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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 www. 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.2012 Career Expo May 2Community members are invited to network at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Career Expo Wednesday, May 2, 4-6 p.m. There will be more than a dozen employers and career resource tables including the Tahoe Forest Service, Tahoe Donner, One Stop Business Center, Squaw / Alpine, Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Town of Truckee, Clear Capital, Wells Fargo, Truckee Police, River Ranch, Tri Counties Bank and more.In addition to the career resource stations there will be three optional formal presentations. At 4 p.m. Victor Hernandez will present andamp;#8220;So you want to be an EMTandamp;#8221; in room 231. andamp;#8220;Bridge to Your Futureandamp;#8221; discussion with Dr. Kim Bateman and current students is especially geared for high school students and adults considering a college degree or certificate. The discussion takes place at 4:30 p.m. in room 206. andamp;#8220;Career Paths in Businessandamp;#8221; with professor Kurt Heisinger, CPA, MBA and business students begins at 5:30 p.m. in room 232. Anyone seeking something better or different is encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Arrive early to enjoy a couple slices of Truckee Pizza. For more information, visit Bank to host North Tahoe Chamber mixer May 3U.S. Bank will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association Business Mixer Thursday, May 3, 5-7 p.m., at 705 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City across from the Boatworks Mall.This event is a great opportunity to mix and mingle while meeting U.S. Bankandamp;#8217;s new Branch Manager David Whaley and enjoy great eats catered by Dockside 700 Wine Bar andamp; Grill, headquartered in a lakefront venue at the Tahoe City Marina and open seven days per week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.This event is free and open to the public. For more information call Deanna Frumenti at 530-581-8764 or Visit the candidatesIn the evening on Wednesday, May 2, five candidates, each one desiring to be chosen as the nominee to run against incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will arrive in Truckee to express their positions on current issues and listen to concerns and ideas expressed by area citizens. Have your voice heard and educate yourself before casting your vote. Meet the candidates May 2, 7 p.m. at the Glenshire Club House. Although this event is sponsored by the Truckee-Tahoe Republican Women Federated, you donandamp;#8217;t need to belong to a particular political party to come. Everyone is welcome. The address is 15276 Glenshire Drive in Truckee.May 3 deadline to nominateoutstanding teachers and staff The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2012/2013 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district. In addition, both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use. Nomination forms can be found at all district schools, the district office, or online at and must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education office at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee by Thursday, May 3, 2012. The 2012-2013 recipients will be announced in the fall. For more information, please call 530-550-7984 or visit Free computer classes, storytimesat Kings Beach and Tahoe City LibrariesKings Beach Library Bookgroup meets on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes. The classes: What is this gadget and how do I use it? May 17, 2 p.m., email. How to manage all aspect of email including attaching photos and documents. May 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Learn how to manage Email at the Tahoe City Library. June 14, 2 p.m., Surfing the Web. Get the most out of your Internet experience and avoid the pitfalls. All classes are free but are limited in size. Stop by the library to sign up, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021. Also, explore Art in Public Places, on display: Watercolors by local artist Andrea Carabetta.Preschool Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Kings Beach.Olympic Valley Academy Offers AP Environmental ScienceOlympic Valley Academy, a college prep academy at the base of Squaw Valley announced a new summer program. Designed to augment and elevate a studentandamp;#8217;s transcript, this UC and College Board AP approved program blends online lectures with independent research and field study. This summer, students can take Olympic Valley Academyandamp;#8217;s AP Environmental Science course for 10 units of high school credit.The course will include field trips utilizing the vast resources of such entities as Tahoe Resource Conservation District, TRPA, US Forest Service, California Tahoe Conservancy, AmeriCorps, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, TERC Fish Hatchery, River School Far, Shirley Creek, and more. Open to high school students from any school or academy. Enrollment is limited. Tuition is $1620. Scholarships are available. Contact Olympic Valley Academy at 530-378-4SKI for further information and enrollment instructions. Visit on sale for andamp;#8220;Godspellandamp;#8221;Truckee High School drama club invites you to join the return of this legendary rock musical as a spectacular ensemble of high school actors perform the greatest story ever told. andamp;#8220;Godspellandamp;#8221; is a beloved classic which is guaranteed to raise your spirits with the Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits andamp;#8220;Day By Day,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Beautiful Cityandamp;#8221; and andamp;#8220;Turn Back, O Man.andamp;#8221; This tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world and is currently being revived on Broadway. Directed by Peggy Boelk, Choral Director Jan Sturtevant, and choreographed by InnerRythms. Dates are May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees May 6 and May 13 (Motherandamp;#8217;s Day) at the Truckee High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 adults; $10 children.Tickets are on sale at the Community Recreation Center located at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information call the Truckee High School library at 530-582-2607.Curbside recyclingfor batteries and handheld electronicsKeep Truckee Green along with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is working to make recycling easy. Effective immediately, Truckee residents may recycle household batteries (AA, AAA, camera batteries, etc.) and small hand-held electronic devices curbside for free. Simply place batteries and small handheld electronic devices in ziplock bags and leave on top of your trash can lid the day of your collection. Thatandamp;#8217;s it, super easy! Start recycling your household batteries and small handheld electronic devices, curbside today. For more information visit

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