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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.New ninth grade education program meetingParents of seventh and eight grade students who may be considering a new high school option for next year are invited to attend a meeting Wednesday, March 21 at Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City at 7 p.m. or Thursday, March 22 at Sierra High School in Truckee at 7 p.m. to hear about the new program that will be offered for ninth graders next year. This program for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students has been designed around the unique needs and wants and suggestions from local parents wanting flexibility and high academic rigor. For information call Jane Loomis at Cold Stream Alternative at 530-582-2640. Mountain Area Preservation Foundationreceives Nature Fund grantMountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF) has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Nature Fund, approved by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) Board of Directors for their project andamp;#8220;Connecting the Landscape andamp;#8212; Martis Valley to Mount Rose.andamp;#8221; TTCF Nature Fund Grant is a dedicated endowment that provides funding to environment/conservation activities that encourage good stewardship in the region. The grant will help MAPFandamp;#8217;s continued efforts to preserve more than 6,700 privately owned acres in the southeast watershed of Martis Valley as public open space while identifying supportable development in another location. The land MAPF is working to conserve provides a critical habitat link from Martis Valley to Mount Rose Wilderness area, a scenic place to recreate, while sustaining the watershed and supporting the tourist economy. With the support of the Nature Fund grant MAPF will be able to continue a collaborative effort among conservation organizations and stakeholders to balance new development with land conservation.Contact Alexis Ollar visit http://www.mapf.org or call 530-582-6751.Wolverine Boosters electionThe Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club will hold their election to select the officers and directors for the 2012-2013 school year on April 10 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. Although there were nominations at the March meeting, the floor will be open for any member to make other nominations or comments on those who have been nominated. Nominees to date are: President, Anne Delforge; vice president, Lou LaManna; secretary, Joanna McMullen; treasurer, Sharon Fereira; board positions, Sonya Retzlaff-Huggins, Beth Krug, Margi Englert and Christine Smith.Tree Top Co-op andamp; Forest Charter Schoolinformational meetingForest Charter School and Tree Top Co-op will hold an informational meeting for the 2012/2013 school year for prospective fourth, fifth and sixth grade students, Wednesday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Forest Charter School, in the Pioneer Center, directly across from Full Belly Deli, on the second floor of the Sierra Building in Truckee. Tree Top Co-op supports individualized learning styles through community engagement, a safe and positive school environment, interactive approaches to standards-based education and nurturing instruction to increase the studentsandamp;#8217; love of learning. The small, site-based class size allows for creative instruction through thematic units, outdoor and experiential education. Visit http://www.forestcharter.com or call 530-550-7205.Tahoe Neighborhood TableBringing community together one dinner at a timeUnited for Action presents the second installment of the Tahoe Neighborhood Table. This free community dinner will be held on Monday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 8363 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach, on the corner of Deer and Steelhead. Authentic tacos, rice, and beans will be served by the Catholic Church and Community House staff. The Community House is comprised of Tahoe SAFE Alliance, North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Project MANA. Everyone is invited to share a meal together while getting to know your neighbors. All are welcome!Tahoe Neighborhood Table came to the North Shore after seeing the success of Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Stone Soup community dinners. The premise is the same: Food brings people together. Sharing a meal and conversation can be the foundation of a friendship. Building a stronger community can build a stronger safety net for those experiencing difficult times. The third dinner will be held in Tahoe Vista at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation on April 20 (the first was held on Feb. 26 at the Tahoe City Episcopal Church).Tahoe SAFE Alliance Sugar Bowl Ski DaySugar Bowl has donated 500 tickets to Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a 501c(3)non-profit with a mission to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The agency invites ski enthusiasts to purchase an all-day lift ticket for $35 and ski any day April 1-5, 2012. This is a cost savings of more than $40. Purchase multiple tickets and ski multiple days. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.tahoesafealliance.org.Tahoe SAFE Alliance Sugar Bowl Ski DaySugar Bowl has donated 500 tickets to Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a 501c(3)non-profit with a mission to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The agency invites ski enthusiasts to purchase an all-day lift ticket for $35 and ski any day April 1-5, 2012. This is a cost savings of more than $40. Purchase multiple tickets and ski multiple days. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.tahoesafealliance.org and picked up on April 1 at the Tahoe SAFE Alliance table at Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Mt. Judah Lodge. Tickets may not be purchased after 5 p.m. on March 30, 2012. Call 775-298-0010.Kings Beach Library happeningsKings Beach Library Bookgroup meets on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes! The classes: April 12, 2 p.m., Computer Basics. What is this gadget and how do I use it? May 17, 2 p.m., email. How to manage all aspect of email including attaching photos and documents. June 14, 2 p.m., Surfing the Web. Get the most out of your Internet experience and avoid the pitfalls. All classes are free but are limited in size. Stop by the library to sign up, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021. Also, explore Art in Public Places, on display: Watercolors by local artist Andrea Carabetta.