Truckee Tahoe community announcements
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; 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 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.Science Wonderland: Calling all young scientistsOn Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) will host a winter-themed Family Science Day, designed for ages 6-12, but all are welcome. Families are invited to explore the mysteries of snow and ice. Engaging activities will provide your child an opportunity to learn about the science of winter.Everything takes place at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Nev. on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. The program is designed for studentsandamp;#8217; ages 6-12, but all families are welcome to join in on the fun. This event is free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and holiday snacks will be provided.In addition to the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, other participating organizations for Family Science Day include American Red Cross, Great Basin Outdoor School, IVGID WasteNOT, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Tahoe Resource Conservation District.For more information or to RSVP contact Andrea Wilkins at email@example.com or 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.Ski for schoolsSkiing for Schools days at Northstar occur Sunday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 13 with $40 lift tickets valid any one day. Pre-purchase lift tickets the week prior at Porters Sports in Tahoe City or Truckee. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for Tahoe Truckee students. Visit http://www.ExinEd.org.Be on the Slow Food boardSlow Food Lake Tahoe (SFLT) is looking for a new board member to serve on their five-person board of directors. The position open is secretary/treasurer, though all board members are involved in a variety of activities and capacities. The SFLT Board meets once per month. Board members are expected to lead/participate in community events outside of board meetings. If you are interested, please submit a short letter of intent addressing the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. What interests you about being on the SFLT board?2. Have you served on a board before? (are you familiar with the responsibility?)3. What is your perception of SFLTandamp;#8217;s role in our community?4. Are you involved with any other organization(s) in the region?5. How familiar are you with the Truckee-Tahoe community?6. What talents or skills do you want to share with us?7. Do you foresee any obstacles to fulfilling the needs (time commitment) of a board position?For those who are not familiar with Slow Food, the chapterandamp;#8217;s mission is andamp;#8220;to reconnect people to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food and to educate the community about their vital role as participants in our food system.andamp;#8221; For more information visit http://www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.Monday Night Creative Writing WorkshopDo you like to write or wish you wrote more regularly? The Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop is a fun kick in the butt to revitalize your creative juices. Learn writing techniques and tips. Meet other writers and strengthen your writing practice. Play with language and meaning in longer writing prompts. Use the workshops to develop new material or to deepen a current writing project. Each workshop is different and involves much writing. The workshop meets for six Monday nights 6:30-8 p.m. in Downtown Truckee. Next session runs Jan. 9 through Feb. 27 (no classes Jan. 16 and Feb. 20). Cost is $100. Contact Karen Terrey at 530-386-3901 or at email@example.com.Karen Terrey, MFA, teaches English at Sierra Nevada College and is the poetry editor for Quay, a literary arts journal. To learn more see http://www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com.Recycle your Christmas tree in Truckee Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees the week of Jan. 16-20. Trees must be cut into four foot segments and be clean of all decorations including tinsel, flocking, lights, stands and nails. Trees should be easily accessible and placed at curbside next to the trash. Free curbside pickup is for one week only. For more information, please call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at 530-583-0148. Free Christmas tree drop-off: New this year, Christmas trees may be dropped off for free recycling. Drop locations include the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse, the Glenshire Clubhouse and the 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio station parking lot behind Smokeyandamp;#8217;s Kitchen at 12030 Donner Pass Road. Drop-off locations are available through Jan. 20. The dumpsters are for clean, undecorated trees only. Please do not place trash and or recycling in the bins. For additional information about trash and recycling in Truckee visit http://www.keeptruckeegreen.org.Mobility needs assessmentThe Town of Truckee is conducting a mobility needs assessment study that will identify potential mobility gaps for residents and visitors. Public outreach is an integral component, and opportunities for citizen involvement will be available throughout the study. Please visit the Facebook page (andamp;#8220;Town of Truckee Mobility Needs Studyandamp;#8221;) or contact Kristina Svensk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Wildlife in Wild PlacesA call to artists goes out for the month of March at North Tahoe Arts. Be part of an all medium encouraged exhibit with an all animal theme. The exhibit applicants will be juried in; please send three images of your work on a CD or e-mail email@example.com. Please label your CD with your name and a self-stamped enveloped for its return. A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for processing. Opening reception is the second Friday of the month. North Tahoe Arts is located in downtown Tahoe City. Please call for details at 530-581-2787.Birthday party venues announcedTruckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is accepting reservations for birthday parties at the climbing wall, ice rink, swim pool and ceramics venues for the year 2012. Book your childandamp;#8217;s party at one of these fun activities for a great birthday celebration. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more information.Film Viewing andamp; Discussionandamp;#8220;Nourish: Whatandamp;#8217;s the Story of Your Food?andamp;#8221;Slow Food Lake Tahoe in partnership with the Associated Students of Sierra College is hosting a film viewing and discussion of andamp;#8220;Nourish: Whatandamp;#8217;s the Story of Your Food?andamp;#8221; Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus. Cost is suggested donation of $5.By providing a big-picture view, andamp;#8216;Nourishandamp;#8217; reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Most importantly, andamp;#8220;Nourishandamp;#8221; offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future.”Join the short-film viewing and a lively discussion. To find out more about Slow Food Lake Tahoe visit slowfoodlaketahoe.org or search Slow Food Lake Tahoe on Facebook. Visit nourish.org to learn more about the film.Whatandamp;#8217;s On Your Mind?Legal update for California business leaders and managersAs part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) is hosting a Legal Update for California Business Leaders and Managers seminar Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, at Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road in Truckee. Deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 13.Registration fees (before Monday, Jan. 9) are $55 per person for chamber and SHRA members and $65 for nonmembers. Last-minute registration (after Jan. 9) is $60 for chamber and SHRA members and $70 for nonmembers.For more information and/or to register, contact Laura Moriarty of SHRA, at 530-573-0224 or Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber manager, at 530-581-8764. Attendees can also pay online at http://www.sierrahra.com.