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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; 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 150-200 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

Fundraiser for Buhler

The North Tahoe Business Association Board of Directors and CBand#8217;s Pizza and Grill will host fundraising efforts Wednesday, Aug. 10, to help Jacob Buhler. Jacob was injured when he was struck by a car in a Kings Beach crosswalk and continues to recover at the hospital in Reno, Nev.

CBand#8217;s Pizza will donate a portion of proceeds from the entire dayand#8217;s receipts toward Jacoband#8217;s fund. From 4-8 p.m., go down to CBand#8217;s Pizza for happy hour deals, live music and more, as the board of directors and the community will come together to raise donations.

For more information about other ways you can donate, contact the NTBA at 530-546-9000.

CBand#8217;s Pizza and Grill is located at 5075 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay. Call 530-546-4738.

Camp Skylandia: Parents Night

Please join a Thursday, Aug. 11 potluck get together at Skylandia Park. All parents and campers are encouraged to attend. Meet the 2011 camp staff and enjoy a special campfire. Event begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until approximately 6 p.m. If your children went to camp all summer or only for the first week, the staff hopes to see you there.

Literacy students welcome, tutors needed

Volunteer meeting Aug. 12

Do you have a family member, neighbor or friend who has slipped through the cracks in school? Perhaps they even graduated from high school, but still need additional help with reading, writing, communication and/or math skills?

Read Up! is a county-wide volunteer tutoring service based at the Truckee Library, helping adults, 16 years and older, not enrolled in high school.

Many volunteer literacy tutors are retired teachers, college students, professionals and business people, all willing to help fellow Truckee-ites create a better life for themselves through free, confidential one-on-one tutoring.

Can you tutor? The next Read Up upcoming literacy tutor training class is slated for Friday, Aug. 12.

For an immediate interview or information, please contact Truckee Read Up! Coordinator Rolann Aronson at 530-575-7030.

Volunteer at KidZone

KidZone Museum is creating an outdoor nature space behind the Museum for children to explore and learn. If you can assist for an hour or more and dig plant or lay pavers, contact Liz or Illeana Tuesday-Friday at 530-587-KIDS or

Electronics and mechanics

Itand#8217;s not too late to register for Sierra Collegeand#8217;s fall Mechatronics classes. Science of electronics meets 6:15-9:20 p.m. Thursdays and fabrication techniques meets 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays. To apply for the fall semester, visit the Truckee campus, 11001 College Trail, 9-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, complete a hard copy application and add classes. Offerings also include core academics, arts, social sciences and career and technical education programs including administration of justice, human development, business, photography and web design. Classes begin the week of Aug. 22 and end Dec. 10. The cost is $36 per unit and only one dollar per unit for current Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students. For more information call 530-550-2225.

A+ Fall Registration has begun

Looking for a place where your child will be safe and cared for? Where your children will be nurtured through their educational journey? Then A+ is the place. Eight teachers have a bachelorand#8217;s degree, and two have masterand#8217;s. A+ works with Tahoe Lake School, Kings Beach Elementary, North Tahoe School, Creekside Charter School, Tahoe State Preschool and Tahoe Community Nursery School.

School-aged children will have help completing homework and checked for accuracy. Bus transportation is provided by the school district. A bus pass is required. A+ is fully licensed by the state of California (313 607 930).

A+ Preschool is for children 3 and 4 years of age. They must be potty trained and ready for group experience. Offering full day and half day care, five days a week. Register Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Nell Jackson at 530-583-1534. Located at First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City or visit

Help Gawronskis celebrate

the past 50 years

Barb and Ray Gawronski are planning their 50th anniversary and looking for old friends to help with the celebrations, especially from their years at North Lake Tahoe.

Did you bowl at the Kings Beach Bowl or Bowl Incline? Do you remember when the Biltmore was the Nevada Lodge and the Cartwrightsm and#8212; Pa, Hoss, and Little Joe and#8212; dined at the North Shore Club? Everyone took their kids for autographs to the film sites. At that time, the Hyatt wasnand#8217;t built yet and the only game in town was bowling (oh yeah, there was gambling too).

If you know the Gawronskis and would like to help them celebrate 50 years together Aug. 27, give Ralph a call at 775-303-4881 to receive an invitation and to swap old stories.

North Tahoe Arts Kids Art Saturday

Free Kids Art Saturday resumes Aug. 13 with Truckee artist Patty Lassaline. Patty is a ceramic artist, a water color painter, and a jewelry designer who uses gemstones and crystals in her work. Her own art is honest and delicate with a genuine simplicity and grace. She enjoys teaching children and is the mother of three.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, noon-2 p.m., Patty will work with children between the ages of 6 and 12 on a collage and painting, no charge for the event. All materials will be furnished. The project will be finished that day and children can take their art with them when they leave.

Parents are asked to remain with their children during the time their children are in the art center. This program is designed to give kids an opportunity to work with local artists on a project and develop an interest in and appreciation for art. North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Corison Loft

Questions? Call 530-581-2787 or

Best Piesand#8217; and#8216;Heroes for Heroesand#8217;

Best Pies Pizzeria offers the Heroes for Heroes menu. All members of the armed forces and#8212; past and present and#8212; half off all New York style Hero sandwiches every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Just bring in any military or veteran ID and get 50 percent off a hoagie, choosing from chicken parmesan, meatball, eggplant parmesan and more. Best Pies owners Chris Best and Elise Parnnell started Heroes for Heroes to show their appreciation for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Best Pies New York Style Pizza is located on Truckeeand#8217;s Commercial Row across from the Depot parking lot. Call 530-582-1111.

Local male mentors needed

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 childand#8217;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

Topic of biofuels tackled

at Squaw Valley Institute presentation

Biofuels as an alternative energy option will be discussed in detail by an impartial panel brought together for a Squaw Valley Institute presentation titled, and#8220;Biofuels: Separating Fact from Fiction.and#8221; The panel delivers their presentation at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing with a no-host bar.

Biofuels have received significant government subsidies and private investment over the last five years with the promise of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and also reducing carbon dioxide emissions. However, there is another side to the story that questions the economics, the environmental impact and the competition between corn for ethanol and corn for food. Join Squaw Valley Institute to get an objective overview and understand the pros and cons of producing biofuels from a panel of residents who have spent the last few months conducting research. They are prepared to share their findings so others may become better informed about critical energy issues.

The Squaw Valley Institute is proud to be the sole sponsor of the biofuels panel, led by Bob Moore. This is the Instituteand#8217;s third in a series on energy alternatives (prior topics were solar and nuclear energy).

The event is free for members, and $10 for non-members. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets or details visit or call 530-581-4138.

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