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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Labor Day closingsThe Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza offices will be closed to honor Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Banks, Nevada and Placer County offices, Tahoe Truckee Unified Schools and alternative schools will be closed. Select health care practitioners will be closed, however, retail and grocery stores, recreational facilities and dining establishments will be open for business. Call ahead for hours and reservations.Dog days of summerGold Country Kennel Club, an all-breed dog club located in Nevada County, is gearing up for their annual dog show. Almost 1,500 dogs, representing most of the more than 170 breeds of purebred dogs now recognized by the American Kennel Club, will be entered in the shows at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Sept. 4 and 5. There will also be several specialty shows on Friday, Sept. 3. Admission to the show is free. Day of show parking is $7 for a single day or $10 for a Multiple Day Pass. The show starts both days at 8 a.m., Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.Tahoe Conservatory of Music registrationTahoe Conservatory of Music is holding registration for its new school year. Find the music inside of you for all ages. Classical training, rock star/jazz training and adult programs available. All lessons are private and teachers are all university trained. Studios for the Conservatory are located in both Kings Beach and Truckee. Call 530-546-2356 for information or to register.The Art of Public SpeakingLearn to prepare a presentation, prepare yourself and handle an audience in a low-pressure, encouraging and comfortable small group setting, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Chateau at Incline Village, 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village Take away techniques you can immediately apply to improve the structure of your next presentation with these tips for effective public speaking by Laura Moriarty, SPHR is the president of Tahoe Training Partners. Call Moriarty at (530) 573-0224 or Co-sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) and Tahoe Training Partners. Hosted by The Chateau at Incline Village.Andrew Guldman to speakat Silicon Mountain meetingSilicon Mountain, a networking group of technology professionals in the Tahoe-Truckee region, will meet 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 at Tahoe Donnerandamp;#8217;s Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee.Andrew Guldman, VP of Engineering at Fluid ( will talk about the business and technologies behind online shopping sites that use innovative approaches to mass customization and online configuration. Before and after the talk, there will also be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Silicon Mountain was founded by Dr. Johannes Ziegler, Founder of, an innovative edutainment site for girls. The event is sponsored by TekSystems, a technology staffing and services company. The $5 attendance fee includes pizza, salad and soft drinks. For more information and to RSVP e-mail TNT-TMA board seat vacancyThe Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association Board of Directors is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy for the Kings Beach-Tahoe Vista Board Seat. Applicants must be residents or business representative of the Kings Beach-Tahoe Vista or represent a business located in the area. Preferred qualifications include current employment or involvement in the transportation field, knowledge of regional and local transportation issues and commitment to the TNT/TMAandamp;#8217;s goal of improving air and water quality and economic stability through development of transportation resources. Letters of interest should be mailed to TNT/TMA Board, Attention: Jan Colyer, Executive Director, P.O. Box 7108, Tahoe City, CA 96145 or faxed to 581-5239 no later than Oct. 1, 2010. Contact Jan Colyer at 581-3922 or Creek Lake campfire programsThe Martis Creek Campground Amphitheater, take Highway 267, two miles south of Truckee and turn left at Martis Creek Lake, follow signs to campground. Park outside of the campground entrance in parking area on left. Amphitheater is in the center of the campground; enter just past site 8. Sept. 4: BATS! A new and different bat program this year with bat biologists. See how bats are caught, counted, measured, studied and released. A new and different bat program at Martis! Presented by: Corps of Engineers and UC Davis Bat Biologists. Observe mist netting of bats for study and find out how many and what species of bats live in the Truckee Tahoe area. Bring a flashlight. Meet at amphitheater at 7 p.m. Call 587-8113.Stargazing at Big BendLoch Leven Parking area, 1/8 mile east of the Big Bend Visitor Center, 49685 Hampshire Rocks Road, Soda Springs. Join astronomer Don Machholz for a guided tour of the heavens Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight with something to mute the light and warm clothing for the twilight chill. Telescopes, star charts and expert knowledge supplied to help you discover how vast the universe appears from 5,800 feet. For information call 426-3609.Cruise Tahoe with NLT Historical SocietyThe North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is hosting a Labor Day dinner cruise on the Tahoe Gal. This is a great way to relax with friends new and long-term after a busy summer. Cruise includes beautiful views, dinner, coffee and dessert. Cruise boarding is at 5:30 p.m. and departs at 6 p.m. from the Tahoe Gal pier by the Post Office in Tahoe City. Tickets are not mailed for the event. Our greeter will have a guest list at the dock. Cost: $60 for members, $65 non-members. Call the Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum for information at 583-1762.Microbe Planet: Life on Earth, Extreme Environments andamp; AstrobiologySept. 9, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Dr. Murrayandamp;#8217;s research in aquatic and ice-laden environments utilizes new approaches for exploring the diversity and complexity of microbial life in order to understand how life functions and adapts to its surroundings here on earth. As an overview of Dr. Murrayandamp;#8217;s current research, this program will provide a better understanding of the unseen life forms that dominate this planet and connect the study of life on earth and studies elsewhere in the Universe. 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.Volunteer for Tahoe Forest Stewardship DayThe League to Save Lake Tahoe is sponsoring the 13th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day and is looking for volunteers Saturday, Sept. 11 at North Tahoe Regional Park. The event will combine field education in forest ecology, defensible space, best management practices, wildlife biology and natural history with hands-on forest restoration projects. Following the dayandamp;#8217;s rewarding restoration work will be a volunteer appreciation lunch with guest speaker. Also looking for qualified team leaders to work with teams of 10-15 volunteers. If you enjoy working with people, have field experience in a natural resource discipline and believe in the value of community involvement with public lands, please consider being a team leader for this yearandamp;#8217;s Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day. Contact Flavia Sordelet at (530) 541-5388 or andamp; Insights: A Mythical Guide to GriefWorkRepeat presentation, Sierra College, Truckee Campus, Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bateman will explore the richly complex world of bereavement as expressed in worldwide folk tales to map out some of the andamp;#8220;stepsandamp;#8221; in this sad, but universal song. Dr. Bateman teaches Death and Dying, conducts workshops on GriefWork, and has written a manuscript entitled andamp;#8220;A Mythological Guide to GriefWork.andamp;#8221; Join us for an intense but meaningful journey into cross-cultural understandings of loss. No charge, but space is limited. Please call 550-2290 for reservations.Truckee Tahoe Community ChorusRed Tag Sale FundraiserThe Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus announces its Second Annual Red Tag Sale, Sept. 11 and 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at 10800 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (brown building next to Villager Nursery). This event is sponsored by Donner Gate Chevron. TTCC has become a community arts icon performing at events and giving seasonal concerts in the North Tahoe/Truckee region. As a nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible and all proceeds of the sale go directly back to the community in the form of concerts, arts and education programs, serving well over 1,000 people annually. Find new and used household items, clothes for adults and children, books, appliances, furniture, specialty items, CDs, toys and kitchen accessories. If you wish to participate and sing with the chorus, please visit, e-mail or call 550-1091.Financial Planning BasicsDonald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., (775) 298-0184. Different strategies create a variety of results to your financial plans. Your financial plans are influenced by legal and tax techniques, the markets and your own tolerance to risk. What are some general financial items to consider and what will it mean to your family, your retirement, your tax bill? This seminar will look at the dollar and cents of financial plans from a legal and tax perspective and give you an overall view to help you create and work on your own strategies. Greg Crawford, Sierra Wealth Management; Mike Bosma, CPA of the Bosma Group; Matt Grey, Attorney with McDonald Carano Wilson presenting.

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