Truckee Tahoe community announcements
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit http://www.sierrasun.com 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 New Science of MeditationBest-selling author and top rated international speaker Peter McGugan returns to show you the latest well-being techniques. Whether you’re curious or experienced, youandamp;#8217;ll benefit from easier meditation techniques that are impressing everyone. Discover the new way to get rid of emotional baggage and get on with enjoying your life. Creating sustainable rejuvenation is possible and it enhances every area of life.Free to the public, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Eskridge conference room, Truckee, Friday, Aug. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Emily Andrews Foundation.Peaks and Paws FestivalThe Village at Squaw Valley is paying tribute to man andamp;#8211; and womanandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8211; best friend with the Second Annual Peaks and Paws Festival Aug. 27-28. Dogs and their owners can enjoy lively bluegrass music, delicious wine and an array of events and demonstrations specifically designed for furry friends. A line-up of some of the regionandamp;#8217;s most popular bluegrass acts will play in The Village each day 2-8 p.m., with outdoor events kicking off earlier in the day. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.Chamber to HostHow to Sell Your Business WorkshopAs part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Economic Development Corporation is hosting a Thinking of Selling Your Business Workshop Wednesday, Aug. 31, noon-1:30 p.m., at the Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Suite 10, Incline Village. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26.This workshop is designed for those thinking of taking the leap and selling their business or perhaps have received an offer they canandamp;#8217;t refuse. The presenter is David Frazier, a partner at B2B CFO, the largest financial consulting firm in the country with 184 partners in 39 states. Prior to B2B CFO, Frazier spent more than 25 years in various executive positions in finance and operations at large publicly traded companies.The cost is $55 per person (payable in advance by mail or credit card), and participants need to bring their own lunch. To register, call the Sierra Economic Development Corporation at 530-823-4703 or e-mail email@example.com.This class will be repeated Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Tahoe City at the Tahoe City Public Utility District and Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Tahoe Vista at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.Summer Science ProgramFly-Fishing and Fly-Tying DemonstrationJoin UC Davis volunteer David Long for activities for kids ages 6 and up, Aug. 27, 10 am.-2 p.m., UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station andamp;#8220;Historic Fish Hatchery,andamp;#8221; 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, Calif. on the corner of Highway 28 and Lake Forest Road. Learn fly-tying and casting, discuss Lake Tahoe fisheries, discover native fauna and macroinvertebrates. Come learn with your child.Visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu or call 775-881-7566 for more information.Sierra College Ice cream socialStudents, friends, parents and community members are invited to take part in the back to school ice cream social celebration at Sierra College, 5-6 p.m. on Aug. 31. Find out about Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s departments, programs and clubs. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. This event is free and open to the public. Call 530-550-2225.Detours: Tahoe City 2011Detours: Tahoe City 2011 is an art exhibition of site specific art by a group of 14 California-based artists in Tahoe City, organized by local Tahoe artist Jane Jenny through North Tahoe Arts, during August and September, 2011. This genre of art making is called Site-Specific Installation Art and artwork will be placed in public sites throughout Tahoe City including the streets, sidewalks, gardens, businesses and beaches. Find a map of the project at North Tahoe Arts, the Visitorandamp;#8217;s Center and all along the main street in Tahoe City. Then proceed to take a walking tour and find the artworks.Call to ArtistsJuried Art Exhibit andamp;#8220;Everyday Objectsandamp;#8221;The Truckee Public Art Commission invites local artists to submit applications for the upcoming juried autumn art exhibit, with the theme of andamp;#8220;Everyday Objects.andamp;#8221; This exhibit is open to artists 18 years of age or older. Artworks in all media will be considered. The deadline to apply is Sept. 7 by 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on view at the TDRPD Community Center from Oct. 4-Jan. 31, 2012. For more information or to download an application form visit http://www.tdrpd.org.Critically Acclaimed Na Lei HuluAuthentic Hawaiian Dance CompanySaturday, Aug. 27, 4-7 p.m., Regional Park, Truckee. Opening piece by InnerRhythms Dance Theater. Tickets Include Big Wave Luau by North Tahoe Catering, pre-show Hawaiian festivities, silent auction and a chance to win a week in Cabo. Adults $35, children, military and adults over 65 are $15.Bring your lawn chair and find your favorite patch of grass. Na Lei Hulu has been featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicleandamp;#8217;s Entertainment section and performed for sold-out shows across the nation. Show your support for visual and performing art education by attending this annual fund raiser.To purchase tickets visit http://www.artsfortheschools.org or pick up at New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee and Tahoe City or the Potlatch in Incline Village., Nev.For more information, call Arts For the Schools at 530-582-8278. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, Arts For the Schools appreciates contributions at any level, at http://www.artsfortheschools.org/donate. This program is brought to you by the InnerState Project which is generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation.andamp;#8216;Yours for a Songandamp;#8217;An evening of live Broadway music, seated dinner and live auction, andamp;#8220;Yours for a Song,andamp;#8221; will benefit St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Episcopal Church in Incline Village, Nev., Aug. 28, at the Chateau in Incline Village. Tickets are available at St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Episcopal Church, 775-831-1418 or http://www.tahoeepiscopal.org and Village Ace Hardware, 775 831-2020 or http://www.villageacehardware.com.This auction fundraiser will advance St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s aim to become a andamp;#8220;50/50 churchandamp;#8221; andamp;#8212; equally dedicated to building a strong spiritual community and offering half of their time, talent and dollars to outreach work that transforms lives.Locally, St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s collaborates with other groups to relieve hunger, improve childrenandamp;#8217;s health, offer college scholarships, teach English to Spanish speakers, and provide a safe haven for those in recovery programs. St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s also reaches far beyond Incline Village to support initiatives that lift up people in need around the world andamp;#8212; including earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and tornado victims in Alabama. With your generous support, they can do even more.andamp;#8216;Hero of the Hudsonandamp;#8217; Sullenbergerto speak at Lake TahoeChesley andamp;#8220;Sullyandamp;#8221; Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed his jetliner a year and a half ago on New Yorkandamp;#8217;s Hudson River, saving all 155 passengers and crew, will speak at a benefit for the Thunderbird Preservation Society on Saturday, Sept. 3.According to a press release from the Thunderbird, Sullenberger will discuss the importance of core values, including the preservation of vintage Americana andamp;#8212; specifically Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s historic Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht.The 3 p.m. presentation will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Lakeside Ballroom, with doors opening at 2 p.m. Sullenberger will arrive at the hotelandamp;#8217;s dock aboard the historic, 55-foot iconic Thunderbird yacht.Tickets are $35 each in advance and $45 at the door. Only 300 are available. The Hyatt is providing light snacks for attendees, with a no-host bar available. For tickets and information, visit http://www.ThunderbirdTahoe.org.A members-only reception with Sullenberger precedes the public event at 1 p.m. at Thunderbird Lodge. Tickets are $250 for Thunderbird Preservation Society members. New members interested in the organization’s effort to save the Thunderbird are welcome to join.For more information about Sullenbergerandamp;#8217;s presentation, the Thunderbird Lodge andamp; Yacht, or Preservation Society membership, please contact Barbi Mooberry at 775-832-8752, or e-mail Barbi@ThunderbirdTahoe.org.