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Saturday is Earth Hour: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino will be dimming the lights to host a Candlelit Cocktail Hour at 8:30 p.m. The resort lobby, Tahoe Provisions, Sierra Cafe, Cutthroatand#8217;s Saloon, and the Grand Casino will all be dimmed for one hour. Complimentary appetizers and wine to be passed, along with information regarding Hyattand#8217;s ongoing and#8220;greenand#8221; efforts. Visit http://www.LakeTahoe.Hyatt.com .

Capturing acts of kindness in Plumas Bank country: Kindness comes in many different styles, shapes and forms. Tell Plumas Bank your story about how kindness has touched your life or the lives of others in our community and the difference that one special person made. Nominate a candidate for the Plumas Bank Kindness Award if he or she performs an Act of Kindness in our community through November 30, 2010. Plumas Bank will celebrate one person each month throughout 2010; and, on their 30th anniversary in December 2010 one lucky person will be drawn to win a $300 prize! For information visit http://www.plumasbank.com or your local branch.

New yard cleaning service: Edgar Solorio is starting a yard cleaning business (Edgar’s Yard Cleaning) in Truckee and surrounding areas including the North Lake Tahoe area. This business will include the following services: Yard cleaning, garden detailing, creating defensible space, trash clean up and hauling and also snow shoveling for the winter season. Call (530) 314-9610.

Full moon snowshoe tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park: Park Rangers will lead moonlight adventures around the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m. Pre-tour beginners’ clinic 6:30 p.m., $12 per person (includes snowshoe rental), children under 12 free. All proceeds support Sierra State Parks Foundation. West Shore Sports supplies all the snowshoes, poles, fitting, and snowshoe instruction to all participants. Wear winter boots and dress accordingly.- Reservations required at 525-9920. Space is limited. Meet in the day use area parking lot (east side of Highway 89). Weather conditions may cancel.

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Passover Seder: North Lake Tahoe Hebrew Congregation will hold the Second Night Passover Seder at Granlibakken, March 30, 2010. Seating is at 5:30 p.m. and the service begins at 6 p.m. (sharp!). For more information and reservations, call Rose Orenstein at 546-2559.

Tahoe Sunset Photography workshop: Join photographer Cheryl Hogan along the shores of North Lake Tahoe between Tahoe City and Incline Village. Learn how to capture a stunning sunset with hands on tips and field exercises. Beginners with compact digital cameras and digital SLR’s are welcome. Registration prior to class is mandatory. Saturdays, March 27, April 10 and 24, 5 p.m. until sunset. Cost: $50. Call Cheryl Hogan Photography at (530) 412-1239 or visit http://www.cherylhogan.com.

Attention North Shore knitters! Are you interested in joining a knitting club in the Tahoe Vista/Kings Beach area? The club would be a place to meet and socialize with fellow knitters, crocheters, and other needle-workers. Exchange ideas, learn new skills or teach skills to beginners. It would be a place for you to work on projects in the company of others with similar interests. If you’re interested, call Chris at 546-2359. Time and place for the first meeting depends on the response to this notice.

Job interview and management communications: Jibboom Street Toastmasters presents communications and leadership training with emphasis on job interview and management communications skills. Jibboom Street Toastmasters has provided effective oral communication and leadership training since 1987. The series will run Tuesdays, March 30, April 6 and April 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Truckee-Tahoe Airport Terminal, 10356 Truckee Airport Road,. Call (530) 587-4119 for information. Sign up at (775) 557-8765, highsierratrader@gmail.com. Workshop fee is $25. Visit http://jibboom.freetoasthost.net.

Free marketing forum: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association will present an overview of current marketing and advertising efforts and various departmental plans, March 30, 3 p.m., with coffee service, North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach. Concludes at 5 p.m. There is no cost but please RSVP to Emily Sullivan at Emily@puretahoenorth.com or 581-8700.

Reflections of Ancient Women in the Modern World:Lecture and slideshow Friday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus. Sirens, goddesses, Amazons and queens. As a perfect tie-in to Women’s History Month, Professor Charlayne Allan will share a brief history of the study of ancient women and a slideshow of how the classical Greek and Roman world are with us today in art, advertising, and cinema. Acceptable roles for women in ancient society and their influence today will be examined. Charlayne Allan, Professor Emeritus in Classics, University of California, Davis. No charge, but reservations are recommended. Call 550-2290.

