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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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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.PlumpJack pledges towash every car in Tahoe until it snows!The Lake Tahoe region is experiencing an unwelcome no-snow wave and there is absolutely no precipitation in the forecast. PlumpJack refuses to sit idle. Join us for a 70s-themed, wash down of your vehicle, and you know what that means andamp;#8212; itandamp;#8217;s sure to snow! Stop by the Pray for Snow Car Wash, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 11a.m.-2 p.m. A $10 donation gets a clean ride and some delicious PlumpJack snacks. All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West, located in Alpine Meadows. For more information call 530-583-1576, or stop by 1920 Squaw Valley Road, across from the Squaw Cable Car, for some fun in the sun!Poetry Out LoudTruckee High School will host a school-wide Poetry Out Loud recitation contest in the auditorium Friday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. It is the first round of a national recitation contest put on by National Endowment for the Arts. The student who wins at the national level wins a $20,000 scholarship. Find more information at http://www.poetryoutloud.org. Check out the impressive videos of previous contestants. Presently there are 14 students signed up to compete.The winner, and two runners up will advance to the Placer County Regional Championships in Auburn, Calif. on Feb. 18.andamp;#8220;An Artisan Januaryandamp;#8221;North Tahoe Arts invites you to join in celebrating the beginning of a new year at Lake Tahoe. Let the snow fall. The Artisan Shop artists will exhibit a special selection of work in the Main Gallery during the month of January. These artists live and work in the Lake Tahoe area and their art work reflects the beauty that is so wonderful, awe inspiring and totally unique in this beautiful region. Stop by Friday, Jan. 13 for the opening reception, 5-7 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-581-2787 or e-mail info@northtahoearts.com, visit http://www.northtahoearts.com.What happened to Tahoe National Park?The stirring saga to create Lake Tahoe National Park throws light on the career of Americaandamp;#8217;s most famous crusading conservationist, John Muir. Through slides, stories, and Muirandamp;#8217;s journals, relive his high-stakes alliances with timber barons, railroad moguls, and the titans of tourism and learn how the struggle to save Lake Tahoe changed the very nature of America itself from English professor Scott Lankford at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Experts and Insights Dean Lecture Series, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.No cost. Visit http://www.sierracollege.edu. Reserve a seat at 530-550-2290.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 kristina@lsctahoe.com 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 info@northtahoearts.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.Musical Theatre Class at InnerRhythms!Love acting? Love singing? Love musical theatre? InnerRhythms will begin a new class with singing and theatrical technique taught by Peggy Boelk, the well-known and exceptionally talented Truckee High School Theatre Director. This class will be held Tuesdays, 2:45 andamp;#8211; 3:45 p.m. for middle school students and offers performance opportunities throughout the spring and summer for students in grades sixth-eighth. The first trial class is free.Contact InnerRhythms at info@innerrhythms.org or 530-550-8464. All classes will be held at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, in Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Citizenandamp;#8217;s Bank Plaza. Reserve a space at http://www.innerrhythms.org.andamp;#8220;I have a first draftandamp;#8221; workshopThe newest Tangled Roots Writing workshop: andamp;#8220;I Have a First Draft: Shaping and Revision.andamp;#8221; A small dedicated group will meet once a month for three months to develop further a rough draft into a more refined structure. Considers craft of revision. A large part of the workshop will focus on progressive feedback on writing in progress. The dates are Jan. 22, Feb. 5, and March 11, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $135. Call Karen for more information 530-386-3901, visit http://www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com or Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.Childrenandamp;#8217;s Youth Chorus A performance-based course designed for students ages 8-14 focuses on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. If youandamp;#8217;d like to enroll your child in the Childrenandamp;#8217;s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or shauna@tahoemusicinstitute.com. Visit http://www.tahoemusicinstitute.com for more information. Located at 2810 Lake Forest Road, Ste. M, Tahoe City.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.Sierra College hot cocoa socialStudents, friends and family members are invited to Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Tahoe Truckee campus for a back to school social, Tuesday Jan. 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet faculty, talk to representatives from student clubs and learn about existing professional development and academic opportunities. Free. Visit http://www.sierracollege.edu or call 530-550-2225.Free Application for Federal Student Aid guidanceSierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Financial Aid Office will offer parents and new and returning college students individual guidance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. in room 228. Representatives will be on site to answer questions and guide you through the online FAFSA. To make the most of the session arrive prepared: Obtain a pin number (a week before Feb. 10) at http://www.pin.ed.gov, bring 2011 tax returns, parent and student birth dates and California driverandamp;#8217;s license numbers, proof of TANF or SSI. You or your child do not have to be attending Sierra College to take advantage of this free community offering. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. RSVP is required (space is limited) at 530-550-2225.Soup andamp; Chili Showdown 2012Cold temperatures and early sunsets means its time for a warm evening along side friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. Join them for an evening of tasty soups, delicious chilis, and full stomachs!The andamp;#8220;Soup and Chili Showdownandamp;#8221; is going into its third year at the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City and will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this yearandamp;#8217;s event which will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division. Entry into the friendly competition is free but pre-registration is required. For more information contact Shaun, recreation coordinator for the Tahoe City Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext. 14.Scouts raising funds for campTahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 is sending six of their boys to one of the four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps next June. These High School age scouts will have the privilege of spending a week at the Florida Sea Base Camp. To help raise funding for the trip the scouts are offering to stack wood for people in our community, in return for a donation toward their trip. If you need help preparing for the winter, call Alex Barton at 530-581-2643 or Zach Kriston at 530-525-6251.