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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

The Placer County Sheriff Department’s Lake Tahoe Station is presenting a Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are asked to attend all five classes, which will cover a different topic each evening. Classes are Wednesday evenings, March 9 through April 13. Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and take andamp;#8220;field tripsandamp;#8221; to the Placer County Jail and morgue, as well as the 911-dispatch center. Classes will be held in the conference room at Placer County Sheriff’s Department-Tahoe City Station, 2501 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City or North High School, 6-8 p.m. Seats are limited so please make reservations with Community Services Officer Melinda Maehler at 530-581-6382 or e-mail academy will kick off with a welcome by sheriff’s administrators and an overview of how the department works.On subsequent nights, the marine unit, Search and Rescue, Investigations, hostage negotiators, the K-9 unit and the drug task force teams, will make presentations. The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff’s Department’s functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in the community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community.

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.

Lecture by Robert E. Stewart. Bob Stewart is experienced in the study of original documents from the early years of Nevada. He has uncovered previously unpublished information about Mark Twain in the 18-month period between arriving here as Sam Clemens, brother of the Territorial Secretary, and adopting his famous pen name. Through his study the inlet on the east shore of Lake Tahoe where Clemens camped in 1861, may soon be named andamp;#8220;Sam Clemens Cove.andamp;#8221; Using images and words, Stewart will tell us how we know today this was Sam Clemens campsite in the fall of 1861, 150 years ago this September, Thursday, March 10, The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Tickets are $9.99 adults, $5 students. Visit or call 775-831-2820.

North Tahoe American Association of University Women, general meeting, March 10, 2 p.m., call 775-831-4025 for directions. Hear Frank Hartigan, UNR professor, discuss the origins of holy war in the three Abrahamic religions andamp;#8212; Judaism, Christianity, Islam andamp;#8212; from their sacred texts and in the light of modern scholarship. Refreshments provided by In Stitches members. No board meeting this month. The public is welcome to attend the general meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of A.A.U.W., please call membership V.P.s for more information at 775-831-1329 or 530-546-4840.

Ben Walmer, architect and innovator uses his architectural practice to innovate social enterprise and entrepreneuring in third world countries, March 10, 6:30 p.m., North Lake Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-581-4138.

Join the Lions Club for a fun evening, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, March 12, 5:30 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner with the Irish band Blarney and no host cocktails. Cost $40 tickets include dinner, a chance at a $1,000 door prize, and one raffle ticket for the 100 raffle prizes (more raffle tickets for sale at the event). Proceeds will benefit the local community and optical programs internationally. Tickets for sale at Stone’s Tires or the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce (train depot) in Downtown Truckee.

Plaza Truckee Tahoe is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the educational level of all residents in the Truckee Tahoe region, offering free access to computers at the Sierra Mountain Education Center behind the Truckee Fire Department. Open Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., through the end of the school year. A $10 donation/year is welcomed but not required. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.Spanish/English speaking, college educated lab monitors are on site to provide one-on-one assistance. Everyone is welcome! Check your e-mail, do your homework, research jobs online or just learn how to use the internet in a fun, comfortable environment.

Writing Escape Workshop: Three-hour weekend workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Truckee. Play with language and meaning in several writing prompts, generate new material, explore craft and develop a consistent writing practice. For all levels of experience and any genre, cost is $35 each or $60 for two, March 13 and May 14. For more info and to sign up, contact Karen Terrey at or 530-386-3901.

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 or visit

Get guidance navigating the Sierra College online application and registration process. Get answers about summer and fall offerings. Attend an upcoming application session on the Truckee campus in room228 for help applying online. Personal assistance provided, March 30, April 11 and 13 and May 2 and 4, 2:45-4 p.m. For more information contact Nicole Cheslock at 530-548-5010.

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