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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Send your holiday service information

Please send faith-based items, from holiday services, potlucks, plays to after school programs to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Items should be 200 words. Hi resolution photos with credit and identification also welcome. Remember to enter your event/service online at sierrasun.com/calendar with a 50-word description.

Creekside Cooperative Charter School Open House

The Creekside Cooperative Charter School Spring Open House is an event where students can showcase work theyand#8217;ve done throughout the year for their family and friends. It is an exciting event and the children take great price in preparing for and guiding the tours. Another purpose of Open House is to invite families who are interested in our program to visit and learn more about us. They learn by seeing the classrooms and studentsand#8217; work, talking to our Creekside families and asking questions of our Creekside staff. March 25, 5:30 p.m., 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, 581-1036.

Census jobs!

Call and apply before Friday, March 26. The US Census Bureau is taking applicants for temporary, part-time jobs for one more week in the Truckee and North Shore area. Jobs start at $15/hour with mileage reimbursement. Help complete the national census survey collection in our area, to support our communities for future federal funding and legislative representation. Call (866) 861-2010 or visit http://www.2010censusjobs.gov. The US Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Join the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 2005 for the purpose of building and sustaining a Bicycle Friendly Lake Tahoe. They believe bicycling is an environmentally responsible activity and can contribute to the long-term health and well being of people, economies and ecosystems. Help promote livable and sustainable communities by encouraging more connected bicycle/pedestrian-friendly facilities and promoting educational programs. Visit http://www.tahoebike.org.

Sierra College student art show

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, Sierra Collegeand#8217;s Tahoe-Truckee campus invites the community to an opening celebration for the Second Annual Student Art Show. The event will showcase drawing, painting, photography, digital arts, and ceramics by students at the college. Three jurors and#8212; all artists from the community and#8212; will present awards, and attendees will vote for the Peopleand#8217;s Choice Award. There will be an interactive component to the show, and refreshments will be served. Last year the event drew a crowd of over 400 to the new campus on the hill. For more information call 550-2225.

2010 Truckee Follies and#8211; save the date

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is proud to announce the dates for 2010 Truckee Follies April 21-24 at the same place as it always has been, now lovingly referred to as the and#8220;Old Rec Center.and#8221; Save the date(s) for another exciting Follies filled with terribly inappropriate jabs! Tickets will go on sale at Cabonaand#8217;s in Truckee on April 1 at the crack of dawn and#8211; 7 a.m.

North Lake Writerand#8217;s Group

Every Thursday through April 22, 7 p.m. Join fellow writers in a safe, supportive and inspired writing environment. The group will be run using the Amherst Writerand#8217;s Workshop model. Drop-ins are welcome. Each two-hour session will feature a series of prompts, followed by free writing. Some free writes will be 20 minutes, some 10 minutes, some two minutes! The prompts are designed to unleash your creative juices and will vary each week; using photos, music, other works of writing, even smells! After we write together, each writer will have the opportunity to read aloud to the group. Contact facilitator Karyn Stanley for locations at karynstanley@gmail.com.

Viewing of and#8216;Tappedand#8217;

Presented by the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, is an award-winning documentary that explores issues around bottled water and the social and environmental impacts of this multi-billion dollar industry. and#8220;Tapped,and#8221; April 30, 6:30 p.m., Sierra College Tahoe, Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail Drive, Truckee.

Welcome Spring

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College, directed by Susan K. Horst, Chris Nelson, and Thomas Acord will present and#8220;Welcome Springand#8221; at The Resort at Squaw Creek, Saturday, May 1. The chorus will be accompanied by the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Singers from Pleasant Hill, California, directors Dr. Owen J. Lee and Brett Peppo. Major works to be performed by the choruses and orchestra include Haydnand#8217;s Te Deum, Va Pensiero from Verdiand#8217;s Nabucco, and the finale from Bernsteinand#8217;s opera, Candide. The concert, which welcomes the advent of Spring, is a great way to celebrate the season. General Admission is $12 and preferred seating is $20, Children and Students are Free. Tickets can be purchased from members, at http://www.singttcc.org or the door.

Trails and Vistas seeking artists

Vocalists, choirs, sculptors and other visual and performing artists are invited to submit work samples for Trails and Vistasand#8217; September 2010 art hike that takes place in the Sierra Nevada. Submissions are due by March 31, 2010. Trails and Vistasand#8217; annual art-hike combines thought-provoking and innovative art pieces along a 2.5-mile guided hike for adults and children. The Theme of the hike is and#8220;If Dreams were Clouds.and#8221; Inquires and submissions go to Nancy Tieken Lopez,10309 Cromley Square, Truckee, CA 96161 or e-mail Nancy@trailsandvistas.org or call 550-8262.

TOCCATAand#8217;s fifth annual and#8216;St. Matthew Passionand#8217; Series

The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area present J. S. Bachand#8217;s and#8220;St. Matthew Passionand#8221; at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at St. Patrickand#8217;s Episcopal Church. The program features selections from Part two of the Passion and will be performed in English. Experience the Passion of Christ through music and words. Soloists include Fahad Siadat as the Evangelist and Stuart. Duke as Jesus. Other vocal soloists include Katharine DeBoer, Anna Helwing, and Joy Strotz, soprano; and Maryanne Ashley, mezzo-soprano. David Brock will play organ continuo along with Ben Benson, bassoon; Ben Wallack, bass; and Eileen Brownell, cello. The TOCCATA Chorus will also be featured. TOCCATA Founder and Artistic Director, James Rawie, will conduct all performances. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 seniors and $5 students; youth 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets are available online at http://www.toccatatahoe.com and preferred seating is available for $35 by calling (775) 313-9697. Other performances will be held in South Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Reno.