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Truckee Tahoe community anouncements

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Your news makes the Sierra Sun shineContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com 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 Store, Barifot and Sierra State Parks mixer ThursdayThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce will host their next Chamber Business Mixer at The Store andamp;#8230; Copies and More, Barifot Mountain Photo and Sierra State Parks. This progressive chamber mixer is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m., 351 N. Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Attendees will mix and mingle and enjoy drinks and appetizers. This event is open to the public andamp;#8211; both chamber members and non-members. No RSVP is required. For more information call 530-581-8764 or kym@puretahoenorth.com.Call to Artists for ARTour 2011North Tahoe Arts, ARTour is an annual open studio event that attracts 2,000 visitors from the Bay Area, Reno, Nev. and other areas in California. Applications available now. Call 530-581-2787 or e-mail info@northtahoearts.com for more information.Lahontan Community Foundation grantsLahontan Community Foundation (LCF) announced grant funds are available to the community. LCFandamp;#8217;s mission is working together to improve the environment and quality of life within the Truckee-North Tahoe community. Primary areas of interest include: Arts, Culture and Civic Life; Education and Youth Development; Environment, Recreation, andamp; Animal Welfare; Health and Human Services. LCF has approximately $60,000 to distribute and is interested in grant proposals in the $5,000-$10,000 range. Applications will only be accepted online, http://www.ttcf.net. For information e-mail Phebe Bell at phebe@ttcf.net or call 530-587-1776. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., March 4.Volunteer at the Squaw Valley Ski Museum FoundationThe Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is actively seeking volunteers to act as docents at the museum in the Village at Squaw Valley across from Auld Dubliner. Volunteers would ideally serve at least one two-three hour shift per month, familiarize yourself with the ski exhibit and displays to help visitors understand and enjoy the museum. Have fun meeting and greeting guests. The current museum has amazing artifacts of the 1960s Olympics and the sports heritage of the andamp;#8220;Longboardsandamp;#8221; era to the present. Visit http://www.squawvalleymuseum.org for information. To volunteer please contact Sally Gardner at 530-675-HOME or sally@dashelmills.com.New Savvy Dog Training classes startingGroup classes for puppies and adult dogs are starting soon. Get your puppy off to the right start with our Puppy Socialization and Basic Manners class for pups 8-18 weeks old. The next six-week class begins Wednesday, Feb. 23. Adult Manners and Basic Obedience also begins Feb. 23 and Puppy II for pups 19 weeks to 1 year begins Thursday, Feb. 24. Find more information about these and other classes http://www.thesavvydog.net or call 530-448-9808. Instructor Carla Brown, CPDT-KA is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. The Savvy Dog Training and Education Center is located at 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1 in the Deerfield Plaza by Truckee Bagel, Truckee.Tahoe Truckee California Democratic Club Potluck and meetingGuest speaker is George LeBard, Executive Director of Project MANA, who will speak on the hunger issue, global and local, Sierra Village Apartment Clubhouse, 10081 Jeffrey Pine Road, Truckee, Feb. 24. The potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. The evening program will begin at 7 p.m. Call 530-587-2286.Party While You Shop for the Squaw Valley PromShoppers can enjoy andamp;#8220;Bondtinisandamp;#8221; and appetizers while shopping for this yearandamp;#8217;s Squaw Valley Prom. Receive a 15 percent discount on everything you need to win the 007 themed costume contest, Feb. 24, 4-7 p.m., Dress The Party, 774 Mays Blvd., Ste. 13, in the Village Shopping Center, Incline Village, Nev. Call 775-832-7278 or visit http://www.dressthepart.org.Free screening of Americaandamp;#8217;s Wild Spaces: The Pacific Crest TrailThe Pacific Crest Trail Association and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association are very pleased to be presenting The National Geographic Film, Americaandamp;#8217;s Wild Spaces: The Pacific Crest Trail, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Lakeside Pizza, 850 N. Lake Blvd., (next to and behind the Safeway in Tahoe City. This hour-long film chronicles the peaks and valleys of this epic 2,650 mile long trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada, cutting through seven national parks and 24 national forests. Each year more than 300 backpackers attempt to complete the entirety of this grueling route, hiking through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington and experiencing elevations changes equal to that of 10 Mt. Everests. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.Soup and Chili Cook Off 2011Cold temperatures and snow on the ground means its time for a warm evening along side friends, neighbors, and the Tahoe City Recreation Department. Enjoy an evening of tasty soups, delicious chilis and full stomachs. The andamp;#8220;Soup and Chili Cook Offandamp;#8221; is going into its second year at the Rideout Community Center and will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The Tahoe City Recreation Department invites all amateur and professional cooks to show off their culinary talent in this yearandamp;#8217;s event which will feature a variety of different categories in both the soup and chili division. Entry fee is $20 dollars per soup or chili with all proceeds benefiting the Tahoe City Recreation Departments Youth Scholarship Program. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and award winners will be announced at 8 p.m. For more information contact Shaun, Recreation Coordinator for the TCPUD Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext. 14.A Scientistandamp;#8217;s View of Changes at the Bottom of Lake TahoeWhat is happening on the lake bottom and what changes are being found in the plant and animal communities that inhabit deep areas of the lake? What is causing this change and how will it impact the overall health of the lake? Join Annie Caires in an exploration of the deepest areas of Lake Tahoe and learn about the biological community that lives within its abyss, March 1, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. This past summer her team of scientists and volunteers initiated a comprehensive investigation of the lake bottom. Looking for elusive native species, they found critters that live only in Lake Tahoe. Meet these interesting species and learn why they might be the andamp;#8220;canaries in the coal mineandamp;#8221; for the health of Lake Tahoe. Call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474 for information.Reign of the Sierra Storm KingLecture by Mark McLaughlin. Residents and travelers in the Lake Tahoe region endure some of the most brutal winter storms in the world, March 3, 7 p.m., The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd., Ste. 10, Incline Village, Nev. Snowfall measured in feet, wind gusts in excess of 180 mph, and wind chills far below zero conspire to wreak havoc on anyone caught unprepared. This lively 60-minute presentation by weather Historian Mark McLaughlin captures compelling stories and dramatic images that chronicle our dynamic past. Rampaging floods and destructive avalanches also play important roles in this zone of wild weather. How is climate change impacting this beautiful part of the world? Call 775-831-2820 or visit http://www.ghostoftwain.com.Friday Night Art Jam at KidZoneSomething fishy is happening at KidZone. Come help us decorate the new exhibit with aquatic critters made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Parents get a night out! KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, March 4, 6 p.m. Call 530-587-KIDS (5437) or visit http://www.kidzonemuseum.org for additional dates.