority of its budget frozen by the state of California. To help keep the program going, the SWEP is holding a dinner and live music fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, Tahoe City. Tickets are $10 per child and $25 per adult. A family of four or more can get in for $65. For more information, contact Christine McMorrow at 525-9457, e-mail christine@4swep.org or visit http://www.4swep.org.

Parents of North Tahoe Middle and High School students as well as all community members are invited to a budget weigh-in session on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the North Tahoe High School/Middle School Auditorium.

District Superintendent Steve Jennings, Steve Dickinson, assistant superintendent of business and finance and both school principals will lead this workshop.

The forum is just one of several meetings planned for public weigh-in on budget issues. Other upcoming forums include Monday Feb. 2 at Donner Trail Elementary and Tuesday Feb. 3 at Tahoe Truckee High School. For a complete schedule of public forums, see http://www.TTUSD.org.

KidZone Museum is honoring Safeway for their commitment to education. In the last year, Safeway has contributed more than $15,000 through the eScrip funding program to the KidZone Museum. KidZone Museum is one of the Top 200 earning groups nationally in the Safeway 10 percent Back to Schools Program. Out of 15,000 schools that participated, Safeway will contribute an additional $1,000 bonus to KidZone Museum.

Thanks to Safeway and the eScrip program, the KidZone Museum has been able to help fund additional programs and classes for the community.

Without Safeway’s contributions, the KidZone Museum would not be able to provide stellar hands-on educational programs.

For 15 years, the KidZone Museum has operated as a non-profit children’s museum serving locals and visitors from Truckee, Lake Tahoe and Nevada. For more information contact Tina Cook at 448-0052.


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