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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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.

Commander Michael J. McClintock USN was recently awarded the Bronze Star for service as Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron VP40 in Iraq.Commander McClintock attended Donner Trail Elementary School and graduated from Truckee High School and Cal State University, Sacramento. He received a master’s degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego.He is presently assigned to the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He resides with his wife and two children in Alexandria, Va.Commander McClintock is the son of Ann and Ray McClintock, longtime Serene Lakes residents, who now reside in Reno, Nev.

The KidZone Museum in Truckee will be closed Thursday April 14 through Monday April 25, re-opening Tuesday April 26 to install the new ocean exhibit the andamp;#8220;Starfish Enterprise.andamp;#8221; The exhibit will include sand play, imagination playground andamp;#8220;reefandamp;#8221; building, a research submarine, and reading nook. Volunteers are needed for exhibit installation. If you have muscles, can hold a paint brush or hammer, can supervise children, volunteer. If you can help for one hour or 10 hours e-mail exhibits@kidzonemuseum.org.

Calling all classic rock fans and rock memorabilia collectors! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is proud to announce the online charity auction of an autographed REO Speedwagon Fender Starcaster electric guitar. Signed by all current members of the band, as well as by founder and original drummer (and BBBS Board President) Alan Gratzer, the guitar is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item that is being sold in order to support the mentoring programs made possible by Big Brothers Big Sisters. The eBay Giving Works online auction ends on Monday, April 18 at 5:19 p.m. PDT. Contact BBBS board member Paul Raymore, paul@bigsofnc.org or 530-426-2691. Bidders can get more information and make a bid at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemandamp;item=280657175250#ht_500wt_1001.

Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus will be offering eight classes this summer: Mechatronics, Ceramics, English A and 1A, Public speaking, U.S. History, Psychology and World Religions. Beginning April 27, new students can enroll in Sierra College’s summer session. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday. The cost is $26 per unit.Current high school students pay just one dollar per unit and can add classes beginning April 28. Classes start the week of June 27 and end July 30, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sierracollege.edu, call 530-550-2225 or stop by the campus at 11001 College Trail in Truckee.

Truckee AmeriGas Propane donates to Forest Charter School with the AmeriGas School Days Program. Mike Waters, Truckee AmeriGas sales and service manager, delivered a $402 check to Janice Eggers of Forest Charter School. AmeriGas will donate .02 of every gallon of propane purchased, up to $2,000, per year per school. There is no minimum amount of gallons. Earn additional funds for schools and/or clubs, sports etc. by referring new customers to AmeriGas. Schools need to contact Truckee AmeriGas at 530-587-3578 and set up a School Days Account, and collect invoices from customers. They then turn the invoices in to the office, and a check will be ready in weeks. AmeriGas Propane is located at 11380 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

The Truckee Little League Annual Community Rummage Sale, its largest fundraiser, will help fund the 2011 program serving 400 local boys and girls ages 4-12. Truckee Little League is seeking donated items to sell. Clean out the attic, garage, closets or basement: A receipt for your donation is available.The Rummage Sale will be held at the Truckee PUD parking lot on Donner Pass Road during the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 starting at 8:30 a.m.Furniture of all kinds, appliances, electronics, clothing, sporting goods, art work, books, tools, toys, antiques and much more will be available at reasonable prices.Help Truckee Little League by donating items now and attending the Rummage Sale on Memorial Day Weekend. For donation pickup or drop off information please call 530-414-4001 or e-mail tllrummagesale@hotmail.com.

The Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District is now accepting applications for summer counselors for the Camp Trudaca Program. Employment begins June 23, 2011 and goes until Aug. 26, 2011. they are looking for full-time counselors who love to work with children grades first through fifth. Pay rate begins at $10.73. Must be 18 years or older. Pick up an application at the Community Recreation Center or get one on-line at http://www.tdrpd.com. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The Placer County Sheriff Department’s Lake Tahoe Station is presenting a Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency Wednesday evenings, through April 13. Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and take andamp;#8220;field tripsandamp;#8221; to the Placer County Jail and morgue, as well as the 911-dispatch center. Classes will be held in the conference room at Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Tahoe City Station, 2501 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City or North High School, 6-8 p.m. Seats are limited so please make reservations with Community Services Officer Melinda Maehler at 530-581-6382 or e-mail mmaehler@placer.ca.gov.

Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community-related garden projects in the North Lake Tahoe area. To obtain an application, call Emily Hatch, 530-582-8487, or e-mail jimxem@sbcglobal.net. Applications must be received by April 15, 2011.On Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky will host their 23rd annual garden tour, the 2011 Truckee Garden Tour. Proceeds from this tour will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a schedule and more information, visit http://www.lake-of-the-sky.org.

Get guidance navigating the Sierra College online application and registration process. Get answers about summer and fall offerings. Attend an upcoming application session on the Truckee campus in room 228 for help applying online. Personal assistance provided, April 13 and May 2 and 4, 2:45-4 p.m. For more information contact Nicole Cheslock at 530-548-5010.

The Truckee Wolverine Boosters will hold an election to select the officers and directors for the 2011-2012 school year April 13 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. Although there were nominations at the March meeting, the floor will be open for any member to make any other nominations or comments about those who have been nominated.

Creekside Cooperative Charter School, a California public charter school serving grades K-6, will hold its 2011-2012 enrollment lottery April 15, 2011. Creeksideandamp;#8217;s highly successful experiential approach to education combines the support of classroom instruction four days a week and Enrichment Friday workshops and field trips with the flexibility afforded independent study programs. To help parents make an informed decision on where to enroll their children, Creekside is inviting interested families to attend an Information Night, Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Requests for admission will be available and can also be found at http://www.creeksidecooperative.org. See why Creekside is ranked in the top six percent of K-8 public schools in California.

Lecture by David C. Antonucci, April 14. In 1960, the eyes of the world focused on Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe as the Winter Olympics played out on a world stage. Nearly 900 athletes from 30 countries converged to compete and share the spirit and ideals of the Olympic movement. Hear and see the individual stories of enigma and invention, written off underdogs that ultimately come out on top, promises to departed loved ones and heroism to kinsman and country. Learn about the first andamp;#8220;Miracle on Iceandamp;#8221; by the American andamp;#8220;Team of Destiny.andamp;#8221; Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Dine by bringing your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. To purchase tickets please visit marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.

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