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Start something “Big!”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is looking for mentors to serve at-risk youth in Truckee and North Tahoe. All it takes is an hour a week of your time to make a “big” difference in a child’s life. There are currently 20 kids on the waitlist, mostly boys who are waiting for a caring adult to spend time with them. Call 530-587-7717, email email@example.com or visit www.bigsofnc.org for information.
Mechatronics free field trip
Sierra College is offering Tahoe-Truckee community members an unparalleled opportunity to tour the Mechatronics, welding and auto departments on the Rocklin campus and hear from faculty. Mechatronics is the term used around the world to mean any system that involves electronics, mechanics and computer control. Funded by $900,000 in state and federal grants, Sierra College’s Mechatronics lab in Rocklin, Calif. allows students to learn on state-of-the-art, industrial-quality equipment. And at $46 per unit, the program is among the most affordable technical training available. Visit realskillsrealjobs.com to learn about Mechatronics.
A bus will leave the Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee campus at 7:30 a.m. and return between 3:30 and 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20. In addition, visit the welding and auto departments. This opportunity is offered at no cost and priority is given to current college and high school students. To RSVP, e-mail your name, phone number and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in person on the Tahoe-Truckee campus. This is on a first come, first serve basis.
Truckee-Tahoe Republican Women Federated to meet
The next Truckee-Tahoe Republican Women Federated general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 24 at Rosie’s Cafe, upstairs, 571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Social time will start at 6 p.m., business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Cost for dinner is $20 with a variety of options available. Guest speakers will be Rick Bosetti and Mark Wright, candidates for office. Please RSVP by Friday, April 20 to either Cheryl Stull 530-587-2042, email@example.com or to Christine Madden 530-546-4543, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to be a member of TTRWF to attend the dinner meeting so bring a friend, meet new ones and hear what the candidates have to say.
Welcome reception for new
TTUSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Robert Leri
Parents for Public Schools will host a community-wide welcome reception on Tuesday, April 24 at the 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.
Tahoe Community Nursery School
2012 Fall Registration and Open House
Tahoe Community Nursery School will hold registration for the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, April 26, 4:30-6 p.m. Registration is open to children ages 3 and 4; children must be 2 and a half years old by Sept. 1, 2012. Registration will take place at the Tahoe Community Nursery School (TCNS), at 3125 North Lake Blvd. Those interested in enrolling children will be served on a first come, first served basis.
For those students currently enrolled in the 3-year-old class, registration is automatic for the 4-year-old class and attendance is not required on the April 26 registration day. Call 530-583-3331 or see www.tahoeschool.com.
Sierra College art show
Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee’s student art club, More Creative, announces the fourth annual Student Art Show. The juried show is open to students who are currently enrolled in any class, as well as to anyone who has completed a Sierra College course in the last five years. Entries will be accepted in drawing, painting, digital art, photography, and ceramics. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the festive opening celebration on Friday, April 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m., which will include an interactive component and an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award. The artwork will be on display from April 27 through May 4.
May 3 deadline to nominate
outstanding teachers and staff
The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2012/2013 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district. In addition, both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use.
Nomination forms can be found at all district schools, the district office, or online at www.exined.org and must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education office at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee by Thursday, May 3. The 2012-2013 recipients will be announced in the fall. Call 530-550-7984 or visit exined.org.
Project Grad Fashion Show announced
Save the date for this year’s Project Grad Fashion Show, Sunday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. See the Class of 2012 model clothes from local merchants as they look back on the tunes, styles and even local graduates from the 80s. Enjoy an entertaining night of good music, appetizers and desserts, silent auction/raffle, while helping to support a safe and sober graduation night in June. Look for posters and banners around town with details.
Tickets on sale for “Godspell”
Truckee High School drama club invites you to join the return of this legendary rock musical as a spectacular ensemble of high school actors perform the greatest story ever told. “Godspell” is a beloved classic which is guaranteed to raise your spirits with the Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits “Day By Day,” “Beautiful City” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world and is currently being revived on Broadway. Directed by Peggy Boelk, Choral Director Jan Sturtevant, and choreographed by InnerRythms. Dates are May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees May 6 and May 13 (Mother’s Day) at the Truckee High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 adults; $10 children.
Tickets are on sale at the Community Recreation Center located at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.
For information call the Truckee High School library at 530-582-2607.
Explorer scholarships for Tahoe Expedition Academy
Thanks to a generous donor, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the Explorer Scholarship. The Explorer Scholarship Fund offers partial scholarships for the Tahoe Expedition Academy (TEA).
TEA’s teachers incorporate adventure into the curriculum and use the natural environment as a classroom in order to create a peak state for learning. Most importantly, the hands-on approach to education ensures that students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are excited to come to school, passionate about being lifelong learners and well-prepared for future personal and academic pursuits.
To submit an application visit www.parasol.org and click on the Apply Here banner. Applications must be received by April 30, 2012. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Megan Maghsadi at 775-298-0188 for information. Awards to be announced by June 1.
Tangled Roots Writing workshops
Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop with Tangled Roots Writing: Connect with a writing community and improve your writing practice in this lively workshop. Generate new material and learn tips for revision. You’ll find inspiration and motivation in this committed group. Monday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $100. Next sessions: April 23-June 4 (no class on May 28). For more information, call 530-386-3901 and see www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com for other workshops.