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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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Become a member or support the Truckee Community Garden. May 3 meeting, noon, Community Recreation Center. Memberships that fit all lifestyles and commitment levels. Also looking to reclaim a deck you are replacing or retiring, redwood, trex or pine. It must be in good to excellent condition. We will re-purpose this into a community deck and lounge at the regional park. Pick up or drop off OK. Call (530) 414-1469 or e-mail The Garden seeks a volunteer grant writer and lawyer. Contact Kaili at Project Mana:

The plight of millions of stray cats and dogs is now in the public eye, thanks to the April 30 release of the Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet sheet of commemorative stamps.

The Incline Village Post Office has joined forces with the Pet Network to host a Shelter Pet Adoption Day, April 30, 1-4 p.m. and will be available for adoption that day. The Kings Beach Post Office, 8669 Salmon Ave. will host an adoption day May 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in conjunction with the Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter. Visit for the stories on the pictured pets. The stamps will be dedicated by Postmaster Jack Potter and Ellen Degeneres April 30 at a ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. The stamps will be sold in sheets of 20 for a price of $8.80. The first print run of the stamps totaled 300 million.

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Win a pair of K2 Shane McConkey Tribute Skis in the Make-A-Wish Shane McConkey Challenge. The unique idea is to harness the energy that Shane created and bring together lots and lots of people to make small donations in his memory to a great cause that he cared about, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It’s also about making giving easier for people and taking away the procrastination variables. The challenge ends May 12! Visit now and recruit your friends.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2010/2011 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to enhance educational work within the district. Both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use. Nomination forms at all district schools, the district office, or and must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education, 11071 Donner Pass Road, Truckee by Thursday, May 6, 2010. The 2010-2011 recipients will be announced in the fall.

The KidZone Museum will be closed from Friday, May 1 through Thursday, May 6 for renovations and improvements to the Lucky Duck Farm Exhibit. Visit on Friday, May 7 and discover whatand#8217;s new on the farm. For more information call 587-KIDS or visit

Truckee and Glenshire Elementary School PTOs have come together for the most fabulous party this Spring! A-Deck-Affair will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the River Ranch Restaurant and Lodge as a benefit for local students. The event will include casual food, music by local musicians, and silent/live auctions. Tickets are available for $35 in advance at Smokey’s Kitchen, Elijah Blues Coffee House and Truckee and Glenshire Elementary schools.

Local visual artist, Pamela Hunt-Lee has been named for April 2010 Blick Artist of the Month. Hunt-Lee’s selection was based on her produce paintings, colorfully luscious edibles portrayed in acrylic paint on canvas. She also paints dramatic representations of Lake Tahoe rocks, local wildflowers, pine cones and more. See her work at Village Interiors in Incline Village, Spirit Gallery in Truckee, Pablo’s Gallery in Tahoe City as well as on her web site and frequently pictured on her blog at Big Water Grille used one of her designs as their business card and has three of her paintings on permanent display. She is a member of North Tahoe Arts and participates in the open studio ARTour in July.

Blick, an artist supply house with on-line and physical locations across the U.S., selects one artist each month to be represented on Facebook as their featured artist. Submissions for this honor are world-wide.

After the annual art show graced the halls of the Sierra College’s campus on the hill with superb talent in a variety of artistic mediums, another venue rises to spark the creative spirit. Previously known as the Cal Slam Team, the San Francisco City Slam Poetry Team will head to Truckee for a Spoken Word performance, raw poetry performed with gritty emotion Saturday, May 1, 7 p.m. Ranked third in the nation for their outstanding performances, the SF Slam Team will provide a memorable evening. For further information call Sierra College at 550-2225. This performance is free of charge at Sierra College, 11001 College Trail, Tahoe-Truckee campus lobby.

California Green Jobs Corps, a free program for Truckee/North Lake Tahoe youth age 18-24, aims to help youth pursue some of those 114,000 new green careers. The program will launch in June 4 and continue through July 30. Interested local youth can visit an information booth at the Sierra College Career Exploration Day, Wednesday, May 5, 5-6:30 p.m. The California Green Jobs Corps is a state-sponsored pilot program funded by federal economic stimulus funds. The local partnership between Fourth Sector Strategies, Golden Sierra Workforce Training Agency, and Sierra College. Statewide, 1500 youth will participate. For more information go to and click and#8220;California Green Jobs Corpsand#8221; in the projects section, and check out for photos and descriptions of field experiences.

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College), May 4, 5:30 p.m.

This documentary presents six children from Northern California who have developed an ingenious invention for the early detection of forest fires. Their invention is a network of cameras located around forests that send real-time pictures to hundreds and thousands of desktops, turning people all over the world into Forest Guards. Call (775) 881-7560, ext. 7474.


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