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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Mark Twainandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8216;Roughing Itandamp;#8217; Part 2 andamp;#8212; AdultsRelive Mark Twainandamp;#8217;s Western experience as portrayed in andamp;#8220;Roughing Itandamp;#8221; by the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne, Friday, Oct. 21. The adventures of Sam Clemens that take him from Virginia City to San Francisco, from Jackass Hill to the Sandwich Islands, will be portrayed. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults $24.99; seniors $19.99 and students $9.99. Buy your tickets at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or by calling 775-831-2820.Big Truck DayThe U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with the Town of Truckee, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, open house, and barbecue with the popular Big Truck Day at their newest facilities, 10811 Stockrest Springs Road, Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet Smokey Bear, explore the Townandamp;#8217;s New Corporation Yard, hear music by the Berm Brothers and Truckee High School Band, see the big trucks and Care Flight helicopter. Bring your pets to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe for vaccination, licensing clinic and pet adoption day, 12:30-2 p.m.Located off Donner Pass Road, between Glenshire Drive and Interstate 80 in Truckee, this event will celebrate the opening of the new Forest Service building with guided tours of the soon to be LEED-certified building. The 12,000 sq. ft. administrative facility, designed by local firm, Ward-Young Architecture andamp; Planning and constructed by Geney Gassiot Inc. was built to accommodate the diverse needs of more than 60 employees of the Truckee Ranger District.Tours of the new facility will be conducted every half hour, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and the architects will be on site to answer questions about the design and LEED certification.Sierra Expeditionary Learning School to hold Pitch and Putt Join the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School fourth and fifth graders (SELS 4/5 Crew) at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course Sunday, Oct. 23, noon-5 p.m. for a Pitch and Putt. Help raise money to send SELS 4/5 Crew to the Yosemite Institute to gain knowledge related to field work in geology.Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children, or enjoy the afternoon as a family for $45. The cost includes: Pitch and Putt fun, prizes for all age groups, local pros facilitating the contest, on demand chipping contests and a barbecue lunch. For more information, contact Julie Brisbin at 530-414-3602 or jbrisbin@truckeecharterschool.org. The mission of Sierra Expeditionary Learning School is to inspire a diverse group of learners to achieve academic excellence while developing a strong sense of character and community. For more information, visit http://www.truckeecharterschool.org.Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation grant cycleTahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation will be accepting 2012 grant submissions from local 503 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations through 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2011. Organizations must be headquartered and serve the geographic area Truckee, Donner Summit, Squaw Valley and North Shore of Lake Tahoe to receive consideration. Grant applications will then be reviewed by the TMR Foundation Grants Committee who will announce the awards in January 2012.Grant forms must be completed along with some general financial information. A copy of the application and other submission details can be found at http://www.tmrfoundation.com or e-mail questions to info@tmrfoundation.com.To date, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation has awarded approximately $1.2 million to local organizations representing educational, cultural, environmental and charitable pursuits. In 2011, $141,000 was awarded to 18 area nonprofits.andamp;#8220;The Poetry Ladyandamp;#8221; book signingPlease join a book signing of andamp;#8220;The Poetry Lady,andamp;#8221; written by Clare Foster, illustrated by Ann Riordan, Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Bookshelf in the Cobblestone in Tahoe City. For information please call 530-581-1900. The Poetry Lady weaves rhyme with color in this lovely childrenandamp;#8217;s book taking us into our imaginations and home to beloved Tahoe. We are never too old to believe, nor to love and appreciate this little slice of heaven that so many of us call home. Clare and Ann have both lived in the Tahoe Basin for more than 20 years and not a day goes by they do not see the beauty in their surroundings, and capture it with color and with words. Please come for some rhyming and signing and music and treats and a fun poetry exercise for the children. And promote literacy and artists and writers always.Jazz on SundayJoin Cabin Fever and Truckee High School music students for New Orleans jazz every Sunday in Downtown Truckee in front of Best Pies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., throughout the year weather permitting. Proceeds to benefit the jazz program at Truckee High. For information, contact Cabin Fever 530-448-1298 jsweetcabinfever@gmail.com.Family Fun NightArts and crafts, costume contest, scavenger hunt, dinner from Taco Station. This is a free event open to all families in the community. Come dressed in your best costume, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m., Truckee Elementary School Cafeteria, 11911 Donner Pass Road. Enter at east end of school. Call 530-587-2513 or visit http://truckeefrc.org/646302.Tahoe Motherandamp;#8217;s Club annual Halloween party announcedTahoe Mothersandamp;#8217; Club presents the annual Kids Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. There will be a costume parade, haunted house, pumpkin decorating, balloon creations, fun games, face painting and more! Cost is $10 for members, $20 for new membership and party. Non-scary costumes please, as this party is for young children. Older siblings are welcome. Please bring your own bevs and a healthy lunch item to share. For more information visit http://www.tahoemothersclub.org or e-mail tahoemothersclub@gmail.com.Holiday Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence – AS2 at 530-587-5152 or xmas.wish@hotmail.com. Clarence is having his halo polished before the holiday season, so deadline is running early. Wish list needs to be filled by Nov. 1 to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas.