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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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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.Truckee Auto andamp; 4×4 Machine receivesNAPA Five Star Excellence Award Truckee Auto andamp; 4×4 Machine has earned the distinguished Five Star Excellence Award for 2011. Five Star Excellence status is awarded based on achievement in sales growth, store presentation, wholesale marketing, and education and training. andamp;#8220;Five Star Excellence means a store is among NAPAandamp;#8217;s elite andamp;#8212; the very best of the best,andamp;#8221; said NAPA President Dan Askey. andamp;#8220;Earning this level of recognition requires commitment, passion and incredible focus. More than 3,000 independent NAPA Auto Parts store owners in the U.S. compete to earn this distinction each year.andamp;#8221; Truckee Auto andamp; 4×4 Machine representatives are off to San Diego where they will celebrate their NAPA Five Star award and be recognized by NAPA for their success. andamp;#8220;This award is a reflection of the storeandamp;#8217;s customers and community,andamp;#8221; said John Uhl, president and general manager of the NAPA Sacramento Distribution Center. andamp;#8220;Their loyalty to the NAPA brand helped store owner Liz Heiderman and her team to achieve this incredible honor.andamp;#8221;Free knife sharpening and Wusthof demoIs your cutlery looking a little dull? All good knives need sharpening every once in awhile. On Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m. Mountain Hardware andamp; Sports will host a free knife sharpening (limit six) and Wusthof demo event. Wusthof knives are a favorite among many famous chefs due to their extraordinary feel and sharp edge. Learn about the companyandamp;#8217;s history and cutting-edge knife technology from a Wusthof representative. Mountain Hardware andamp; Sports is located at 11320 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Additional knife sharpening $2 per knife. Knives do not need to be Wusthof to be sharpened. Visit http://www.mountainhardwareandsports.com.Club of Truckee Crab andamp; Pasta FeedThe Rotary Club of Truckee presents the 19th Annual Crab andamp; Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center at the Pioneer Roundabout in Truckee. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under. This yearandamp;#8217;s event benefits Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. Contact Steve Randall at 530-582-7720 for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased from any Truckee Rotarian.Students to receive professional feedback in Region V Concert Festival On Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, all TTUSD middle and high school concert and Jazz bands will perform at a musical festival to be held at North Tahoe Middle School. The annual concert is attended by two professional judges, who in turn evaluate the musical performances and offer professional feedback. This yearandamp;#8217;s judges are Dr. Royce Tevis, band director at Chico State University and Dr. Lloyd Roby, professor of music education and trombone at Chico State. After the performance, each judge will spend time giving a clinic to the band as if they were the director.The performances are scheduled from 3-7 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and will take place in the North Tahoe School auditorium. Families are encouraged to attend and watch.Tahoe Neighborhood TableUnited 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!United for Action is hosting three Neighborhood Table dinners around the North Shore. The first dinner was held on a snowy night in February at the Tahoe City Episcopal Church with help from Sierra Mental Wellness Group. Turnout was low, but all who attended reported having a great time. The second dinner will be held March 26 in Kings Beach, while the third dinner will be held in Tahoe Vista at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation on April 20.United for Action is a partnership between non-profits and faith-based organizations in North Lake Tahoe.Music in our Schools Month to becelebrated with district-wide concert The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is celebrating andamp;#8220;Music in our Schools Monthandamp;#8221; with a district-wide music concert on Wednesday, March 28, 6 p.m. at the North Tahoe High School. The concert is free and open to the public and will include performances by 12 bands from North Tahoe Middle School, North Tahoe High School, Alder Creek Middle School, and Truckee High School. A special performance will also be provided by a jazz trio from the Bay Area consisting of Ken Cook on piano, Doug Miller on bass, and Alex Aspinall on drums. The jazz trio will be giving master classes to both jazz and concert bands at the four local schools on Wednesday and Thursday. The master class event was made possible by an Innovative Grant from the Excellence in Education Foundation. Call Dave Green, Truckee High School Band Director at 775-848-3426.Arts For the Schools to present Diamano Coura West African Dance and MusicDiamano Coura strives to portray West African music and dance specifically as forms not simply for entertainment or exhibition, but rather, means by which communities educate, communicate, organize, and preserve their ancestral past. Diamano Coura, in the Senegalese Wolof language, means andamp;#8220;those who bring the message.andamp;#8221; See Diamano Coura, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., Truckee High School Theater. Experience art from another side of the world in the mountains of Tahoe at their culturally rich performance. Season Pass Members always free, adults $15, children $5 or free with paying adult. Military and adults 65 and over $5. To purchase tickets or learn more please visit http://www.artsfortheschools.org.For more information, please call Arts For the Schools at 530-582-8278.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.Would you like to go to Washington, D.C. or Italy?Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is presenting a free informational travel seminar for two special travel trips, April 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Truckee Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee at the Pioneer Center round-a-bout.TDRPD has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer a seven-day trip to Washington, D.C. in September and a 10-day trip to Italy. Washington, D.C. includes guided tours of the Capitol, White House, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian, monuments and memorials and day trips to Baltimore and Annapolis.The Italy trip includes visits to Rome, the Colosseum, The Vatican, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Como and Lagano, Switzerland and much For more information contact, Dan Oandamp;#8217;Gorman at 530-582-7720.