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Tahoe Truckee commmunity 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 and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Few things bring a community together better than food and music. Stone Soup, a weekly soup night in Truckee, melds this powerful combination into a special treat of homemade soup, friends, family, conversation, music, and most importantly community. Every Sunday, through March 27, a different volunteer group will chop, dice, and saut, then cook a huge pot of soup to share with anyone who walks in the door at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., 5-7 p.m. Call Kaili Sanchez, 530-582-4079, kailis@projectmana.org.

Fun for all ages. Only $2 each person for basketball, foosball, ping pong, air hockey, pool table, board games, puzzles, tot’s playroom through March 2. Computers, chess and wireless, exercise studio. Rideout is located at 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 1 mile south of Sunnyside, call 530-583-3440, ext. 10.

Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. Bring your snowshoes and meet at the flagpole in front of the Emigrant Trail Museum for a snowshoe tour of the Donner Party historical sites in the park. The program will last about one hour. There is an $8 per vehicle parking fee. Call 530-582-7892.

Join prominent local artists to explore the endless possibilities found within reused and recycled materials. Each week will feature a different artist, project, technique and materials, Feb. 19-March 26, 6 p.m., Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Make Incline Gallery Night, introducing Artistic Cuisine, a part of your President’s Day weekend plans in Incline Village, Feb. 19, 4-7 p.m. Stop by six local art galleries for wine by Incline Wine andamp; Spirits and food by LaFondue At Tahoe while browsing artwork only found at Lake Tahoe. Original paintings, photography, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, and fiber arts. Start at Gallery at Incline and Watercolors by Jan Foss, Country Club Mall for andamp;#8220;appetizers.andamp;#8221; Move to Tahoe Art andamp; Gifts, Highway 28/US Bank Building, and Artists at Lake Tahoe, Village Center, lower level for the main course and finish out the evening at Art Attack and Blue Pixie Studio andamp; Gallery, Christmas Tree Center for dessert. For more information, call 775-831-7077.

Life Guard training classes from Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District are starting at the Truckee pool during Ski Skate Week. With this certificate you can work at any lake front or pool in the Tahoe Basin. Cost is $175 and participants must be 15 years of age. Classes run Monday, Wednesday , Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Call 530-582-7720 for more info or to register.

Join the Silicon Mountain Group for dinner, conversation and an informative presentation by Coryon Redd about creating a successful online business. Coryon is an entrepreneur who has built a multi-million dollar online business, http://www.batteries4less.com, taught courses about online marketing, and mentored other do-it-yourself start-ups. Coryon will show how Google ranks search results. He will describe strategies for local search marketing and for attracting customers online. Join Silicon Mountain Group at Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner, Monday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m.The February meeting is sponsored by New Leaders, http://www.newleaders.com. Dinner will be $5, which includes pizza, salad and soda. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail TahoeSiliconMountain@gmail.com. Also on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs have changed how people are using the Internet. In this workshop you’ll learn what social networking is, how to use the tools, what the differences are, and how and why people use each of them. For staying in touch with friends and family or leveraging them for your business, this class will get you started, Feb. 22, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon. Tuition: $42. Instructor: Cannon. Call 530-550-2225.

Join Tahoe Comedy North for a Fabulous and Funny Fourth Anniversary Celebration, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Crystal Bay Casino, 14 State Hwy. 28, Crystal Bay. Headliner Sean Kent is widely known for his roles as a series regular on Seasons 1 and 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Hosting is one of Tahoe Comedy North’s favorites, Sean Peabody. Kristen Frisk, a rising star in the Northern California comedy scene, will make her first Tahoe Comedy North appearance as your guest comedian.There will be raffles for entry (for two) to all of the Tahoe Comedy North shows at Crystal Bay Casino for 2011, a $100 gift certificate to the Steak andamp; Lobster House and prizes from Lanzas, Hacienda, Tahoe Wellness Center, West Shore Sports and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show at the Crystal Bay Club, Incline Cleaners, Grog andamp; Grist, Incline Spirits andamp; Cigars, Noah’s Video, New Moon Natural Foods and the Visitor’s Centers in Incline Village and Tahoe City.

School is out so sign up for our Ski-Skate Holiday Program for grades Kindergarten through fifth, Feb. 22-25 with the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. Featured activities are movie day, ice skating at the Regional Park, sledding at Tahoe Donner, swimming at the High School Pool. Space is still available. Call 582-7720 to sign up.

Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are starting soon. Get your puppy off to the right start with our Puppy Socialization and Basic Manners class for pups 8-18 weeks old. The next six-week class begins Wednesday, Feb. 23. Adult Manners and Basic Obedience also begins Feb. 23 and Puppy II for pups 19 weeks to 1 year begins Thursday, Feb. 24. Find more information about these and other classes http://www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT-KA is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel, Truckee.

Guest speaker is George LeBard, Executive Director of Project Mana, who will speak on the hunger issue, global and local, Sierra Village Apartment Clubhouse, 10081 Jeffrey Pine Road, Truckee, Feb. 24. The potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. The evening program will begin at 7 p.m. Call 530-587-2286.

Cold temperatures and snow on the ground means its time for a warm evening along side friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. Enjoy an evening of tasty soups, delicious chilis and full stomachs. The andamp;#8220;Soup and Chili Cook Offandamp;#8221; is going into its second year at the Rideout Community Center and will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this yearandamp;#8217;s event which will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division. Entry fee is $20 dollars per soup or chili with all proceeds benefiting the Tahoe City Recreation Departments Youth Scholarship Program. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and award winners will be announced at 8 p.m. For more information contact Shaun, Recreation Coordinator for the TCPUD Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext. 14.