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Are you the news?Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Terrell Sibs College Graduate in 2012Bryce Terrell, a 2007 Truckee High School graduate earned a bachelorandamp;#8217;s in physics from Sonoma State University on May 12, 2012. Throughout his academic studies, Bryce was a five-time Deanandamp;#8217;s List recipient. He returns to live and work in Truckee.Alexa Terrell, a 2008 Truckee High School graduate earns a bachelorandamp;#8217;s in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara on June 16, 2012. She also earned a TEFL certificate from Santa Barbara City College concurrently. Alexa spent five months studying in New Zealand and returns to Truckee prior to traveling to Germany this fall hoping to teach English as a foreign language.Funkytown 70s Dance PartyGet on down at the Funkytown 70s Dance Party to benefit the North Tahoe High School Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Dance and sing to your favorite music from the 70s, as performed by the North Tahoe High School Jazz Ensemble. This fundraiser is open to all ages and will help support the Jazz Ensemble trip to Portland, Ore. Tickets are available at the door: Adults $10, students $5. For information contact Lianne Nall at 530-412-3128.Tahoe City businesses to host Chamber mixerThe Store . . . Copies andamp; More, Barifot Mountain Photography, North Shore Hawaiian Grill and Wandaandamp;#8217;s Flower Shop will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association Business Mixer Thursday, May 17, 5-7 p.m., in Tahoe City. This event is free and open to the public.This business event is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and enjoy the evening. Organizers recommend starting at The Store . . . . Copies andamp; More (351 North Lake Blvd.) for free andamp;#8220;swag,andamp;#8221; then heading to Barifot Mountain Photography to claim your raffle tickets, sip complimentary wine at North Shore Hawaiian Grill and then Wandaandamp;#8217;s Flower Shop to enjoy fantastic appetizers courtesy of North Shore Hawaiian Grill.For more information call Membership Manager Deanna Frumenti at 530-581-8764 or deanna@puretahoenorth.com.Tahoe Mothers Club annual dinner meetingInterested in joining the Tahoe Motherandamp;#8217;s Club? Already a member? Join the annual dinner meeting at Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s, May 17, 6-8 p.m. They will launch the new Big Tent website, offering new discounted membership opportunities and more.. Visit http://www.tahoemothersclub.org or email tahoemothersclub@yahoo.com for information. Petra to host Cheers for Charitya Tahoe City Fireworks fundraiserWatching fireworks in Tahoe City is an exciting family-friendly tradition. Now you, your family and friends can help raise funds and enjoy a great meal, too.Petra in Northstar Village will donate 50 percent of the sales Friday, May 18 to the Tahoe City Downtown Association fireworks fund. Canandamp;#8217;t make it Friday night but want to make a donation to the Firework Fund? Visit http://www.visittahoecity.org/4th_of_july.North Tahoe School Book FairShop online and support the School LibraryThe North Tahoe School Library is hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair May 21-23. In addition to students visiting the Book Fair during class time, the community is invited to shop Wednesday, May 23, 4-6 p.m. at the school library, 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City.Online shopping for the Book Fair is available now and continues until May 27. Visit http://northtahoe.ca.ttm.schoolinsites.com and view the article on the Book Fair, or http://bookfairs.scholastic.com to begin shopping.Free computer classes, storytimesKings Beach Library Bookgroup meets on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes! The classes: What is this gadget and how do I use it? May 17, 2 p.m., email. How to manage all aspect of email including attaching photos and documents. May 23 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn how to manage Email at Tahoe City Library. June 14, 2 p.m., Surfing the Web. Get the most out of your Internet experience and avoid the pitfalls. All classes are free but are limited in size. Stop by the library to sign up, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021. Also, explore Art in Public Places, on display: Watercolors by local artist Andrea Carabetta.Kidandamp;#8217;s Day FaireThe 19th annual Kidsandamp;#8217; Day Faire will be held Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kings Beach Elementary School, Big Gym. Kidsandamp;#8217; Day is a free resource faire for families promoting a day of fun and excitement for children. Parents and care givers may learn about all the excellent community resources and educational opportunities for families in the North Tahoe area.There will be games, art projects, entertainment, lots of free gifts, and raffle prizes. Children from dance, music, karate, and other area classes will provide the entertainment. There will also be fire engines, police cars, helicopters and more on display.If your business or organization is interested in participating and having a booth at Kidsandamp;#8217; Day or for more information, please contact Trisha Baird at 775-298-0167.Free River-Friendly LandscapingDemonstration Garden WorkshopSee, touch, and experience River-Friendly Landscaping principles and techniques while helping the Truckee Community Garden maintain their borders and reduce soil loss from the area May 26. Participants will learn methods to reduce soil erosion, conserve water, and incorporate these principles into their own yards as well. There will be demonstrations on how to create soil conservation measures and a hands-on workshop with instruction on the best ways to make sure that new plantings stay healthy and vibrant.The event will take place at the Truckee Community Garden, Truckee River Regional Park, Brockway Road, Truckee. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs, shade, and rain cover (you never know!). Registration is free but space is limited and pre-registration is recommended by May 20. Visit http://www.truckeeriverwc.org for information and registration.You are invited to make inputfor Performing Arts CenterThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District (TDRPD) is seeking community input on plans to raise funds for a proposed performing arts center. The TDRPD Board of Directors is considering the feasibility of a capital campaign to support the proposed Tahoe-Truckee Performing Arts Center, a 285 to 300 seat cultural facility.All residents, businesses, and second homeowners in the greater Truckee, Donner and North Lake Tahoe areas are encouraged to participate in a confidential online survey. This is a study to measure the level of interest and philanthropic support for a new Performing Arts Center in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Individual responses are strictly confidential and will not be viewed by anyone associated with TDRPD.To receive the testing information and a link to the online survey, individuals can contact Lester Consulting Group, Inc., at info@lcginc.net or toll-free at 1-877-569-2890. Participation is needed by Friday, June 1, 2012, for inclusion in the Report of Findings and Recommendations to be discussed at the TDRPD Board of Directors meeting on June 14, 2012.InnerRhythms to offervideo production campIn addition to dance camps, InnerRhythms has added a new camp this summer in video production June 25-28 for ages 10 and up. Students who attend will be exposed to basic cinematography techniques, story boarding the sequence plot as well as shot sequences, lighting technique, operation of camera, workflow organization and how to use nonlinear video editing software. Students will work together to create a video project from conception to publishing of finished project. All campers will receive a DVD of the completed project. Taught by Ryan Curren and David Bortnick.Tuition is $250. The camp will be held at InnerRhythms Dance Studios located at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7 in Truckee. Call 530-550-8464 or email info@innerrhythms.org.Environmental Education at Tahoevolunteer docents neededResidents who would like to help people learn about the regionandamp;#8217;s environmental assets and challenges are needed to serve as volunteer docents at the Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center and the UC Davis Eriksson Education Center. Located in Incline Village, Nev. and Tahoe City respectively, the two UC Davis education centers are well positioned along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.The first two docent training classes will be held on June 19 and June 21 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, on the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village, Nev. The third training will take place on June 23, starting with a boat ride aboard the UC Davis Research Vessel John LeConte and finishing at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station. Space aboard the boat is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. Attendance at all three training sessions is strongly recommended.To RSVP for the training dates contact Andrea Wilkins, AmeriCorps member at 775-881-7560, ext. 7474 or e-mail alwilkins@ucdavis.edu.


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