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Tahoe Truckee commmunity announcements

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#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.

International Peace Day

Tahoe communityand#8217;s International Peace Day celebration will be held at the Truckee Regional Park, Sept. 21, 4-8 p.m. The free event will include live music and dance performances, hands-on creative activities and space for local businesses and organizations to share information about what peace means to them. To volunteer on the peace day committee call 530-550-8981. For more information, visit http://www.peaceoneday.org and http://www.goodnesssake.org.

Mark McLaughlin, and#8220;The Storm Kingand#8221;

Weather is his passion, and the facts he has ferreted out about our area will astound and surprise you. Can he predict whatand#8217;s in store this winter? Only he can answer that one. Join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and find out, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum, Tahoe City. Cost is $4 NLTHS members and $5 non-members. No host beer and wine available. For more information call 530-583-1762 or e-mail info@northtahoemuseums.org.

Suzanne Roberts poetry reading

The Associated Students of Sierra College are pleased to announce an upcoming reading by local poet Suzanne Roberts at the Tahoe-Truckee Campus, Friday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Suzanne Roberts is a noted poet and travel writer living in South Lake Tahoe and author of several volumes of poetry and essays, including and#8220;Nothing to Youand#8221; (2006), and#8220;Shamelessand#8221; (2007), and the recently published and#8220;Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel.and#8221; She has two forthcoming books, and#8220;Plotting Temporality,and#8221; to be published in Spring 2012 by Pecan Grove Press and the travel memoir and#8220;Almost Somewhere: 28 Days on the John Muir Trail,and#8221; to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee.

New Truckee Flea Market coming from TDRPD

Clean out your garage for the Great Truckee Flea Market Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Community Arts Center. Truckee Donner Park District is cleaning out years of and#8220;stuffand#8221; to sell. Spaces are available inside and outside the Center, 10046 Church St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost to sellers is $20 for a 12 X 12 foot spot. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.

Rock For The Wild!!

Fundraiser announced to support Saving Open Space Glenshireand#8217;s Truckee conservation efforts, featuring popular live band Truckee Tribe, wine and food tastings, auction and beer sales, Sept. 24, 2-6 p.m., The Rock, 11197 Brockway Road, Truckee. Advance tickets available at the Glenshire Store and Pet Station. Cost is $15, ages 6-18 $10, children under 5 free. For info, e-mail sosgevents@sbcglobal.net. Sponsors include FiftyFifty Brewing, Drunken Monkey, Avec Wine, MWA Inc Architecture-Engineering, Bliss Family Winery, Red Rock Winery, SOS Glenshire, MAPF, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee River Watershed Council and Truckee Trails.

TNT Class reunion scheduled

TNT reunion for classes 1973, 74 and 75 at Ferrariand#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 Jasonand#8217;s Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. RSVP with Kelli Frazier Oand#8217;Meehan by Oct. 1 at kpomeehan@bigpond.com. Room reservations available at 530-546-3388.

Parasol News

Celebrate Community Grants

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation continues with its 15th anniversary celebration by announcing Celebrate Community Grants. This grant program will help Tahoeand#8217;s nonprofit organizations just in time for the holiday season.

Parasol CEO Claudia Andersen said, and#8220;Parasol is very pleased to announce this grant opportunity and we are so very proud to support the hard work and dedication of our local nonprofit community.and#8221;

All 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations serving the Lake Tahoe Basin are encouraged to apply. Parasol will award 15 grants for $1,000 each.

Visit http://www.parasol.org to apply. The applications, along with a program photo and current IRS tax determination letter, must be submitted to grants@parasol.org by Oct. 14, 2011. The grant awards will be announced no later than Dec. 15.

Childrenand#8217;s Youth Chorus

Tahoe Music Institute presents the Childrenand#8217;s Youth Chorus, Mondays, 4-5 p.m., beginning Oct. 3. This is a performance-based course designed for students ages 8-12, focusing on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble. Students will perform a variety of music at the end of the class session. No experience is necessary. If youand#8217;d like to enroll your child in the Childrenand#8217;s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or shauna@tahoemusicinstitute.com. Visit http://www.tahoemusicinstitute.com for more information.

Jellybeans starts in October

Jellybeans is a beginning preschool experience for toddlers and parents, Thursdays, 9:15-10:45 a.m., beginning Oct. 6. Tuition is $40 per month. Classes will focus on art, science, stories, music, movement, multicultural and more, developmentally appropriate for toddlers.

This is a great time for younger children in our families to have preschool with Mom, Dad or other adult. This time will help make younger siblings or others hoping to attend Church of the Mountain school comfortable. E-mail COMPreschool@clearwire.net.

Church of the Mountains Preschool is a nonprofit preschool located at 10079 Church St. in downtown Truckee.

Volunteer at KidZone

KidZone Museum is creating an outdoor nature space behind the Museum for children to explore and learn. If you can assist for an hour or more and dig plant or lay pavers, contact Liz or Illeana Tuesday-Friday at 530-587-KIDS or exhibits@kidzonemuseum.org.

Share your time and talents

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, in Nevada County for more than 25 years, provides one-on-one volunteer placement, tailored to your interests and schedule. RSVP invites everyone to share their time and talents with Nevada County nonprofits, public agencies and schools. For persons 55 and over, accident, liability and excess auto insurance are provided and limited mileage reimbursement is available. RSVP is sponsored locally by the Area4 Agency on Aging and is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Available volunteer opportunities: The Truckee Family Resource Center promotes social and economic success in the community by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change.

Receptionist help is needed Thursdays and Fridays. Duties include answering phones, direct calls to appropriate staff, and direct walk-in clients. Some computer skills are needed. Spanish bilingual is helpful. Minimum two-hour shift, once a week on Thursdays or Fridays. Hours are 1:30-5 p.m.

This is an opportunity to assist with a vital community resource in Truckee. Please call RSVP at 530-271-0255 for more information.

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