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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

A variety of jobs are needed to help make sure everyone in our community is counted. This census is conducted every 10 years and the results help determine how federal funds are spent in the community, as well as our representation in government. Census jobs offer: good pay, temporary, part-time jobs, flexible hours and mileage reimbursement for authorized travel. Some of the requirements include: U.S. citizen, or a legal permanent resident with bilingual skills, you are at least 18 years old, you have a valid Social Security number and driver’s license. Visit or call (866) 861-2010, FedRelay: (800) 877-8339 TTY. North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 1 p.m. Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, Saturdays through Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sponsored by the Tahoe Forest Health System and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Eskridge Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. This free workshop is offered to licensed contractors and sub-contractors to learn about public agency project bidding, involvement in local agency projects, and more. Space is limited, reserve at 582-6313 or

Join an educational seminar focusing on solar and sustainable technologies for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Topics will include: Available solar technologies, system planning and design, system integration, system costs and payback periods, federal and state incentives.The first step toward energy efficiency begins with education. Learn how you can offset your electricity or heating bills through the power of the sun! Thursday, Jan. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave.. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Truckee Book and Bean, 10009 West River St., Truckee. Seminars are free to the public. Space is limited. Please call (775) 331-1550 or e-mail to reserve your seat.

The Museum of Modern Mythology and Pop Culture will present a andamp;#8220;Happy 201st Birthday Edgar Allan Poeandamp;#8221; event at the Tahoe Yoga andamp; Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road. David Lemmo will present a talk on Poe; Megan Lacy created a musical version of Poe’s andamp;#8220;Fall of the House of Usherandamp;#8221; which she’ll perform (as she did during October Country), and also read the poem andamp;#8220;Anabelle Lee.andamp;#8221; There will be a reading of andamp;#8220;The Black Cat,andamp;#8221; Rya Kirby, in raven costume, will perform a dance/pantomime to a musical reading of Poe’s poem, andamp;#8220;The Raven.andamp;#8221; The two-person band, Ohligans and others will perform. Events begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, three days before Poe’s actual birthday.

From Hong Kong to Paris, New York to San Francisco, the Falla Guitar Trio has dazzled audiences with their stunning virtuosity, depth of expression and innovative programming. The Falla Guitar Trio brings a blend of original compositions, classical repertoire and improvised jazz to the Truckee High School Theater Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets: adults $15, students $5. For tickets, call 582-8278 or in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, Nevada Arts Council, Excellence in Education, Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Western States Arts Federation, and the Lahontan Community Foundation Arts For the Schools is a non-profit corporation. For more information, call 582-8278.

Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming returns to Resort at Squaw Creek for two exceptional events on Jan. 15 during Squaw Valley USA’s Olympic Heritage Celebration to take place Jan. 8-17.In addition to being a legendary Olympian and top figure skating commentator, Fleming owns the Fleming Jenkins Vineyard andamp; Winery with her husband, Dr. Greg Jenkins, who is the company’s winemaker.On Jan. 15, a andamp;#8220;skate and tasteandamp;#8221; event for $20 per person will showcase a few of the winery’s creations and allow guests the rare opportunity to skate with Peggy Fleming on Resort at Squaw Creek’s ice rink.Later, a winemaker’s dinner in Six Peaks Grille will feature the culinary work of Chef de Cuisine Chad Shrewsbury, and pair several of Fleming Jenkins Vineyard andamp; Winery vintages with gourmet dishes. at 7:30 p.m. Visit

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for free guided snowshoe treks every Saturday through the end of March. Discover the great fitness and social benefits of the easy-to-learn sport of snowshoeing. Great for all abilities and children older than 10 years old. Saturday, Jan. 16, Page Meadows, three miles, easy, 10 a.m.; Saturday, Jan. 23, Castle Rock, four miles, easy, Kingsbury North Trailhead off of Highway 207, 10 a.m.; Saturday, Jan. 30, Martis Peak, eight miles, moderate- advanced, Martis Peak Road, 10 a.m.; Saturday, Jan. 30, Full Moon Snowshoe Trek, Tahoe Meadows, two-three miles, easy, for TRTA members only, Tahoe Meadows, 6:30 p.m.You must sign up in advance (775) 298-0012 or e-mail visit

The American Red Cross is looking for nominations to honor local heroes and ordinary citizens who have shown extraordinary courage at its annual Real Heroes breakfast. Nomination Forms can be downloaded from the chapter website and will be accepted through Jan. 22. A digital photograph must accompany each nomination. The ARC is also accepting reservations for the annual event that will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Harrah’s in Reno. For information, nominations, sponsorships or tickets go to or call (775) 856-1000.

The board of Slow Food Lake Tahoe cordially invites you to its first potluck and general meeting of 2010 Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee from 4 to 7 p.m. The meeting will feature a talk by Gary Romano, owner of Sierra Valley Farms, on his involvement with the new UC Davis documentary andamp;#8220;Is Sustainable Attainable?andamp;#8221; Chris Kerston of Chaffin Family Orchards is tentatively scheduled to talk about the goats he raises for meat and may bring a goat dish to share.The theme of the potluck is andamp;#8220;winter,andamp;#8221; so please bring a dish that features foods that are currently seasonal in Northern California/Nevada. SFLT members, friends and children are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Brumm at or 582-7498.

Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community-related garden projects. To obtain an application, call Lorrie Moore, 587-6980, or email Applications must be received by April 15, 2010.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 clubandamp;#8217;s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational, and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Tahoe region. For a meeting schedule and more information, visit

A benefit for Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services invites fathers, uncles, grandfathers and dates to a special evening. From 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Tahoe Biltmore, for $16 per couple and $6 for each additional person. Price includes flowers for each daughter and cake will be served. Photo keepsakes and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online at and at the Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services offices in Truckee, Incline Village and Kings Beach and Bella Vita in Tahoe City. All proceeds will benefit TWS.

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