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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Eastman graduates from basic trainingArmy Pvt. Keith A. Eastman graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Mark Eastman of Woodland Avenue, Palo Alto, Calif., and Leigh Duggan of Codogan Street, Truckee. Eastman is a 2008 graduate of North Tahoe High School, Tahoe City.Kindergarten round upKindergarten Round Up, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, It’s time to enroll your child for kindergarten for the 2010 school year. Enrollment packets are available at the district’s elementary schools. Please attend your child’s Round Up: Monday, March 15, Kings Beach Gym, 6 p.m., 8125 Steelhead, Kings Beach. Tuesday, March 16, Tahoe Lake Gym, 6 p.m., 375 Grove Street, Tahoe City and Glenshire Library, 6 p.m., 10990 Dorchester Drive, Truckee. Thursday, March 18, Truckee Elementary Gym, 5 p.m., 11911 Donner Pass Road Truckee and March 18, Donner Trail Gym, 6 p.m., 52755 Donner Pass Road, Kingvale. Students are eligible for kindergarten if they reach the age of 5 on or before Dec. 2, 2010. Spanish translators will be present at these meetings. Enrollment forms must be returned to the appropriate school sites by Friday, April 2, 2010.Career Day for high school studentsThe Rotary Club of Truckee will connect high school students with a broad range of local and regional career options with their second Career Day, Friday, March 19 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The club partnered with TTUSD to provide bus transportation for more than 280 juniors from three area high schools. Topics will focus on green technology, job trends, service opportunities, local jobs and vocational work opportunities. Sierra College and Sierra Nevada College representatives will be present. Florian’s Fine Wine and Specialty Foods is providing a lunch barbecue for the students, and several local businesses have donated prizes for a raffle.Get Ready for the SATClever Minds Learning Center, downtown Truckee, to offer preparation for the May SAT, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., March 16 through April 29. The course covers all sections tested, including tools to help maximize student success. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Call 582-1707 or to sign up for the class.TTUSD reaches out to communityIn an effort to reach citizens interested in keeping abreast of local schools, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) is launching an outreach campaign to reach the community at large.The TTUSD sends out an E-blast update twice a month to parents, and an E-Newsletter is issued on a quarterly basis. With the next E-Newsletter due for distribution on March 15, 2010, community members who do not automatically receive updates (those who are not a parent of a student enrolled in the TTUSD) are invited to submit their e-mail address to Switchback Public Relations + Marketing to be on the recipient list. Indicate if you would like the twice a month E-blasts and/or the quarterly E-Newsletter to or call 550-2252 for details.Fourth Annual Family Bingo NightSierra High Fourth Annual Family Bingo Night will be held Saturday, March 13, 5-7 p.m. at the Community Art Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee. All proceeds benefit the Mia Eriksson TTUSD Student Clothing Fund and Tahoe Forest Hospital Hospice. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Great prizes, food and fun! All ages welcome. Cost, $10 for 10 games plus a $5 blackout. For advance ticket purchase and/or information call 582-2640. Tickets also available at the door. After-school guitar classesRegistration for third to fifth graders is now open for Guitar Grooves, an eight-session after-school class offered through the Glenshire PTO and the Truckee nonprofit, Got Music andamp; More. Classes taught by Steven Kershisnik, $95 class fee, scholarships available. Guitar Grooves will meet Tuesdays, 3:25-4:15 p.m.. Call Colleen Jackson sat 308-5053. Spanish speakers call Reyna Lopez at 386-2148. Classes will begin as soon as enrollment is filled. Please inquire if an instrument is needed.Food for Thought Tamale DinnerJoin Adventure Risk Challenge to celebrate the voices of local youth at the Second Annual Food for Thought Tamale Dinner Saturday, March 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of North Tahoe. Don’t miss this bilingual, cultural, and community event featuring youth video essays, homemade tamales, music, and dancing. Win fabulous prizes if you find one of three golden tickets stashed in the tamales. ARC participants from North Tahoe and Truckee High have prepared video essays on topics of concern. Visit or e-mail Jennifer Gurecki at for information.Al Odt memorial benefitThe Al Odt memorial benefit will be an amazing night of music, food and fair Saturday, April 3, 7 p.m., MONTBLUE Resort, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, Nev. This is a 21 and over event with Known Hip Hop by Pep Love of Hieroglyphics and DJ Satva. Cost is $10 in advance $15 at the door. Visit Call Nelson Odt at (612) 701-5103 or visit Home raffle extendedThe nonprofit Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation (TMRF) is raffling a $1.4 million home in the Village at Northstar at Lake Tahoe. The Grand Prize home includes a Tahoe Mountain Club Membership and a $150,000 interior decor package. The Lake Tahoe Dream Home Raffle also includes more than $100,000 in additional prizes. The new official drawing date is April 12. Proceeds will help TMRF to enrich the quality of life through cultural, environmental, educational and charitable pursuits. Visit