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Celebrate

National Library Week

The American Library Associationand#8217;s Libraries celebrate National Library Week, April 11and#8211;17. Libraries are a hub of activity where communities and students thrive. In tough economic times, libraries give free access to books and computers, homework help, assistance with resumes and job searches, accurate financial information, adult education courses, assistance for new Americans, CDs, DVDs and much more. Visit your library today or The Campaign for Americaand#8217;s Libraries at http://www.atyourlibrary.org. April is School Library Month, Monday, April 12, and#8220;The State of Americaand#8217;s Librariesand#8221; report will be released; Tuesday, April 13 Celebrate ALA-APAand#8217;s National Library Workers Day; Wednesday, April 14 Celebrate the first annual National Bookmobile Day; Wednesday, April 14 ALAand#8217;s Office for Intellectual Freedom will release the and#8220;Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2009and#8221; list and Thursday, April 15 Celebrate YALSAand#8217;s Support Teen Literature Day.

and#8212; Information from The American Library Association

Free tutoring

at Incline Village Library

Students in elementary, middle and high school may go to Incline Village Library for free after-school tutoring. Sign-ups are not required and all students needing homework help are encouraged to attend. This program is a collaboration between the Washoe County Library, Washoe County School District and Children in Transition. Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. through May.

Locals $5 Fridays at Tahoe XC

Localand#8217;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 9. Call 583-5475, ski@tahoexc.org.

Gold Run CHP benefit

Saturday, April 10, Gold Run CHP day $20 ticket gets you a day ski pass, tubing access and a BBQ lunch proceeds go to the womanand#8217;s and orphans fund. Visit http://www.donnerskiranch.com. Everyone is welcome!

Pancake Breakfast

to benefit seniors

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels will be held on April 11 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. This monthand#8217;s sponsor is the Truckee Soroptimists. Open to everyone! Adults $7, children $3. The date is changed from the traditional first Sunday to avoid a conflict with Easter. Open to everyone, come early.

Canand#8217;t get enough drama?

Students in grades second through eighth can participate in an eight-week program beginning Wednesday, April 14. Instructor Marissa Campbell holds a degree in Fine Arts and is a credentialed teacher and musician. She will work with students on theater games, improv, stage presence, confidence, character development and performance skills, culminating in a Scene Showcase performance for parents and friends. Register at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Class will meet at the Community Arts Center, Wednesdays 5:10-6:30 p.m. Fee is $65 per student. For more information call TDRPD at 582-7720.

Communities 4 Kids

The newly renamed Communities 4 Kids (formerly the Tahoe Truckee Child Abuse Prevention Council) will sponsor an inaugural signature event April 17 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. This Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party will feature music, poetry and dance from local students, and admission will include tea and light desserts. This event is open to the public and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Semi-formal wear is suggested but not required, in keeping with the tea-party theme. A raffle will be held for all attendees. Tickets are available online at http://www.tahoewomenservices.org or cash or check from the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (546-0952), the Family Resource Center of Truckee (587-2513) or Tahoe Womenand#8217;s Services in Kingand#8217;s Beach (546-7804). Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children, and scholarships may be available upon request.

Free Hunter Education class

A 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.

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 and#8220;Old Rec Center.and#8221; Save the date(s) for another exciting Follies filled with terribly inappropriate jabs! Tickets on sale at Cabonaand#8217;s in Truckee.

Viewing of and#8216;Tappedand#8217;

Presented by the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, is an award-winning documentary that explores issues around bottled water and the social and environmental impacts of this multi-billion dollar industry. and#8220;Tapped,and#8221; April 30, 6:30 p.m., Sierra College Tahoe, Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail Drive, Truckee.

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. 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 youand#8217;re interested, call Chris at 546-2359. Time and place for the first meeting depending on the response to this notice.