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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEEA, 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.Big Fish on the Truckee RiverThe Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers present an evening with veteran guide Matt andamp;#8220;Gilliganandamp;#8221; Koles sharing his techniques for catching trophy trout year-round on the Truckee and Little Truckee rivers. The program is free at the Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit ttff.net.Aim High, again!The reception introducing Alec Lee, executive director of Aim High, will be held March 14, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. Dr. Rob Leri, TTUSDandamp;#8217;s new superintendent, will also be present.Aim High, which has a successful 25-year history in the Bay Area, is a five-week summer enrichment program for under-resourced middle school students. The program combines intensive academic and personal enrichment with an added emphasis on outdoor and environmental education. This marks the first time Aim High will expand to a rural community.To donate or for more information visit http://www.ttcf.net/give/queen-of-hearts-womens-fund/aim-high-program/. For information on Aim High, visit http://www.aimhigh.org.A+ Preschool Preview DayA+ Preschool invites all perspective preschool children and their parents to participate in their annual A+ Preschool Preview Day, Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for the current and 2012-13 school year. A+ is an educational preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. Their goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. Full-day and half-day options are available at 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534. Visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.Tools for the Table: Grow a High-Altitude GardenThe Genesa Living Foundation is providing a monthly series of free presentations to be held in Truckee. These presentations will be community conversations designed to be a place to become educated and learn from one another for community wellness and optimal health. Topics will relate to how to eat, obtain and share fresh and healthy food, and how andamp;#8220;sharing the fareandamp;#8221; can be made more affordable and accessible to the whole community. March guest speaker Polly Triplat, C.M.T. will discuss how to grow a high altitude garden, Dorindaandamp;#8217;s Chocolate Caf, 10009 W. River St., Truckee, March 15, 5 p.m. Call 530-214-8840 or visit http://www.toolboxfortheinformedeater.org.Play Again MovieJoin a hands-on and fun night out, at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. Stanford University graduate Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. will share interesting information from her research about the value of outdoor education and play in nature. Presentation, yummy refreshments and film showing included. For tickets and information, visit http://www.nicolecheslock.com/events.html.Seating is limited so purchase in advance to secure a seat.Brought to you with support from First 5 Placer and KidZone Museum.Lake Tahoe Bicycle AchievementAwards Ceremony and FilmThe Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC), is hosting the 2010 and 2011 Lake Tahoe Bicycle Achievement Awards Ceremony Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. at Moandamp;#8217;s Place in the center of South Lake Tahoe at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd.The Award is given each year to recipients in four categories who have made significant contribution to advancing bicycling in the Lake Tahoe region: Individual, Business, Organization (nonprofit) and Agency (public). A total of eight awards will be given for 2010 and 2011.The 2010 and 2011 Award nominees are Individual: Chris Askin, Jim Backus, Gary Bell, Amy and Ben Fish, Brian Judge, Andy Messer, Jeff Miner, Tim Rowe, John Upton, Tom Wendell; Business: Design Workshop, Lake Tahoe Media Group, Lumos andamp; Associates, LSC Transportation Consultants, Northstar California; Agency: California Department of Transportation, El Dorado County, South Tahoe Recreation Joint Powers Authority, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, United States Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Organization: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association, Tahoe Regional Advocates for Cycling.Following the Awards ceremony, a feature mountain bike film, Lifecycle, will be shown. This is a no fee community service event presented by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and Moandamp;#8217;s Place. For more information contact the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition at 775-586-9566 or biketahoe@aol.com.Squaw Valley Institute to premierDiscovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen PlanetSquaw Valley Institute is co-hosting a free showing of Discovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen Planet, the epic new series from the makers of Planet Earth. Brought to Tahoe as part of SnowBash, a three-day party hosted in Squaw Valley during St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day weekend, Squaw Valley Institute will showcase the hour-long premier at Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Open to the public and all ages, the showing is sponsored in part by Guinness and Clif Bar. In honor of St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day, Guinness beer on tap will be poured and free Clif Bar product samples will be passed out. And, while this large-screen premier is free, all beer sales will benefit the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, so it may continue bringing cultural and intellectual programming to the Tahoe Basin. Fundraiser for Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; SarabiaTuesday, March 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Truckee Squeeze In, 10060 Donner Pass Road. Join the Truckee Squeeze In when 20 percent of all sales will go to help Truckee athlete Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; Sarabia!Morro has recently been diagnosed with leukemia and has mounting medical bills. The good news is heandamp;#8217;s responding well to treatments and is resting at his home in Truckee.Morroandamp;#8217;s longtime friend and South Reno Squeeze In General Manager Amanda Thorsby will be serving in Truckee and has pledged to donate all her tips as well!So come in for breakfast or lunch, pay your bill, leave a great tip, and know youandamp;#8217;re helping a young man and his family in need.If you canandamp;#8217;t make it, but would still like to help out, checks can be mailed to Saint Maryandamp;#8217;s College, Athletic Business Office, PO Box 4380, Moraga CA 94575. Note andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; on your check.Your news makesthe 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.Big Fish on the Truckee RiverThe Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers present an evening with veteran guide Matt andamp;#8220;Gilliganandamp;#8221; Koles sharing his techniques for catching trophy trout year-round on the Truckee and Little Truckee rivers. The program is free at the Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit ttff.net.Aim High, again!The reception introducing Alec Lee, executive director of Aim High, will be held March 14, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. Dr. Rob Leri, TTUSDandamp;#8217;s new superintendent, will also be present.Aim High, which has a successful 25-year history in the Bay Area, is a five-week summer enrichment program for under-resourced middle school students. The program combines intensive academic and personal enrichment with an added emphasis on outdoor and environmental education. This marks the first time Aim High will expand to a rural community.To donate or for more information visit http://www.ttcf.net/give/queen-of-hearts-womens-fund/aim-high-program/. For information on Aim High, visit http://www.aimhigh.org.A+ Preschool Preview DayA+ Preschool invites all perspective preschool children and their parents to participate in their annual A+ Preschool Preview Day, Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for the current and 2012-13 school year. A+ is an educational preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. Their goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. Full-day and half-day options are available at 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534. Visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.Tools for the Table: Grow a High-Altitude GardenThe Genesa Living Foundation is providing a monthly series of free presentations to be held in Truckee. These presentations will be community conversations designed to be a place to become educated and learn from one another for community wellness and optimal health. Topics will relate to how to eat, obtain and share fresh and healthy food, and how andamp;#8220;sharing the fareandamp;#8221; can be made more affordable and accessible to the whole community. March guest speaker Polly Triplat, C.M.T. will discuss how to grow a high altitude garden, Dorindaandamp;#8217;s Chocolate Caf, 10009 W. River St., Truckee, March 15, 5 p.m. Call 530-214-8840 or visit http://www.toolboxfortheinformedeater.org.Play Again MovieJoin a hands-on and fun night out, at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. Stanford University graduate Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. will share interesting information from her research about the value of outdoor education and play in nature. Presentation, yummy refreshments and film showing included. For tickets and information, visit http://www.nicolecheslock.com/events.html.Seating is limited so purchase in advance to secure a seat.Brought to you with support from First 5 Placer and KidZone Museum.Lake Tahoe Bicycle AchievementAwards Ceremony and FilmThe Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC), is hosting the 2010 and 2011 Lake Tahoe Bicycle Achievement Awards Ceremony Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. at Moandamp;#8217;s Place in the center of South Lake Tahoe at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd.The Award is given each year to recipients in four categories who have made significant contribution to advancing bicycling in the Lake Tahoe region: Individual, Business, Organization (nonprofit) and Agency (public). A total of eight awards will be given for 2010 and 2011.The 2010 and 2011 Award nominees are Individual: Chris Askin, Jim Backus, Gary Bell, Amy and Ben Fish, Brian Judge, Andy Messer, Jeff Miner, Tim Rowe, John Upton, Tom Wendell; Business: Design Workshop, Lake Tahoe Media Group, Lumos andamp; Associates, LSC Transportation Consultants, Northstar California; Agency: California Department of Transportation, El Dorado County, South Tahoe Recreation Joint Powers Authority, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, United States Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Organization: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association, Tahoe Regional Advocates for Cycling.Following the Awards ceremony, a feature mountain bike film, Lifecycle, will be shown. This is a no fee community service event presented by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and Moandamp;#8217;s Place. For more information contact the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition at 775-586-9566 or biketahoe@aol.com.Squaw Valley Institute to premierDiscovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen PlanetSquaw Valley Institute is co-hosting a free showing of Discovery Channelandamp;#8217;s Frozen Planet, the epic new series from the makers of Planet Earth. Brought to Tahoe as part of SnowBash, a three-day party hosted in Squaw Valley during St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day weekend, Squaw Valley Institute will showcase the hour-long premier at Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Open to the public and all ages, the showing is sponsored in part by Guinness and Clif Bar. In honor of St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day, Guinness beer on tap will be poured and free Clif Bar product samples will be passed out. And, while this large-screen premier is free, all beer sales will benefit the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, so it may continue bringing cultural and intellectual programming to the Tahoe Basin. Fundraiser for Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; SarabiaTuesday, March 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Truckee Squeeze In, 10060 Donner Pass Road. Join the Truckee Squeeze In when 20 percent of all sales will go to help Truckee athlete Emmanuel andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; Sarabia!Morro has recently been diagnosed with leukemia and has mounting medical bills. The good news is heandamp;#8217;s responding well to treatments and is resting at his home in Truckee.Morroandamp;#8217;s longtime friend and South Reno Squeeze In General Manager Amanda Thorsby will be serving in Truckee and has pledged to donate all her tips as well!So come in for breakfast or lunch, pay your bill, leave a great tip, and know youandamp;#8217;re helping a young man and his family in need.If you canandamp;#8217;t make it, but would still like to help out, checks can be mailed to Saint Maryandamp;#8217;s College, Athletic Business Office, PO Box 4380, Moraga CA 94575. Note andamp;#8220;Morroandamp;#8221; on your check.