TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content 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.How Truckee is going greenHear significant steps taken during the last year by the Town of Truckee, TDPUD, and the Tahoe Donner Association toward long-range sustainability objectives, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., TDPUD Board Room, 11570 Donner Pass Road. Experts andamp; InsightsThe Global Warming Controversy UnmaskedDerek Larson, part-time professor of biology, Sierra College, Truckee, Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. No charge. Space is limited so please reserve up to four seats by calling 530-550-2290. A recent Pew Center poll shows American “belief” in the idea of Anthropogenic Global Warming steadily eroding. Why are public perceptions changing? This presentation will dissect the arguments for and against human caused climate change and the degree to which it is considered a “crisis.” Look at evidence presented by climatologists and consider popularly cited alternate explanations. Examine cultural perspectives that predispose us to leaning more toward one side or the other. Please bring your cell phone to participate in audience polls. After the presentation, there will be time for questions, discussion, and lively debate.Scouts raising funds for campTahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 is sending six of their boys to one of the four National Boy Scout High Adventure camps next June. These High School age scouts will have the privilege of spending a week at the Florida Sea Base Camp. To help raise funding for the trip the scouts are offering to stack wood for people in our community, in return for a donation toward their trip. If you need help preparing for the winter, call Alex Barton at 530-581-2643 or Zach Kriston at 530-525-6251.Holiday Wish Box needs volunteersGrant $25 holiday wishes for tenants at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments this season. Contact Clarence - AS2 at 530-587-5152 or email@example.com. Clarence is having his halo polished before the holiday season, so deadline is running early. Wish list needs to be filled by Nov. 1 to put smiles on senior faces this Christmas. Masked Marvels andamp; WondertalesMichael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters, Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., North Tahoe Theater in Tahoe City. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels andamp; Wondertales is an unforgettable experience. Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for all ages. Adults $15, children $5 or free with paying adult. Military and adults 65 and over $5. To purchase tickets visit www.artsfortheschools.org or cal 530-582-8278. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, Arts For the Schools, a nonprofit corporation, appreciates contributions at any level.‘Breaking Trail, A Backcountry Film’ to showAlpenglow Sports has partnered with Powderwhore Productions to premier the new film “Breaking Trail, A Backcountry Film.” Traditionally a telemark ski company, the Powderwhores have branched out to embrace all genres of backcountry skiing and riding while keeping the core passion of earning all footage without motorized help, i.e. helicopter, snowcat, or sled. “There are no shots of helicopters filming other helicopters or hankie-clad 16-year-olds hopped up on energy drinks spinning to rap music. And you won’t win a Jeep if you come out to a premiere. You will find a mixed bag of highly talented and dedicated individuals who enjoy hiking out into the unknown in search of turns and adventure. All this captured by two video hacks carrying as little as necessary in order to travel fast and light.” The film will be presented at the Sawtooth Ridge Caf in Tahoe City, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. For more information please call 530-583-6917.Truckee Corp Yard Open HouseTown of Truckee Corp yard, off of Stockrest Springs Road, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Ribbon cutting, barbecue, Care Flight helicopter, Smokey Bear, live music by Berm Brothers and Truckee High school band. Visit www.tdrpd.com or 530-582-7720.“The Poetry Lady” book signingPlease join a book signing of “The Poetry Lady,” written by Clare Foster, illustrated by Ann Riordan, Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Bookshelf in the Cobblestone in Tahoe City. For further information please call 530-581-1900. The Poetry Lady weaves rhyme with color in this lovely children’s book taking us into our imaginations and home to beloved Tahoe. We are never too old to believe, nor to love and appreciate this little slice of heaven that so many of us call home. Clare and Ann have both lived in the Tahoe Basin for more than 20 years and not a day goes by they do not see the beauty in their surroundings, and capture it with color and with words. Please come for some rhyming and signing and music and treats and a fun poetry exercise for the children. And promote literacy and artists and writers always!Intermediate and beginning ItalianIntermediate Italian I, grammar, conversation, georgraphy, traditions and customs, 530-530-587-6054, Nov. 3-Dec. 22. Beginning Italian 1, Beginning Italian I, conversation, grammar, geography, traditions and culture, Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Evenings in Truckee, call for location and more information, 530-587-6054.