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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Be the newsContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit 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.Lake of the Sky Garden Club grantsLake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community-related garden projects in the North Lake Tahoe area. To obtain an application call Emily Hatch 530-582-8487 or email Applications must be received by April 15, 2012.Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. Visit mixerPlease join Truckee Donner Horsemen Association for an equestrian mixer at Zanoandamp;#8217;s Restaurant in Truckee on April 13, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and learn more about the club and its exciting plans for the 2012 riding season. All equestrians and people who love horses who want to participate in and preserve the equestrian community in the Truckee-Tahoe area are invited. For more details call Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 and or visit Thursdays fundraisingPlans are in the works for Truckee Thursdays! 2012 marks the five-year anniversary for this community event, dates are June 14-Aug. 23. In addition to securing sponsorship, the Truckee Thursdays planning committee has been working on fundraising activities. Longtime supporter Burger Me! has kicked off a special promotion. During April, Burger Me! will feature a daily Truckee Thursdays special. For every one ordered $1 will be donated to Truckee Thursdays. Burger Me! is located at 10418 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee.Sponsorship information may be found at feedback desiredThe opportunity to provide feedback on the Health Impact Assessment for the proposed biomass energy facility off Cabin Creek Road and Highway 89 is coming to a close. The assessment is evaluating all of the risks associated with the proposed facility, but organizers need the community to voice their biggest concerns in order to capture the full picture. If youandamp;#8217;d like to learn more about the community input process, please visit to find the HIA, biomass meeting minutes and the survey or call 530-587-1776. Homewood open for weekendHomewood Mountain Resort will reopen for the weekend of April 13-15 giving skiers and riders and extra weekend on the mountain. Sunday April 15, passholders from any other mountain may show their 2011-12 pass for a $25 ticket. Complimentary shuttles will operate between the North/South lodges every five minutes throughout the weekend. Homewood Mountain Resort, 5145 West Lake Blvd., Homewood.Kids Art Saturday at North Tahoe Artsandamp;#8220;A Childandamp;#8217;s Worldandamp;#8221; Tea Party, Saturday, April 14, noon-2 p.m. Kids between the ages of 5-12 are welcome. The children will sip chamomile herbal tea and apple juice from real tea cups and snack on finger sandwiches and enjoy some desert. The children will be able to do creative coloring from materials provided by North Tahoe Arts. Join a group of artists and volunteers for a couple of hours of fun. Please plan to attend with your child. Free event, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-581-2787 or visit you like to go to Washington, D.C. or Italy?Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is presenting a free informational travel seminar for two special travel trips, April 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Truckee Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee at the Pioneer Center round-a-bout.TDRPD has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer a seven-day trip to Washington, D.C. in September and a 10-day trip to Italy. Contact Dan Oandamp;#8217;Gorman at 530-582-7720.Earth Day announced April 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission, world class entertainment, a plethora of educational and informational booths, and a multitude of activities for all ages at the village at Squaw Valley. The regionandamp;#8217;s largest and much anticipated environmental event of the year. Visit Tahoe Community Chorus to performThe Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will perform concerts at the Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The concert celebrates the participation of members and supporters of the chorus throughout the community since 2002. The program will include highlights of past concerts and includes a wide variety of styles: Broadway, light opera, pop, gospel, classical and contemporary music. The Diablo Valley Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the chorus again this year, adding to the festivity. Tickets are currently available at and from your favorite Chorus member.Big Night Out DiscoIn celebration of the KidZone Museumandamp;#8217;s 20th Anniversary, the community is invited to Big Night Out andamp;#8211; Disco! on Saturday, April 28, 5:30-11 p.m. at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee. Ticket cost is $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door and includes three complimentary drinks (beer and wine), dinner, dance music by DJ Brian Hess, a silent and live auction and raffle. All proceeds go to the KidZone Museum. Tickets may be bought online at or call 530-587-KIDS (5437). A creative alternative to litigated divorceCan divorce actually be accomplished with creativity, compassion and love? Yes! Sierra Agape Center now offers divorce mediation on a sliding fee basis beginning at $100 per hour. Kimball C. Pier, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist with advanced divorce mediation certification and 10 years of experience in divorce and family mediation. Mediation is an alternative to attorney litigated divorce and can create opportunities for couples to work through the process without permanent damage to a future relationship as parents.The cost of a mediator is far less expensive than hiring attorneys. Visit and click the mediation tab or call 530-414-1885.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.Travel talk and slide showJeanne Felix of Cordially Yours Travel is hosting a free event with Collette Vacation to present Pictures for Christmas Market andamp;#8212; River Cruising on the Danube River. Explore some wonderful ideas for traveling the world, April 16, 5-8 p.m., Zanoandamp;#8217;s Restaurant in Truckee. See if you might be interested on joining a group scheduled for Nov. 29, 2012. Contact Jeanne Felix 916 768-0210 or 530 587-2279.Start something andamp;#8220;Big!andamp;#8221;Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is looking for mentors to serve at-risk youth in Truckee and North Tahoe. All it takes is an hour a week of your time to make a andamp;#8220;Bigandamp;#8221; difference in a childandamp;#8217;s life. There are currently 20 kids on the waitlist, mostly boys who are waiting for a caring adult to spend time with them. Call 530-587-7717, email or visit for information.All About Art, call for artistsProducer and host Nina Ski of andamp;#8220;All About Art,andamp;#8221; a 10-year aired program on TTCTV Channel 6, Community Access T.V. in Truckee is now accepting artists of all and any medium to be profiled. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your information to mass people.All About Art is a is a 30-minute weekly program aired five times during the weekend in the Lake Tahoe community.Artists are profiled using the basic 5ws: Who, what, where, when and why? Then a demonstration is performed as applicable. The show is a lot of fun and more than 200 produced shows have been successful on andamp;#8220;pertnearandamp;#8221; every subject. All About Art has added a twist, offering the artist an opportunity to film on location or in the studio at Truckee High School. All artists are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please feel free to call or email with questions or to schedule a time to meet. Contact Nina Ski at or 530-587-2650.

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