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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Attention pet owners in Placer County. Low cost spaying and neutering isavailable now for dogs and cats ($20 for cats and $40 for dogs). Pick up avoucher at the Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter, 849 Shelter Road, Tahoe Vista orcall 530-546-4260. Also, call the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (or WARF)at 775-833-2319. If you are outside of Placer County, we can still help. Forquestions or further information, call Connie at 775-831-1730 or

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office 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, through April 13. Participants will hear from members of the office’s special units and take field trips 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 about the marine unit, search and rescue, investigations, hostage negotiators, the K-9 unit and the drug task force teams, will make presentations.

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 room 228 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.

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner will be donating 20 percent of their food and beverage sales to the Truckee Wolverine Boosters Friday, April 1, 5-9 p.m.”The Lodge is graciously supporting the Boosters with this fantastic event; what better way to start the Spring Break than to enjoy a great dinner and help support the Boosters,” said event organizer, Margi Englert. Mention to the server you are there to support the Boosters and The Lodge will donate 20 percent of the bill back to the Boosters. The Truckee Wolverine Boosterswill then use the money to support high school clubs and athletic teams and give out academic and vocational scholarships at Truckee High School, which has given out more than $35,000 this year to help support the students at Truckee High. Reservations are recommended at 530-587-9455.

Volunteer today to become a Literacy Tutor with Read Up!, the Nevada County literacy program, based at the Truckee Library. Or, if you want to improve your communication and/or math skills, sign up to become a student in Read Up!. Tutors are highly educated, experienced community volunteers who wish to help interested students realize their potential. Tutoring is currently a free service of Nevada County. There will be an initial five-hour tutor training class in Truckee, Friday, April 1, 2011. Tutor training manuals are provided free to new literacy tutors. Literacy tutoring is an enjoyable and productive way to give back to the community. To become a tutor you must read, write and speak English well. Be at least 18 years of age. Be available two-three hours per week. Be patient and flexible. Have excellent communication skills and know how to listen. If you would like to become astudent or tutor in Read Up!, contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Literacy Coordinator, 530-575-7030.

Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community-related garden projects in the North Lake Tahoe area. To obtain an application, call Emily Hatch, 530-582-8487, or e-mail Applications must be received by April 15, 2011.Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District. The club’s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Tahoe region.On Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky will host their 23rd annual garden tour, the 2011 Truckee Garden Tour. Proceeds from this tour will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community projects. Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts,Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March throughOctober. For a schedule and more information, visit

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