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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to events for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail for print submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Film ‘Green Fire’ to be screened at Sierra Nevada CollegeNov. 8, movie starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. in Room 139/141 of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev.A free screening of “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” (see http://www.GreenFireMovie.com) will be presented in collaboration with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, U.S. Forest Service and Sierra Nevada College. Filmmakers Ann and Steve Dunsky will be available to answer questions after the screening.Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the 20th century because his ideas are so relevant to the environmental issues of our time. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management and the science of ecological restoration. His classic book “A Sand County Almanac” still inspires seeing the natural world as a community.Green Fire is the first feature documentary about Aldo Leopold’s life and contemporary legacy. It features commentary from conservation leaders including scientists, ranchers, scholars and three of Aldo Leopold’s children – Nina, Carl, and Estella. Curt Meine, Leopold’s biographer, serves as the on-camera guide, making connections between Leopold’s ideas and their expression in the conservation movement today. Peter Coyote gives voice to the Leopold’s brilliant writing.Contact Librarian Betts Markle at email@example.com for more information. Admission is free.Complimentary entree for veteransIn honor of Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, Jake’s On The Lake is offering a complimentary dinner entree (choose from three chef selections) to current and past servicemen and servicewomen. Please call 530-583-0188 for reservations and bring military I.D. to Jake’s, 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, http://www.jakestahoe.com.Rubicon Pizza Co. to host fundraiser for Project MANARubicon Pizza Co. will host a Fall Fundraising Feast for Project MANA on Monday, Nov. 12. They will provide a delectable pizza, pasta and salad buffet for a suggested $10 donation. There will be tickets sold for a live raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. All of the money raised from the buffet and raffle will be donated to Project MANA. The Rubicon employees will volunteer their time and have elected to donate all of their tips to Project MANA as well. Truckee musicians Conor McAlindin and Ryan Taylor have volunteered to perform at the event.Festive Fall Art at Tahoe Community Nursery SchoolMonday, Nov. 12, 2-2:45 p.m., Tahoe Community Nursery School, 3125 North Lake Blvd. (adjacent to the Lutheran Church) at the top of Dollar Hill on Hwy. 28. Free event to experience Tahoe City’s nursery school and its awesome teachers. There will be festive fall art and story time. This event is for children ages 18 months-3 years and their parent(s). A parent needs to attend with child). Call Angela Bruno at 530-583-3331 or visit http://www.tahoeschool.com.Dog Training Classes atSavvy Dog Training and Education CenterCalling dogs of all ages! Puppy Socialization and Adult Manners/Basic Obedience classes are starting Wednesday Nov. 14. Puppy II Basic Manners for older pups starts Thursday, Nov. 15. Find more information about all classes on-line at http://www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel in Truckee.SOROPTISHOP event to Help Fight Human TraffickingThe women of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are once again holding their annual SOROPTISHOP event to raise funds to help fight Human Trafficking.Join in holiday fun Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. The new location this year is at the new airport building at the Truckee Airport. Where else can you attend a one-stop-shopping event in Truckee and be treated to over 30 vendors and donate to a great cause? Gourmet appetizers, wine and treats will be served. Come to shop, stay for food and fun! A $10 admission includes five raffle tickets to win fabulous gifts for yourself or someone on your shopping list. Tickets will be sold at the door. Bring your spouse, partner and friends. One hundred of the proceeds raised at Soroptishop go to Courage House, a recovery resource for young women who have been rescued from sexual trafficking. This home, based in the foothills of Sacramento, is one out of only three homes in the United States dedicated to helping these young women. Sexual trafficking of young women has become one of the most aggressive growth crimes in the United States. Come and show your support!To learn more about Soroptimist or to get more information regarding Courage House, go to the “Human Trafficking” section at http://www.couragetobeyou.org. For more information about Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, contact President Noel Trim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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