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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#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.

California Highway Patrol

Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility to host the sixth annual Trucker Appreciation Day, Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (Truckee Scales) Interstate 80 westbound east of Truckee. Enjoy the day to recognize the efforts of the professional truck driver. Free food and refreshments, driver safety and industry information. Displays and presentations by members of the commercial industry and law enforcement. Everyone is invited!

Fall chorus rehearsals

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will kick off fall rehearsals with an introduction session Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sierra College Truckee campus. New and returning members are asked to attend. Information about rehearsals, performances will be discussed and a general introduction to the chorus provided. Members will have an opportunity to register for the fall semester and music will be distributed. The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus is open to all and auditions are not required. Visit http://www.singttcc.org.

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.

Best Piesand#8217; and#8216;Heroes for Heroesand#8217;

Best Pies Pizzeria offers the Heroes for Heroes menu. All members of the armed forces and#8212; past and present and#8212; half off all New York style Hero sandwiches every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Just bring in any military or veteran ID and get 50 percent off a hoagie, choosing from chicken parmesan, meatball, eggplant parmesan and more. Best Pies owners Chris Best and Elise Parnnell started Heroes for Heroes to show their appreciation for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Best Pies New York Style Pizza is located on Truckeeand#8217;s Commercial Row across from the Depot parking lot. Call 530-582-1111.

Local male mentors needed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a childand#8217;s life while doing all the fun activities you love. The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has more than 10 children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe has six. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail peggy@bigsofnc.org or visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

If you like to write fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, this Tangled Roots Writing group is for you. Meet other writers, find inspiration, and learn craft in this supportive writing group led by poet and teacher Karen Terrey, MFA. The workshop is a fun and generative evening of writing in any genre. Tuesday nights, through Aug. 30, 5-6:30 p.m.. Tutoring also available. Six-week sessions: Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Call 530-386-3901 or e-mail tangledrootswriting@gmail.com.

2011 Tahoe Family Festival KidZone benefit

The 2011 Tahoe Family Festival, benefiting KidZone Museum promises to be an event full of activities for families looking to play, discover, explore and have fun. As a last hurrah before school begins, this yearand#8217;s Family Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Truckee Regional Park, noon-6 p.m. and will highlight live music, food, cycling, face painting and much more. Kids are free. Adults are $5.

For information or to volunteer e-mail director@kidzonemuseum.org or call 530-587-KIDS. For the latest festival news on Twitter @TahoeFamilyFest or visit http://www.tahoefamilyfestival.com. KidZone Museum is a nonprofit childrenand#8217;s museum and donations are tax deductible.

Call to artists for October

North Tahoe ARTS is issuing a Call to Artists for October. Participate in a Fall/Autumn exhibit; the show will focus on the cornucopia of beauty, food, and activities during this time of year. The exhibit is supported by a talk on choosing and using fall vegetables, recipes and includes a fall hike. The deadline for submission Sept. 16 by 2 p.m. Art drop off: Oct. 3 during gallery hours.

Opening reception will be held Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m. Eligibility requirements: Art will be juried. Art must be original produced solely by the artist. All work can be replaced when sold. Gallery fee will be split between participants. The more the merrier. Download an application from http://www.northtahoearts.com, visit North Tahoe ARTS, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City or call 530-581-2787.

A+ Fall Registration has begun

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Then A+ is the place. Eight of our teachers have a bachelorand#8217;s degree, and two have their Masterand#8217;s. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School, Tahoe State Preschool and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

School-aged children will have help completing homework and checked for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. A bus pass is required. A+ is fully licensed by the state of California (313 607 930).

A+ Preschool is for children 3 and 4 years of age. They must be potty trained and ready for group experience. Offering full day and half day care, five days a week. Register Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534. Located at First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City or visit http://www.tahoeministries.com.

Kings Beach Farmers Market

The Kings Beach Foothill Farmersand#8217; Market is open every Tuesday, 9 a.m. in the Kings Beach State Recreation Area parking lot along the beach. Enjoy the great view while shopping for local grown produce, specialty food items and more. Free parking for the market is available across the street on Brook Avenue in the county parking lot. Plan on hitting the beach after shopping! Through Sept. 6. Visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org.