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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.

Green andamp; Me, a television and social media platform that will deliver content about the green lifestyle is scheduled for launch in the Reno-Tahoe market in mid-May. The media platform is a project of Sierra Adventure Marketing, an Incline Village company owned by Robert Olmer and Kevin Danaher, owner of Danaher Development International LLC in Reno. Olmer and Danaher currently produce andamp;#8220;Inside Tahoe Truckee,andamp;#8221; which airs on cable television systems in the region and operates the andamp;#8220;InsideTahoe.netandamp;#8221; website.The duo currently is working with Charter Communications for time slots for a andamp;#8220;Green andamp; Meandamp;#8221; television program and also is talking with KOLO-TV, said Olmer.The television program, Danaher said, will include advertorial content about health-conscious and environmentally friendly products and services.

Nevada musician, historian and story-teller Chris Bayer sings and discourses upon the original andamp;#8216;western musicandamp;#8221; of gold rush California and Nevada. Based on his original research this evening of story and song explains and illustrates the remarkable (and by 19th century tastes vulgar) but now forgotten lyrics of the Sierra Nevada during the 1850s and Nevada during the 1860s. The songs of the miners comment wryly upon the dream of going West, March 11, The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 students. This is a great show for the whole family! Please call Rebecca at 775-831-2820 for information or to buy tickets. Also visit and click on andamp;#8220;showsandamp;#8221; to purchase tickets.

The Kings Beach SnowFest! parade takes place 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011. Highway 28 will be closed from Highway 267 to Fox Street. Visit for more information or to be a part of the parade!

This is the largest National Ski Patrol on-hill educational conference event in the Nation. Twenty-eight of the best National Ski Patrol instructors in the Far West Division will support 20 NSP programs in OEC, OET, Nordic, and Certified. It is open to all National Ski Patrol members and their families, and provides many excellent learning opportunities mixed with good times for all at Northstar-at-Tahoe, March 12-13, call 858-353-4466.

Bigger and Better than ever for only $30. For the past nine years Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area has produced the most exciting on-snow gourmet-tasting event. Sample some of the Nordic center’s gentlest trails while enjoying delectable food and beverage from 19 of North Tahoe’s finest restaurants Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m. in the meadow above Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes and at their leisure taste seafood, soup, breads, hors d’oeuvres, pastries and cookies. The day ends with margaritas and live music at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association Winter Discovery Center Yurt. A sledding hill will be available for the children. Dressing in a Nordic period costume such as a traditional Norwegian skier or a Scandinavian Nordic warrior. Best costume wins a Tahoe XC 2011/12 season pass.Proceeds benefit the TCCSEA, a nonprofit group supporting the Strider Glider Program, free Skiing for Schools program, High and Middle School Ski Teams and the Winter Discovery Center. For more information and tickets call 530-583-5475, e-mail or visit

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.

The Tahoe League for Charity will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Monday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. at Jake’s on the Lake, Tahoe City. Andy Chapman, director of tourism for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, will be the featured guest speaker sharing information about the upcoming Amgen Bicycle Tour, which will run May 4-15. Andy will give a power point presentation and show a short video of the Amgen Tour events.Guests and potential members are welcome to attend. For reservations and information, call Carole Eichhorn at 546-5650. Tahoe League for Charity is a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to benefit the local communities of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee by providing scholarships to local students and grants to nonprofit organizations. Visit

Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Incline Village, Nev. March 14, 5 p.m. Come learn about the new educational opportunity coming to Tahoe in the fall! Academically rigorous K-8 accredited private school by Expeditionary Learning, a division of Outward Bound. Call 775-830-7909 for information.

Blue Pixie Studio andamp; Gallery is proud to announce an exhibit of artwork by Kings Beach artist Sara L. Smith. Featuring a variety of her dynamic acrylic paintings, the display will hang for the entire month of March. Blue Pixie is located in Christmas Tree Village, 868 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. For information, please contact Blue Pixie at 775-831-0226.

A+ Preschool invites all perspective preschool children, and their parents to participate in the annual A+ Preschool Preview Day, Monday, March 13 or Thursday, March 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for the current school year and 2011-2012. A+ is an educational preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. Their goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. Full day and half day options are available. Check them out at 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534 or visit License Number: 313609613.

Feel like you’re herding cats? Learn to plan affective agendas, maximize participation, create a welcoming environment and keep groups on track, plus much more, March 18, 9 a.m., Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach. Call 530-582-6762.

Tahoe City Public Utility District Board will discuss this summer’s contract with the Foothill Farmers Market, considering impacts to the community, changes in hours, locations, parking, traffic, and other concerns Friday, March 18, 10 a.m. If you can’t attend, your opinion can still be heard. E-mail, call 530-583-1475, mail P.O. Box 5249, Tahoe City, CA 96145 or drop off at 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Call Bob Bolton, director of Parks and Recreation, 530-583-3796 ext. 22 or Cindy Gustafson, general manager 530-583-3796 ext. 19 with questions.

Join in the Second Annual Sun and Fun Snowmobile Rally to benefit Turning Point Tahoe, a 501c3 organization dedicated to improving the quality and standard of living for people with disabilities in the Truckee/Tahoe area, March 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Riders will enjoy scenic Tahoe National Forest Trails at Jackson Meadows, with music, barbecue, games and prizes. Bring your own sled or rent one. For information and how to join in the fun, please visit Your contribution will assure people with disabilities have opportunities regardless of their circumstances.

Saturday, March 19, 6:15 p.m., St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. 6:15 p.m., Parish Hall. Fun for all ages: Tahoe community party with traditional Irish dinner; games, music and crafts; limericks; entertainment by Blanchette School of Irish Dance, Reno, Nev. No charge; all welcome; donations happily accepted for St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Youth Group. Details at or call 775-831-1418.

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