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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Are you the news?Content 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.Poderosa Golf Course openingGet your swing grooved early this season. Ponderosa is offering special rates for green fees until May 24. Play nine holes for $20 or 18 for $40. Twilight fees are $20 (after 2:30 p.m.). Season passes available. Rental clubs, snack bar, pro shop, driving nets and practice greens are open. Call 530-587-3501 for tee times.InnerRhythms celebratesNational Dance Week April 20-29InnerRhythms is excited to support National Dance Weekandamp;#8217;s mission to andamp;#8220;celebrate dance and promote fun fitness.andamp;#8221; InnerRhythmandamp;#8217;s mission is to use the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in youths, promote global stewardship and create an everlasting passion for the arts. The importance of recognizing dance as an art form and reaching out to communities coincides with InnerRhythmsandamp;#8217; 10th anniversary.andamp;#8220;We are so proud that InnerRhythms has put so much time and effort into dance programs,andamp;#8221; said Cathy Graziano, co-director of National Dance Week.InnerRhythmsandamp;#8217; classes are designed to bring main stream exposure to dance, as well as encouraging people of all ages to get active and live a less sedentary lifestyle. andamp;#8220;It is so important in todayandamp;#8217;s society for people andamp;#8212; especially children andamp;#8212; to shut off their computers and TVs and get more exercise,andamp;#8221; said Graziano. Contact InnerRhythms at 530-550-8464 or visit On Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ecstatic Dance Reno/Truckee, now known as Sierra Conscious Dance. InnerRhythms, 12047 Donner Pass Road, cost is $10, first time dancers free! Call 530-913-8256 for more information.United for Action presentsthird Tahoe Neighborhood TableThis free community dinner is co-hosted by North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC), Christ Life Church and Project MANA. Dinner will be held on Friday, April 20, 6-8 p.m. at NTHC, 700 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista (just off National Avenue). Kugels and traditional Jewish sides along with brownies will be served. Everyone is invited to share a meal together!United for Action is hosting three Neighborhood Table dinners around the North Shore. The first dinner was February at the Tahoe City Episcopal Church with help from Sierra Mental Wellness Group. The second dinner was held in March at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Kings Beach and hosted by the Catholic Church and Community House staff.United for Action is a partnership between nonprofits and faith-based organizations in North Lake Tahoe.Truckee 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, 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. Visit workshop April 24,free to chamber membersThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and Plumas Bank in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Greater Sacramento/Sierra (SBDC) are offering andamp;#8220;Financial Projectionsandamp;#8221; Tuesday, April 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.The workshop is geared for existing and emerging business owners. Attendees will learn how to determine their start-up or expansion costs, how to build financial projects, as well as cash flow analysis strategies.This workshop will be followed by Business Plan Components (May 8), which will discuss legal structure and operation. The workshops are free of charge for North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association members, $25 per person for business association members and $50 per person for the general public. To register call 530-581-8764. Visit Expedition Academy art and auction announcedTahoe Expedition Academy in Kings Beach and in its first year as an Expeditionary Learning school certified by Outward Bound, is holding its inaugural auction Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m. at the Lahontan Country Club. It is open to the public with a wide array of items for bidding.T.E.A. is honored to have Joan Elan Davis, a local artist, collaborating with kindergarten-eighth grade students on an original piece of art. The art piece is an accumulation of each studentandamp;#8217;s art with Joanandamp;#8217;s signature layering and artistic rendition of the Earthandamp;#8217;s elements. T.E.A.andamp;#8217;s art teacher, Joe Taylor, and parent volunteer, Holly Racich, coordinated the artistic process.The original piece will be auctioned at the upcoming First Ascent Celebration Auction and Dinner. Additionally, Tahoe Expedition Academy will commemorate its inaugural year by making archival reproduction prints of the original piece available for purchase. If you are interested in attending the auction, bidding on the art work or learning about purchasing a reproduction, email Tickets at Tahoe Arts call for artistsWith the summer months just ahead North Tahoe Arts issues a Call to Artists for a themed exhibit in June.andamp;#8220;Art andamp; Solsticeandamp;#8221; is a summer-inspired exhibit; sunny days, new beginnings, summer fun, summer flowers, lake activities, beach going and the anticipation of what summer brings. All mediums welcome. Please send three photos on CD, or email jpegs of at least 300 DPI for the exhibit committee to consider along with price range of work. Label your CDs with title of exhibit. Deadline is May 18 by noon. Application is available at or email Call 530-581-2787, mail P.O. Box 6354, Tahoe City, CA 96145. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, which will be buzzing with June events.Tangled Roots Writing workshopsMonday Night Creative Writing Workshop with Tangled Roots Writing: Connect with a writing community and improve your writing practice in this lively workshop. Generate new material and learn tips for revision. Youandamp;#8217;ll find inspiration and motivation in this committed group. Monday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $100. Next sessions: April 23-June 4 (no class on May 28). For more information, call 530-386-3901 and see for other workshops.Sierra College art showSierra College Tahoe-Truckeeandamp;#8217;s student art club, More Creative, announces the fourth annual Student Art Show. The juried show is open to students who are currently enrolled in any class, as well as to anyone who has completed a Sierra College course in the last five years. Entries will be accepted in drawing, painting, digital art, photography, and ceramics. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the festive opening celebration on Friday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include an interactive component and an opportunity to vote for the Peopleandamp;#8217;s Choice award. The artwork will be on display from April 27 through May 4.Celebrate Fishmas EveJoin the seventh annual Fishmas Eve Fundraiser at Blue Coyote on Friday, April 27, 7 p.m. Thereandamp;#8217;s a $20 cover charge and you get all you can eat pizza, all you can drink beer and a free raffle ticket. Itandamp;#8217;s a great night with some of Northern Californiaandamp;#8217;s biggest names in the fly fishing industry including, guides, writers, fly shop staff, photographers, and professional fly tiers. Raffle prizes include sweet new fly fishing gear, custom flies, and guided fly fishing trips. Additional raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each, six for $10, 13 for $20 and Tahoe Trout Bum apparel will be for sale, too. Spend the evening with the Tahoe Trout Bums and raise some money for the Truckee River Trout Unlimited Chapter. Celebrate the arrival of the general fishing season opening day and show support for Trout Unlimited and the Truckee Watershed.North Lake Tahoe Green DrinksThe Sierra Club and Sierra Green Building Association are co-sponsoring North Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s first Green Drinks! They know this beautiful lake is surrounded by tons of people who are working each day to keep the water clean and the forest healthy. Green Drinks are a great opportunity to learn about environmental campaigns and sustainability projects throughout the community in an unstructured, casual environment. They usually include a lively amalgamation of people from nonprofit organizations and academia to elected officials and business owners, not to mention the unaffiliated interested individual. Think of Green Drinks as a way to get to know your fellow environmentalist and learn about new projects while imbibing in delicious drinks, Monday April 30, 5-7 p.m. at the Fat Cat Caf in Tahoe City. The first hour will feature special hour prices.Air and Family Festival seeks food vendorsThis event takes place on July 7 and the committee is accepting food booth applications. If you are interested please contact Dan Oandamp;#8217;Gorman of Optimist Club at 530-550-4444 or email Preference shall be given to nonprofit organizations and space is limited. The event is a fundraiser for nonprofits and also a fun community event with an anticipated attendance of 4,000-6,000. If you are a nonprofit youth or adult group and want to perform (sing, play music, dance etc.) contact Carol Meagher at

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