Truckee Tahoe Community Announcments

Make the most of your dollars in tough times. Michael Bennett, publisher of the Sierra Sun will present Marketing 101, a seminar to help your business with creative local marketing tactics, set yourself apart from the competition and be in the right place, at the right time with the right message. Free for Chamber members and $10 for nonmembers April 2, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sawtooth Ridge Caf, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Contact Chamber Manager Kym Fabel at 581-8764 or Papoose receives grantDana Mudd and Mike Kahlich, owners of Papoose Preschool andamp; Infant Care, were awarded a First Five grant for $2,000 from Nevada County. The project involves growing and preparing food.In our technologically-focused culture, children and their families need to be reconnected to the place their food comes from; the earth and the labor-intensive work of growing, harvesting and preparing food, explains Dana Mudd. The award-winning grant, Home Grown Ingredients, is intended to guide children through the process of planting, tending, harvesting and using their produce in recipes to feed themselves and families. Part of the grant will go toward field trips to Mountain Bounty Farm in Nevada City, where the children will witness the full seasonal cycle.The first trip will feature a farm tour, hands-on planting, a farm art project, possible lunch-off-the-land and a release party for the frogs that Papoose preschoolers have raised from tadpoles. All trips taken and gardening done at Papoose will be documented and compiled into a book for the KidZone Museum as part of an upcoming farm exhibit. Papoose is currently looking for donations of large, draining planter boxes and volunteers.Papoose currently has a few openings. Please call 550-7506.New toddler summer campJoin Backyard Babes for a fun-filled outdoor summer experience complete with water and sand play, nature hikes, outdoor teepee, arts and crafts, music, dance and good friends. The camp operates Tuesdays and Thursdays, from June 9 through Aug. 20 with morning and full day sessions.The property backs to Forest Service Land at 10520 E. Alder Creek, Truckee, which allows for endless trails to explore, a large grassy area and deck. Backyard Babes is accepting children ages 1 to 4 1-year-olds must be walking, but diapers are OK.This is an outdoor experience with a focus on creativity and exploration! A demo day will be announced. Space is limited, and children must be registered to attend. Please call 587-3471 for more info or to register.This will be a licensed facility with two camp leaders on-site. Provider is CPR and first aid certified.Discounted Lift Tickets Benefit Schools as well as Skiers; SnowboardersSkiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to support education. The proceeds from lift tickets purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation. Sunday, April 5, is the Alpine Meadows Community Benefit Day with $25 lift tickets available at Alpine. A portion of the proceeds will go to Excellence in Education. Call 583-4232 for details.Sunday, April 19, Squaw Valley USA is Skiing for Schools Day. Special, pre-purchased lift tickets are only $25 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at all Porters locations (Truckee, Tahoe City, and Incline Village) or online at Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts. All sales are final. Please call 550-7984 or visit change presentationRobert Collier, 2009 AmeriCorps member serving at the Sierra Nevada Alliance, will present April 16, 2009 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Truckee Town Council chambers, 10183 Truckee Airport Road.Currently, there are hundreds of resource planning processes at work that will effect the future of the Sierra but almost none are taking climate change into account. Planning how to adapt to climate change now will be easier and cheaper than waiting for a crisis. Visit

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