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Tahoe Truckee Community announcements

The final Skiing for Schools day of the season is Sunday, April 19 at Squaw Valley USA. Special $25 lift tickets are available in advance at all Porters Sports locations (Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village). Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at Squaw that day. All sales are final. Come enjoy the fantastic spring ski conditions and support our local schools! Please visit http://www.ExinEd.org or call the Excellence in Education Foundation at (530) 550-7984 for more details.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is announcing its 2009 Golfing for Schools card. Cards go on sale Saturday, April 25 at Porters Sports in Truckee. The transferable pass is $400 and provides 18-holes of play at seven premiere North Tahoe and Truckee area golf courses. There is a purchasing limit of eight cards per person. Some restrictions apply; see http://www.exined.org for details.

Meet Julie Conover and Mark Jennings of Passport to Adventure, an acclaimed PBS series Thursday, April 16 at the Resort at Squaw Creek for a Squaw Valley Institute presentation. No host bar at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7 p.m. $10 donation to Squaw Valley Institute. No charge for children and students with ID. Visit http://www.passporttoadventure.com and squawvalleyinstitute.org.

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) is hosting a Special Events Community Workshop Wednesday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon, at the North Tahoe Events Center (formerly the North Tahoe Conference Center), 8318 North Lake Tahoe Boulevard in Kings Beach.

The workshop, free and open to the public, is a suggested outcome of the NLTRA Marketing/Chamber and Lodging committee joint workshop that was conducted Feb. 24, along with the community workshop that was held March 3.

Items to be discussed include defining what type and timing of special events, the role and responsibility of the NLTRA and funding opportunities for special events. For more information about the NLTRA, visit http://www.nltra.org.

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PlumpJackSport to hold a Recycle Your Jeans sale. Donate a pair of gently used jeans and receive 30 percent off a new pair. All recycled jeans will directly benefit the Tahoe Forest Hospice Program. PlumpJackSport will also be participating in this year’s North Lake Tahoe/Truckee Earth Day Festival held at the Village at Squaw Valley with a great kids arts and crafts table with many recycled materials, Friday, April 17 through Thursday, April 30.

Join the KidZone’s Texas Hold ‘Em Poker and Party on Saturday, May 2, 2009, 5 p.m. at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, a rip-roaring evening of gambling, entertainment, dinner, live music, and $10,000 in silent auction items and prizes from our local community. Try your luck on the mechanical bull, kick your heels up with live music by The Roundabouts.

For details or to purchase tickets visit http://www.KidZoneMuseum.org or drop by the KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Tickets: $60 for Tournament play and $20 for basic entry which includes dinner, entertainment, music, bull riding, dancing and prizes. Special deals for sitters and hotel rooms.

Local parents and kids are invited to the Tahoe Community Nursery School (TCNS) Open House and Registration on Wednesday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children can play while teachers are available to answer parent’s questions about the school.-

“Our philosophy is that fun is essential to learning with an emphasis on preparing for kindergarten at an affordable cost,” says Laura Stout, the schools Director.

Founded in 1965 TCNS, a non profit school, has nurtured two generations of Tahoe’s children. Registration is open to children ages three and four, children must be three years old by Dec. 2, 2009. Classes will fill quickly. While the school is located at the Lutheran Church, the school does not have a religious affiliation and is non-denominational. Be prepared with the $50 registration fee for the 2009-2010 school year. Call 583-3331 or visit http://www.tahoeschool.com.