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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; 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.Scouts raising funds for campTahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 is sending six of their boys to one of the four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps next June. These High School age scouts will have the privilege of spending a week at the Florida Sea Base Camp. To help raise funding for the trip the scouts are offering to stack wood for people in our community, in return for a donation toward their trip. If you need help preparing for the winter, call Alex Barton: 581-2643 or Zach Kriston: 525-6251.Get ready, graduates!The College Preparation Program is offering free assistance with filling out the California State University Application for Seniors in high school and Adults. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m., Boys andamp; Girls Club, Kings Beach, Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m., Computer Lab, District Offices, Truckee. Bring a current (unofficial) transcript and any SAT, ACT, or AP test scores if you have them. Se habla Espanol.College essay assistance at Clever MindsWriting the personal statement for college entrance requires time and effort. Considerable time needs to be put forth brainstorming, drafting, editing and revising. Essay writing is not just critical for college applications but itandamp;#8217;s an important life-long skill. Clever Minds teachers will work individually with students to ensure their essay takes a creative and non-cookie cutter approach to showing college admissions counselors the personal side of prospective students. Call Clever Minds, A Learning Center at 530-582-1707 or e-mail vicki@cleverminds.org.High Altitude Fitness to premier Reel Rock filmHigh Altitude Fitness will premier the Reel Rock Film Tour at 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10: climb that day, watch the show and save your ticket to use as a free day pass to climb/ workout before Dec. 31, 2011. High Altitude Fitness is partnering with Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City to bring the Reel Rock Film Tour, the best in climbing and adventure. REEL ROCK shows are exciting events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and the ultimate in adventure.Catered food, beer and wine specials will add to the fun and community of the REEL ROCK event. High Altitude Fitness, 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, 775-831-4212, highaltitudefit.net.Evolution of the California Trail andamp;#8212; Lecture by Mark McLaughlinIn the half century before the 1848 discovery of gold in California, the United States expanded in leaps and bounds. Expansion started with President Jeffersonandamp;#8217;s Louisiana Purchase and culminated with President Polkandamp;#8217;s war on Mexico. The California Trail, which runs right through the Lake Tahoe region, played a big part in Americaandamp;#8217;s settlement of the West; from the mountain-man era to the early covered wagons, to the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Thursday, Oct. 6, The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults $15; seniors $10 and students $5. Buy your tickets at http://www.marktwainculturalcenter.org or 775-831-2820.Football Homecoming at North TahoeNorth Tahoe High School will celebrate Football Homecoming with the following events. The community is encouraged to attend and support the school. Saturday, Oct. 8, Homecoming Football Game vs. Incline High School, begins at 1 p.m. Parade takes place at Half-time. Powder Puff game immediately follows the football game. Girls play football and boys make up the cheer squad. North Tahoe bands to provide motivational live music during the events. Homecoming Dance, 8-10:30 p.m. Visit ths.ttusd.org for information.TNT Class reunion scheduledTNT reunion for classes 1973, 74 and 75 at Ferrariandamp;#8217;s Crown Resort, barbecue at the Crown Resort Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., bring your own drinks, cost to be announced that night. Beach gathering at the Crown Oct. 8. Dinner at Jasonandamp;#8217;s Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. RSVP with Kelli Frazier Oandamp;#8217;Meehan by Oct. 1 at kpomeehan@bigpond.com. Room reservations at 530-546-3388.Bowl for Kidsandamp;#8217; SakeHelp support Big Brothers Big Sistersandamp;#8217; mentoring programs in the Truckee-Tahoe region and have a blast Oct. 8 at Bowl For Kidsandamp;#8217; Sake 2011. Bring a team of friends and make a big difference in the lives of at-risk children. With a Rock andamp;#8216;nandamp;#8217; Roll Bowling theme, the wit and wisdom of emcee extraordinaire Jim Simon (accompanied REO Speedwagon founder and Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President Alan Gratzer) and the opportunity to raise much-needed funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters local programs. Raffle prizes including a 2011-12 Unfiltered Alpine Meadows/Homewood/Kirkwood season pass; a weekandamp;#8217;s lodging in Kona, Hawaii and two tickets to Jazz Fest in New Orleans next year. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go directly to BBBS programs, available at the Pour House, 10075 Jibboom St., Truckee and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Truckee office, 10075 Levon Ave., Ste. 105. Visit http://www.BigsOfNC.org or call 530-587-7717.Tahoe League for Charity to honor Breast Awareness MonthThe Tahoe League for Charity will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Monday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. at Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake in Tahoe City. In support of October as Breast Awareness Month, the speaker will be Dr. Ahrin Koppel, an oncologist at the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Dr. Koppel completed her internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angles. She completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the UCLA Medical Center where she was appointed a Chief Fellow. Guests and potential members are welcome to attend. For reservations and information, contact Carole Eichhorn at 530-546-5650. Board meeting will start at 10 a.m. at Jakeandamp;#8217;s. Tahoe League for Charity is a social and a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to benefit the local communities of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee by providing scholarships to local high school students and grants to other local nonprofit organizations. During the past 10 years, Tahoe League for Charity has donated more than $200,000 to the community. Check them out at http://www.tahoeleagueforcharity.org.Halloween Science with Professor StickeybottomDare to get spooked during the third annual Historical Haunted Tour in Truckee, Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21. Ticket sales, limited to 200 attendees, are now available at http://www.truckeehistorytour.org. Wondering who will take care of your children while youandamp;#8217;re out on the town? The KidZone Museum will offer Halloween Science with Professor Stickeybottom and dinner (pizza, milk, and veggies) for ages 5-plus, Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per child and $15 for additional siblings for Historical Haunted Tour attendees. Cost is $25 per child if parents are not attending tour. Call 530-587-5437.Holiday Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence – AS2 at 530-587-5152 or xmas.wish@hotmail.com. Clarence is having his halo polished before the holiday season, so deadline is running early. Wish list needs to be filled by Nov. 1 to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas.Masked Marvels andamp; WondertalesMichael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters, Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., North Tahoe Theater in Tahoe City. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels andamp; Wondertales is an unforgettable experience. Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels andamp; Wondertales is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations. 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. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, Arts For the Schools, a nonprofit corporation, appreciates contributions at any level. For more information, call 530-582-8278 or visit http://www.artsfortheschools.org.