Community briefsContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.sierrasun.com 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.North Tahoe ArtsKids ART SaturdayCobblestone Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m. Free "Paint the Pumpkin" and "Scary Hands." For more information please call NTA at 530-581-2787 or email email@example.com.SiGBA Green Building TourOct. 6, Truckee/North Tahoe Region. Join the Sierra Green Building Association's 2012 Green Building Tour. For more information and to buy tickets go to www.sigba.org.Fly In for Pups & TrucksEight food trucks will convene and serve up tasty food at the first Fly In for Pups & Trucks event Sunday, Oct. 7, noon-4 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Airport. Enjoy eats served up by Red Truck, Mamasake, Dish Truck, Kenji, Lazy Sunday, Gourmelt, Java Sushi, and Hot & Healthy Food. Dee-jay Brian Hess will spin tunes and the Tourist Club is stepping up to provide thirst-quenching beer and wine. Attendees don't have to fly in. Most will drive. Some may walk or ride. Animal lovers with or without their pets are encouraged to come out and judge for themselves which food truck is their favorite, all while supporting HSTT. For more info, check out Facebook.com/Fly In For Pups and Trucks as posted by Mamasake.The HSTT has had tremendous success to date raising several million dollars to fund the construction of a new animal shelter. Unfortunately, due to higher than anticipated construction costs, the organization has encountered a shortfall and they now face an urgent need to raise additional funds. The Humane Society has re-launched its Heroes Now & Forever campaign to raise the final $1 million needed to build the new animal shelter which has already begun construction on Stockrest Springs Road in Truckee. To become a Hero and contribute to this campaign, or for more info visit www.HSTT.org or call 530-587-5948.Good Morning Truckee to hearHealth Care Reform and Measure JThe Oct. 9 Good Morning Truckee will hear two topics. Robert Schapper, CEO Tahoe Forest Hospital District will talk about health care reform, what we know so far, how it will impact rural hospitals such as Tahoe Forest and its potential impacts on small business.The focus will then turn to Measure J - the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park Bond measure. This $8.52 million, 30-year-bond is proposed to fund an aquatic center and performing arts center. Speaking for the measure will be Dan Kates and Bob French. Speaking in opposition will be Lynne Larson.Good Morning Truckee is a community forum presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.Good Morning Truckee is open to the public - everyone is invited. It is held the second Tuesday each month, 7-8:30 a.m., at the Truckee Tahoe Airport this month. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast.Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, and the Town of Truckee. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available.For information call 530-587-8808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.BNI Truckee-Tahoe Chapter to meetFor Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, meets every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. Take your business to the next level by using a reliable, structured and proven method of word-of-mouth advertising. It's fail proof, it's time tested and it's an investment in your business and in your success. Check out the Truckee-Tahoe BNI chapter of the world's largest networking organization. Truckee-Tahoe BNI does not meet during major holiday weeks, or TTUSD school snow days. Contact email@example.com or 530-582-5600.Leadership program planning announcedPlanning and recruitment has begun for the 2013 North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership program. This program, celebrating it's 10th Anniversary in 2013, creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues, challenges and opportunities, while developing and honing their leadership skills. Since 2004 the program has graduated more than 200 individuals. Learn more at the Annual Recruitment Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. at Rosie's Cafe in Tahoe City. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet alumni, program partners and other interested participants. Breakfast is $14, RSVP attendance to Cheri Sprenger, program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the program and how to become a supporter visit www.TahoeTruckeeleadership.com.Sierra Valley Cowboy Poetry eventThe Sierra Valley Grange presents Caroline Markham, Gary Robertson and Tom Hiatt on Oct. 13, Sierra Valley Grange Hall, 92202 Hwy. 70, Vinton, Calif. Saturday matinee show at 2 p.m., evening show at 7 p.m. with dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Show tickets: $23 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Dinners: $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For information call 831-345-9840 or email email@example.com. The Sierra Valley Grange is a nonprofit organization that promotes agricultural issues. They sponsor the local 4-H Club and their building is used as a Community Hall. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Building Fund.Fall Cornucopia and Teapots & Teas receptionNorth Tahoe Arts welcomes and embraces the changing of the season with an exhibition of fall inspired photography by award winning photographer Geoff McGilvray and an exhibit of teapots, tea accessories by Nancy Olson, a great selection of local made teas, and wall art by Heidi Reeves, Deb Rich, and Eileen Blodgett in the Main Gallery. View several private teapot collections. This exhibit will evoke a warm cozy feeling associated with the Harvest Season. Exhibit will run until Monday, Oct. 29. Artists reception is Friday, Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served and a tasting of "Tahoe Teas" by Alenka. Open to the public in Tahoe City, next tothe fire station. Gallery hours are 11-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. "Bits & Pieces" A Sculpture and Mosaic Exploration held over in the Corison Loft Gallery until Monday, Oct. 29.Acrylic workshop to be hosted by Traci OwensArt Obsessions One Day Workshop. Acrylic workshop theme: Keeper of the Sacred Law. Sunday, Oct. 14, noon-4:30 p.m.Some AmerIndian tribes believe Crow was the keeper of the sacred law and could shape-shift. He protects the sacred writings of Great Spirit. Crow is an omen of transformation. The bird has been associated with the Ghost Dance movement of 1890. Crow has no sense of time and lives in the Void, having the ability to the past, present and future at the same time.Methods taught in workshop: Blending, dripping, incorporating design and tagging. As always, colors and design may vary from photo. Create your own Sacred Law. You will leave with a ready-to-hang piece of art for all to admire. Beginners welcome. Wear paint clothes. Art Obsessions, 10052 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, cost of $100 includes all materials. Additional $5 to taste five different delicious wines. Please RSVP to Tracy Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of RSVP payment is due no later than five days before workshop date. Payable to Traci Owens, sent to 802 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603.
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