Hamlet is coming to Truckee! The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Touring Company will bring their version of Hamlet to a matinee performance March 27 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. Doors open at 4 p.m. Professional production tailored for students, 65 minutes, starting at 4:30 p.m. The actors will run four age appropriate workshops for kindergarten through high school. Students participating in the Hamlet playshops each receive two tickets. Work on physical warmups, improv, the language of Shakespeare, character development. Advance tickets are available from 9-11 a.m. at the Community Arts Center or at the door: $10 adults, $5 students. Please pre-register for the Hamlet morning Playshops at Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. Call 582-7720.

Strictly Workers Comp: This seminar includes updated information that owners, managers, contractors, Human Resource and business professionals need to know for 2010. Wednesday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee. Registration and snack 8:30 a.m. Call 582-5655. Early Bird registration (before April 8): $40 for Chamber and SHRA members, $50 for non members. After April 8, $50 for Chamber and SHRA members, $60 for non members. Register at http://www.sierrahra.com the Online Store, or Kym Fabel at 581-8764, kym@PureTahoeNorth.com

Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory nominations: The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the 2010-2012 Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC Committee) through Friday, April 2, 2010. Individuals interested in taking an active role in Lake Tahoe issues are encouraged to apply. For committee application forms and information, as well as a LTFAC checklist, visit http://fs.usda.gov/ltbmu, call (530) 543-2773, or e-mail request to ashains@fs.fed.us.

Women networking: Plumas Bank invites local women to participate in a free Women in Business Networking Workshop. Debbie Sajdak, Plumas Bank’s Business Development Officer, commented: and#8220;This will be a special forum that will be hosted at the Cal Neva Resort, Spa and Casino. Sales Manager Cynthia Langhof will discuss business sales strategies and then give us a historical tour of the beautiful Cal Neva Resort.and#8221;

and#8220;This will be a hands-on workshop where we will discuss the importance of networking, building referrals and establishing goals. Business women will be encouraged to share their business strategies and#8212; what works and what doesn’t. We hope to see you there!and#8221; said Sajdak.

You will be encouraged to share how your business is unique and how you can be a powerful resource by providing referrals.

This free forum will be held Wednesday, March 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cal Neva Resort, Spa and Casino located in the State Room at 2 Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, Nev. For more information, e-mail debbie.sajdak@plumasbank.com.

Spring hours begin for Tahoe Maritime Museum: The Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 West Lake Blvd., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Memorial Day Weekend. Tours, crafts and activities include a raft building contest (prizes for each entry), learning about fish native to Lake Tahoe and a build your own fish mobile or a pirate scavenger hunt challenge. Movie showing of and#8220;Robinson Crusoeand#8221; Sunday, March 28, 3-5 p.m. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served by the fireplace. $5 admission. Free for Museum Members and children under 12. Call 525-WAKE (9253) or visit http://www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org.

SOAR into action: A new club at Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus, Sierra Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club (SOAR), kicked off with a night of Olympic highlights and ski tuning courtesy of Kris Hansen, Backcountry Ski and Sports, and Paco’s Ski Shop. 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. The club plans to build and expand from its kickoff event held at the Truckee campus Feb. 18. SOAR encourages you to get outside. For information: Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee, 550-2225, http://www.sierracollege.edu.

Communities 4 Kids: The newly renamed Communities 4 Kids (formerly the Tahoe Truckee Child Abuse Prevention Council) will sponsor an inaugural signature event April 17 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. This Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party will feature music, poetry and dance from local students, and admission will include tea and light desserts. This event is open to the public and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Semi-formal wear is suggested but not required, in keeping with the tea-party theme. A raffle will be held for all attendees. Tickets are available online at http://www.tahoewomenservices.org or cash or check from the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (546-0952), the Family Resource Center of Truckee (587-2513) or Tahoe Women’s Services in King’s Beach (546-7804). Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children, and scholarships may be available upon request.