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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Your news makes the Sierra Sun shineContent 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 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.How to start a businessAs part of its Chamber EDucation program, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sierra Economic Development Corporation is hosting a andamp;#8220;How to Start a Businessandamp;#8221; Workshop Friday, Sept. 23, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Boardroom, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 19.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 This class will be repeated Oct. 13 in Tahoe Vista at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.Pine Needle BasketweavingJoin basketweaver Audrey Frank for instruction in the timeless art of pine needle basketmaking, in Layton Park, Sept. 20, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will make their own baskets to take home. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, a container in which to soak needles, scissors and a towel. Class starts at Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum in Tahoe City. RSVP required at 530-583-1762 or e-mail Cost: $25 North Lake Tahoe Historical Society members and $30 non-members.Mexicoandamp;#8217;s IndependenceLuis Garcia, president of la Raza Club of Truckee High School, invites the community to a celebration Sept. 16, 5-11 p.m., Sierra Mountain Middle School (behind the fired station), Truckee. Enjoy tacos, bionicos, postres, and elotes. Tickets are $10 for the dance and raffle, $15 at the door. Children are free. Proceeds to go to Club la Raza for scholarships. Please come and have a great time celebrating. andamp;#8216;TB20andamp;#8217; film to premiereThe West Coast premiere of Standard Filmsandamp;#8217; andamp;#8220;TB20andamp;#8221; will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Sept. 17. An institution in action sports, Standard Films has been capturing the essence of snowboarding since 1991. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Porterandamp;#8217;s in Tahoe City and Truckee and Thin Air Motorsports. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. There will be on site beverages available with a cash bar open before, during and after event.Roadshow returnsIf you have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles the Ohio Valley Refinery andamp; Roadshow is searching for rare and unique collectibles Sept. 20-24, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hampton Inn andamp; Suites-Tahoe Truckee Hotel, 11951 Highway 267, Truckee. The event is free and there is no limit to the number of items you may bring. For information call 217-726-7590.Mark McLaughlin, andamp;#8216;The Storm King,andamp;#8217; to speakWeather is his passion, and the facts he has ferreted out about our area will astound and surprise you. Can he predict whatandamp;#8217;s in store this winter? Only he can answer that one. Join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and find out, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Gatekeeperandamp;#8217;s Museum, Tahoe City. Cost: $4 NLTHS members and $5 non-members. No host beer and wine available. For more information call 530-583-1762 or e-mail in Education to host annualrecognition event at Squaw Valley USAThe Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation will honor a host of dedicated volunteers, generous donors, exceptional teachers and district employees at its annual recognition event Thursday, Sept. 22, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Olympic Valley Lodge.The event honors foundation donors, the Linda Brown Fellows and Star Support Award recipients.Attendees will be treated to a performance by the Truckee High School Jazz Band, appetizers, a no-host bar and grant recipient displays. Tickets are $30 per person. For the second year, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is generously underwriting the costs of this event. Call 530-550-7984 or visit Annual Basketweaversandamp;#8217; MarketThis family-friendly event will feature Native weavers from California and Nevada, working on baskets and offering baskets and other artisan items for sale, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also featuring andamp;#8220;Nuts to Soup,andamp;#8221; a demonstration of acorn processing from the raw nut to the finished food. An appraiser will be on hand to appraise your Native baskets also. Donations very much appreciated. To RSVP or for more information call 530-583-1762 or e-mail

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