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Tahoe Truckee community announcements

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.Free computer classes, storytimesThe Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes. The classes: May 23 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn how to manage email at the 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.Preschool Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Kings Beach.The ongoing Kings Beach Library Book Group meets third Thursdays 4-5 p.m. Mayandamp;#8217;s selection is andamp;#8220;Zeitounandamp;#8221; by Dave Eggers. 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. Tahoe City Town Hall MeetingJoin the Tahoe City Downtown Association Wednesday, May 23, 5 p.m. at the TCPUD Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City for their first andamp;#8220;Town Hall Meeting.andamp;#8221; TCDA board members and staff will share a snapshot of 2012 plans, events and initiatives to enhance and promote a vibrant and prosperous commercial and social center for residents of and visitors to Tahoe City. The TCDA team would like your feedback, questions and comments in order to effectively prioritize investments and efforts for maximum community benefit.TCDA produces key events in Tahoe City throughout the year, including Concerts at Commons Beach, 4th of July Fireworks, Solstice Festival + Wine Walk, Farmers Market, and more. TCDA also represents and advocates for Tahoe City on key initiatives including purchase of the Tahoe City Golf Course, the Highway 89 realignment, transportation, and planning efforts with Placer County and TRPA. Tahoe City Downtown Association, 425 North Lake Blvd. #1, Tahoe City, call 530-583-3348 or visit http://www.VisitTahoeCity.com.Dining for Charity to benefitSierra Senior ServicesA Dining for Charity evening at the River Ranch Lodge andamp; Restaurant May 24 will benefit Sierra Senior Services. Call 530-583-4264 to make reservations, 30 percent donation from the dinner menu will be awarded to SSS, please confirm with your server.Tahoe City Golf Course to host chamber mixerThe Tahoe City Golf Course will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association Business Mixer Thursday, May 24, 5-7 p.m., 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. This business event is a great opportunity to mix, mingle and meet the new managers of this historic course, Duncan Golf Management. Guests will be treated to live music, food and beverage and raffle prizes, which includes a free membership to the Tahoe City Golf Course. This event is free and open to the public.For more information call Membership Manager Deanna Frumenti of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association at 530-581-8764 or deanna@puretahoenorth.com. For more information about the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association visit http://www.nltra.org.Writing workshop announcedThe Craft Cafe Creative Writing Workshop Series will run May 24 through June 14. Learn craft, technique and prompts for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A four-week kick in the butt for your writing life before summer really kicks in! Connect with a writing community and improve your writing practice. Thursday nights 6-8 p.m. Cost is $80. Drop-in friendly with reservation in Downtown Truckee. For more info visit http://www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com, email tangledrootswriting@gmail.com or call 530-386-3901.Tahoe Cutting Company to relocateA long-time local business is changing location. After 15 years, Debbie Crosby and the Tahoe Cutting Company are relocating to a new location within Kings Beach. Debbie was featured in the paper 15 years ago when she opened shop. Please visit her and the friendly staff at 8700 North Lake Blvd. behind the Subway store.Talmont/Twin-Peaks Neighborhood Clean UpOn May 26 Talmont/Twin-Peaks, gateway to the lovely Paige Meadows and a haven to residents, invite you to join their inaugural Neighborhood Clean-Up. Meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Silver Tip Drive and Talvista Drive.Parasol AmeriCorps announcesSummer of Service ProgramParasolandamp;#8217;s AmeriCorps program is offering four 300 hours positions for the summer of 2012 with two at the Tahoe Rim Trail and two at the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Positions will start on June 7 and end Aug. 24. Summer of Service members will receive a $2,000 living stipend, a $1,000 education award along with CPR and First Aid Training. Applicants should apply as soon as possible and no later than June 1 to the following. Visit http://www.parasol.org and locate Become a Member under the AmeriCorps listing.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.Curbside recyclingfor batteries and handheld electronicsKeep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Effective immediately, Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in Ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. Thatandamp;#8217;s it, super easy! Start recycling your household batteries and small handheld electronic devices, curbside today. For more information visit keeptruckeegreen.org.Truckee Wolverine Boosters enroll in car donation programThe Truckee Wolverine Boosters, which supports the art, academic and athletic programs at Truckee High School, is pleased to announce they have now partnered with andamp;#8220;The Car Programandamp;#8221; of Rancho Cordova to accept donated vehicles to support the Boostersandamp;#8217; various programs.If you have a vehicle you are thinking of trading or selling, even one that does not run, consider donating it to the Boostersandamp;#8217; Donate a Car Program. There is free, next-day towing and the vehicle does not need to run or pass current inspections. The donation is tax deductible and the process is easy.Simply call The Car Program seven days a week at 800-240-0160. They will arrange to pick up the vehicle and 70 percent of the proceeds will be returned to the Boosters to help them help the students at Truckee High School.Excellence in EducationGolfing for Schools on saleSpend seven days this summer enjoying a variety of golf resorts in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee for $295 when you purchase an Excellence in Education Foundation Golfing for Schools card.The transferable cards are are valid for 18-holes of play at seven of North Tahoe and Truckeeandamp;#8217;s premiere golf courses including: Coyote Moon, Northstar California, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City, Tahoe Donner and Grayandamp;#8217;s Crossing.The Golfing for Schools program is a primary fundraising program of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Cards may be purchased at Porters Sports in Truckee and http://www.ExinEd.org. For more information call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org. Some restrictions do apply.

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