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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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Your news makesthe Sierra Sun shineContent 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.Riverside Studios presents First Friday!Riverside Studios joins with Trails andamp; Vistas in an art extravaganza. More than 50 Truckee artists team together to support freedom of expression in the community through visual and performing arts by painting, photographing, stenciling, penciling 8 x 8 panels. Riverside Studios artists will donate a portion of the sales to local nonprofit Trails andamp; Vistas, an exploration of visual and performing arts on trails and in nature. Opening reception is First Friday, Sept. 2, 4-8 p.m. Art, music by Brian Hess, wine, organic food sampling will be provided. This free event will knock your socks off then send you on your happy trail way! Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information call 530-587-3789.Open Call to Artists: Exhibits for 2012 North Tahoe ARTSThe Exhibit Committee is now planning for the 2012 calendar year. Artists interested in showing solo or in a group show are asked to call 530-581-2787 for an application or visit northtahoearts.com. Accomplished artists working in all mediums will be considered. The North Tahoe ARTS Center has two galleries and an Artisan Shop in Tahoe City. All applicants will be required to submit a completed application with images of their artwork in jpg format on CDs. An administrative fee of $15 is required and must accompany the application. Three-dimensional and sculpture submissions are encouraged.Arts andamp; Crafts FestivalLabor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, North Lake Tahoe area visitors are invited to enjoy the Pacific Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in the Village at Northstar featuring more than 60 professional artists who will showcase their collectible work in a variety of different media including jewelry, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography and more.Bacchus and Venus to host wine tastingYou may recognize them as the people behind the CLIF BAR, LUNA, and other nutritious organic foods and drinks. Now, theyandamp;#8217;ve extended their passion for all things delicious and natural into the realm of wine and gourmet food andamp;#8212; the andamp;#8220;otherandamp;#8221; long-standing complements to a day on the trail.Clif is dedicated to producing high quality wines, that best sustain the natural resources of the local community and bring awareness of organic and sustainable farming to others. As such, they source fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley and North Coast appellations, always seeking grapes from growers who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and sustainable farming of their land.Youandamp;#8217;re invited! Meet Clif Family Winery Saturday, Sept. 3, 3-6 p.m. Theyandamp;#8217;ll be bringing a spectrum of their delicious wines and goodies and $10 gets the tasting with 10 percent off their wines all day. Join them in Downtown Truckee, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Under Dragonfly, call 530-550-9300.Casting Call for 2012 Production of andamp;#8220;Broadway Bitsandamp;#8221;Sierra School of Performing Arts will hold their auditions for the 6th annual production of andamp;#8220;Broadway Bits,andamp;#8221; Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, 5:30-8 p.m., at Sparks United Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks. Auditions are open to all students in fourth grade and up and to adults of all ages. The production will feature a cast and crew of more than 50 actors, singer and dancers and stage and production assistants. Candidates should prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and 16 bars of music from a musical, bring a headshot photo (either 5×7 or 8 1/2 x 11), piano accompaniment or CD (optional), and audition form and release. Minors are required to bring a signed audition form and release authorized by a parent/guardian.andamp;#8220;Broadway Bitsandamp;#8221; is under the direction of Janet Lazarus.For more information and forms visit http://www.SierraSchoolOfPerformingArts.org or call 775-852-7740.Current Thoughts on the EconomyParasol Tahoe Community Foundation and Squaw Valley Institute will be hosting a public forum, Current Thoughts on the Economy, Thursday, Sept. 8, 7- 8:30 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley. Learn from the panel what is happening in the economy and ask questions. Panel includes: Dean Meiling, David Hardie and Robert Holman. Space is limited, RSVP directly to jeane@parasol.org or call 775-298-0184.Art Show Opening at Sierra CollegePlease join students and faculty at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Truckee campus at 11001 College Trail, Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-6 p.m., to celebrate a show of 29 provocative drawings and paintings by local artist Andrew Jaeger. The pieces, in pencil, acrylic, oil, and oil pastel, are representative of Jaegerandamp;#8217;s artwork from the last five years. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the College at 530-550-2225.Resort at Squaw Creek Holiday mixer announcedThe Resort at Squaw Creek will host a joint North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Holiday Showcase Chamber Mixer Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m., 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley.Attendees will mix and mingle, while enjoying food and drinks, raffle prizes and networking. Theyandamp;#8217;ll also learn firsthand why the Resort at Squaw Creek, a AAA Four-Diamond and full-service luxury resort in an idyllic mountain setting, is the perfect venue to book holiday business parties. The property recently completed a $53 million resort-wide renovation, and offers 405 resort rooms and suites, complete with resort-style kitchens, fireplaces and LCD flat-screen TVs.For information call Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce manager, at 530-581-8764 or kym@puretahoenorth.com.Truckee Depot Streetscape Improvement Project to break groundA new streetscape project is scheduled to break ground Tuesday in the heart of Historic Downtown Truckee. The project design is a result of public input, including community workshops. It will have a similar look and feel to the Townandamp;#8217;s recent streetscape project completed on Bridge Street between the Bar of America and the Truckee Hotel.The Town has hired Aspen Developers to construct the project, which is anticipated to be complete within six weeks. During construction there will be brief periods where traffic on Donner Pass Road will be redirected to install a crosswalk. Updates on the project will be posted at http://www.townoftruckee.com. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Mike Vaughan, senior engineer, at 530-582-2923 or at mvaughan@townoftruckee.com.

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