Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. 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.Kindergarten Round Up correctionOn Page 15 of the Wednesday, March 28, Sierra Sun, the story “Tahoe Truckee Unified School District announces dates for Kindergarten Round Up” contained incorrect information, including the wrong dates of this week’s parent meetings. The correct information, which was provided to the Sun by Switchback PR + Marketing on behalf of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, is online at www.sierrasun.com. The Sun regrets its error.Arts For the Schools to present Diamano Coura West African Dance and MusicDiamano Coura strives to portray West African music and dance specifically as forms not simply for entertainment or exhibition, but rather, means by which communities educate, communicate, organize, and preserve their ancestral past. Diamano Coura, in the Senegalese Wolof language, means “those who bring the message.” See Diamano Coura, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., Truckee High School Theater. Experience art from another side of the world in the mountains of Tahoe at their culturally rich performance. Season Pass Members always free, adults $15, Children $5 or free with paying adult. Military and adults 65 and over $5. To purchase tickets or learn more please visit www.artsfortheschools.org.For more information, please call Arts For the Schools at 530-582-8278.Project (Sober) Graduation Bingo NightSaturday March 31, 6-8 p.m., Truckee Community Arts Center on Church Street, $10 pays for 10 games. Food available for purchase. Go dressed in your favorite 80s outfit. Prizes include: $50 gift certificate at Sunnyside, $25 Starbucks card, iPod shuffle, $20 gift certificate at Java Sushi, $25 Tahoe eco soy candle, four rounds of Golf at ponderosa, $40 Gift card for Famous Daves.Locals days at Tahoe Cross CountryHalf price full day trail passes and rentals are available Sunday, Monday and Tuesday April 1-3 at Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City. Present a local I.D. from Truckee or Tahoe Basin at the ticket counter. Free beginning skate ski lessons daily at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Call 530-583-5475 or visit www.tahoexc.org for information.Sierra Senior Services Pancake BreakfastApril 1, 8-11 a.m., 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee Donner Senior Apartments. Cost is $7 adults, $3 children under 12. Pancake breakfast sponsored by a local service club or other affiliated group. This month it is sponsored by Tahoe City Rotary Club. Visit www.ttseniorscouncil.org or 530-550-7600.Lifeguard training class during spring breakThe Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District will host a Lifeguard Training during spring break. The class cost is $200, and upon completion, students will be certified by the American Red Cross to lifeguard in pools and lakefront beaches. Lifeguard class is ages 15 plus. Class meets from noon-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Call 530-582-7720 to register.Samples from Runway CafeRunway Cafe andamp; Catering, now open inside of the new airport community building, invites you to sample possible new menu items on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout April. Owner Amy Burke is working on an exciting new menu and wants your feedback on her recipes for rice bowls, Filipino-style breakfasts, lasagnas and burgers. Find out what she is sampling at www.runwaycafe.biz.All About Art, call for artistsProducer and host Nina Ski of “All About Art,” a 10-year aired program on TTCTV Channel 6, Community Access T.V. in Truckee is now accepting artists of all and any medium to be profiled. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your information to mass people.All About Art is a is a 30-minute weekly program aired five times during the weekend in the Lake Tahoe community.Artists are profiled using the basic 5ws: Who, what, where, when and why? Then a demonstration is performed as applicable. The show is a lot of fun and more than 200 produced shows have been successful on “pertnear” every subject. All About Art has added a twist, offering the artist an opportunity to film on location or in the studio at Truckee High School. All artists are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please feel free to call or email with questions or to schedule a time to meet. Contact Nina Ski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-587-2650.School film festival to be held MondaysStarting Monday, April 9, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will host an educational film series covering a range of educational topics that are being discussed at the local, state, and federal level. The series will run for four consecutive Monday nights, and will be followed by a panel discussion each night, encouraging open communication among parents, teachers, students, community members and educational professionals. The films, “TEACH: The Movie,” “A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform,” “Two Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution,” and “The Lottery,” are independently produced documentaries designed to raise important and provocative questions regarding the public education system. From the popular and controversial topic of high stakes testing to the global competition for individuals to find employment in the information age, the films and the panel discussions will offer perspectives on these various issues and ideas about how to think through challenges found at all levels of the educational system. The TTUSD Film Series will take place each Monday in April starting April 9. Each film will begin at 6 p.m. and the movie and panel discussion will end at approximately 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.ttusd.org/nts or call 530-581-7050.Free Tax Preparation availableMillions of workers could overlook a special federal tax credit because they don’t know about it. As a result, they could miss out on up to $5,751 extra in their federal income tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Last year, on average, the credit boosted refunds for eligible workers by $2,100.Free preparation of federal and California tax returns is now available for households with income under $50,000. Tax returns are prepared by IRS certified volunteers under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program hosted by Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible), the hunger relief organization serving North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. VITA volunteers are also available to meet with local businesses and organizations to provide information about the free tax preparation services and answer any questions. Call Project MANA at 775-298-0008 for an appointment.Kings Beach Library happeningsKings Beach Library Bookgroup meets on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Spanish Preschool Storytime is the first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Kings Beach Library is offering computer classes! The classes: April 12, 2 p.m., Computer Basics. What is this gadget and how do I use it? May 17, 2 p.m., email. How to manage all aspect of email including attaching photos and documents. June 14, 2 p.m., Surfing the Web. Get the most out of your Internet experience and avoid the pitfalls. All classes are free but are limited in size. Stop by the library to sign up, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach or call 530-546-2021. Also, explore Art in Public Places, on display: Watercolors by local artist Andrea Carabetta.Earth Day celebrationApril 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission, world class entertainment, a plethora of educational and informational booths, and a multitude of activities for all ages. The regions largest and anticipated environmental event of the year. Visit www.squaw.com.Equestrian mixerPlease join Truckee Donner Horsemen Association for an equestrian mixer at Zano’s restaurant in Truckee on April 13, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and learn more about the club and it’s exciting plans for the 2012 riding season. All equestrians and people who love horses who want to participate in and preserve the equestrian community in the Truckee Tahoe area are invited. For more details call Mary Blocher at 530-913-5940 and or visit http://tdhorsemen.org.Kids Art Saturday at North Tahoe Arts“A Child’s World” Tea Party, Saturday, April 14, noon-2 p.m. Kids between the ages of 5-12 are welcome. The children will sip chamomile herbal tea and apple juice from real tea cups and snack on finger sandwiches and enjoy some desert. The children will be able to do creative coloring from materials provided by North Tahoe Arts. Join a group of artists and volunteers for a couple of hours of fun. Please plan to attend with your child. Free event, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-581-2787 or visit www.northtahoearts.com.Would you like to go to Washington, D.C. or Italy?Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is presenting a free informational travel seminar for two special travel trips, April 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Truckee Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee at the Pioneer Center round-a-bout.TDRPD has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer a seven-day trip to Washington, D.C. in September and a 10-day trip to Italy. Washington, D.C. includes guided tours of the Capitol, White House, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian, monuments and memorials and day trips to Baltimore and Annapolis.The Italy trip includes visits to Rome, the Colosseum, The Vatican, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Como and Lagano, Switzerland and much For more information contact, Dan O’Gorman at 530-582-7720.Welcome reception for new TTUSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Robert LeriParents for Public Schools will host a community-wide welcome reception on Tuesday, April 24 at the Truckee Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., 7-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Join PPS and learn more about Rob and Parents for Public Schools of Truckee North-Tahoe. Event is free and open to the public, to learn more and to RSVP, please email PPS at email@example.com.
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