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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Truckee native and 2004 Truckee High school graduate, Jasmine Jones will receiver her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, from Chico State university, Sunday May 23, 2009. During her last semester at Chico, Jones interned at the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) in Chico. CLIC provides free legal information and referrals, sponsors legal seminars and workshops for Butte County residents. She also participated in sponsoring a proposal for a city ordinance for Chico to ban the use of plastic shopping bags by local merchants. Jones is also working with the office of Environmental Prosecution for Butte County, on toxic waste clean up on the Feather River, hoping to secure an internship with them prior to continuing on to law school, where she plans to major in environmental law.

Come on out for The Greatest Show on Earth! North Tahoe High School Jazz Band hosts Neon Circus Jazz, an eclectic array of songs, May 27 and 28 at the North Tahoe High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Little League members are free on Wednesday with jersey and the NT Senior Class of 2009 are $4 on Thursday (with free neon glasses). Tickets are available from any Jazz Band musician or at the door. For more information call 583-1174.

Andrea Ross, co-founder of Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), will present Traveling for Good: How Travel Can Change the World on Thursday, May 28 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. A reception with no-host bar begins at 6:30 .m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Raised in England, Ross has been a world traveler from a young age. When Ross and her husband, Brandon, moved to Cambodia in 2003 to start a tour company and a bed-and-breakfast, they discovered that nearly two-thirds of the population lacked access to clean water, contributing to serious health problems. Little by little, the Rosses are working to change that reality. They launched Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), a nonprofit that offers scholarships for university students, holds free English classes, provides micro-loans for small businesses, and builds village water wells. You don’t use someone with a Harvard degree to build a well, says Brandon Ross. A $10 donation is requested. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets, visit or call 581-4138. Memberships are also available. Upcoming Squaw Valley Institute events include Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness, a documentary on bringing Gross National Happiness to the Himalayan Kingdom at Resort at Squaw Creek on June 4.

On May 29 at For Goodness Sake, Downtown Truckee, Slow Food Lake Tahoe presents three movies highlighting community and home gardens and the sustainable practices of a local rancher. Dont miss Homegrown Revolution recently presented by the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Squaw Valley Earth Day, about a Pasadena family that has transformed their home into an urban homestead. Hope and Concrete focuses on Heifer Internationals efforts to build urban gardens and Meat Jim shows how two college vegetarians meet their match when they try to convince a local rancher to go veggie. Shaw Family Farms of Truckee will be present to talk about their farm and raffle off a free Thanksgiving turkey. The event is free and starts at 6 p.m. Call 582-4079.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is pleased to announce the creation of a three-day, regional Guide andamp; Hike Leader Training that will be offered May 29 to 31. If you love the outdoors, enjoy hiking and would simply like to increase your knowledge this is for you. All participants over 18 years of age are welcome to attend, regardless of background or level of ability. To register or for more info visit The cost includes all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch and dormitory-style lodging. Call (775) 298-0012.

Lake Tahoe Yarn Co.s Kids Knitting Club in downtown Truckee will be from June 23 to Aug. 20, for ages 7 and up. Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., Knitting 101. For children still working on the basic skills of knitting and purling. Beginners welcome. Knitting 201: For kids who have mastered the basics and are ready for a challenge, Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Drop in $16 per class. Students will receive 15 percent off purchases. These classes are designed to help your child continue to learn and understand more about knitting and patterns and fibers.

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