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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.

Volunteer today to become a Literacy Tutor with Read Up!, the Nevada Co. Literacy Program, based at the Truckee Library. Tutors are dedicated community volunteers who wish to help interested students realize their potential. Tutoring is a free service of Nevada County.

An initial tutor training class will be held at a convenient time for all new literacy tutor applicants. Tutor training manuals are provided free, also. Literacy tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to the community. To become a tutor you must read, write and speak English well. Be at least 18 years of age. Be available two-three hours per week. Be patient and flexible. Have excellent communication skills and know how to listen. Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! Coordinator, 530-575-7030.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School is having an Open House Wednesday, May 11, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center (Old Parks and Recreation building, 10046 Church St., Truckee) in the Donner Room. Visit us and find out how we can support you and your individual educational needs. Teachers will be available to share curriculum, projects, answer questions about home study charter, and will have applications for enrollment available for the 2011-2012 school year. For more information call 550-8673 or visit http://www.trhs.us.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, A+ Preschool will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. Half day morning, half day afternoon, and full day sessions are available. Half day morning rate is $14 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Half day afternoon rate is $16 (12:30-5:30 p.m.) Full day rate is $27 per day. This is a $3.00 savings. Currently enrolling for the fall.

A+ is an educational preschool for fully potty trained 3 and 4-year-olds, 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. Fully licensed by the State of California – 313609613, visit http://www.tahoeministries.com. Call Director Nell Jackson, at 530-583-1534.

The North Tahoe High School Jazz Ensemble is holding a New Orleans Jazz Performance Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the North Tahoe High School Theater.

Tickets are available directly from Jazz Ensemble students or The Store, 850 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students purchased in advance and $13 adults and $8 students at the door. Proceeds directly benefit the Jazz Ensemble Tour and generally all other North Tahoe High Jazz Ensemble activities.

A summer camp experience would simulate what it would take to go on a trip to Mars, set up a living environment there and live there for some time.

Fly into the one-week summer aviation/aerospace day camp at Truckee Tahoe Airport run by the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol for children ages 10-14, June 27-July 1, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $140. The Truckee Tahoe Airport District will provide classroom supplies including a Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol T-shirt and hat. Build and shoot Estes model rockets, construct a geodesic dome space house, make a model and#8220;flying saucer hovercraft.and#8221;

For information and registration information visit http://www.tdrpd.com. For Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) visit http://www.CAP.gov/units/TTCS.htm or contact Ken Aronson, Capt. CAP Commander 530-587-8806.

Community meeting against a Biomass plant in Lake Tahoe Basin (Kings Beach). If you don’t want this Biomass plant in Kings Beach two blocks from an elementary school operating 24 hours a day join a strategic meeting against building this biomass plant, North Tahoe Event Center, May 12, 5:30 p.m.

Join the Friends of Squaw Creek and watershed experts in planning next steps to restore Squaw Creek, May 12, 6 p.m., Squaw Valley Public Service District, 305 Squaw Valley Road, Community meeting room, Olympic Valley. The EPA lists the creek as impaired due to sediment. The State Water Board is concerned about inadequate in-stream flows. See what is planned and what can be done. Community input is essential. Call 530-583-1817.

The Tahoe Music Institute, lead by former band director Shauna Gilberti, is teaming up with local band Cabin Fever in efforts to provide performance experience for local students. On Thursday, May 12, many of the Institute’s finest young musicians will be featured as guest performers with pianist Jody Sweet of Cabin Fever at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City. Students will be performing several different types of music including the blues. Music starts at 7 p.m. and Jake’s on the Lake will be hosting an extended happy hour on food and drinks throughout the event. Call 530-581-0618 or visit http://www.tahoemusicinstitute.com.

Writing Escape Workshop: Three-hour weekend workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Truckee. Play with language and meaning in several writing prompts, generate new material, explore craft and develop a consistent writing practice. For all levels of experience and any genre, cost is $35, May 14. For more info and to sign up, contact Karen Terrey at tangledrootswriting@gmail.com or 530-386-3901.

Pump up the volume at the Teen Volunteer Day for North Lake Tahoe/Truckee teenagers at the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach, May 18, 3-6 p.m. All teens are welcome to meet other teens and get involved in the community while having a blast. They’ll crank up the volume on the old school boom box (101.5 of course) and provide drinks and snacks. This is a great opportunity to get community service hours done and check out the Boys and Girls Club’s new Teen Fitness Center, home of the North Lake Titans Boxing Team. Call 530-546-4324 or visit http://www.BGCNLT.org.

North Tahoe School will hold a community book drive Friday, May 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the dining commons. The event is open to the public and is an effort to raise money for the Red Cross in Japan. Book purchasers will receive a canvas bag, and snacks will be available for purchase. The school is looking for book donations of any kind, for any age to support this event. Books can be dropped off in the North Tahoe School entry foyer. Donations will be accepted up until the day of event, but event organizers encourage books be dropped off a few days early so students have time to categorize. Contact Marcia Tierney at 530-581-7050, ext. 4306, or mtierney@ttusd.org.

West shore and Tahoe City homeowners face unique challenges in maintaining homes and properties. This year’s record winter has been particularly damaging to roofs, decks, siding and windows. Landscape and trees have also suffered from the long winter. Granlibakken Resort is hosting an event offering opportunities for year round and second home owners who face maintenance challenges. This is an opportunity to meet contractors and material suppliers representing multiple trades. Their focus will be on Tahoe City and West Shore specific homeowner needs, Saturday, May 28, noon-5 p.m. with wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers 3-5 p.m. No entry fee but vendor/contractor registration required. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kay Williams at Granlibakken Resort, 530-581-7307 or Kaywilliams@granlibakken.com.

Come help the Sugar Pine Foundation restore the Alder Creek area by planting healthy, fungus-resistant sugar pine seedlings! Seedlings, tools, instruction and refreshments will be provided. Bring the whole family! Intersection of Alder Creek Road and Schussing Way in Truckee, June 4, 10 a.m., call 650-814-9565 or visit http://www.sugarpinefoundation.org.