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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting.

Sierra Business Council is committed to solutions that create opportunity from those exact circumstances. Each year, they host an event to recognize and encourage leadership in the Sierra, honoring community members and leaders who demonstrate solutions to the region’s toughest challenges. If you know of a person, organization or collaborative team who has embodied this type of innovative thinking in the Sierra Nevada in 2010, please nominate today. Visit http://www.sbcouncil.org/sierravisionawards to download a nomination form. Nominations are due Friday, March 4, 2011. Contact atoso@sbcouncil.org for information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a child’s life while doing all the fun activities you love! The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has more than 10 children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe has six. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail peggy@bigsofnc.org or visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.

North Tahoe ARTS andamp;#8220;Sierra Bearsandamp;#8221; Exhibit and andamp;#8220;The Bear Leagueandamp;#8221; for March are hosting an Opening Reception, Friday, March 4, 5-7 p.m.Support the artists and organizations dedicated to protecting, and educating the public about andamp;#8220;Our Bears.andamp;#8221; Learn how to live with, protect and respect these marvelous creatures. There will be bear dens for the kids to explore. Light appetizers and wine for donation will be available. The Bear League will also host the andamp;#8220;Paint the Bearandamp;#8221; activity for North Tahoe ARTS, kids ART Saturday, Saturday, March 5 after the SnowFest! parade. No charge. Everyone welcome, this promises to be fun event for the family. North Tahoe ARTS, 380 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, 530-581-2787 or e-mail info@northtahoearts.com for information.

Something fishy is happening at KidZone. Help decorate the new exhibit with aquatic critters made from reclaimed materials. Parents can enjoy a couple of hours on the town, March 4, 6-8 p.m., 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Call 530-587-5437.

First Friday, March4, 4-6 p.m. at Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Road (next to the Squeeze In). Check out metal sculpture, jewelry, leather goods, clothing, paintings, pottery and so much more. Made by hand goods by Truckee’s finest. Friends in town? Take them by for an aprs ski glass of wine and be prepared to be impressed! Call 530-587-3789 for information.

Better Homes andamp; Gardens Real Estate-Mason McDuffie offices throughout Northern California and Nevada will hold their second annual Giving Day. The Tahoe City branch is having a food drive for Project MANA through March 4 with food collection barrels at the Safeway and Save Mart in Tahoe City. On March 5, Giving Day, agents, employees and family will bag the food for distribution to those in need. The Truckee office will support Tahoe Women’s Services by re-painting numerous safe house rooms. To help support or get involved contact Maureen O’Keefe at 530-412-1280 or Alan Harry at 530-448-3027.

Relive Mark Twain’s western experience as portrayed in andamp;#8220;Roughing Itandamp;#8221; by the Ghost of Twain, McAvoy Layne. Also featuring, andamp;#8220;1601,andamp;#8221; a ribald fireside conversation that will make a cast iron dog laugh. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village, March 4. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Call 775-831-2820 or visit http://www.ghostoftwain.com for tickets.

Truckee High School Auditorium, March 4, 6 p.m. Here is your opportunity to see the andamp;#8220;Trashion Showandamp;#8221; while supporting the Truckee High school Envirolution Club’s effort to attend the National Service Learning Conference, in Atlanta, Ga. this April. Entertainment, food, raffle, silent auction and more all for $10 adults and $6 students. Support Truckee High student’s to take their show on the road! Tickets at Truckee High main office or contact club president for more information at marinedageville@yahoo.com. Visit http://www.4swep.org.

To support U.S. service members serving overseas, we’re going to make 600 handmade cards for them to send to their families. All supplies provided. No experience necessary. Please support our troops in this very fun, very personal way. March 5, 10 a.m., Truckee Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call 530-582-2080 for information.

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Senior Meals program and the Meals on Wheels. This month’s sponsor is the Truckee Sunrise Rotary. Open to everyone. Adults $7, children $3. Come early, March 6, 8-11 a.m., Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee.

To support U.S. service members serving overseas, we’re going to make 600 handmade cards for them to send to their families. All supplies provided. No experience necessary. Please support our troops in this very fun, very personal way. March 5, 10 a.m., Truckee Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call 530-582-2080 for information.

Bookshelf Tahoe City in partnership with Uncorked invite you to meet Jeremy Evans , author of andamp;#8220;In Search of Powder, A Story of America’s Disappearing Ski Bum,andamp;#8221; March 9, 6 p.m., Uncorked Wine Bar, Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City. Call 530-581-1900 or 584-6090 for information.


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