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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

At their Board meeting today, the Nevada County Supervisors voted 5-0 against contracting with LSSI, a for-profit company based in Maryland, to manage Nevada Countyandamp;#8217;s public libraries. In response to a huge outcry from county residents, the Supervisors voted to implement Option A, a management proposal put together by the Friends of the Truckee Library with the help of library and county staff, which keeps libraries under county control and maintains staff and services.

Are you interested in temporary, part-time work that offers good pay, flexible hours and is close to home? The U.S. Census Bureau has begun testing for 2010 census jobs. Call toll-free (866) 861-2010 for testing locations and application requirements. Tests have been scheduled at numerous local locations.

In 1984, a local group of avid flyfishermen dedicated to the enjoyment, preservation, fellowship and learning about the sport founded the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers (TTFF). Since its inception, the club has drawn a diverse, skilled and active membership andamp;#8212; including some of the preeminent individuals involved in promoting and developing the sport. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Squaw Valley Public Service Building (adjacent to the Fire Department) at 6:30 p.m. with guest speakers, fellowship, fly tying and a raffle for fishing gear. For further information, including membership and meetings, visit TTFF.net.

Have a great program or project that needs funding? Consider applying to the Lahontan Community Foundation. There are four primary areas of interest: Arts, culture and public benefit; education and youth development; environment, recreation and animal welfare and health and human services. Projects that serve the Tahoe Truckee area, including Incline Village, are eligible for funding. Grants are typically in the range of $5,000 to $8,000. Call Phebe at 587-1776 for questions about possible projects or the application process. Applications are available at the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation office, 11071 Donner Pass Road, or visit http://www.ttcf.net.

Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club to hold potluck and meeting, Sierra Village Apartment Clubhouse, 10081 Jeffrey Pine Road, Truckee, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. The evening’s program will show the documentary andamp;#8220;American Casino,andamp;#8221; a compelling story of how the sub-prime mortgage crisis has affected the lives of individual Americans and neighborhoods. It focuses on a few personal stories, but it also tells a larger story. Contact democraticclub@sbcglobal.net, John Foster 546-7660. The potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. The evening program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Free presentation of the award winning documentary, andamp;#8220;Speaking in Tonguesandamp;#8221; about four students in dual immersion language programs in the San Francisco Unified School District. The film is followed by questions and answers about the Kings Beach Elementary TWI Language Immersion Program. Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5-8 p.m., Kings Beach Elementary School, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.

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Learn the winter sport of biathlon andamp;#8211; cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and target shooting! The Intro to Biathlon clinic is limited to the first 15 people and will include range safety, dry fire practice and field instruction. Cost to participate is $60 per person. Intro to Biathlon clinics will be offered Friday, Feb. 26. Call 562-3270 or visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.

If you play your cards right, you could be the next mayor of Kings Beach and have your pick from thousands of dollars in prizes. Register before Feb. 26, that honor and a grand prize could be yours for $75.The North Tahoe Business Association’s Joe King Poker Tournament, 7 p.m., Friday, March 12, at the Tahoe Biltmore’s Breeze Bar in Crystal Bay, is part of 2010 SnowFest! After Feb. 26, registration is $100. Call 546-9000 or e-mail info@northtahoebusiness.org for details or to pay by credit card. Visit the Special Events page at http://www.northtahoebusiness.org.

Please join North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation at the upcoming Purim Festival, Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Temple, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, 7000 Latone Blvd., Tahoe Vista. This includes a Family Friendly Purim Service (including two plays from the Religious School), dinner with bagels and all the fixings, Hamantaschen, drinks and other goodies. Additionally, there will be a carnival with games and prizes.Costumes are encouraged: Prizes for best queen, best king, best Haman/villain and best Mordecai/hero. Services will be held at 4 p.m., with carnival and dinner from 5-7 p.m. Suggested donation for dinner and Carnival is $5 per person or $20 per family. All are welcome! The favor of a reservation is encouraged to Pam, pdickermn@yahoo.com or (650) 352-5216.

Tom Turner of Gar Woods helped found the University of California Alumni Association andamp;#8216;Bears in the Woods’ in 1997, and more than $55,000 in scholarships has been raised and disbursed to local Cal students and local middle and high school programs. Past recipients have participated in everything from glee club to crew and football. planned including Sunday, Feb. 28 with the Reno Big Horns. Other events include the Nevada Museum of Art on Saturday, March 27, a deck party at the Championship Golf Course on Saturday, July 17, a picnic at Sand Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 19, a Cal-UNR football tailgate party on Saturday, Sept. 18 and the Big Game Rally at Gar Woods on Tuesday, Nov. 30. For information visit http://www.bearsinthewoods.com or call Rick Lamb at (775) 830-6611.

Highlight for the Earth Day celebration will be the Patagonia Wild andamp; Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tuesday, April 20 at Sierra Nevada College and Friday, April 23 at the Olympic Village Inn. Saturday, April 24 at the Village at Squaw Valley includes educational booths, environmental speaker, live music and entertainment, free transportation on TART, activities for children, Dr. Solar! and the popular Envirolution Trashion Show. Visit http://www.tahoetruckeeearthday.org or call 584-6266.

As the opening of the 2010 Winter Games approaches, get in the spirit with logo wear that celebrates Lake Tahoe Olympic heritage. Tee shirts and caps produced in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley USA are available at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. These are limited edition items that are emblazoned the with the official and original 1960 logo. Don’t wait until they are all gone! Call 581-6900.