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.Party Like It’s SnowFest!The Blue Agave will host the next North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Mixer and the annual SnowFest! fundraiser, “Party Like It’s SnowFest!,” Thursday, Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m. Blue Agave is located at 425 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best “pray for snow ensemble,” such as sundresses, shorts and Hawaiian T-shirts. The cost to attend is a $20 per person donation. SnowFest! is scheduled for March 2-11 at a variety of venues throughout North Lake Tahoe. For more information call Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce manager at 530-581-8764. Support the largest winter carnival in the west.Truckee Aquatic CenterThe Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District will be hosting a public information meeting to present the preliminary plans for the proposed new Truckee Aquatic Center. The Architect will be on hand, answering questions and receiving input from the public. Attend to share ideas and learn about the plans. Meeting scheduled for Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Contact Amanda Oberacker for more information at email@example.com or 530-582-2361.Avalanche clinic announcedOn Jan. 20, Squaw will host the annual Steep andamp; Deep Avalanche Awareness Clinic at 6:30 p.m. This free clinic is open to all ages and features multi-media presentations by local guides, extreme skiers and forecasters on weather, terrain analysis and snow stability. Visit squaw.com for information.I have a first draft workshopThe newest Tangled Roots Writing workshop: “I Have a First Draft: Shaping and Revision.” A small dedicated group will meet once a month for three months to develop further a rough draft into a more refined structure. Considers craft of revision. A large part of the workshop will focus on progressive feedback on writing in progress. The dates are Jan. 22, Feb. 5, and March 11, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $135. Call Karen for more information 530-386-3901, visit www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com or Tangled Roots Writing on Facebook.Children’s Youth Chorus A performance-based course designed for students ages 8-14 focuses on the fundamental skills and vocal techniques needed to perform in a vocal ensemble, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. Students will perform a variety of music throughout the class session. No experience is necessary. If you’d like to enroll your child in the Children’s Youth Chorus please contact Shauna Gilberti Righellis at 530-581-0618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.tahoemusicinstitute.com for more information. Located at 2810 Lake Forest Road, Ste. M, Tahoe City.Sing with Tahoe-Truckee Community ChorusThe Truckee-Tahoe Community Chorus is celebrating 10 years this spring and invite all past choir members and new members to join them for this celebration. Since its inception in 2002, the chorus has engaged students and adults in the performance of a broad spectrum of fine choral music. The spring concerts will be a retrospective review of prior performances or a “Best Of” show. In addition to the spring concerts scheduled for April 2012, the group is planning additional events as part of the celebration including a Sierra Showcase with solo and ensemble performances. Rehearsals start Monday, Jan. 23, 5:45 p.m. at Sierra College. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call 530-582-8488.Poetry Out LoudTruckee High School held a school-wide Poetry Out Loud recitation contest in the auditorium Friday, Jan. 13. It is the first round of a national recitation contest put on by National Endowment for the Arts. The student who wins at the national level wins a $20,000 scholarship. Friday’s winners were: first place, Helen Bansen; first runner up, Calvin Brady and second runner up Amory Harris. All three will advance to the Placer County Regional Competition on Feb. 18 in Auburn, Calif. Find more information at www.poetryoutloud.org.Shape area high school educationAre you looking for an education option for your high school student? Would you like to help design a high school program to fit your family’s lifestyle and your student’s needs?Coldstream Alternative High School will host a parent/student forum to discuss secondary educational opportunities available through the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland, Tahoe City, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.This forum is being organized to gather community desires about scheduling, course offerings, post-high school expectations (career or college) and any other educational concerns. Coldstream Alternative is an alternative school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.Contact Jane Loomis, Coldstream Alternative principal at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-582-2640.Ski for ‘Meals’Thanks to a generous donation from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Sierra Senior Services is selling 200 half-price lift tickets to benefit the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Meals On Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs.Tickets cost $42 and are valid for one day during the week of Sunday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 3. Take advantage of this bargain price (regular daily adult lift tickets cost $84). Purchase tickets online at www.sierraseniors.org or at the annual Spaghetti Bingo dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Truckee Community Center. All proceeds for both events benefit the meals program.North Tahoe Fire District,Christmas tree recyclingThe North Tahoe Fire Protection District in collaboration with North Tahoe PUD and the Tahoe City PUD are offering a post holiday Christmas Tree Chipping Program. Drop off clean Christmas trees for recycling through Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, on National Avenue and the Tahoe City PUD lower parking lot on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City.The drop off area will be designated with orange cones. All decorations, lights, tinsel, etc., must be removed from the trees. Wreaths, stumps and other green waste cannot be accepted. This program is an alternative to the landfill option. As a reminder, dried out Christmas trees pose a significant fire hazard and recycling is the right thing to do.Call the North Tahoe Fire Chipping Hotline at 530-546-4347 with questions.Truckee Rotary Foundation seeks needy projectsThe Truckee Rotary Foundation is looking for community projects or needs upon which to bestow their annual donation. This year the foundation has $4,000 to donate for various projects. The Truckee Rotary Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community. The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year. The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160. Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address. There is no formal application. Any questions should be directed to Randall at 530-582-7720. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.Musical Theatre Class at InnerRhythms!Love acting? Love singing? Love musical theatre? InnerRhythms will begin a new class with singing and theatrical technique taught by Peggy Boelk, the well-known and exceptionally talented Truckee High School Theatre Director. This class will be held Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. for middle school students and offers performance opportunities throughout the spring and summer for students in grades sixth-eighth. The first trial class is free.Contact InnerRhythms at email@example.com or 530-550-8464. All classes will be held at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, in Truckee’s Citizen’s Bank Plaza. Reserve a space at www.innerrhythms.org.
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