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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Your news makes the Sierra Sun shineContent 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.Friday Night Fun at the Truckee Pool Looking for something to do Friday night? The Truckee pool will open early at 5 p.m. with drop-in lap swimming. At 5:30 p.m., a stroke clinic is offered for those with limited swimming skills, and also those who are looking to improve their swimming for open water. The stroke clinic is pre-registration only. After that, the pool opens up for drop-in kayak rolls 6:30-8 p.m. Take your boat and a friend, the cost is $7 per boat and $4 for an additional person (no instruction provided). The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is holding drop-in Inner Tube Water Polo during February. If you wanted to check it out but didnandamp;#8217;t want to commit to a league, now is the time. Cost for drop in is $4, runs 8-10 p.m. Contact aquatic coordinator Amanda Oberacker at 530-582-2361 or amanda@tdrpd.com.Tahoe Junior Freeride Series makes season debut at Sugar BowlThe Tahoe Junior Freeride Series makes its first stop at Sugar Bowl Resort Feb. 11-12. The regionandamp;#8217;s best junior big mountain skiers will test their skills each day in a two run cumulative score format. Age groups of 10-14 and 15-18 for both boys and girls will battle for points that now count toward national ranking. The Tahoe Junior Freeride Series began as a friendly competition between Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valleyandamp;#8217;s Freeride Team and has since become a structured regional event that boasts some of the best junior talent in the country, with teams representing Squaw Free, Auburn Ski Club, Kirkwood Freeride team, Squaw Valley Freeride team, Alpine Meadows Freeride team and the Sugar Bowl Freeride team. Contestants are judged on their line choice, control, fluidity, technique and overall impression. Competition begins at 10 a.m. each day. Visit http://www.tahoejuniorfreerideseries.com.Skiing into college and reducing costs andamp;#8211; what every student and parent needs to knowA workshop by Dr. Wendy Walker-Moffat will identify key factors students and parents need know to increase chances of admission to selective colleges, reduce the cost of attending college and increase studentsandamp;#8217; success rate, Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at the Olympic Valley Academy, 1810 Squaw Valley Road (entrance to Olympic Village Lodge). The workshop will address coaches vs. admission officers, what to listen for; admission rates, the athletic edge; test scores vs. GPA, what is necessary and scholarships and success.Walker-Moffat has advised student athletes since 2000 in the Bay Area and Tahoe. She is well-known by elite coaches, athletic directors and admissions directors, having worked with more than 100 students who attended colleges such as Middlebury, UCLA, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Duke and more. Her students include members of the U.S. Ski Team, 2010 Winter Olympian, captain of the Colorado University at Boulder Ski Team, and NCAA National Champion, Denver University. Due to limited seating, only 50 tickets are available. Please make your reservations by e-mailing olympicvalleyacademy@gmail.comThe Weekly to throw a birthday bashCelebrate 30 years of The Weekly with their Birthday Bash Feb. 11, 5-8 p.m. at GarWoodandamp;#8217;s, featuring live music by Bob Greenwood, emcee Big Joy. Meet current and former staff members, enjoy appetizers and no-host bar, prizes, goodie bags and more. Visit your Veteran representativeOn Wednesday, Feb. 15, James Foley, Nevada County Veterans Services representative will be at the Joseph Center on Levon Avenue in Truckee, ready and able to assist any and all Veterans, their spouses and or dependents, 9 a.m.-noon on the second floor. Foley will have handouts, publications and advice for many concerns like health care, disability pensions, or education. If anyone would like to make an appointment they may call 530-273-3396 or if you happen to be in Grass Valley between now and, stop in the office in the Veteranandamp;#8217;s Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Silicon Mountain to meetJoin the Silicon Mountain Group Monday, Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m. at Tahoe Donnerandamp;#8217;s Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd. for a vibrant talk about the frenetic, ever evolving, technology driven sports television industry.Andy Reichwald a 24-year industry insider, will give a peek at the andamp;#8216;controlled chaosandamp;#8217; that goes on behind the scenes while producing a live event. This talk will leave you with a new sense of how technology and sports are inseparable. Before and after the discussion, there will also be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Silicon Mountain Group is a local networking group of technology professionals. RSVP to TahoeSiliconMountain@gmail.com. This weekandamp;#8217;s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders, a local web and mobile software development company.Swing the night away Jazz Band 40s Night announcedExperience the swing and rhythm of the 1940s on Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9:30 p.m. when the acclaimed North Tahoe High School Jazz Band takes to Tahoe Cityandamp;#8217;s Granlibakken ballroom stage.This homage to andamp;#8220;the greatest generationandamp;#8221; is also a key fundraiser for the NTHS Jazz Bandandamp;#8217;s goodwill tour in March. Under the direction of talented bandleader and principal jokester Dean Nordby, this energetic student group plans to perform at a variety of schools, hospitals and senior centers in San Diego. Tickets are $20 per person and include hearty appetizers, silent auction and a no host bar. Buy tickets from any NTHS Jazz Band member or at the door. Call 530-581-1669.Truckee Tahoe Republican Women to meetThe Truckee Tahoe Republican Women Federated will hold their first evening meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Glenshire club house at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP by Feb. 17 to Cheryl at 530-488-9134 or cherylstull@sbcglobal.net. Business meeting will be followed by a speaker on Sierra winter safety.Soup andamp; Chili Showdown 2012Cold temperatures and early sunsets means its time for a warm evening along side friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. Join them for an evening of tasty soups, delicious chilis, and full stomachs!The andamp;#8220;Soup and Chili Showdownandamp;#8221; is going into its third year at the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City and will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this yearandamp;#8217;s event which will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division. Entry into the friendly competition is free but pre-registration is required. For more information contact Shaun, recreation coordinator for the Tahoe City Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext. 14.