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Sierra College art show opening reception
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. 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.
Classical guitar concert
The Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Society and Squaw Valley Chapel will host world-class classical guitarists Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan in concert Sunday, April 29, 4 p.m. at 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley. Both artists received graduate degrees from the Yale School of Music and both teach at the University of Wisconsin. Rene is originally from Cuba and Elina from Belarus. Both perform around the world. Tickets are $15. For an additional $10, dinner with the artists, wine and chocolates will be available after the concert in the Squaw Valley Chapel Gallery Room. Tickets are available on-line at www.sierraguitar.org or Sunday morning at the Squaw Valley Chapel.
Rene Izquierdo has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival, held every July in the Lake Tahoe area.
Senator Ted Gaines and Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery
ADA Compliance Workshop
Sen. Gaines and Supervisor Montgomery along with the Truckee-Donner and North Lake Tahoe Chambers of Commerce invite you to join them for an ADA Compliance Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to educate businesses about state and federal ADA laws and present guidelines to avoid lawsuits for non-compliance, Monday, April 30, 6-8 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Panelists include David Peters; Julie Griffiths, CEO and general counsel; California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse; and Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, APC. For more information call 916-783-8232.
North Lake Tahoe Green Drinks
The Sierra Club and Sierra Green Building Association are co-sponsoring North Lake Tahoe’s first Green Drinks!. They know this beautiful lake is surrounded by tons of people who are working each day to keep the water clean and the forest healthy. Green Drinks are a great opportunity to learn about environmental campaigns and sustainability projects throughout the community in an unstructured, casual environment. They usually include a lively amalgamation of people from nonprofit organizations and academia to elected officials and business owners, not to mention the unaffiliated interested individual. Think of Green Drinks as a way to get to know your fellow environmentalist and learn about new projects while imbibing in delicious drinks, Monday April 30, 5-7 p.m. at the Fat Cat Cafe in Tahoe City. The first hour will feature special happy hour prices.
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.
Truckee Follies, for the 99%
For three consecutive nights — May 3, 4 and 5 — Truckeeites will come together to protest the unequal distribution of comedy in this town and across the nation. Since February, a small group of comedic activists have secretly been meeting in undisclosed locations around Truckee, planning a three-day campaign to bring laughter to the 99 + 1% – aka, the 19th semi-annual Truckee Follies.
Tickets are on sale now at Cabona’s in downtown Truckee for $35-$55, and all shows are expected to sell out quickly. This year’s Follies will run for only three nights at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Downtown Truckee with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. nightly.
Drinks and a barbecue dinner by When Pigs Fly and Chef Ron Allen will be available for purchase and all proceeds from the performances will go to providing two $1,000 scholarships for high school students, as well as funding Truckee Downtown Merchants Association activities such as Truckee Thursdays, First Fridays and the Bud Fish Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
BGCNLT announces Stomp Off
The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is proud to announce the inaugural BGC Stomp Off May 4. The Stomp Off is a dance competition that encompasses all age groups and will provide a platform for the performers to show off their best dance moves. The dancers will compete for a $100 first place prize, a $50 second place prize and a $25 third place prize. Music will be provided courtesy of teen club member DJ Miguelmix. Snack and refreshments will be sold at the event to benefit the Torch Club and the Teen Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Club in advance for $3 or at the door for $5.
Sign up early for Teen Summer Camp to guarantee spots on all field trips — open to incoming seventh graders and up. BGCNLT is located at 8125 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach. Call 530-546-4324 or visit www.bgcnlt.org.
Spring cleaning at the Gatekeeper
Volunteers are needed for the annual spring clean in the Gatekeeper’s Museum garden in Tahoe City by “Fanny Bridge,” May 7 and 8 from 10:30 a.m. to late in the afternoon. Take your gloves and tools and the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will have the cookies and the dumpster. Call 530-583-1762 or email email@example.com.
Still Skiing for Schools
Skiing for Schools Days at Squaw and Alpine: $35 lift tickets are valid any one day at either resort now through the end of the season. Pre-purchase lift tickets at Porters Sports in Truckee. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for students. Visit www.ExinEd.org.