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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Truckee native Marie Jones, 17, chose a college close to home, University of Nevada, Reno, to attend full-time last fall. Jones is named on the College of Science Fall 2009 Dean’s List. In order to make the College of Science Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 credits of graded coursework during the semester and have received a 3.75 semester GPA.

The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) and Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe were awarded a $352,000 grant by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to host 25 South African entrepreneurs during a two-year period. Sierra Nevada College’s partnership with the NNIC will provide (non-paid) internships for two sets of 12-13 young entrepreneurs (ages 25-35). The first group will arrive in Reno mid-February and both internship providers and home hosts are needed. Contact Mary Lewellen at mlewellen@sierranevada.edu or Emily Rhodenbaugh at erhodenbaugh@sierranevada.edu.

Join volunteer outdoorsman Bill Holt and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a one-day winter skills workshop Saturdays, Feb. 20 and March 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class will begin with classroom time and outdoor navigation in the afternoon. Map and compass will be provided; bring lunch and winter clothing suitable for an afternoon of snowshoeing. The class will include: Challenges of winter navigation, using a map to navigate, hands-on exercises and using compasses. Meet at the DWR Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. Register in advance, cost is $25, space is limited to 12 participants. Call (775) 298-0012 or e-mail programs@tahoerimtrail.org.

The free AARP Tax Aide Program will be offered in Truckee, targeting middle and low income tax payers, especially seniors 60 years plus, at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and Sierra Senior Services. Sessions will be Feb. 20, 26; March 12 and 27; April 7 and 10. Each appointment will take 45 minutes. Call the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 587-2513. Seniors who would like taxes prepared at the Sierra Senior Services, please call 550-7600. Appointments will be scheduled for Feb. 16; March 2, 16 and 30; April 13. Clients need to bring the following items: Last year’s tax return, W-2s and 1099s, Social Security and brokerage statements, Social Security card or ITIN number, picture ID and birth certificate for dependents if ITIN’s are needed.

Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club to hold potluck and meeting, Sierra Village Apartment Clubhouse, 10081 Jeffrey Pine Road, Truckee, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. The evening’s program will show the documentary andamp;#8220;American Casino,andamp;#8221; a compelling story of how the sub-prime mortgage crisis has affected the lives of individual Americans and neighborhoods. It focuses on a few personal stories, but it also tells a larger story. Contact democraticclub@sbcglobal.net, John Foster 546-7660. The potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. The evening program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The San Francisco Independent Film Festival returns to Sugar Bowl screening four critically acclaimed films and one award winning locally-produced documentary at the Judah Lodge. The most popular titles from the San Francisco-based event the week prior andamp;#8212; are set to be screened at Sugar Bowl’s Judah Lodge, Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 and 9 p.m. both nights, with the local documentary andamp;#8220;Open Spaceandamp;#8221; screened between the two feature-length films on Saturday night. A free event, the festival is a popular weekend for movie buffs looking for independent titles without having to travel to Reno, Sacramento or the Bay Area. All attendees will receive a free 2009/10 Daily CORE Pass to Sugar Bowl, a $19 value. Visit http://www.sugarbowl.com or call 426-6720.

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Saturday, Feb. 20, weather conditions permitting. Ski Hill Cafeteria, 5-6:30 p.m., registration and sign up for the Parade. Music, hors d’oeuvres, Bounce House, Woody the Clown and games. Win glowstick prizes at the games to wear in the parade. Load the Snowbird chairlift at 6:45 p.m., parade starts 7 p.m. Skiers age 10 and under who can ski unassisted in the dark wear glowstick necklaces, bracelets, and sticks down the Snowbird Run. Call 587-9444, ext. 0 or e-mail ski@tahoedonner.com.

Feb. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m., For Goodness Sake in Downtown Truckee will host Live Music for Haiti. Pianist and singer Akiko (Colleen Akiko Jackson) and other local musicians offer their talents to support emergency relief efforts in Haiti. Akiko worked in community development projects in Haiti during the late 80s and early 90s, co-founding a grassroots nonprofit with Americans and Haitians in 1990. All donations from the night will be sent immediately to help in the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake. Feel free to bring a snack to share.

As the opening of the 2010 Winter Games approaches, get in the spirit with logo wear that celebrates Lake Tahoe Olympic heritage. Tee shirts and caps produced in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley USA are available at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. These are limited edition items that are emblazoned the with the official and original 1960 logo. Don’t wait until they are all gone! Call 581-6900.

Highlight for the Earth Day celebration will be the Patagonia Wild andamp; Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tuesday, April 20 at Sierra Nevada College and Friday, April 23 at the Olympic Village Inn. Saturday, April 24 at the Village at Squaw Valley includes educational booths, environmental speaker, live music and entertainment, free transportation on TART, activities for children, Dr. Solar! and the popular Envirolution Trashion Show. Visit http://www.tahoetruckeeearthday.org or call 584-6266.

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