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Tahoe Truckee community briefs

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Mindful Communication Workshop

Jean Morrison says she’s contributing to peace “one conversation at a time.” For 26 years Morrison has shared a process in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand to help others do the same. Check out “Mindful Communication,” an open to the public workshop at For Goodness Sake, Friday April 26, 4-7 p.m. There is a $10-20 suggested donation but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Morrison practices and teaches a way of thinking, speaking, and listening called Nonviolent Communication, also known as NVC, Giraffe Language or Compassionate Communication. The essence of NVC is choosing to connect compassionately and authentically with another person. Call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981 or email info@goodnesssake.org to register, spaceis limited.

Morrison will also present “Truth without Blame” on Sunday, April 28, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at Summit Lotus Yoga and Massage, 22002 Donner Pass Road, Soda Springs. Call 530-906-2886 or email summitlotus@gmail.com for more information.

Free Small Business Seminar

North Tahoe Business Association and Charter Business will present a free Small Business Seminar, “How to Create a Highly Effective Marketing Plan,” on Thursday, May 2, 8-9:30 a.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The 1.5-hour seminar will be taught by Jim Kaspari of Summit Business Marketing.

Business owners are faced with a troubled economy and more marketing is needed to generate business. Jim has interviewed dozens of local business owners and a common thread emerges. “I used to rely on word of mouth, some print ads and yellow pages – it worked great! Now business is declining and I’m faced with too many choices and don’t know what will work.” This seminar will help business owners come up with the best marketing strategies and tactics that create results.

Jim has been an entrepreneurial business coach for more than seven years and has coached more than 300 clients in eight countries. He retired at age 44 and loves to share success principles. Nine out of 10 businesses with solid marketing/business plans succeed.

Register today at http://ntbaseminar3.eventbrite.com. The free seminar includes complimentary breakfast for attendees who register online by April 29. Breakfast is available on a first come, first served basis. Call 530-546-9000 or visit http://www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org.

Goodbye Starfish

The KidZone Museum will be closed the week of April 29 through May 10, to install their new flight exhibit. They will miss the fish and all the great underwater exploration, but look forward to an exciting new exhibit. Visit http://www.kidzonemuseum.org.

Fiber arts are coming

The Conference of Northern California Handweavers will hold their yearly conference in Squaw Valley this spring and offering individual fiber arts classes to the general public.

Three hour-classes will be held on June 1 and 2 at the Squaw Creek Resort at a cost of $75 for each class. Currently there are openings available in jewelry making techniques, spinning, knitting, basketry and much more. For information visit http://www.cnch.org and click the Textile Games medal picture or call Suzanne at 530-550-0438. This year’s conference is featuring a Tailgate Market on the afternoon of May 31.

The deadline for registration is April 30.

Green waste disposal and drop offs

Curbside Green Waste Collection via the Green Bag Program. Truckee residents (must live within the Town limits) may place out four, tied green bags for weekly curbside collection. Bags may be filled with pine cones, pine needles, brush, leaves, grass trimming, garden waste, etc. Bags must be tied and weigh no more than 40 pounds each for collection. Green Bags may be purchased at Mountain Hardware, Tahoe Supply Company, Tahoe Truckee Lumber Company, Tahoe Donner HOA Clubhouse.

Free Yard Waste Drop-off. For the months of May and June Truckee residents with ID may drop-off up to 6 yards of vegetative waste at the Eastern Regional Landfill on Cabin Creek Road for free, equal to approximately 40 green bags. Accepted items include branches, pine needles and cones, brush, leaves, grass, garden waste. Multiple trips are permitted within the two month time frame. Residents will be required to unload yard waste and/or empty bags to take advantage of free disposal. Visit http://www.townoftruckee.com for info.

Placer County: Drop-off up to 6 yards (per household) of vegetative material at the Eastern Regional Landfill during any of the following time periods: May 20-25, June 17-22 and July 15-20

Multiple trips are permitted; however only a total of 6 yards will be accepted over the three weeks. Acceptable Items: Tree limbs, brush and bark, pine needles and cones, dry grass and dead leaves, and yard trimmings.

Free drop-off for up to 3 yards of material. Acceptable materials will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Locations: Cross Country Ski Area, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City; Homewood South Lodge (Tahoe Ski Bowl); and North Tahoe Regional Park (Snow Park Area).

Proof of residency required. A photo ID with a physical address in Placer County or an out-of-town photo ID with a local utility bill must be presented at time of drop-off.

Clifford the Big Red Dog to visit Kings Beach Library

Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. Join the fun as Clifford presents preschool Storytime! He will read some of his books, provide a craft and be the big goofy dog that he is! On Thursday May 8, at 2 p.m., Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group will facilitate an open forum computer class. Take your questions and let the expert help. Tuesday, May 14, 5:45-8 p.m. is a fabulous fundraiser presented by Tahoe Mountain Sports: Yoga, Fashion and Books. Shari Beard will lead a yoga class followed by a fashion show and raffle! All proceeds will be donated to the Kings Beach Library to help fund material purchases and programming. Cost is $10. Drinks and snacks provided, North Tahoe Events Center. Call 530-546-2021 for details. Check out your library at 301 Secline Street, Kings Beach.

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