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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Your news is what makes the Sierra Sun shineContent for briefs is selected from the Sun’s online calendar and e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To publish events online visit http://www.sierrasun.com and locate the event calendar. Click on andamp;#8220;submit an eventandamp;#8221; and follow the instructions. Please limit descriptions to 50-75 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Farewell Florian’sAfter 10 years of serving Truckee, the Florian’s have decided to pursue new careers. Florian’s Fine Wines andamp; Special Foods final day will be April 15. Please join Patti and Ron on Friday, April 2, for a store-wide sale. All beer, wine, grocery and cheese will be on sale at 30 percent discount. Also, find fixtures, wine barrels, wine racks and shelving.Free self defense classIn recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Tahoe Women’s Services and the Charles Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Tahoe-Truckee (CGBJJATT) are offering free Personal Safety andamp; Empowerment self defense classes. Try them out April 10 and 17 from 4-5 p.m. at the CGBJJATT school, located at 11430 Deerfield Drive, Unit 4B, Truckee.Workers compensation seminarandamp;#8220;Strictly Workers Compandamp;#8221; 2010 California and Nevada update and question and answer Wednesday, April 14, 9 a.m.-noon. Registration and snack 8:30 a.m., Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee. Call 582-5655. For owners, managers, contractors, human resource and business professionals. andamp;#8220;Trash Talkandamp;#8221; format includes presentation followed by panel of attorneys. Early Bird registration before April 8 at http://www.sierrahra.com. Registration form will be e-mailed to you. Seating is limited. No refunds; substitutions welcome. Submit questions in advance to Laura Moriarty, SHRA president-elect at Laura@tahoetrainingpartners.com.2010 Truckee Follies: Boom or Bust!The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is proud to announce the dates for 2010 Truckee Follies April 21-24 at the same place as it always has been, now lovingly referred to as the andamp;#8220;Old Rec Center.andamp;#8221; Save the date(s) for another exciting Follies filled with terribly inappropriate jabs! Tickets on sale at Cabona’s in Truckee.Social Media SmartsSocial Media Smarts: Transforming Customers and Employees into Partners, Wednesday, April 21, 9-noon, registration and snack 8:30 a.m., PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, 1920 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Call 583-1576. Learn how to define social media, understand tools and practical applications for developing your own social media strategy. Observe a live online exercise which will introduce you to practical applications of social media tools.Locals $5 Fridays at Tahoe XCLocal’s Days $5 Fridays at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City. Present a Tahoe Basin/Truckee I.D. and you can purchase a full day trail pass for just $5 Friday April 2 and April 9. Call 583-5475, ski@tahoexc.org.Gold Run CHP benefitSaturday, April 10, Gold Run CHP day $20 ticket gets you a day ski pass, tubing access and a BBQ lunch proceeds go to the woman’s and orphans fund. Visit http://www.donnerskiranch.com. Everyone is welcome!Free Hunter Education classA free, 10-hour Hunter Education Program is to produce safe, responsible, knowledgeable, and involved hunters-hunters who understand the importance of complying with hunting laws and behaving ethically to ensure the continuation of the hunting tradition. April 19, 20 and 22, 6-9 p.m., Truckee PUD Boardroom, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. A certificate passing this course is required by almost all states to obtain a Hunting License. Seating is limited, call to reserve a space at 587-4844.Dream Home raffle extendedThe nonprofit Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation (TMRF) is raffling a $1.4 million home in the Village at Northstar at Lake Tahoe. The Grand Prize home includes a Tahoe Mountain Club Membership and a $150,000 interior decor package. The Lake Tahoe Dream Home Raffle also includes more than $100,000 in additional prizes. The new official drawing date is April 12. Proceeds will help TMRF to enrich the quality of life through cultural, environmental, educational and charitable pursuits. Visit http://www.tmrfoundation.com.Save the date for Tahoe Truckee Earth DayHighlight for the Earth Day celebration will be the Patagonia Wild andamp; Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tuesday, April 20 at Sierra Nevada College and Friday, April 23 at the Olympic Village Inn. Saturday, April 24 at the Village at Squaw Valley includes educational booths, environmental speaker, live music and entertainment, free transportation on TART, activities for children, Dr. Solar! and the popular Envirolution Trashion Show. Visit http://www.tahoetruckeeearthday.org or call 584-6266.Tahoe Truckee career spotlightSierra College invites business leaders, agencies and organizations to participate in a free upcoming educational and networking event designed for the community, current students and all Sierra College alumni. Networking is the most effective means of learning about careers and getting employed. TT Career Spotlight takes place on Wednesday, May 5, 5-6:30 p.m. on the Truckee campus. To participate and for more information contact Tahoe-Truckee’s Career Education Liaison at 546-2374 or nicolecheslock@gmail.com.Lions and Little League Annual Rummage SaleAs a community benefit, the Lions Club has partnered with the Truckee Little League for its major fundraiser, the Memorial Day Weekend Rummage Sale. All profits go to the Truckee Little League, in critical need of funding.Call the Little League for a pick-up of your donated saleable items. A receipt of your donation is available. Check out the PUD parking lot on Donner Pass Road in Truckee May 29 and 30.Electric power is on-site for testing electric appliances. Help the Lions Club help our community. For donation pick-up or drop-off information call (530) 414-4001 or e-mail tllrummagesale.com.Attention North Shore knitters!Are you interested in joining a knitting club in the Tahoe Vista/Kings Beach area? The club would be a place to meet and socialize with fellow knitters, crocheters, and other needle-workers. We would exchange ideas, learn new skills or teach skills to beginners. It would be a place for you to work on projects in the company of others with similar interests. If you’re interested, call Chris at 546-2359. We will set a time and place for the first meeting depending on the response to this notice.Capturing acts of kindness in Plumas Bank countryKindness comes in many different styles, shapes and forms. Tell Plumas Bank your story about how kindness has touched your life or the lives of others in our community and the difference that one special person made.Nominate a candidate for the Plumas Bank Kindness Award if he or she performs an Act of Kindness in our community through November 30, 2010. Plumas Bank will celebrate one person each month throughout 2010; and, on their 30th anniversary in December 2010 one lucky person will be drawn to win a $300 prize! For information visit http://www.plumasbank.com or your local branch.