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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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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.Free Application for Federal Student Aid guidanceSierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Financial Aid Office will offer parents and new and returning college students individual guidance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. in room 228. Representatives will be on site to answer questions and guide you through the online FAFSA. To make the most of the session arrive prepared: Bring 2011 tax returns, parent and student birth dates and California driverandamp;#8217;s license numbers, proof of TANF or SSI. You or your child do not have to be attending Sierra College to take advantage of this free community offering. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. RSVP is required (space is limited) at 530-550-2225.A message in flowers for your ValentineValentine (val-uhn-tahyn) n. a written or other artistic work, message, token, etc., expressing affection for someone, according to Dictionary.com.Nowhere does the definition mention an obligatory delivery of a dozen red roses. They love red roses at Suzuandamp;#8217;s Petals, but why not branch out and put some thought behind your choice in flowers? Suzuandamp;#8217;s Petals put new twist to the old traditions, bringing meaning to your Valentineandamp;#8217;s by offering andamp;#8220;A Message in Flowers.andamp;#8221; Using the Victorian language of flowers, they are selected to convey a specific meaning. For example, tulips mean a declaration of love; daffodils are for new beginnings, and of course the red rose equals love. Check out more flowers and their meanings at suzuspetals.com and click on the Cupid. Sending a andamp;#8220;bouquet with meaningandamp;#8221; to your sweetheart is romantic, sexy and uniquely from you! Order by Friday, Feb. 10 for a 10 percent discount, guaranteed selections and any special requests. Flower arrangements start at $35, plus delivery. Call Susan at 530-448-9966.Rideout Ski Skate Adventure CampSki/Skate Week is right around the corner. Take advantage of this week-long program while your children are out of school. Daily trips, games, crafts, and more are all part of this week of fun and excitement. Ski/Skate week is Feb. 21-24, 2012. Full session fees are $115 and $135 for non-district residents. Drop-in registrations will be taken based on availability beginning Feb. 13. For more information on upcoming programs and events or to register contact the Recreation Office at 530-583-3440. Rideout Community Center is located at 780 Timberland Road, Tahoe City.This is Truckee! exhibit to openThe Truckee Public Art Commission is pleased to announce the opening of This is Truckee!, a juried photography exhibit at the TDRPD Community Recreation Center.Please join them for awards, music and refreshments on Friday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m.Third annual father/daughter danceGet ready to dance the night away with your little girl at the Third Annual Father Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay, Nev. Enjoy dancing to DJ music, creative stations; have a photo taken in the photo booth and make memories to last a lifetime. Your daughter wonandamp;#8217;t remember the time you spent reviewing test questions andamp;#8230; what she will remember is that time when you dressed up, shared a special meal and then danced the night away to her favorite songs. You will keep that souvenir photo in your wallet until it all but wears out.Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you this wonderful event. Tickets are $20 per couple (father /daughter) and $5 per additional child. Purchase tickets now at http://www.tahoesafealliance.org. Enjoy a special dinner at Conradandamp;#8217;s Steak and Chophouse for $39 per couple, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6748.Swing the night awayJazz 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. Attendees are encouraged to don 1940s garb or at the very least bring a swinginandamp;#8217; attitude. 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. For more information call 530-581-1669.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 call 530-583-3440, ext. 14.Wildlife in Wild PlacesA Call to Artists for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. This is an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail to info@northtahoearts.com. Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is Friday, March 3. Deadline for applications is Feb. 17, 2012. Please call North Tahoe Arts at 530-581-2787 for details.Male mentors neededBig Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a childandamp;#8217;s life while doing all the fun activities you love. The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has many children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe does also. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail peggy@bigsofnc.org or visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.Celebrating a birthday or anniversary?Send your birthday and anniversary announcements to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com to be published in the Sierra Sun. Tell us how old you are, how long youandamp;#8217;ve been married, where, when and how you plan to mark the festive occasion. Please enter birthday or anniversary in the subject of your e-mail. Submissions should be 75-150 words, photos high resolution with credit and identification.SOAR into actionA club at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Tahoe-Truckee campus, Sierra Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club (SOAR) will offer outdoor activities and increased knowledge of outdoor sports and activities for the Sierra College student body. The club will also create opportunities for student leadership and teamwork. SOAR encourages you to get outside. For information: Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee, 530-550-2225, http://www.sierracollege.edu.